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News Channel 12 New Bern
Public schools increase amount of school buses with camerasPublic schools increase amount... State funding three years ago gave public sc
Public schools increase amount of school buses with cameras
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted an hour ago
Public schools increase amount... State funding three years ago gave public schools money for digital cameras on buses. Lenoir County Public Schools Transportation Director Anthony Mitchell says 40% of the county's schools are equipped with... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Brothers in arms: One year after it opened, a look at Kinston's veterans' cemeterytheir time comes. “One of the reasons we decided to open the veterans section
Brothers in arms: One year after it opened, a look at Kinston's veterans' cemetery
Kinston Free Press / Posted 20 hours ago
their time comes. “One of the reasons we decided to open the veterans section was because there wasn’t one in Kinston or Lenoir County at that particular time,” said Mills, who took over the funeral home when his father died. “I just decided —... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Texas Rangers launch website, temporary logo, name-the-team contest for new Kinston teamVIDEO: Baseball returning to Kinston... KINSTON, Lenoir County - The Texas Ran
Texas Rangers launch website, temporary logo, name-the-team contest for new Kinston team
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
VIDEO: Baseball returning to Kinston... KINSTON, Lenoir County - The Texas Rangers wasted no time in getting its new team the kind of promotion it hopes will lure fans back to Kinston and Grainger Stadium. The Rangers and Minor League Baseball... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston introduces new police chiefVIDEO: Kinston introduces new police... KINSTON, Lenoir County - For the first
Kinston introduces new police chief
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
VIDEO: Kinston introduces new police... KINSTON, Lenoir County - For the first time in nearly 15 years, Kinston has a new police chief. Alonzo Jaynes was introduced Tuesday to lead the Kinston Police Department. Jaynes came from the Chapel Hill... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
City of Kinston set to introduce new police chiefAlonzo Jaynes (University of Mount Olive photo) Alonzo Jaynes (University of M
City of Kinston set to introduce new police chief
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
Alonzo Jaynes (University of Mount Olive photo) Alonzo Jaynes (University of Mount Olive photo) KINSTON, Lenoir County - The City of Kinston is set to introduce its new police chief at a press conference on Tuesday. Alonzo Jaynes will take over as... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
Professional baseball makes its way again to KinstonMark your calendar – Carolina League baseball is back in Kinston for 2017, and
Professional baseball makes its way again to Kinston
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Mark your calendar – Carolina League baseball is back in Kinston for 2017, and it’s for real. The Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Commission announced via a 1 p.m. press release that the agreement between the City of Kinston and the Texas... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Professional baseball makes its way again to KinstonMark your calendar – Carolina League baseball is back in Kinston for 2017, and
Professional baseball makes its way again to Kinston
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Mark your calendar – Carolina League baseball is back in Kinston for 2017, and it’s for real. The Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Commission announced via a 1 p.m. press release that the agreement between the City of Kinston and the Texas... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Baseball returning to Kinston for first time since 2011KINSTON, Lenoir County - For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, b
Baseball returning to Kinston for first time since 2011
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
KINSTON, Lenoir County - For the first time since the end of the 2011 season, baseball is returning to Kinston and Grainger Stadium. An agreement was reached where the Texas Rangers will field a high Class A team in the city known for years for its... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Mike Parker: Big Al and the Coconuts bring beach music, oldies to library on SundayThis three-piece group of talents musicians will be bringing its brand of music
Mike Parker: Big Al and the Coconuts bring beach music, oldies to library on Sunday
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
This three-piece group of talents musicians will be bringing its brand of music to the Schechter Auditorium at the Kinston-Lenoir County Library beginning 3 p.m. on Sunday. One plus: You can enjoy the music without the sun, the heat, and the sand.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Dirty water? Late-summer dips in the Neuse can bring health riskstwo to three days following a large amount of rain after a dry period, and not
Dirty water? Late-summer dips in the Neuse can bring health risks
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
two to three days following a large amount of rain after a dry period, and not venture in during periods of high water. Lenoir County Health Department Director Joey Huff points to a list of skin problems caused by microorganisms, compiled by... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Local seven year old boy wins national championship in motocrossVIDEO: Local seven year old boy wins... KINSTON, Lenoir County - Some people m
Local seven year old boy wins national championship in motocross
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
VIDEO: Local seven year old boy wins... KINSTON, Lenoir County - Some people may never get the chance to ride a motorcycle. But one seven year old has been riding since he was two, so it’s second nature. “It’s just fun, you're talented, it’s just... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Scooter-riding suspect breaks ankle allegedly fleeing policeMr. Cox after he fell down behind 1109 Hicks Ave.” The officer noted Cox displ
Crime Roundup: Scooter-riding suspect breaks ankle allegedly fleeing police
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
Mr. Cox after he fell down behind 1109 Hicks Ave.” The officer noted Cox displayed signs of being impaired once arrested. Lenoir County EMS transported Cox to UNC Lenoir Health Care, where it was determined he broke his ankle in the crash. Once... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Revolutionized flood forecasting arrivesto result in hyper-accurate predictions, down to street level, along with inund
Revolutionized flood forecasting arrives
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
to result in hyper-accurate predictions, down to street level, along with inundation maps and water-quality forecasting. Lenoir County Emergency Management Director Roger Dail said in preparation for a flood event, his office coordinates closely... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Human Trafficking to be taught during sex ed in NC schoolsVIDEO: Human Trafficking to be taught... KINSTON, Lenoir County - The topic of
Human Trafficking to be taught during sex ed in NC schools
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
VIDEO: Human Trafficking to be taught... KINSTON, Lenoir County - The topic of human trafficking will be entering North Carolina classrooms this school year. On Thursday Lenoir County Publics Schools held a workshop to make sure staff members are... Read more
