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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Teens learn how to make money grow at traders campReginald Harris, said. "It's part of what we do as parents. So I'm excited for
Teens learn how to make money grow at traders camp
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 15 hours ago
Reginald Harris, said. "It's part of what we do as parents. So I'm excited for him." Camp sponsors included the Shelby County Trustee's office, which provided 10 scholarships. The cost for each student is $599, but sponsors mean that no... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
New youth center coming to Kinstonone following a shooting that left 18-year old Kinston high school Antonio Hine
New youth center coming to Kinston
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 15 hours ago
one following a shooting that left 18-year old Kinston high school Antonio Hines dead. Parks knew Hines while working for Lenoir County Public Schools. "I used to work at Lenoir County Schools as a mentor in the inner cities and I saw how the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Two dogs die from heat in Lenoir CountyAuthorities say a second dog left outside in the heat has died. Lenoir County E
Two dogs die from heat in Lenoir County
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
Authorities say a second dog left outside in the heat has died. Lenoir County EMS workers spotted two dogs fenced in a yard on Skeeter Pond road in Grifton on Wednesday. The first dog was already dead and the other died Thursday after being taken to... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
City, county officials come together to celebrate Lovit HinesKinston’s oldest recreation center is now brand new. Wednesday, members of the
City, county officials come together to celebrate Lovit Hines
Kinston Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
Kinston’s oldest recreation center is now brand new. Wednesday, members of the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department, Kinston City Council and Lenoir County Commission gathered with residents, volunteers and children to celebrate the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Kinston teen shot, 4 suspects on the runfrom the hospital. No arrests have been made. If anyone has information regard
Kinston teen shot, 4 suspects on the run
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 3 days ago
from the hospital. No arrests have been made. If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to call the Kinston Police Department at 252-939-3160, The TIPS Line at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-52... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Teach for America, Lenoir County School officials tour exploratory campsWhen Teach for America announced it would be partnering with Lenoir County Publ
Teach for America, Lenoir County School officials tour exploratory camps
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
When Teach for America announced it would be partnering with Lenoir County Public Schools to provide a summer exploratory camp, providing new teachers a chance to learn in the regions they would be teaching in, the organization was still in the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
'Basketball Town' documentary plays at Kinston High School TuesdayThe kids are also tough-minded and if they continue to work hard, they’ll be su
'Basketball Town' documentary plays at Kinston High School Tuesday
Kinston Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
The kids are also tough-minded and if they continue to work hard, they’ll be successful.” Bill Ellis, director of Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation, said the community has also played a big role in allowing the facilities to stay open for... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Gov. McCrory honors Bitty and Beau's sister for her volunteer serviceto permanent housing. The community shelter estimates it prepares approximately
Gov. McCrory honors Bitty and Beau's sister for her volunteer service
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
to permanent housing. The community shelter estimates it prepares approximately 50,000 meals per year. William Rowland - Lenoir County Rowland has spent 57 years documenting the complete history of the CSS Neuse. The CSS Neuse was a Civil... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime briefs: Two arrested on felony drug offenses near schools“Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $60,000 bond. Both men were scheduled t
Crime briefs: Two arrested on felony drug offenses near schools
Kinston Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
“Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $60,000 bond. Both men were scheduled to make their first appearances Monday in Lenoir County District Court. Rims, bicycle missing from residence An officer responded to the 1200 block of Dorcas Terrace... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Governor Pat McCrory honors volunteers for their serviceto permanent housing. The community shelter estimates it prepares approximately
Governor Pat McCrory honors volunteers for their service
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
to permanent housing. The community shelter estimates it prepares approximately 50,000 meals per year. William Rowland - Lenoir County Rowland has spent 57 years documenting the complete history of the CSS Neuse. The CSS Neuse was a Civil... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
City and county come together for safety projectThe Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Lenoir County Emergency Services, Kinston P
City and county come together for safety project
Kinston Free Press / Posted 6 days ago
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Lenoir County Emergency Services, Kinston Police Department and Kinston Fire and Rescue have all come together for a safety project. Lenoir Community College recently offered a six-week certification course for... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
From talk to action: Black Lives Mattermovements where the talk turns to concrete steps to make in changing policy. T
From talk to action: Black Lives Matter
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
movements where the talk turns to concrete steps to make in changing policy. Those who rallied Thursday evening at the Lenoir County Courthouse seek to do so at the electoral polls in November. Kinston-Lenoir County NAACP President James... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Sustained, dangerous heat aheadhumid. For those without a working air conditioner or fans, the state Departmen
Sustained, dangerous heat ahead
