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New Bern Sun Journal
Outdoors notes: Kids’ fishing events scheduledon June 11 for kids ages 5-15. James Cherry at 252-638-5628 can provide directi
Outdoors notes: Kids’ fishing events scheduled
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted a minute ago
on June 11 for kids ages 5-15. James Cherry at 252-638-5628 can provide directions and details.- Neuseway Nature Park in Lenoir County on June 4 for youngsters age 15 and younger; contact Spencer Hodges at 252-527-5058 or shodges@nssnc.com- Orde... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Warrants reveal severity of stepfather's abusewarrant states the abuse May 12 resulted in breaking the girl’s right tibia and
Crime Roundup: Warrants reveal severity of stepfather's abuse
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
warrant states the abuse May 12 resulted in breaking the girl’s right tibia and fibula.At his first appearance Monday in Lenoir County District Court, Chung asked for and received a court-appointed attorney.He’s next scheduled to appear in... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
NJCAA DIII World Series to take place May 28-June 1 at Grainger Stadium(Texas), last season’s winners.The 2015 NJCAA DIII World Series was also held a
NJCAA DIII World Series to take place May 28-June 1 at Grainger Stadium
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
(Texas), last season’s winners.The 2015 NJCAA DIII World Series was also held at Grainger Stadium last season and Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation program supervisor Scott Alston hopes there will be similar success for the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Moneyball: Juco World Series means dollars for local businessesleast June 1, with action on the diamond June 2 if needed. With between 1,100-1
Moneyball: Juco World Series means dollars for local businesses
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
least June 1, with action on the diamond June 2 if needed. With between 1,100-1,200 people descending on the city, Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Director Bill Ellis said he estimates the economic impact of those folks alone amounts to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Minn., N.Y. give NJCAA World Series teams pass on N.C. travel banaddressed. Therefore, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have lifted the
Minn., N.Y. give NJCAA World Series teams pass on N.C. travel ban
Kinston Free Press / Posted 22 hours ago
addressed. Therefore, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities have lifted their ban on travel to North Carolina.”Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Director Bill Ellis said it’s a welcome development for the players.“Everybody’s coming,”... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man charged with child abuse of three-oldcounts of felony assault with bodily injury and three counts of assault with a
Kinston man charged with child abuse of three-old
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
counts of felony assault with bodily injury and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury. He’s being held in the Lenoir County jail under a $1,6 million bond. There is no new update on the condition of the ch... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Swinson dodges bullets during attempted funeral home robberyinto the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $1.2 million bond.Branthoo
Swinson dodges bullets during attempted funeral home robbery
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
into the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $1.2 million bond.Branthoover was scheduled to appear Monday in Lenoir County District Court, when he also faces unrelated misdemeanor counts of simple assault and resisting a public... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston Police arrest two, one a 15-old, for robbery, attempted murderand a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested after attempting to rob Robert A. Swin
Kinston Police arrest two, one a 15-old, for robbery, attempted murder
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested after attempting to rob Robert A. Swinson IV. Branthoover is currently in the Lenoir County Jail under a $1.2 million bond. The juvenile was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center in... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston man jailed on $1.6 million bond for child abusethe W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $1.6 million bond and is schedu
Kinston man jailed on $1.6 million bond for child abuse
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $1.6 million bond and is scheduled to make his first appearance today in Lenoir County District Court.Wes Wolfe can be reached at 252-559-1075 and Wes.Wolfe@Kinston.com. Follow him on Twitter... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
UPDATED: Shooting leaves man injured along Ivy Roadany information on the incident is encouraged to contact KDPS at 252-939-3160,
UPDATED: Shooting leaves man injured along Ivy Road
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
any information on the incident is encouraged to contact KDPS at 252-939-3160, the anonymous TIPS line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crimestoppers at 252-523-4444.Wes Wolfe can be reached at 252-559-1075 and Wes.Wolfe@Kinston.com. Follow him on... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
UPDATED: Woman accused of Lenoir County stabbingA woman gets her first court appearance today after allegedly stabbing a man ov
UPDATED: Woman accused of Lenoir County stabbing
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
A woman gets her first court appearance today after allegedly stabbing a man over the weekend.According to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the 500 block of Briss Drive around 10:10 p.m. Saturday to an assault.Monica Denise... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Gardening: Fire blight reported as emerging problemis known for erratic outbreaks with destructive potential therefore a conscious
Gardening: Fire blight reported as emerging problem
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
is known for erratic outbreaks with destructive potential therefore a conscious effort may be needed to control fire blight each year with some years losses being devastating.Peg Godwin is horticulture agent at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extensi... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Man hospitalized following Kinston stabbingA man is recovering in the hospital after he was stabbed in Lenoir County. She