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The News & Observer
As NC baseball booms, Fayetteville and Kinston try to get back on boardare hoping to reincarnate come next summer. “We have three distinct high schoo
As NC baseball booms, Fayetteville and Kinston try to get back on board
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
are hoping to reincarnate come next summer. “We have three distinct high schools, and it’s a fun rivalry that everyone in Lenoir County has, but what the Indians did or what the Rangers will do is give us that one common thread where we all come... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Chances of baseball in Kinston looking better after Fayetteville voteKINSTON, Lenoir County - The chances of baseball returning to Kinston for the f
Chances of baseball in Kinston looking better after Fayetteville vote
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
KINSTON, Lenoir County - The chances of baseball returning to Kinston for the first time since 2011 may have taken a big step forward after a vote by the Fayetteville City Council on Wednesday night. The Fayetteville Observer is reporting the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Downtown drink: Discussions to continue with city, county on alcoholBoth the Kinston City Council and the Lenoir County Commission chose to continu
Downtown drink: Discussions to continue with city, county on alcohol
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
Both the Kinston City Council and the Lenoir County Commission chose to continue discussions on two items that would allow for outdoor drinking downtown. Tammy Kelly, Lenoir County extension director, presented a lease agreement to the Lenoir County... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man arrested on numerous drug chargesKinston Police Department photo Kinston Police Department photo KINSTON, Leno
Kinston man arrested on numerous drug charges
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 8 days ago
Kinston Police Department photo Kinston Police Department photo KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police, with assistance from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, arrested a man who they said was in possession of ecstasy. Sherrod Wilson, 30, was... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston City Council trying to determine if restaurants can serve alcohol on city streetsVIDEO: Kinston City Council trying to... KINSTON, Lenoir County - A public hea
Kinston City Council trying to determine if restaurants can serve alcohol on city streets
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 8 days ago
VIDEO: Kinston City Council trying to... KINSTON, Lenoir County - A public hearing Monday night was potentially going to determine whether or not restaurants in Kinston will be allowed to serve alcohol outside on public city sidewalks. This... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Building up: Schools spend summer preparing for the next school yearreturning to Rochelle Middle School this fall may notice that parts of the scho
Building up: Schools spend summer preparing for the next school year
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
returning to Rochelle Middle School this fall may notice that parts of the school are a little cooler than the others. Lenoir County Public Schools maintenance staff took advantage of the summer break to install three new air conditioning units... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
After school options: More than daycarethe hours immediately following the close of school on school days. Nonprofit
After school options: More than daycare
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
the hours immediately following the close of school on school days. Nonprofit organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Lenoir County and Kinston Promise Neighborhood provide structured after school care and programs that aim to encourage... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Driver damages fence, drives offdown and in. Bizzell is owner of the fence in question and a clerk with The Fr
Crime Roundup: Driver damages fence, drives off
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
down and in. Bizzell is owner of the fence in question and a clerk with The Free Press. She reported the incident to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, and the investigator at the scene estimated damage to the fence around $600, though Bizzell... Read more
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The News & Observer
Two artists will create public art at Chavis Park in Southeast Raleighstories to be told.” Naranjo and Wilson first met when they worked together on
Two artists will create public art at Chavis Park in Southeast Raleigh
The News & Observer / Posted 12 days ago
stories to be told.” Naranjo and Wilson first met when they worked together on a similar project at Kinston Music Park in Lenoir County. They created a sculpture featuring famous jazz, rhythm and blues and other musicians to celebrate the area’s... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
5 new artifacts at the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitors CenterThe Kinston-Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center has received some new
5 new artifacts at the Kinston-Lenoir County Visitors Center
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
The Kinston-Lenoir County Visitors and Information Center has received some new artifacts from the Confederacy on display. Dennis Harper and Marty Baker are relic hunters and collectors who loan many of the items they find to the center for residents... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Grainger Stadium: New sod installed as franchise move talk continuesnot like a normal thing that you do every year, but it’d been 18 years since we
Grainger Stadium: New sod installed as franchise move talk continues
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
not like a normal thing that you do every year, but it’d been 18 years since we’d done it,” said Bill Ellis, Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation director. “We have a lull in the season where we don’t have any events right now, (so) this... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Four people arrested after drug investigation in Lenoir CountyThe Kinston Police Department and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office conducted
Four people arrested after drug investigation in Lenoir County
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 14 days ago
The Kinston Police Department and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug investigation that concluded with four people being arrested and charged earlier this week. Officials with both departments executed a search warrant at the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
New principal, same drive as Early College cranks upout of bed Monday wondering where the summer had gone, but instead Nazir Sims l
New principal, same drive as Early College cranks up
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
out of bed Monday wondering where the summer had gone, but instead Nazir Sims looked forward to the first day of school at Lenoir County Early College High School. “I like the atmosphere,” he said as he waited with about a hundred fellow... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
As the first day of school approaches, what vaccinations do students need, and where can you get them?children in need of either a pre-school physical or any of their required shots
As the first day of school approaches, what vaccinations do students need, and where can you get them?
