Vigil held in Jacksonville to remember victims lost to domestic violence

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Thursday night people in Onslow County gathered to remember victims of domestic violence.

The vigil honored 45 people who were killed in North Carolina as a result of domestic violence.

Four candles represented lives lost in Onslow County.

The event was held at Riverwalk Crossing Park in Jacksonville.

The Onslow Women’s Center hopes the event can help bring support for local victims and educate those in the community.

“We need to remember the names of all those people who lost their lives,” said Millie Belfort with the center.

in 2013, more than 100 men and women died in domestic violence attacks.

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