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Kinston Free Press
New principals, promotions made at Lenoir County schoolsWhen the 2016-2017 school year starts, there will be some new faces behind the
New principals, promotions made at Lenoir County schools
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 hours ago
When the 2016-2017 school year starts, there will be some new faces behind the principals’ desks of nine schools in Lenoir County. The Lenoir County Board of Education approved the hirings and reassignments of multiple staff members at meeting... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Summer Exploratory Camp provides learning opportunities for teachers, studentsto do something, you just have to let them do it. This summer, Teach For Ameri
Summer Exploratory Camp provides learning opportunities for teachers, students
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
to do something, you just have to let them do it. This summer, Teach For America is hosting a Summer Exploratory Camp in Lenoir County, providing students an opportunity to reinforce the things they learned last school year and the organization a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Hinton homicide co-defendant sentencedRaeKwon Bryant’s 2012 plea deal dissolved Wednesday as Lenoir County Senior Res
Crime Roundup: Hinton homicide co-defendant sentenced
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
RaeKwon Bryant’s 2012 plea deal dissolved Wednesday as Lenoir County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Paul L. Jones sentenced him for his role in the June 2, 2011 homicide of House of Wang dishwasher Thomas Terrell Hinton. Bryant, 19, agreed to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Seismic shifts predicted to ENC jobsWithin the next generation, 22 percent of present Lenoir County wages could be
Seismic shifts predicted to ENC jobs
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Within the next generation, 22 percent of present Lenoir County wages could be lost to the unceasing march of economic progress. The how and why about that was the subject of an N.C. State Institute for Emerging Issues presentation Tuesday at Lenoir... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Suspect allegedly broke headlight, smeared bloodwindshield. Mr. Walters then got into the front passenger seat and began rubbin
Suspect allegedly broke headlight, smeared blood
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
windshield. Mr. Walters then got into the front passenger seat and began rubbing blood on the inside of the vehicle.” The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and Lenoir County EMS later found Walters. An officer located the owner of the vehicle — a... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston Police report two more shootings on Mondayarrested in that incident with two others suspects still wanted. If anyone has
Kinston Police report two more shootings on Monday
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 days ago
arrested in that incident with two others suspects still wanted. If anyone has information regarding this incident, call the Kinston Police Dept. at (252) 939-3160, the TIPS Line at (252) 939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252) 523... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Victim identified in Sunday homicide, two suspects arrested20, and Christopher Daquonne Hembry, 19. Both have active warrants for murder.
Victim identified in Sunday homicide, two suspects arrested
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
20, and Christopher Daquonne Hembry, 19. Both have active warrants for murder. Lawson is also scheduled to appear today in Lenoir County District Court for misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and is scheduled to appear Aug. 8 for misdemeanor... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Mike Parker: Some young people are making a difference in our communityof the Neuse II. The Saturday edition of The Free Press carried the story abou
Mike Parker: Some young people are making a difference in our community
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
of the Neuse II. The Saturday edition of The Free Press carried the story about Victoria Kosinski partnering with SAFE in Lenoir County to conduct self-defense classes as part of her Gold Star project. The Gold Star in Girl Scouting is the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Adoption made easy: Shelter pets available locallyThe Lenoir County SPCA is one of only a handful of animal shelters in the state
Adoption made easy: Shelter pets available locally
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
The Lenoir County SPCA is one of only a handful of animal shelters in the state run by a non-profit organization instead of that county’s animal control department. “People come in here for therapy and they won’t stay longer than a minute, but they... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
SAFE partners with local girl scoutSAFE in Lenoir County is helping one local Girl Scout earn her gold award, the
SAFE partners with local girl scout
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
SAFE in Lenoir County is helping one local Girl Scout earn her gold award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Victoria Kosinski’s gold award project, Educate, Protect and Empower, takes her love of Tae Kwan Do and her passion for women’s... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Convicted felon arrested on drug, gun chargesThe Lenoir County Sheriff's Office said Gregory Jones was arrested on June 23 o
Convicted felon arrested on drug, gun charges
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office said Gregory Jones was arrested on June 23 on several drug and gun charges. Officials said they executed a search warrant at 633 Field Street in Kinston around 7:53 p.m. They found two handguns, a shotgun, 18 grams... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston Police respond to shots fired calldid spot two men shooting and running from the scene toward Charlotte Avenue I
Kinston Police respond to shots fired call
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
did spot two men shooting and running from the scene toward Charlotte Avenue If you know any information, call the Kinston Police Department at (252) 939-3160, the TIPS Line at (252) 939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at (252... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Shots fired into Dixon Street houseregarding this incident is asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-9
