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18 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Mike Parker: Young Allen was a leader, educator and friend

On July 16, we learned the news that former Lenoir County Superintendent Young Allen went to that superintendent's office in the sky.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Kinston, NC

Yesterday | Kinston Free Press

Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals workshop provides assistance, information

While Friday's immigration workshop at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extension, sponsored by the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina and N.C. Justice Center, placed a focus on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, there was also dialogue on bringing more cohesion among the Latino body in the county.

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Yesterday | Kinston Free Press

Old power plant continues to figure in city redevelopment

But the building which once sent electricity "to 83 of Kinston's intersections and, at 10 cents a kilowatt, to residents" - according to exhaustive local history work "Coastal Plain and Fancy: The Historic Architecture of Lenoir County and Kinston, North Carolina" - is still in the works for addition into city redevelopment projects.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Glen Raven, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Nature consumes deserted properties

Farmhouses and barns are not uncommon around Lenoir and Greene counties. Before highways and power lines infiltrated nature's landscape, there were farms, barns and houses.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

WCTI

Second arrest made in La Grange murder investigation

William Cannon was arrested at a Motel 6 near Interstate 95 in Fayetteville around 6 p.m. Friday.

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Kinston Free Press

Second suspect arrested in La Grange homicide

The second suspect in the July 18 homicide of Duane Bright Jr. was arrested by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office in a Fayetteville motel.

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Related Topix: La Grange, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Kinston Free Press

New set of education standards to replace Common Core

Local school officials are taking a "wait and see" approach after North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced the end of Common Core education standards in the state.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WITN

Trio Arrested After Meth Bust

Three people have been arrested after police say they found meth, meth precursors, and a sawed-off rifle in a home.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

WITN

Driver Drops Coffee, Rear Ends Tobacco Trailers Near Grifton

A driver said she dropped her coffee during the morning commute in Lenoir County and looked up just in time to rear-end a pick up truck pulling tobacco trailers.

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Related Topix: Grifton, NC

Kinston Free Press

Part-time workers face unpredictable schedules

It may be hard to find good workers, but for part-time employees, it's often difficult to plan their lives around unpredictable schedules.

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Related Topix: La Grange, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Rain causes street flooding

According to the National Weather Service, an estimated .5 to 3 inches of rain fell in various parts of Lenoir County just after noon.

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Related Topix: Weather

Kinston Free Press

LCSO, KDPS bust oxycodone operation

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a woman Wednesday that investigators accuse of being the center of an illegal oxycodone operation.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Pink Hill, NC

The Robesonian

Allen, force for integration, dies at age 89

Young H. Allen, Jr., the superintendent of the Robeson County school system for more than a decade, is being remembered as an instrumental figure in helping guide tri-racial Robeson County through desegregation during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Peachland, NC, Carthage, NC, St. Pauls, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Kinston Free Press

KDPS pot bust yields more than 3 pounds of marijuana

Two people are in jail and more than three pounds of marijuana seized after a police raid on a Brentwood Drive residence Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Shark Tank casting call set for Greenville

Area entrepreneurs may have a chance to catch a break at an upcoming casting call for the ABC show Shark Tank.

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Related Topix: Shark Tank, Entertainment, Television, Greenville, NC

WCTI

Deputies: 1 arrested, 1 wanted in La Grange murder

Deputies have arrested a suspect but are still searching for another in the shooting death of a man in La Grange.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, La Grange, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Mike Parker: Neuse II looking for - wingmen' for 2014 - Wings Over the Neuse'

If the CSS Neuse II had a slogan, that slogan could be: "Built by the community - Supported by the community."

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Burlington Times News

N.C.'s new, reduced unemployment benefits in effect

As unemployment statewide decreases, so does help for those who get laid off, even if they live in areas where unemployment is much higher than the statewide rate.

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Related Topix: North Carolina

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Low-speed collision sends two to hospital

Two cars collided with one another behind the West Vernon Avenue Food Lion shortly after 5:30 p.m. Friday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Teachers visit area industries to help apply concepts to the classroom

A federally funded grant is helping form a partnership between Lenoir County Schools, East Carolina University and STEM East to help math teachers bring real-world concepts into the classroom.

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Related Topix: East Carolina University, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Education Etc.

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