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Kinston Free Press
Where to watch the 2017 solar eclipseDustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Shortly after 2 p.m., Monday anyone
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
Dustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Shortly after 2 p.m., Monday anyone in Lenoir County will be able to look at the sky and see a partial solar eclipse, so long as the sky is clear. Anyone wanting to look at the eclipse without risking... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Commissioners to take up the 'Brunch Law' againEddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County commissioners are scheduled to
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Eddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County commissioners are scheduled to vote again Monday afternoon on a proposed brunch law for the county. On Aug. 7, the board passed an initial vote to approve the law that allows alcohol sales to start at... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Early College Celebrates 10 yearsDustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Deborah Grimes remembers when the L
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Dustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Deborah Grimes remembers when the Lenoir County Early College High School first opened. Grimes, current senior vice-president of instruction and student services at LCC, helped lead the effort to open the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
High school sports require supportyard lines, hash marks and logos on the field, and to repaint it when it double
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
yard lines, hash marks and logos on the field, and to repaint it when it doubles as a soccer field, he said. Eric Adams, Lenoir County schools finance director, said Lenoir County schools receives $10 million from Lenoir County and allots a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Carolina Woodstock to take place this weekendDustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Fifteen local bands will perform at
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Dustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press Fifteen local bands will perform at the Lenoir County Fairgrounds this weekend. "This place is going to rock this weekend. Rain or shine," Eric Cantu, organizer of the Carolina Woodstock festival,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Matthew's flooding surprised forecastersflood related and 19 came from people either walking or driving into floodwater
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
flood related and 19 came from people either walking or driving into floodwaters and being swept away. Three people died in Lenoir County, one while trying to rescue a horse from floodwater, another who drove a car around a barricade blocking a... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man wins $200K prize in scratchers game(North Carolina Education Lottery) (North Carolina Education Lottery) KINSTON
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 days ago
(North Carolina Education Lottery) (North Carolina Education Lottery) KINSTON, Lenoir County - A Kinston man won a $200,000 prize in a Jeep scratch-off game this week. Gary Turner bought his $5 ticket on Wednesday afternoon at the Piggly Wiggly on... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Matthew's flooding surprised forecastersflood related and 19 came from people either walking or driving into floodwater
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 3 days ago
flood related and 19 came from people either walking or driving into floodwaters and being swept away. Three people died in Lenoir County, one while trying to rescue a horse from floodwater, another who drove a car around a barricade blocking a... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
County officials plan to uphold the law concerning Confederate monumentsdon't have any monuments like that on property owned by Craven County," Veit sa
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
don't have any monuments like that on property owned by Craven County," Veit said. Craig Hill, chairman of the Lenoir County Commissioners, said no conversation about removing the monuments in Lenoir County has taken place so far. Even... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Cooper request for monument removal won't include Lenoir Countyremoved at will - current state law requires the removal of any memorial site t
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
removed at will - current state law requires the removal of any memorial site to pass through the General Assembly first - Lenoir County would be among the least affected areas by Coopers request, despite being home to multiple Civil War related... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Vote to help Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plaincaring, responsible citizens. There are five Clubs located throughout Pitt Coun
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 5 days ago
caring, responsible citizens. There are five Clubs located throughout Pitt County, two in Beaufort County, one in Lenoir County, two in Martin County, one in Greene County, three in Carteret County, and three in Craven County serving... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Nine incentives to Lenoir County industryFitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ A small percentage of incentives over the past five
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ A small percentage of incentives over the past five years have brought in big investments for Lenoir County. 1) March 21, 2011, the county approved a $450,000 economic development incentive to West Pharmaceutical and... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Incentives help bring big investment to countyEddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County has either recruited or seen ex
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Eddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County has either recruited or seen expansion of nine industries with the help of incentives over the past five years. The County granted nine economic development incentives to businesses totaling $3.2... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston man charged with attempted murder6 p.m., he was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Shi
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
6 p.m., he was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Shine and East Streets. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under no bond. Dail, 24, has a criminal history reaching back to 2011 for charges including conspiracy,... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Teen arrested for one convenience store break-in arrested for more(Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Devonte Cantey (Photo courtesy o
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 9 days ago
(Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Devonte Cantey (Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) KINSTON, Lenoir County - Following an arrest late last week for a break-in at a local convenience store, Kinston Police announced they... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Man arrested for attempted murder6 p.m., he was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Shi
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
6 p.m., he was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Shine and East Streets. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under no bond. Dail, 24, has a criminal history reaching back to 2011 for charges including conspiracy,... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man arrested on attempted murder chargeDedrick Dail Jr. (Photo courtesy Kinston PD) Dedrick Dail Jr. (Photo courtesy
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 9 days ago