Crime Roundup: Shots fired into Dixon Street house
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
regarding this incident is asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, the TIPS Line at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.The investigation is ongoing.Unknown suspects open fire again on Pollock Street... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Study says Kinston has highest income inequality in North CarolinaA recent study by the Economic Policy Institute named Kinston the most unequal
Study says Kinston has highest income inequality in North Carolina
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 8 days ago
A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute named Kinston the most unequal metro area in North Carolina and Lenoir County the most unequal county in the state. According to the study, the top 1% in Kinston makes 23.5 times more than the bottom... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Former Lenoir County economic development boss dies Sunday Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Six years ago, upon the 25th anniversary of
Former Lenoir County economic development boss dies Sunday
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Six years ago, upon the 25th anniversary of the Lenoir County Committee of 100, Kinston City Councilman Gordon Vermillion called Ron Baker, “the grandfather... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Parker: In honor of the Dad I never metlife — a life beyond reproach.From her father she learned the value of hard wor
Parker: In honor of the Dad I never met
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
life — a life beyond reproach.From her father she learned the value of hard work, of faithfulness, and of dependability. Floyd came back to Lenoir County after the war and farmed until his death. He was just a few months shy of 52 when he passed aw... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston council approves $105 million budgetresulting in a $3.53 increase on bills * 3 percent pay increase for Kinston ci
Kinston council approves $105 million budget
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
resulting in a $3.53 increase on bills * 3 percent pay increase for Kinston city employees * $5,000 increase to the Lenoir County SPCA for orginizational support * $20,000 to Parks and Recreation for impovements at the Georgia K. Battle... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Former Lenoir County economic development boss died Sunday Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Six years
Former Lenoir County economic development boss died Sunday
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM Six years ago, upon the 25th anniversary of the Lenoir County Committee of 100, Kinston City Councilman Gordon Vermillion... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County kids to receive free meals this summerA food truck from the Lenoir County Public Schools Summer Food Service is helpi
Lenoir County kids to receive free meals this summer
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 9 days ago
A food truck from the Lenoir County Public Schools Summer Food Service is helping feed kids in need one stop at a time. The food truck is an expansion of the summer meal program which already provides free breakfast and lunch for kids at the school... Read more
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The News & Observer
Kinston’s NBA-bound Brandon Ingram a Blue Devil from a Tar Heel townBanners of other inspirational basketball figures before Bullock and Ingram, th
Kinston’s NBA-bound Brandon Ingram a Blue Devil from a Tar Heel town
The News & Observer / Posted 9 days ago
Banners of other inspirational basketball figures before Bullock and Ingram, those who’ve been inducted in the Kinston-Lenoir County Sports Hall of Fame, hang in the gym, and it “shows the other guys you can work hard,” Keith said. Ingram,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Coley Little STEM Camp begins at Nature Centerover Kinston.“This is all part of a one-year NASA partnership we have,” Dawson
Coley Little STEM Camp begins at Nature Center
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
over Kinston.“This is all part of a one-year NASA partnership we have,” Dawson said. “They are here to help our teachers in Lenoir County.”This week’s camp also comes on the heels of a teacher development workshop at East Carolina University, where... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Study calls Kinston-Lenoir County most economically stratified area in state Posted Jun. 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM The botto
Study calls Kinston-Lenoir County most economically stratified area in state
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jun. 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 21, 2016 at 12:01 AM The bottom 99 percent of Kinstonians make an average of $28,782 a year.The top 1 percent? Nearly... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime briefs: Kinston suspect arrested in Friday night arsonthe family dog deceased within the residence after the fire.Webb was scheduled
Crime briefs: Kinston suspect arrested in Friday night arson
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
the family dog deceased within the residence after the fire.Webb was scheduled to make his first appearance Monday in Lenoir County District Court.Unknown suspects attack man with knifePolice responded to Lenoir Memorial Hospital around 2 a.m.... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston man set fire to his own house Friday, with relative insidegot out of the house safely with no injuries. Kinston police said she is a rela
Kinston man set fire to his own house Friday, with relative inside
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
got out of the house safely with no injuries. Kinston police said she is a relative, and neighbors told WCTI she is the man's mother. Police are still investigating his motive. He is currently being held under $500,000 bond in the Lenoir County Ja... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County SPCA seeking adoptions for cats in sheltersJune is Adopt-A-Cat Month by the American Humane Association. The Lenoir County
Lenoir County SPCA seeking adoptions for cats in shelters
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
June is Adopt-A-Cat Month by the American Humane Association. The Lenoir County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals hopes you’ll take that to heart. The Lenoir County SPCA says June is the busiest time of the year for cats and the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston suspect arrested in Friday night arsonthe family dog deceased within the residence after the fire.Webb’s scheduled to
