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Kinston Free Press
Man caught with allegedly stolen air fresheners, honey bun Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Police re
Man caught with allegedly stolen air fresheners, honey bun
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 hours ago
Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Police responded to Rose’s in the 2500 block of North Herritage Street around 11:10 a.m. Friday to a shoplifting... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Community watch programs increasing across Lenoir County Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Topic: Se
Community watch programs increasing across Lenoir County
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 hours ago
Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 10, 2016 at 12:01 AM Topic: Setting up a community watch program A year ago, Sue Ellen Maddux decided she’d had enough.“One morning, I thought... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
NLVFD chief wins statewide awardThe N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs looked to Lenoir County when it gave the an
NLVFD chief wins statewide award
Kinston Free Press / Posted yesterday
The N.C. Association of Fire Chiefs looked to Lenoir County when it gave the annual Volunteer Fire Chief of the Year award to North Lenoir Volunteer Fire Department’s Brian Wade on Saturday.“Being considered for this award among such a great group of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
KHS ag teacher young professional of the yearColeman Becton is busy.She’s part of a number of community organizations and le
KHS ag teacher young professional of the year
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Coleman Becton is busy.She’s part of a number of community organizations and leads the agriculture education program at Kinston High School. Saturday, she received the award for Young Professional of the Year.“Trust me, you are fortunate if your... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lily Faulconer named Miss KinstonPosted Feb. 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM Here are the
Lily Faulconer named Miss Kinston
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 8, 2016 at 12:01 AM Here are the award recipients for the 2016 Miss... Here are the award recipients for the 2016 Miss Kinston-Lenoir County and Miss Outstanding Teen: Saturday was an exciting night for... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramGREENVILLE — Some people might take for granted having transportation to and fr
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 2 days ago
GREENVILLE — Some people might take for granted having transportation to and from doctor appointments, but not Jack Martin. Six years ago, he began traveling regularly from his home to the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center in Greenville for treatment of... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Elderly Kinston couple displaced after house fireTwo people in Lenoir County have been displaced by a house fire according to Hu
Elderly Kinston couple displaced after house fire
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 2 days ago
Two people in Lenoir County have been displaced by a house fire according to Hugo Volunteer Fire Department officials. Chief Johnny Craft tells NewsChannel12 that firefighters responded to the the home Hamilton Road in Kinston just before 7 p.m.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Rochelle Middle School wins second straight Lenoir County Middle School Classic Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:30 AM The hopes for not only a second straight Len
Rochelle Middle School wins second straight Lenoir County Middle School Classic
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:30 AM The hopes for not only a second straight Lenoir County Middle School Classic title, but an undefeated season were slipping away from... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Rochelle wins second straight Lenoir County Middle School Classic Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:17 AM Rochelle Middle School didn’t get the opport
Rochelle wins second straight Lenoir County Middle School Classic
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:17 AM Rochelle Middle School didn’t get the opportunity to play in the Lenoir County Middle School Classic the first time, but certainly made up for it... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
'Everyone has a role': Work continues on mayor's five-point plan for Kinston Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM In the fall
'Everyone has a role': Work continues on mayor's five-point plan for Kinston
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM In the fall of 2014, Kinston experienced several incidents of violent crime. In October of that same year,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
State approves funding for Kinston wastewater project Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM Governor Pa
State approves funding for Kinston wastewater project
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 12:01 AM Governor Pat McCrory announced $119 million in loans and grants that will help towns across North Carolina pay for 50 much-needed... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Students compete in science competition at LCCStudents from 10 middle schools across seven counties descended upon Lenoir Com
Students compete in science competition at LCC
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
Students from 10 middle schools across seven counties descended upon Lenoir Community College on Friday for the first-ever STEMEast and North Carolina Technology Student Association Invitational event.The competition came to the school courtesy of a... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Anonymous safety school app to hit Lenoir County SchoolsStudents at Lenoir County Schools will soon be able to anonymously report poten
Anonymous safety school app to hit Lenoir County Schools
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 4 days ago
Students at Lenoir County Schools will soon be able to anonymously report potentially dangerous situations to school administrators. Lenoir County Public Schools are partnering with the North Carolina Center for Safer Schools to bring students a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Pulled over: Website looks at traffic stop dataThe inability to tell if there’s a problem can often be more frustrating than k
Pulled over: Website looks at traffic stop data
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