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
children in need of either a pre-school physical or any of their required shots will be able to get them courtesy of the Lenoir County Health Department. Children’s Health Services in the health department offers physicals and vaccines for... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: KPD dogs getting body armorto a KPD announcement, the vests come via the Massachusetts-based charity Veste
Crime Roundup: KPD dogs getting body armor
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
to a KPD announcement, the vests come via the Massachusetts-based charity Vested Interest in K9s, which helped outfit Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office dogs in the past. KPD pup Odin will sport a bullet- and stab-resistant vest embroidered with... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
ECC holds annual AD, football coaches meeting, Kinston picked No. 1sixth and garnered four points. While the Blue Devils’ new coach was present, h
ECC holds annual AD, football coaches meeting, Kinston picked No. 1
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
sixth and garnered four points. While the Blue Devils’ new coach was present, he has not been officially approved by the Lenoir County Board of Education as of Monday and is not permitted to give interviews. Junious Smith III can be reached at... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime briefs: Weed allegedly passed to inmatecounts of second-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering, for w
Crime briefs: Weed allegedly passed to inmate
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
counts of second-degree burglary and larceny after breaking and entering, for which he’s scheduled to appear Aug. 17 in Lenoir County District Court. On Aug. 26, Hill’s scheduled to appear in district court for misdemeanor counts of assault on... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Victim's siblings describe relationship between victim, murdererstraightened out." Siblings said Lee had a drug problem, and Smith was "basica
Victim's siblings describe relationship between victim, murderer
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 16 days ago
straightened out." Siblings said Lee had a drug problem, and Smith was "basically the last person to believe in him." Lenoir County Sheriff's deputies found Smith after someone called their tip line. They then found Lee in New Bern at around 2... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Authorities in Lenoir County charge man in aunt's deathPINK HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Lenoir County have charged a man in conne
Authorities in Lenoir County charge man in aunt's death
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 16 days ago
PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Lenoir County have charged a man in connection with the death of his aunt. Sheriff Ronnie Ingram told local media outlets that 35-year old David Brandon Lee was arrested in New Bern and charged with murder. Lee... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Authorities in Lenoir County charge man in aunt's deathPINK HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Lenoir County have charged a man in conne
Authorities in Lenoir County charge man in aunt's death
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 16 days ago
PINK HILL, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Lenoir County have charged a man in connection with the death of his aunt. Sheriff Ronnie Ingram told local media outlets that 35-year old David Brandon Lee was arrested in New Bern and charged with murder. Lee... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County Deputies arrest and charge a man for murderLenoir County Sheriff Deputies arrested and charged a man for murder. David Lee
Lenoir County Deputies arrest and charge a man for murder
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
Lenoir County Sheriff Deputies arrested and charged a man for murder. David Lee, 35, was arrested in New Bern Saturday. Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said the body of Trudy Smith was found around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at her home on 632 West... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Gardening: Mosquitoes don’t necessarily mean Zikaand follow the product label. More information is available online: https://nc
Gardening: Mosquitoes don’t necessarily mean Zika
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
and follow the product label. More information is available online: https://ncurbanpests.wordpress.ncsu.edu/feature/2016/mosquito-control-more-than-pesticides/ Peg Godwin is horticulture-agriculture agent at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extens... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Man found in unoccupied housewas placed into the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $6,500 bond and
Crime Roundup: Man found in unoccupied house
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
was placed into the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $6,500 bond and is scheduled to appear Aug. 16 in Lenoir County District Court. Suspect in van found with meth An officer responded to the Rightway in the 3000 block of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
High jobs, low pay for ENC home health care workersIf you’re an average home health care worker in Lenoir County or the general ar
High jobs, low pay for ENC home health care workers
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
If you’re an average home health care worker in Lenoir County or the general area, there’s a better than average chance you’re struggling to get by. A study released Tuesday by the progressive North Carolina Justice Center shows in 2014 shows for... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Fight leads to shooting of 61-old man in KinstonThe shooting appears to have started as a disagreement between the men. Jones
Fight leads to shooting of 61-old man in Kinston