Kinston suspect arrested in Friday night arson
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
the family dog deceased within the residence after the fire.Webb’s 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
Recreation improvements large part of upcoming city budgetJun. 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM This fiscal year w
Recreation improvements large part of upcoming city budget
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
Jun. 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM This fiscal year will be a year of improvement at Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation if the proposed city budget is approved.Bill Ellis, director of the Kinston-Lenoir County... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Couple sent to jail following alleged fighton a female, while Murray faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery.Th
Crime Roundup: Couple sent to jail following alleged fight
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
on a female, while Murray faces one count of misdemeanor assault and battery.They’re both scheduled to appear July 8 in Lenoir County District Court.Woman allegedly pilfers U-Haul truckAn officer responded to Kinston Pawn Shop in the 200 block... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
State appeals court judges in busy election seasonwork really hard — individually, we’ll write about 150 opinions a year,” Hunter
State appeals court judges in busy election season
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
work really hard — individually, we’ll write about 150 opinions a year,” Hunter said June 2, where he attended the same Lenoir County Republican Party fundraiser with Dietz, along with former Rockingham County District Attorney Phil Berger Jr.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
How to be a foster parent: Lenoir County slowly adding more homes30 hours of MAPP Training Have a home visit Have a fire safety inspection Co
How to be a foster parent: Lenoir County slowly adding more homes
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
30 hours of MAPP Training Have a home visit Have a fire safety inspection Complete a health assessment Finish and submit licensing packet to Black Mountain DSS Be relicensed every two years Source: Lenoir County Department of Social S... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hanks: Celebrating a decade of excellenceTen years ago, a Lenoir County native and her husband made a bet on downtown Ki
Hanks: Celebrating a decade of excellence
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
Ten years ago, a Lenoir County native and her husband made a bet on downtown Kinston — and a decade later, their hard work has helped turn around a city that was struggling mightily.Vivian Howard and Ben Knight’s vision — the now-famous Chef & the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Nickel and dime-bagged: Possessing small amount of marijuana can be big dealof $668, which — per the state Department of Commerce — is nearly two-thirds of
Nickel and dime-bagged: Possessing small amount of marijuana can be big deal
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
of $668, which — per the state Department of Commerce — is nearly two-thirds of two weeks’ gross income for the median Lenoir County worker. A 2007 study by University of Washington professors Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert shows it... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Two local men to spend two years doing missionary workyears.Next month, both McLawhorn and Basden, who are cousins and recent graduat
Two local men to spend two years doing missionary work
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
years.Next month, both McLawhorn and Basden, who are cousins and recent graduates of Arendell Parrott Academy, will leave Lenoir County and spend the next two years doing missionary work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.After... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Parks and Rec to start Ultimate Frisbee leagueThe Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation department has started its first
Parks and Rec to start Ultimate Frisbee league
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
The Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation department has started its first-ever Ultimate Frisbee League.Scott Alston, recreation program supervisor, and Evan Kramer, a parks and recreation employee, came up with the idea together.“Scott came up... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir County SPCA overloaded with kittensLenoir County SPCA has 90 cats in house, with more coming in.Recently, the shel
Lenoir County SPCA overloaded with kittens
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
Lenoir County SPCA has 90 cats in house, with more coming in.Recently, the shelter received 31 cats and kittens in one day.“We’ve lowered our adoption prices for cats in the month of June to promote adoptions — $10 off every kitten adoption and $20... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir Memorial Hospital receives new linear acceleratorcenter. For those interested in naming the room housing the new machine, it’s a
Lenoir Memorial Hospital receives new linear accelerator
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
center. For those interested in naming the room housing the new machine, it’s already been named for Billy Brewer, a former Lenoir County Commissioner. Page 2 of 2 - Cancer Center employees are currently being trained on how to use the new... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Educators, activists speak about negative impact of HB2of North Carolina president Margaret Spellings said the UNC system would not be
Educators, activists speak about negative impact of HB2
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
of North Carolina president Margaret Spellings said the UNC system would not be enforcing HB2 on UNC campuses.So far in Lenoir County, there has only been one transgender student to need special accommodation with regards to the restroom. That... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Three arrested after New Bern man robbed; leads to arrests in another casefirearm/dangerous weapon, felony identity theft and felony obtaining property b
Three arrested after New Bern man robbed; leads to arrests in another case
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 14 days ago