Dedrick Dail Jr. (Photo courtesy Kinston PD) Dedrick Dail Jr. (Photo courtesy Kinston PD) KINSTON, Lenoir County - A Kinston man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder following a Thursday morning shooting in that city. The Kinston Police... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Tennis courts at Bill Fay open againGeorge Staff Writer, The Free Press Tennis players in Kinston once again have
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
George Staff Writer, The Free Press Tennis players in Kinston once again have a place to play at Bill Fay Park. Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation reopened six tennis courts at the park this week after spending much of the summer... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Big wheelsis one of four monster trucks that will be doing wheelies, racing, doing donuts
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
is one of four monster trucks that will be doing wheelies, racing, doing donuts and going airborne this weekend at the Lenoir County Fairgrounds. The 2Xtreme Racing promotion company, which runs roughly 60 monster truck shows each year, is... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Vehicle hits building in Grifton; sheriff says multiple injuries reportedGRIFTON, Lenoir County - A vehicle has crashed into a store in Grifton injuring
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 11 days ago
GRIFTON, Lenoir County - A vehicle has crashed into a store in Grifton injuring multiple people, authorities tell NewsChannel 12. Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram said authorities are responding to the scene and initial reports are that several... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston attempted murder suspect arrested in New YorkAllen (Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Donnie Allen (Photo courte
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 12 days ago
Allen (Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Donnie Allen (Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) KINSTON, Lenoir County - Thanks to the US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, a man wanted for an attempted murder in Kinston has... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Three arrested for robbery in Kinstonearlier in the same morning. Warrants have been served on all three men and th
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
earlier in the same morning. Warrants have been served on all three men and they have been arrested and placed in the Lenoir County jail. Harris, who was arrested Saturday was placed under a $15,000 secured bond. Grady and Washington were... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Done for the summerfun this year after the 84-year-old pool was closed last week for repairs. Gal
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
fun this year after the 84-year-old pool was closed last week for repairs. Galen Treble, superintendent of recreations for Lenoir County Parks and Recreation, said a computer controller running the pumps that regulate the level of the chlorine in... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Huge turnout expected for funeral of fire board president(Facebook); Memorial photo at Southwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station by St
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 12 days ago
(Facebook); Memorial photo at Southwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station by Stephanie Brown/NewsChannel 12 KINSTON, Lenoir County - Southwood Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Craig Jarman said at a press conference Tuesday morning that the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir County closer to passing a 'Brunch Bill' ordinanceEddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County commissioners passed the first
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Eddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County commissioners passed the first of two required votes Monday on an ordinance that allows the sell of alcohol before noon on Sundays. The initial vote to allow the sell of alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Early College begins new school yearan associate degree or certification in addition to their high school diploma.T
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
an associate degree or certification in addition to their high school diploma.The ECHS is celebrating it's 10th year in Lenoir County this year and over the last few years has celebrated string of 100 percent graduation rates. "It's been... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Volunteer fire department head killed when truck hits himthat 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 days ago
that 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic on a rural road southwest of Kinston in Lenoir County. Deaver's wife, who was walking on the shoulder, wasn't hurt. Deaver was president of the Southwood Volunteer... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Volunteer fire department head killed when truck hits himthat 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 13 days ago
that 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic on a rural road southwest of Kinston in Lenoir County. Deaver's wife, who was walking on the shoulder, wasn't hurt. Deaver was president of the Southwood Volunteer... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Volunteer fire department head killed when truck hits himthat 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 13 days ago
that 54-year-old Glenn Deaver was killed as he walked with his back to traffic on a rural road southwest of Kinston in Lenoir County. Deaver's wife, who was walking on the shoulder, wasn't hurt. Deaver was president of the Southwood Volunteer... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Volunteer fire department board president, firefighter, killedGlenn Deaver (Facebook) Glenn Deaver (Facebook) KINSTON, Lenoir County - A Le
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
Glenn Deaver (Facebook) Glenn Deaver (Facebook) KINSTON, Lenoir County - A Lenoir County volunteer firefighter is dead after being struck by a car while walking with his wife Sunday evening. Glenn Deaver, who is the president of the board of the... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Cove City looks for answers to Morton murderensuing manhunt for Johnson involved officers from the Craven County Sheriff’s
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 15 days ago
ensuing manhunt for Johnson involved officers from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office along with New Bern Police and Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units and manpower, and helicopters from the Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard Friday... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Cove City looks for answers to Morton murderensuing manhunt for Johnson involved officers from the Craven County Sheriff’s
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
ensuing manhunt for Johnson involved officers from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office along with New Bern Police and Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units and manpower, and helicopters from the Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard Friday... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir commissioners to consider brunch billEddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County will consider an ordinance Mond
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
Eddie Fitzgerald EFitzgeraldNBSJ Lenoir County will consider an ordinance Monday to pass the state brunch law that allows cities and counties to start selling alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays instead of noon. Kinston and New Bern have already passed... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Enhancing the ArtsArts. These are the new features to one of the oldest Arts Councils in North Ca