Man hospitalized following Kinston stabbing
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 days ago
A man is recovering in the hospital after he was stabbed in Lenoir County. Sheriff Ronnie Ingram tells NewsChannel12 the man, in his early 40s, was stabbed in the chest around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. It happened at 561 Briss Drive off of Highway 258... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hanks: We should all help Quinton on June 10fine young men — Keith Haynie, DaMarcus Quinerly and Quinton Coples — who are w
Hanks: We should all help Quinton on June 10
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
fine young men — Keith Haynie, DaMarcus Quinerly and Quinton Coples — who are working their tails off to make Kinston and Lenoir County a better place to live.Ironically, Haynie’s tie drive for Lenoir County’s graduating high school seniors... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Paint it pink: Local residents awarded lifetime achievement award during RoseFestRoseFest Posted May. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM P
Paint it pink: Local residents awarded lifetime achievement award during RoseFest
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
RoseFest Posted May. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM PINK HILL | Residents came from all over Lenoir County to paint Pink Hill pink Saturday.Guests had the opportunity to shop with local vendors, enjoy homemade ice... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Money problems: Local counties low in teacher pay, student spendingseem like enough.“It’s a slap in the face, no matter how you look at it,” Kathe
Money problems: Local counties low in teacher pay, student spending
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
seem like enough.“It’s a slap in the face, no matter how you look at it,” Katherine Hayler, a kindergarten teacher in Lenoir County, and president of the Lenoir County North Carolina Educators Association, said.Hayler has been a teacher in... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Perry, Stackhouse to be honored at June 10 QC Honors eventto the sponsors who help make the QC Honors gala — and the Quinton Coples Commu
Perry, Stackhouse to be honored at June 10 QC Honors event
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
to the sponsors who help make the QC Honors gala — and the Quinton Coples Community Weekend — happen, including the Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department, Piggly Wiggly, CopyPro, Urban Professor and others. Page 2 of 2 - “Without... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Same people involved in two alleged assaults, days apartthreats, while Foye Jr. was charged with misdemeanor simple assault.They’re bot
Crime Roundup: Same people involved in two alleged assaults, days apart
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
threats, while Foye Jr. was charged with misdemeanor simple assault.They’re both scheduled to appear June 9 in Lenoir County District Court.Shots-fired call in area of suicidal personAn officer was in the area of the 600 block of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Special Olympics comes to Kinston High Schoolpull together for such a great cause,” he said.This year is the second since th
Special Olympics comes to Kinston High School
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
pull together for such a great cause,” he said.This year is the second since the school system joined with the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department in hosting the Special Olympics, and the partnership appeared to pay off.The... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
UPDATED: LCSO suspects arson in Deep Run house fire Posted May. 19, 2016 at 5:37 PM DEEP RUN | The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Offic
UPDATED: LCSO suspects arson in Deep Run house fire
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
Posted May. 19, 2016 at 5:37 PM DEEP RUN | The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office suspects a house fire early Wednesday morning to be arson.“It’s a suspicious fire – we’re still working on it right... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Rochelle Middle School reopensto dismiss students at noon Thursday. The water line break was on school prope
Rochelle Middle School reopens
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
to dismiss students at noon Thursday. The water line break was on school property and, according to a press release from Lenoir County Schools Public Information Officer Patrick Holmes, took several hours to repair. An LCPS maintenance crew... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Water main bursts at Rochelle Middle Schooland through a message on the school’s Facebook page.“It was just an old line,”
Water main bursts at Rochelle Middle School
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
and through a message on the school’s Facebook page.“It was just an old line,” Cecil Outlaw, director of maintenance for Lenoir County Public Schools, said.Outlaw said the county learned of the problem after school began this morning when water... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Water line break forces Lenoir County school to dismiss earlyto dismiss students at noon Thursday. The water line break is on school proper
Water line break forces Lenoir County school to dismiss early
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
to dismiss students at noon Thursday. The water line break is on school property and, according to a press release from Lenoir County Schools Public Information Officer Patrick Holmes, will take several hours to repair. An LCPS maintenance crew... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Officials predict busy hurricane seasonThe Lenoir County Emergency Services Department offered the following tips this
Officials predict busy hurricane season
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
The Lenoir County Emergency Services Department offered the following tips this week as part of Hurricane Preparedness Week: Stock up on supplies: You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Smith: A letter to Brandon Ingramof getting back to an elite level after the retirement of Kobe Bryant. Either w
Smith: A letter to Brandon Ingram
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
of getting back to an elite level after the retirement of Kobe Bryant. Either way, you’ll be the highest draft choice in Lenoir County history, which is phenomenal given the stalwarts who came from here such as Jerry Stackhouse, Cedric Maxwell... Read more