The inability to tell if there’s a problem can often be more frustrating than knowing a problem exists — in the second case, at least you can try to fix it.Such is the case with volumes of raw data collected and submitted by law enforcement agencies... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
New app lets students report wrongdoing at schoolEvery day, students see and hear things their teachers and administrators can’t
New app lets students report wrongdoing at school
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
Every day, students see and hear things their teachers and administrators can’t – drinking, drugs, bullying, even threats of violence or shootings. Unfortunately, many of the things they see generally don’t get reported out of fear of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
BBQ Festival on the Neuse wins state awardsThere’s no doubt in Kinston that the BBQ Festival on the Neuse is the best fest
BBQ Festival on the Neuse wins state awards
Kinston Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
There’s no doubt in Kinston that the BBQ Festival on the Neuse is the best festival in the state.Now the proof is in the banana pudding. The annual event celebrating porcine goodness took home several prestigious awards at the Carolina Showfest... Read more
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The Star
Cleveland County Republican Party meeting MondayThe Cleveland County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Clev
Cleveland County Republican Party meeting Monday
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
The Cleveland County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Cleveland County Library, located at 106 Howie Street, Shelby. All Cleveland County Republicans are invited to attend the meeting, which will feature NCGOP Vice Chair Michele... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Outdoors notes: Turkey hunting seminars scheduledPage 2 of 2 - Feb. 20 – The Lenoir County Archers will host a 3-D archery tourn
Outdoors notes: Turkey hunting seminars scheduled
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 6 days ago
Page 2 of 2 - Feb. 20 – The Lenoir County Archers will host a 3-D archery tournament at their range in Kinston from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For directions and details, contact Danny Jones at 252-933-3176.Feb. 25 – The East Carolina Chapter of the Coastal... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County man raises debate about flying Confederate flagThe first national flag of the Confederate States of America, more commonly kno
Lenoir County man raises debate about flying Confederate flag
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 6 days ago
The first national flag of the Confederate States of America, more commonly known as the stars and bars, is the flag that Virgil Byrd wants to fly outside the Lenoir County Courthouse on Confederate Flag Day, March 4. Byrd's organization, Sons of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
West Pharmaceutical expanding Kinston operationsThirteen years after tragedy, the relationship between Lenoir County and West P
West Pharmaceutical expanding Kinston operations
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Thirteen years after tragedy, the relationship between Lenoir County and West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is still going strong.“West Phamaceutical, we’re pleased to announce, is continuing to invest in the facility in Lenoir County,” Mark Pope,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Two Early College students accepted to graduate school Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 12:01 AM While most
Two Early College students accepted to graduate school
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 4, 2016 at 12:01 AM While most super seniors at the Lenoir County Early College High School can expect to graduate with both a high school degree... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
No extra day for January snowStudents who were worried they would have to make up the late January “snow day
No extra day for January snow
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
Students who were worried they would have to make up the late January “snow day” got some good news at Monday night’s school board meeting.“We are going to have enough hours in our calendar to absorb that day, so that students won’t have to make up... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Company announces $19 million expansion in ENCWest Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir C
Company announces $19 million expansion in ENC
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 7 days ago
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. will be expanding its operations in Lenoir County, according to officials with Lenoir County Economic Development. The company will invest $19 million in Kinston over the next year. "West is pleased to expand our... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Transportation projects driving onThe first phase of the Riverwalk Project is nearing completion.After a few wet
Transportation projects driving on
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
The first phase of the Riverwalk Project is nearing completion.After a few wet months set the project back, things seem to be back on track, Lenoir County Commissioner Eric Rouse said.“The paving is down and it’s close to being finished,” Rouse... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Lenoir County residents arrested in S.C. for dealing cocaine Posted Feb. 3, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 3, 2016 at 12:01 AM In South Ca
Crime Roundup: Lenoir County residents arrested in S.C. for dealing cocaine
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
Posted Feb. 3, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 3, 2016 at 12:01 AM In South Carolina on Thursday, a Newberry County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the lookout of suspicious... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Ellis admits to killing mother in shootingLaurie Ann Ellis arrived unexpected at her mother’s door in the 3800 block of S
Ellis admits to killing mother in shooting
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
Laurie Ann Ellis arrived unexpected at her mother’s door in the 3800 block of Sharon Church Road with her 4-year-old son on a clear November day in 2013.Minutes later, she killed her mother, Brenda Woodard, with a .380-caliber gunshot to the back of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Murder suspect arrested in D.C.U.S. Marshals found a man Tuesday wanted for a Jan. 25 homicide in Kinston.Acco
Murder suspect arrested in D.C.