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
Arts. These are the new features to one of the oldest Arts Councils in North Carolina. “You don’t have to leave Kinston-Lenoir County in order to have a high quality cultural experience,” says Sandy Landis, director of the Community Council for... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Robbery turns deadly in Cove CityThe road was blocked off by the highway patrol while the sheriff’s department,
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 16 days ago
The road was blocked off by the highway patrol while the sheriff’s department, assisted by K-9 units from New Bern and Lenoir County, and a highway patrol helicopter searched the woods through the night. In the morning, according to Capt. John... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Robbery turns deadly in Cove CityThe road was blocked off by the highway patrol while the sheriff’s department,
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
The road was blocked off by the highway patrol while the sheriff’s department, assisted by K-9 units from New Bern and Lenoir County, and a highway patrol helicopter searched the woods through the night. In the morning, according to Capt. John... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Retired judge gets special portraitcourt judge James Llewellyn's portrait will join the also-retired superior cour
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
court judge James Llewellyn's portrait will join the also-retired superior court judge Paul Jones on the walls of the Lenoir County superior court. Surrounded by his family, friends and attorneys he heard cases from, Llewellyn watched the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston PD arrests teen for break-in, seeks other suspects(Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Devonte Cantey (Photo courtesy o
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 16 days ago
(Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) Devonte Cantey (Photo courtesy of Kinston Police Department) KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police arrested a teenager in connection with an early morning break-in at a local convenience store... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
One arrested in Friday morning break-inCantey was arrested and charged with breaking and entering. larceny, and posses
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
Cantey was arrested and charged with breaking and entering. larceny, and possession of stolen goods. He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond. Police say Cantey did not act alone, and are requesting assistance in... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Eastern NC teacher, longtime Marine gets the 'Honored' spotlightVIDEO: Eastern NC teacher, longtime... LAGRANGE, Lenoir County - A local Marin
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
VIDEO: Eastern NC teacher, longtime... LAGRANGE, Lenoir County - A local Marine Corps veteran turned science teacher is receiving a huge honor later this month. Sequoia Aldridge taught the last two years at E.B. Frink Middle School in La Grange... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Former Kinston City Council candidate Tharol Branch arrestedaccording to a release from the Kinston Police Department. Branch, who ran uns
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
according to a release from the Kinston Police Department. Branch, who ran unsuccessfully for office in 2015, is in the Lenoir County Jail under a $55,000 bond. He is scheduled for a first appearance in court on Friday. According to police,... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
June N.C. unemployment dropsin May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jon
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 17 days ago
in May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jones County remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. Lenoir County saw the largest year-over-year drop from June 2016 to June 2017 with a 23 percent decrease to 4.3 percent.... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
June N.C. unemployment dropsin May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jon
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
in May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jones County remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. Lenoir County saw the largest year-over-year drop from June 2016 to June 2017 with a 23 percent decrease to 4.3 percent.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
June N.C. unemployment dropsin May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jon
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
in May to 3.9 percent in June. Duplin County carded a .1 percent jump while Jones County remained unchanged at 4.1 percent. Lenoir County saw the largest year-over-year drop from June 2016 to June 2017 with a 23 percent decrease to 4.3 percent.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir County Public Schools names new principalsDustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press There will be a principal at all of
Kinston Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
Dustin George Staff Writer, The Free Press There will be a principal at all of Lenoir County schools at the start of the new school year. The Lenoir County Board of Education approved the appointments of new principals at Banks and Northeast... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston Police looking for woman in stolen credit card case(Kinston Police Department photos) (Kinston Police Department photos) KINSTON
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 18 days ago
(Kinston Police Department photos) (Kinston Police Department photos) KINSTON, Lenoir County - The Kinston Police Department is seeking the public's help in a stolen credit card case that happened back in July. Police said the incident happened on... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Former Kinston resident was first African-American magistrateit’s a name that made local history. Murphy, born, Jan. 2, 1962 was the first
Kinston Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
it’s a name that made local history. Murphy, born, Jan. 2, 1962 was the first African-American female magistrate for the Lenoir County court system, according to her niece. Lakita Murphy, the niece of Murphy, said she wished her aunt was... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Lost OBX power is Bogue Banks' gaingeneral manager of the Hampton Inn in Havelock said “we haven’t had any so far.
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 19 days ago
general manager of the Hampton Inn in Havelock said “we haven’t had any so far.” Lucy Marston, director of the Kinston Lenoir County Information and Visitors Center hasn’t encountered any people displaced from the Outer Banks but did speak with... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lost OBX power is Bogue Banks' gaingeneral manager of the Hampton Inn in Havelock said “we haven’t had any so far.
Kinston Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
general manager of the Hampton Inn in Havelock said “we haven’t had any so far.” Lucy Marston, director of the Kinston Lenoir County Information and Visitors Center hasn’t encountered any people displaced from the Outer Banks but did speak with... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Hope Restoration project changing lives on multiple frontsKINSTON, Lenoir County - The Hope Restoration project, which started in 2016 by
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 19 days ago
KINSTON, Lenoir County - The Hope Restoration project, which started in 2016 by giving those having a hard time finding jobs a chance to work on home for those in need, has expanded exponentially sine then. Last spring, the project had four homes... Read more
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