Kinston Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
humid. For those without a working air conditioner or fans, the state Department of Health and Human Services — through the Lenoir County Department of Social Services — provides fans through the Operation Fan/Heat Relief program. The program’s... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
NAACP holds Black Lives Matter rally at courthouseDozens of Kinstonians of all races gathered on the front steps of the Lenoir Co
NAACP holds Black Lives Matter rally at courthouse
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
Dozens of Kinstonians of all races gathered on the front steps of the Lenoir County Courthouse Thursday night to draw attention to race relations in Lenoir County and around the nation. The event was hosted by the Kinston-Lenoir County NAACP.... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Judge announces punitive bond measures against gang memberssignificantly tougher for “validated” gang members to get out of jail during th
Judge announces punitive bond measures against gang members
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
significantly tougher for “validated” gang members to get out of jail during the pretrial process under an order issued by Lenoir County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Paul L. Jones. The order, filed July 18, instructs magistrates in Lenoir... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Administrators, school resource officers, receive trainingwere administrators thinking because I have a gun and a badge that I can come i
Administrators, school resource officers, receive training
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
were administrators thinking because I have a gun and a badge that I can come in there and tell a student to do X, Y or Z,” Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J.P. Heck said. “I have to kind of step back and explain to them, obviously in a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
WRAL to air documentary of the history of Kinston basketballand talking to a lot of people to touch on every aspect of the history of Kinst
WRAL to air documentary of the history of Kinston basketball
Kinston Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
and talking to a lot of people to touch on every aspect of the history of Kinston basketball.” Since many in Kinston and Lenoir County do not receive WRAL on their cable or satellite TV systems any longer, there will be a special viewing of the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
State poultry group issues new rules for poultry housesa big issue out here, then we can maybe try to do our part to be a better neigh
State poultry group issues new rules for poultry houses
Kinston Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
a big issue out here, then we can maybe try to do our part to be a better neighbor and at least discuss it,” Ford said. Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Agent Eve Honeycutt said that while there’s been an increase in poultry houses in Eastern... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Two Kinston athletes will head to California for Junior Olympicskids in positive programs, that's how they end up in gangs." They leave for Sa
Two Kinston athletes will head to California for Junior Olympics
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 10 days ago
kids in positive programs, that's how they end up in gangs." They leave for Sacramento on Sunday. If you would like to donate to help fund their trip, you can go to the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Center at 2602 West Vernon... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Two separate alleged cane assaults occur Thursdayprobation sentence stemming from a March 2015 conviction for misdemeanor larcen
Two separate alleged cane assaults occur Thursday
Kinston Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
probation sentence stemming from a March 2015 conviction for misdemeanor larceny. Dove is scheduled to appear Aug. 19 in Lenoir County District Court for the misdemeanor assault and Aug. 10 for felony larceny, misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Camp Promise provides a free camp for dozens of Lenoir County kidsCamp Promise in Kinston is helping kids keep learning while school is not in se
Camp Promise provides a free camp for dozens of Lenoir County kids
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 11 days ago
Camp Promise in Kinston is helping kids keep learning while school is not in session. Around 150 kids from the Lenoir County area are learning about music and dance as well as science and math. The camp is organized by Kinston Promise Neighborhood,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Kinston's home to many medical specialistsstill waiting to find out if Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s new partnership with UN
Kinston's home to many medical specialists
Kinston Free Press / Posted 13 days ago
still waiting to find out if Lenoir Memorial Hospital’s new partnership with UNC Health Systems will mean more services in Lenoir County. Until officials from the two hospitals work out those details, several doctors believe many specialized... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
11 individuals wait to see who will be on city councilagain. “I love the city of Kinston and I love the people of Kinston,” Tyson sa
11 individuals wait to see who will be on city council
Kinston Free Press / Posted 14 days ago
again. “I love the city of Kinston and I love the people of Kinston,” Tyson said. Connolly, a member of the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Commission and a banker, said if he is selected he would address the crime rate in the... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Death of family's rescue pup spurs donations for new animal shelterothers just wandering their street. Biscuit was the first time the couple had a
Death of family's rescue pup spurs donations for new animal shelter
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
others just wandering their street. Biscuit was the first time the couple had adopted an official abuse case from the Lenoir County SPCA and it spurred Jerry’s involvement in the organization. He’s now the president. “We are suckers for any... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
New details emerge in student sex casealleged physical relationship between Garris and the female student began somet
New details emerge in student sex case
Kinston Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
alleged physical relationship between Garris and the female student began sometime in June. According to the statement by Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office Detective Ronald Farris, he and Sgt. Christy Smith arrived at NLHS Monday and talked with... Read more