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examiner.com
Kinston Discoveries 2016: The O’Neil one of many visionary projects hereothers. As he told the local paper of the Great Rehabilitation Project honor: “
Kinston Discoveries 2016: The O’Neil one of many visionary projects here
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
others. As he told the local paper of the Great Rehabilitation Project honor: “I think it’s a great thing for Kinston and Lenoir County, because it just shows that we have buildings in Kinston that are worthy of saving. And hopefully it’ll entice... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Outdoors notes: Kids' fishing events scheduledon June 11 for kids ages 5-15. James Cherry at 252-638-5628 can provide directi
Outdoors notes: Kids' fishing events scheduled
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 7 days ago
on June 11 for kids ages 5-15. James Cherry at 252-638-5628 can provide directions and details.- Neuseway Nature Park in Lenoir County on June 4 for youngsters age 15 and younger. Contact Spencer Hodges at 252-527-5058 or shodges@nssnc.com- Orde... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Boys and Girls Club receives grant for summer programWhen: Every Monday in June Where: Boys and Girls Club of Lenoir County, 1804 O
Boys and Girls Club receives grant for summer program
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
When: Every Monday in June Where: Boys and Girls Club of Lenoir County, 1804 Old Snow Hill Road Who: This program is for club members aged 11 and up A community fair will take place in August, after the program ends, and will be open to the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Governor’s Volunteer Service award winners announced Posted May. 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM Lenoir Co
Governor’s Volunteer Service award winners announced
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
Posted May. 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 18, 2016 at 12:01 AM Lenoir County Commissioners on Monday recognized two residents who have gone out of their way to volunteer.At Monday’s Lenoir... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Look backs for the week of May 17-24there is something for everyone,” he wrote.May 21More than 1,000 people attende
Look backs for the week of May 17-24
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
there is something for everyone,” he wrote.May 21More than 1,000 people attended the opening ceremony for the 14th annual Lenoir County Relay for Life at Lenoir Community College. The annual event offers cancer survivors a chance to celebrate... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Neuseway Nature Center community fishing pond has new docksof the feeder and the fish food. The NCWRC provided the park with the feeder.Bi
Neuseway Nature Center community fishing pond has new docks
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
of the feeder and the fish food. The NCWRC provided the park with the feeder.Bill Ellis, director of the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation, said the NCWRC paid for the docks to be installed.“Fishing has really picked up,” Ellis... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir County making ‘mooves’ in agritourism“Fork to Farmer” film producer Bruno Ferreira said Lenoir County made it third
Lenoir County making ‘mooves’ in agritourism
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
“Fork to Farmer” film producer Bruno Ferreira said Lenoir County made it third in the thus-far three-part series on agritourism because of Chef & the Farmer’s Vivian Howard.She, in turn, turned the crew toward Warren Brothers of Brothers Farm.“Warren... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Parker: Seeking faces to honor the memory of the facelessin Europe: Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes in Belgium and Margraten in the Netherla
Parker: Seeking faces to honor the memory of the faceless
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
in Europe: Henri-Chapelle and Ardennes in Belgium and Margraten in the Netherlands,” she said.“I am starting with Lenoir County heroes,” she added.The database is a website, a project by the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
N.C. bathroom law's lesser-known provisions raise activists' concernhe didn't realize all that the law encompassed. North Carolina state Rep. Geor
N.C. bathroom law's lesser-known provisions raise activists' concern
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
he didn't realize all that the law encompassed. North Carolina state Rep. George Graham Jr., a Democrat who represents Lenoir County, where Kinston is located, told the Raleigh News and Observer that he didn't know until after the vote that the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
100 times three: Three 100-year olds reflect on life Posted May. 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM Lenoir Co
100 times three: Three 100-year olds reflect on life
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
Posted May. 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 15, 2016 at 12:01 AM Lenoir County has changed a lot since 1916, and there are three women that can tell you about the differences.Oray Outlaw, Ruby... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hanks: Don't let stinky selections spoil your Election Dayin his seat. Both candidates are ethical examples of what’s good about our area
Hanks: Don't let stinky selections spoil your Election Day
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
in his seat. Both candidates are ethical examples of what’s good about our area; it will be a tough decision for voters in Lenoir County to select Jones’ successor.And while there aren’t a whole lot of contested races in the county commission and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hugo firefighter dies from aneurysmheal from but I’m comfortable again with where my life has taken me.”Condolence
Hugo firefighter dies from aneurysm
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
heal from but I’m comfortable again with where my life has taken me.”Condolences and remarks of support mirrored across Lenoir County and beyond, as other fire departments and firefighters chimed in with the refrains, “Rest easy” and “We’ll take... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
HB2: Stuck between state law and federal guidelines, schools aren't rushing to make policyare pushing, and there are lawsuits out there and I’m sure there will be more a
HB2: Stuck between state law and federal guidelines, schools aren't rushing to make policy
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