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 19 days ago
The shooting appears to have started as a disagreement between the men. Jones was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious bodily injury. He was taken to the Lenoir County Jail under a $65,000 secure... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Leadership camp returns to Kinston High Schooland I love doing stuff like this, so I jumped on it,” Harris said. Once comple
Leadership camp returns to Kinston High School
Kinston Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
and I love doing stuff like this, so I jumped on it,” Harris said. Once complete, the mural will be used by 4-H at the Lenoir County Fair, the BBQ Festival on the Neuse and other community events. In addition to the 4-H mural, campers are... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Public Safety Roundup: Jail calls mean obstruction charges for Lewiswas detained in the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center and given a $75,000 bon
Public Safety Roundup: Jail calls mean obstruction charges for Lewis
Kinston Free Press / Posted 20 days ago
was detained in the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center and given a $75,000 bond. He’s next scheduled to appear Aug. 15 in Lenoir County District Court. Stabbing victim uncooperative Police responded to Lenoir Memorial Hospital around 8:45 p.m.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Free Press names interim editoras editor of The Free Press. “It has been my honor to serve this area for almo
Free Press names interim editor
Kinston Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
as editor of The Free Press. “It has been my honor to serve this area for almost 14 years,” Hanks said. “I love Kinston, Lenoir County, Jones County and Greene County and am excited to see the direction life takes me over the next few weeks and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
College presidential hopefuls visit Lenoir Community Collegestaff, but also representatives from local public and private schools, represen
College presidential hopefuls visit Lenoir Community College
Kinston Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
staff, but also representatives from local public and private schools, representatives from local education organizations, Lenoir County Commissioners and others looking to support who they would like to see as the school’s new president. “It’s... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Felon allegedly found in possession of rifle at clubTaurus PT 24/7 9 mm handgun valued at $300 and the revoked concealed carry perm
Crime Roundup: Felon allegedly found in possession of rifle at club
Kinston Free Press / Posted 23 days ago
Taurus PT 24/7 9 mm handgun valued at $300 and the revoked concealed carry permit. Whitted’s scheduled to appear Aug. 8 in Lenoir County District Court. Narcotics discovered during traffic stop Around 3:20 p.m. July 23 an officer conducted a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Gardening: Exotic pest of concernThe search continues. If you have ash trees and suspect emerald ash borer call
Gardening: Exotic pest of concern
Kinston Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
The search continues. If you have ash trees and suspect emerald ash borer call the NCFS Forest Health staff at 800-206-9333 or contact them by email at newpest@ncagr.gov. Peg Godwin is horticulture agent at the Lenoir County Cooperative Exte... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Teens learn how to make money grow at traders campReginald Harris, said. "It's part of what we do as parents. So I'm excited for
Teens learn how to make money grow at traders camp
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 26 days ago
Reginald Harris, said. "It's part of what we do as parents. So I'm excited for him." Camp sponsors included the Shelby County Trustee's office, which provided 10 scholarships. The cost for each student is $599, but sponsors mean that no... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
New youth center coming to Kinstonone following a shooting that left 18-year old Kinston high school Antonio Hine
New youth center coming to Kinston
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 26 days ago
one following a shooting that left 18-year old Kinston high school Antonio Hines dead. Parks knew Hines while working for Lenoir County Public Schools. "I used to work at Lenoir County Schools as a mentor in the inner cities and I saw how the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Two dogs die from heat in Lenoir CountyAuthorities say a second dog left outside in the heat has died. Lenoir County E
Two dogs die from heat in Lenoir County
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 27 days ago
Authorities say a second dog left outside in the heat has died. Lenoir County EMS workers spotted two dogs fenced in a yard on Skeeter Pond road in Grifton on Wednesday. The first dog was already dead and the other died Thursday after being taken to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
City, county officials come together to celebrate Lovit HinesKinston’s oldest recreation center is now brand new. Wednesday, members of the
City, county officials come together to celebrate Lovit Hines
Kinston Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
Kinston’s oldest recreation center is now brand new. Wednesday, members of the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department, Kinston City Council and Lenoir County Commission gathered with residents, volunteers and children to celebrate the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston teen shot, 4 suspects on the runfrom the hospital. No arrests have been made. If anyone has information regard
Kinston teen shot, 4 suspects on the run
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 28 days ago
from the hospital. No arrests have been made. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, The TIPS Line at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-52... Read more
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