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
U.S. Marshals found a man Tuesday wanted for a Jan. 25 homicide in Kinston.According to the Kinston Department of Public Safety, the Marshals Service discovered Dontay Tywon Flowers in Washington, D.C.Around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 police found the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Confederate flag debate continues with county commissioners Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM Sons of Con
Confederate flag debate continues with county commissioners
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM Sons of Confederate Veterans representative Virgil Byrd appealed to the Lenoir County Commissioners at their first meeting... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
3rd person charged in Lenoir County shooting deathKINSTON, N.C. (AP) - Lenoir County sheriff's deputies have arrested a third man
3rd person charged in Lenoir County shooting death
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 9 days ago
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) - Lenoir County sheriff's deputies have arrested a third man in the shooting death of a man at a bar last month. Multiple media outlets reported that 19-year-old Tiamel Bradley of LaGrange has been charged with murder, attempted... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
3rd person charged in Lenoir County shooting deathKINSTON, N.C. (AP) - Lenoir County sheriff's deputies have arrested a third man
3rd person charged in Lenoir County shooting death
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 days ago
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) - Lenoir County sheriff's deputies have arrested a third man in the shooting death of a man at a bar last month. Multiple media outlets reported that 19-year-old Tiamel Bradley of LaGrange has been charged with murder, attempted... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Soup and a BowlIf anyone left the Kinston Community Council for the Arts hungry on Sunday, it
Soup and a Bowl
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
If anyone left the Kinston Community Council for the Arts hungry on Sunday, it was their own fault.More than 20 local cooks brought their best soups to the arts council for the 16th annual event.Each guest at the event was invited to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Judicial candidates secure campaign cashIf you’re not in legal or political circles, it might be surprising how soon ca
Judicial candidates secure campaign cash
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
If you’re not in legal or political circles, it might be surprising how soon candidates lined up to succeed Resident Superior Court Judge Paul L. Jones.Assistant District Attorney Imelda Pate loaned herself $10,000 to jumpstart her campaign Feb. 6,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Disc golf enthusiasts raise money for Mary's Kitchen Posted Jan. 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM While the
Disc golf enthusiasts raise money for Mary's Kitchen
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jan. 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 31, 2016 at 12:01 AM While there may not have been any ice on the ground, a noticeable breeze was available to keep things cool on Saturday for the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Third man arrested for Pit Stop homicideAuthorities arrested a third man Saturday suspected of participating in the dea
Third man arrested for Pit Stop homicide
Kinston Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
Authorities arrested a third man Saturday suspected of participating in the death of Pit Stop owner Chad Bostic.Tiamel Kim Bradley, 19, faces felony counts of murder, attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon for his... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Third Suspect Arrested in Pit Stop Robbery / MurderA third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Ayden man, C
Third Suspect Arrested in Pit Stop Robbery / Murder
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
A third suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of Ayden man, Chad Bostic. The announcement came just hours after hundreds of people gathered at Farmer's Funeral home in Ayden Saturday to remember the 37-year-old man, owner of Pitt... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
New Bern police investigating overnight assaultAccording to police, a victim was assaulted overnight in New Bern. New Bern po
New Bern police investigating overnight assault
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
According to police, a victim was assaulted overnight in New Bern. New Bern police released little information but said the assault happened at the intersection of Main Street and Green Street. They said the victim left the scene and was eventually... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
LCPS and Teach for America look to fill summer enrichment program Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Teach for
LCPS and Teach for America look to fill summer enrichment program
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Teach for America is ready to bring roughly 60 teachers-in-training to Lenoir County this summer to gain valuable... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Winter weather driving leads to gun seizure Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM An office
Crime Roundup: Winter weather driving leads to gun seizure
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM An officer noticing a man suspected of driving too fast for conditions pulled him over around 2:05 a.m. Jan. 23 and seized... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Hunger pangs: Program would help feed students in summer Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM While the