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The Jacksonville Daily News
Onslow County Schools announces additional administrative changeswho joins Onslow County Schools as its new director of Child Nutrition. Smith,
Onslow County Schools announces additional administrative changes
The Jacksonville Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
who joins Onslow County Schools as its new director of Child Nutrition. Smith, who served as child nutrition director for Lenoir County Schools, fills the position of Tilwanja Lucas, who is retiring. New assistant principal positions were... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Two local track and field athletes look to participate in Junior Olympics in Sacramentofinance the trip to Sacramento for Harper, Fraser and their family members. Tho
Two local track and field athletes look to participate in Junior Olympics in Sacramento
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
finance the trip to Sacramento for Harper, Fraser and their family members. Those looking to make one can go to the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Center — located at 2602 West Vernon Avenue — or contact Pitt at 252-939-0263. Junious... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Two alleged crimes, two leaders, two outcomeswho was attempting to walk south by crossing West Peyton Avenue at the crosswal
Two alleged crimes, two leaders, two outcomes
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
who was attempting to walk south by crossing West Peyton Avenue at the crosswalk. Gardner’s vehicle struck the woman, who Lenoir County EMS transported from the scene to Lenoir Memorial Hospital. In nearly identical stories, two Greenville... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
First at the call: Lenoir County EMTs do more than drive ambulancewill spend more time together than with their own families. But someone always
First at the call: Lenoir County EMTs do more than drive ambulance
Kinston Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
will spend more time together than with their own families. But someone always has to be ready to answer the call. =Lenoir County Emergency Medical Services provides care for citizens 24 hours day, 365 days a year. “We have a lot of... Read more
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WXII-TV Winston-Salem
Sheriff: Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with studentA teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a stu
Sheriff: Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student
WXII-TV Winston-Salem / Posted 17 days ago
A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a student. According to a statement from the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Donnell Gordon Garris III was arrested Tuesday and charged with six felony counts of sexual act... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
NC teacher charged with having sex with studentschool system will tolerate this behavior nor try to hide it when suspicions ar
NC teacher charged with having sex with student
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 17 days ago
school system will tolerate this behavior nor try to hide it when suspicions arise.” Garris has submitted his resignation and is in jail under a $100,000 bond. Lenoir County teacher, coach arrested for having sex with student https://t.co/zrdMBNI... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student- A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a s
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
- A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a student. According to a statement from the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Donnell Gordon Garris III was arrested Tuesday and charged with six felony counts of sexual... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student- A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a s
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 17 days ago
- A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a student. According to a statement from the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Donnell Gordon Garris III was arrested Tuesday and charged with six felony counts of sexual... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
First drone degree program coming to Lenoir Countywill go live for the public in August -- Lenoir Community College is offering
First drone degree program coming to Lenoir County
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
will go live for the public in August -- Lenoir Community College is offering a six-week certification course for members of the Lenoir County Sheriff's Department, Kinston Police Department, Kinston Fire Department, local EMS stations and o... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student— A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a s
Lenoir County teacher arrested for sex with student
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 17 days ago
— A teacher at a LaGrange high school has been charged with having sex with a student. According to a statement from the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office, Donnell Gordon Garris III was arrested Tuesday and charged with six felony counts of sexual... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Lenoir Community College prepares to launch new drone piloting programclass won’t be open to the public until August, LCC has been offering a six-wee
Lenoir Community College prepares to launch new drone piloting program
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
class won’t be open to the public until August, LCC has been offering a six-week certification course for members of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Department, Kinston Police Department, Kinston Fire Department, local EMS stations and others. “We... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
North Lenoir head baseball coach arrested for sex with a studentCenter under a $100,000 bond, charged with six felony counts of committing a se
North Lenoir head baseball coach arrested for sex with a student
Kinston Free Press / Posted 17 days ago
Center under a $100,000 bond, charged with six felony counts of committing a sexual act with a student. According to the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, investigators received a tip regarding suspicious activity between a student and a teacher at... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Lenoir County teacher, coach arrested for having sex with studentteacher and coach has been arrested and charged with having sex with a student.