firearm/dangerous weapon, felony identity theft and felony obtaining property by false pretense. Her bond is $120,000. The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and Kinston Police Department assisted with this investigation. As a result of this... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Attorney general nominees duel over HB 2, role of officeduel over HB 2, role of office Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 1
Attorney general nominees duel over HB 2, role of office
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
duel over HB 2, role of office Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Appearing at the Lenoir County Republican Party fundraiser June 2 at Olivia’s, state GOP attorney general nominee Buck Newton appears upset... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
N.C State Veterans Home hosts Elder Abuse Awareness walkwalk Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Wedne
N.C State Veterans Home hosts Elder Abuse Awareness walk
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
walk Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jun. 16, 2016 at 12:01 AM Wednesday was World Abuse Awareness Day, and Lenoir County marked the day by hosting an elder abuse awareness walk at the N.C. Veterans Home in Kinston.Guests heard a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lovit Hines renovations finished just in time for summerfresh paint, and bathroom renovations.The total cost of renovations was approxi
Lovit Hines renovations finished just in time for summer
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
fresh paint, and bathroom renovations.The total cost of renovations was approximately $85,000, said Bill Ellis, Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation director. The renovations were signed off on and funded by Kinston City Council earlier... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Outdoors notes: State may fund anti-hunting groupfor local animal shelters (which receive no support from HSUS) or other worthwh
Outdoors notes: State may fund anti-hunting group
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 16 days ago
for local animal shelters (which receive no support from HSUS) or other worthwhile organizations.CalendarJune 18 – The Lenoir County Archers will host a 3-D archery tournament at their range near Kinston from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Danny... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hanks: Who will replace Vermillion on City Council?ODDS: 5 percentNICHOLAS HARVEY II: Charismatic, involved and a natural leader,
Hanks: Who will replace Vermillion on City Council?
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
ODDS: 5 percentNICHOLAS HARVEY II: Charismatic, involved and a natural leader, Harvey is climbing up the ranks of the Lenoir County Public Schools, and is now No. 3 with the system. There were rumors he was considering running in 2015 — and he... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Man says 'Mike-Mike' pulled gun, demanded moneyunits of depressants, a $50 Droid mini box containing accessories, a $5 black R
Crime Roundup: Man says 'Mike-Mike' pulled gun, demanded money
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
units of depressants, a $50 Droid mini box containing accessories, a $5 black RoadPro pouch and four syringes valued at $1.Lenoir County EMS transported the suspect to Lenoir Memorial Hospital, and charges are to be taken out at a later... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Teachers and staff attend Summer Instituteon how to use various applications and websites to keep students engaged, even
Teachers and staff attend Summer Institute
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
on how to use various applications and websites to keep students engaged, even when testing.“The main purpose is that Lenoir County is a one-to-one county,” Stacy Cauley, digital learning coordinator for Lenoir County Schools, said. “We want... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
U.S. 70 road work will begin in JulyTwo sections of U.S. 70 in Lenoir County will be improved starting in early Jul
U.S. 70 road work will begin in July
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
Two sections of U.S. 70 in Lenoir County will be improved starting in early July.Right now there is no official start date but N.C. Department of Transportation officials say the contract is set to begin July 5.Aaron Bullard, resident director for... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime briefs: Taco Bell brawl said to be over a womanand it was then (the suspect) was struck over the left eye.”The victim had a sw
Crime briefs: Taco Bell brawl said to be over a woman
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
and it was then (the suspect) was struck over the left eye.”The victim had a swollen left eye and bled from the face before Lenoir County EMS took him to Lenoir Memorial Hospital for treatment.The suspect — Courtney Demaro Olds, 33 — is accused of... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston police investigating murder of 71-old womannight. The shooting occurred on Highway 11/55 in Kinston. Marilyn Noble died f
Kinston police investigating murder of 71-old woman
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
night. The shooting occurred on Highway 11/55 in Kinston. Marilyn Noble died from a gunshot wound at around 9:30 p.m. Lenoir County Sheriff Ronnie Ingram says a business in the same building was shut down in December for illegal sweepstakes... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Woman shot, dies at former sweepstakes caf�shot and killed an employee at the former Let’em Roll Sweepstakes in the 2300 b
Woman shot, dies at former sweepstakes caf�
Kinston Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
shot and killed an employee at the former Let’em Roll Sweepstakes in the 2300 block of N.C. 11/55 South on Sunday night.Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m., when they found 71-year-old Marilyn Riley... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Elderly woman found fatally shot at a Kinston businessLenoir County Deputies said a 71 year old woman was shot and killed during a ro
Elderly woman found fatally shot at a Kinston business
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 18 days ago
Lenoir County Deputies said a 71 year old woman was shot and killed during a robbery at a business Sunday night. Deputies were responding to a robbery and shooting call at a business in the 2300 block of Highway 55 when they found the victim,... Read more
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