Hunger pangs: Program would help feed students in summer
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 30, 2016 at 12:01 AM While the summer break from school should be a time for fun in the sun, it can be anything but if you don’t have anything to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
High honors: Chamber awards presented at annual ceremony Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM It was a
High honors: Chamber awards presented at annual ceremony
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM It was a night to remember.The Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce held the 105th Annual Awards Presentation Banquet... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Shrader: Kinston needs more than your prayersWe’ve had three homicides within the borders of Lenoir County since Friday.One
Shrader: Kinston needs more than your prayers
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
We’ve had three homicides within the borders of Lenoir County since Friday.One was in the county, two were in the city and two were within 13 hours of each other.We’ve got a problem.This isn’t the first time we’ve had more than our fair share of... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Public Safety: La Grange man dies in wreckLA GRANGE | A 19-year-old man was traveling west on Bryan Hardy Road on Wednesd
Public Safety: La Grange man dies in wreck
Kinston Free Press / Posted 12 days ago
LA GRANGE | A 19-year-old man was traveling west on Bryan Hardy Road on Wednesday when he died in a single-vehicle collision.According to the State Highway Patrol, around 12:31 a.m., William Travis Foyles and his Dodge Dakota pickup truck crossed the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County counts homeless populationThe annual Point in Time count in Lenoir County resulted in 26 individuals cons
Lenoir County counts homeless population
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 12 days ago
The annual Point in Time count in Lenoir County resulted in 26 individuals considered homeless in the area. The Point in Time check is conducted to determine what kind of resources and federal funding is needed in the community. This year Sue... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Fayetteville Seventy-First avenges loss to Kinston in rematch Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:47 AM FAYETTEVILLE | Kinston didn't provide the m
Fayetteville Seventy-First avenges loss to Kinston in rematch
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:47 AM FAYETTEVILLE | Kinston didn't provide the most hospitable environment for Fayetteville Seventy-First in Lenoir County earlier this month. In Cumberland... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Prisoner dies at Maury prisonMAURY | A 72-year-old prisoner at Mary Correctional Institution allegedly kille
Crime Roundup: Prisoner dies at Maury prison
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
MAURY | A 72-year-old prisoner at Mary Correctional Institution allegedly killed himself early Wednesday morning.According to state Department of Public Safety spokesman Keith Acree, medical staff tried to revive Bernard Eugene Sanford after he was... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Area law enforcement arrests suspects in homicide, shooting After a day with more than 200 scheduled cases, Justin Lavone Lynch sat at th
Area law enforcement arrests suspects in homicide, shooting
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
After a day with more than 200 scheduled cases, Justin Lavone Lynch sat at the defense table as a clerk helped him fill out an indigent defense form in a deafeningly quiet district... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Arrests made in La Grange shooting incidentThree men have been charged in an alleged shooting incident in La Grange on Mon
Arrests made in La Grange shooting incident
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Three men have been charged in an alleged shooting incident in La Grange on Monday that resulted in two public schools being placed on lockdown.The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests a press conference Wednesday.The LCSO was... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Arrests made in Pit Stop homicide, shooting and robbery Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office has arres
Arrests made in Pit Stop homicide, shooting and robbery
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
Posted Jan. 27, 2016 at 4:19 PM The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with the alleged robbery-homicide at Pit Stop Bar and Billiards on Friday.Bar owner Chad... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Three arrested in shooting incident on Monday in LaGrangeDeputies with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three men in con
Three arrested in shooting incident on Monday in LaGrange
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
Deputies with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three men in connection with a call of shots fired at the 300 block of West Queen Street in Kinston on Monday. According to a press release from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, , the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Deputies make arrests in Lenoir County fatal bar shootingThe Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in the fatal robbe
Deputies make arrests in Lenoir County fatal bar shooting
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 13 days ago
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in the fatal robbery which happened at a Kinston business last Friday. Justin Levone Lynch, 18, of 3984 Felix Hardison Road in Grifton, was arrested and charged with one open count of... Read more
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