Lenoir County teacher, coach arrested for having sex with student
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 17 days ago
teacher and coach has been arrested and charged with having sex with a student. According to a press release from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Donnell Gordon Garris III of LaGrange was arrested and charged with six felony counts of a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime briefs: Deputies arrest Hookerton shooting suspectmisdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm in the
Crime briefs: Deputies arrest Hookerton shooting suspect
Kinston Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed gun and discharging a firearm in the city, and is scheduled to appear Aug. 17 in Lenoir County District Court. Wes Wolfe can be reached at 252-559-1075 and Wes.Wolfe@Kinston.com. Follow him on Twitter at... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
NAACP honors vets at luncheonService members can be natural storytellers. The Kinston-Lenoir County NAACP’s
NAACP honors vets at luncheon
Kinston Free Press / Posted 20 days ago
Service members can be natural storytellers. The Kinston-Lenoir County NAACP’s first Veterans Appreciation luncheon became the setting Saturday as keynote speaker and American Legion Post 43 Cmdr. Donna Ramsey provided a few of those tales. Like,... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Zika virus controlled in Lenoir County, officials saycases reported in the state. There have been no locally-acquired cases reported
Zika virus controlled in Lenoir County, officials say
Kinston Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
cases reported in the state. There have been no locally-acquired cases reported. Melanie Abbott, nursing director at the Lenoir County Health Department, said removing any form of standing water from around your home will help to keep your yard... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Kinston police seek larceny suspectinformation regarding the incident is encouraged to contact KPD at 252-939-3160
Crime Roundup: Kinston police seek larceny suspect
Kinston Free Press / Posted 21 days ago
information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact KPD at 252-939-3160, the anonymous TIPS line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444. Woman allegedly stabbed in wrist Police responded to Lenoir Memorial Hospital... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Lower rate of lost pets due to social mediaAnimal shelter numbers spike this time of year, because animals run away. Each
Lower rate of lost pets due to social media
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
Animal shelter numbers spike this time of year, because animals run away. Each year, the Lenoir County SPCA expects numerous phone calls for lost pets. This year, they have not received one so far. Caretakers with the facility think the reduce in... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: DWI suspect found with gun, loaded magazinethe W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $60,300 bond. Cox was schedule
Crime Roundup: DWI suspect found with gun, loaded magazine
Kinston Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $60,300 bond. Cox was scheduled to make his first appearance Tuesday in Lenoir County District Court for the felonies and is scheduled to appear Aug. 9 for the other charges. Officers discover... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Exceptional Children program gives students the help they needwhat the dictionary would have you believe, being exceptional is not unusual, a
Exceptional Children program gives students the help they need
Kinston Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
what the dictionary would have you believe, being exceptional is not unusual, at least not for students. Last school year, Lenoir County Public Schools provided services to nearly 1,500 students through the county’s Exceptional Children... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Lenoir County House member charged with DWIwas pulled over around 8 p.m. Sunday in Kinston and the officer arrested him.
Lenoir County House member charged with DWI
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 25 days ago
was pulled over around 8 p.m. Sunday in Kinston and the officer arrested him. Authorities say the two-term, 67-year-old Lenoir County Democrat paid a $500 bond and was released. Graham didn't immediately return a phone call Monday. Copyright... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Lenoir County House member charged with DWIwas pulled over around 8 p.m. Sunday in Kinston and the officer arrested him.
Lenoir County House member charged with DWI
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 25 days ago
was pulled over around 8 p.m. Sunday in Kinston and the officer arrested him. Authorities say the two-term, 67-year-old Lenoir County Democrat paid a $500 bond and was released. Graham didn't immediately return a phone call Monday. Copyright... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Grilling up purpose, toward community unityfolks like the Mike Fields with the N.C. Wizards AAU basketball team, Michelle
Grilling up purpose, toward community unity
Kinston Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
folks like the Mike Fields with the N.C. Wizards AAU basketball team, Michelle Harper Gray with Candy Creations by Chelle, Lenoir County District Court Judge Annette Turik — along with local Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly and Walmart stores — and others... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Residents can enjoy vacation attractions right here in Kinstonover the community fishing pond to encourage public access fishing in Kinston.
Residents can enjoy vacation attractions right here in Kinston
Kinston Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
over the community fishing pond to encourage public access fishing in Kinston. “Fishing has really picked up,” Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Director Bill Ellis said. Although fishing at the nature park is free, visitors are... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Crime Roundup: Suspect found with weed 'tucked under' genitalsthe W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $25,000 bond and was scheduled
Crime Roundup: Suspect found with weed 'tucked under' genitals
Kinston Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
the W.E. “Billy” Smith Detention Center under a $25,000 bond and was scheduled to make his first appearance Thursday in Lenoir County District Court. Parks and Rec property scene of vehicle B&Es Officers responded to the Kinston-Lenoir County... Read more
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