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Yesterday | Kinston Free Press

Officials, residents take a look back at Hurricane Floyd

In 1999, Hurricane Floyd ripped through Jones County, devastating the area in its wake. Fifteen years later, current and former county officials, along with residents, look back at what was a turbulent time for the region.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Pollocksville, NC, Maysville, NC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Doctor Mac,' Jesse McDaniel, remembered

Known affectionately around Lenoir Community College as Doctor Mac, Dr. Jesse McDaniel served as LCC's president from 1971 until 1988. He died Monday at the age of 91. "As a student, seeing Dr. McDaniel interact with the employees and with my fellow students was what made me know that I wanted to be a part of Lenoir Community College."

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Jones county drug bust leads to 16 arrests

Sixteen people were arrested by the Jones County Sheriff's Office in Trenton over the weekend on a variety of drug-related charges. Charges: Two felony counts possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trenton, NC

Mon Sep 08, 2014

WITN

16 Arrested In Jones County Drug Bust

The roundup concluded a more than two month undercover investigation that focused on drug trafficking in the city of Trenton. Sheriff Heath said he is trying to stay true to his promise to the people of Jones County that drugs will not be tolerated and those who are caught will not be dealt with lightly.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NC

Sun Journal

Residents have their say before county board

Two Craven County residents recently asked the Craven County Board of Commissioners whether plans they propose to support the county's largest employer and have in place to advise water users of problems are wise. At the board's meeting last week, concerns were presented about a county contract to support Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow and about how the county's water policy makes a costly leak cost even more.

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Related Topix: Craven County, NC, Cherry-Point, NC, Pamlico County, NC, New Bern, NC, Carteret County, NC

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Committee formed to decide on repairs to Brock Mill Pond property

Efforts to restore the Brock Mill Pond took another step forward last week as the Friends of the Brock Mill Pond Board held its first meeting.

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Related Topix: Country, Joe Diffie, Trenton, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Maysville woman charged with meth possession

A Maysville woman had a first appearance in court Friday in Jones County following a Thursday night arrest for drug offenses, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Maysville, NC, Drugs

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Unemployment rates rose across most of North Carolina from June to July

In Wednesday's news release from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, unemployment rates have increased in 95 of the state's 100 counties from June to July.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Currituck, NC, Davie County, NC, Lenoir County, NC, Greene County, NC

Jacksonville Daily News

Student, bus driver hospitalized in crash

According to information from North Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:03 a.m. Wednesday, a Duplin County school bus heading east on N.C. 41 within a mile of the Jones-Duplin county line, driven by county school bus driver Susan Jones Chestnut, collided with a tractor trailer driven by Kevin Nicholson, which was also heading east on the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Duplin County, NC, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Three arrested in Jones County meth bust

Three people are in custody after officers with the Jones County Sherriff's Office found methamphetimine at a residence near Phillips Crossroads.

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Related Topix: Onslow County, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Public workshops on Highway 70 Kinston Bypass project

Today and Thursday, there will be workshops open to the public from 4-7 p.m. in Kinston.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Lenoir County, NC, Craven County, NC

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Sun Journal

Protests planned to stop sale of Hofmann Forest

Opponents of the planned sale of Hofmann Forest will take a stand against the move with public events geared to raise awareness at the forest and in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Onslow County, NC, Jacksonville, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Voting districts could be on Jones ballot

Trenton resident Daniel Willis said the primary reason he wants to see voting districts in the county is to help ensure its black population will be represented.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NC, Pollocksville, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Kinston Free Press

3,000 expected to attend Greene/Lenoir/Jones celebration

For children of school age, Aug. 25 marks the beginning of another school year; for the parents of those children, it marks the end of of a long hot stint of enforced togetherness.

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Related Topix: Snow Hill, NC, Family, Kids, La Grange, NC, Kinston, NC, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Entertainment, Television

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Kinston Free Press

This date in Free Press history: August 18

The bell of a passing cow caused the horse to become panicky, and it jumped off, breaking the bolts in the shafts, and the lurch capsized the vehicle.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

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