are pushing, and there are lawsuits out there and I’m sure there will be more as more states push back against this.”In Lenoir County, there has only been one instance of a transgender student needing an accommodation at school.Patrick Holmes,... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Locals react to new federal bathroom use guidelinesissue, it’s in the court. I think there are a number of hurdles that have to cl
Locals react to new federal bathroom use guidelines
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 11 days ago
issue, it’s in the court. I think there are a number of hurdles that have to cleared before there is a definitive policy," Lenoir County public schools spokesman Patrick Holmes said. Carteret County Attorney Neil Whitford says they do need to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
KDPS makes drug arrestOn Wednesday, officers from the Kinston Department of Public Safety, with the a
KDPS makes drug arrest
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
On Wednesday, officers from the Kinston Department of Public Safety, with the assistance of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, served a warrant at 1202 Ferndale Lane as part of a continuing drug investigation.Officers seized felony amounts of... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man arrested on drug chargesto a press release from the Kinston Department of Public Safety, the Kinston Po
Kinston man arrested on drug charges
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
to a press release from the Kinston Department of Public Safety, the Kinston Police Department and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 1202 Ferndale Lane in Kinston. Officers arrested Jack Raines and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir County Council on Aging hosts celebration for Older Americans Month at Woodmen Community Center Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Area seni
Lenoir County Council on Aging hosts celebration for Older Americans Month at Woodmen Community Center
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Area senior citizens were the focus of a celebration and health fair Wednesday... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir Early College celebrates perfect graduation record for second straight yearsecond straight year Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 12, 2016 at
Lenoir Early College celebrates perfect graduation record for second straight year
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
second straight year Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 12, 2016 at 12:01 AM For the second straight year, the Lenoir County Early College High School will boast a 100 percent graduation rate.Tonight, 34 students will walk the stage and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Things are happening in Kinston, Lenoir CountyReece Gardner: Posted May. 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 11, 2016 at 12:0
Things are happening in Kinston, Lenoir County
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Reece Gardner: Posted May. 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted May. 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM So many things are happening in our area, which creates a “good problem” to have for me. When I write this column, I... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Greene County looks to provide free meals for all students94 percent of the cost of those meals.The program is similar to a free lunch pr
Greene County looks to provide free meals for all students
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
94 percent of the cost of those meals.The program is similar to a free lunch program provided at the public schools in Lenoir County.“This is something the board has looked at in the past, but this is the first year the county has reached the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
State representatives visit South Lenoir to learn what schools need to be saferMonday.The visit came courtesy of a request of an SLHS student, Kolby Holland,
State representatives visit South Lenoir to learn what schools need to be safer
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
Monday.The visit came courtesy of a request of an SLHS student, Kolby Holland, who is the only student on the task force, Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram, and state Rep. John Bell, R–Wayne. It was one of more than 100 stops the task force has... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Retail Spotlight: New DWI assessment and treatment center in Kinstonwhen there are substance users, there is an underlying mental health diagnosis
Retail Spotlight: New DWI assessment and treatment center in Kinston
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
when there are substance users, there is an underlying mental health diagnosis as well,” she said.Williams works with the Lenoir County court system and connects patients to different programs and sponsors. Williams has been practicing since 1999... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Home building: South Lenoir students build a housean average of one house each school year for at least 30 years.“It’s called a ‘
Home building: South Lenoir students build a house
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
an average of one house each school year for at least 30 years.“It’s called a ‘live project.’ We are very fortunate Lenoir County lets us do this,” he said. “It gives them a real-life work environment and they have to learn to work as... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Former Kinston High School student is leading a drive for Lenoir County studentsYou can help Lenoir County students have a new tie for graduation by dropping i
Former Kinston High School student is leading a drive for Lenoir County students
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
You can help Lenoir County students have a new tie for graduation by dropping it off at the following locations: n Kinston High School, 2601 N. Queen St. n The Free Press, 2103 N. Queen St. n Swinson Funeral Home, 208 E. Blount St. For more... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
May is Older Americans Month and the Lenoir County Council on Aging wants to bring awareness to the communi
May is Older Americans Month
Kinston Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
and the Lenoir County Council on Aging wants to bring awareness to the community.“This month is not in recognition of what they need from us, it is not a recognition what we can do for them, it is a recognition and... Read more
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