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Friday | 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

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WITN

Jurors Get Standing Ovation After Convicting Man For 2011 Jones County Murder

The victim's family gave jurors a standing ovation after they convicted a man in a murder that happened more than 3-1/2 years ago.

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Related Topix: Pollocksville, NC

Kinston Free Press

Verdict reached in Jones County murder trial

A Jones County jury found 55-year-old Dennis Sherwood Lewis guilty of first-degree murder at the Jones county Courthouse on Friday.

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WCTI

Jury finds man guilty of Jones County murder

A Jones County jury finds a man guilty of murder Friday morning in the shooting death of another man more than three years ago.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Two more arrested, one sought in meth bust

Two additional arrests have been made and authorities are searching for another suspect following this week's bust of a methamphetamine lab in Jones County.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Maysville, NC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Updated with Charges: Maysville meth lab busted

One suspect is in custody after Deputies with the Jones County Sheriff's Office raided a suspected meth lab at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Maysville, NC, Drugs

WITN

SHERIFF: Tip Leads Deputies To Jones County Meth Lab

Deputies in Jones County spent the better portion of Monday afternoon and evening at a Maysville home after a meth lab and marijuana grow bust.

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Related Topix: Maysville, NC, Drugs

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Stalled negotiations may cause loss of inpatient services through Eastpointe

Medicaid patients needing inpatient assistance for behavioral health or substance abuse services may have one less hospital to turn to.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Lumberton, NC, Robeson County, NC, Lenoir County, NC, Greene County, NC

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Abandoned homes soon gone, forgotten

But those homes and the lives that once lived between now-crumbling walls and behind shattered windows can be like the silent scream of a story no longer heard.

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Related Topix: La Grange, NC, Lenoir County, NC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Free country concert set for Jones Civic Center

Music fans will get a chance to see some free country music on Sept. 3 at a concert at the Jones County Civic Center put on by Digity Media, L.L.C., owner of country radio station WRNS.

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Related Topix: Chase Rice, Country, Music, Entertainment

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Kinston Free Press

A bountiful crop yield may be marred by low prices

Good weather has made for a smooth year so far for Jones County farmers, but falling crop prices have them concerned about turning a profit.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Trenton, NC

WITN

Pollocksville Murder Suspect Due In Court

A man accused of murder has been waiting for his day in court for three years, and that day is Monday.

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Related Topix: Pollocksville, NC

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