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6 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Suspected domestic incident with firearm quickly defused

A bad situation that could have become much worse came to a timely resolution after authorities arrived on the scene of an incident Friday on Huntington Park Drive.

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11 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Workshop gives parents tips to help children with reading

Parents and students got a chance to hear tips about improving reading skills on Thursday at Southeast Elementary School during the Literacy Lunch and Learn.

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15 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Scooter, Lincoln collide head-on outside La Grange Food Lion

A blue and white scooter and a silver Lincoln sedan collided head-on shortly after noon Friday outside the Food Lion on East Washington Street.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WCTI

Lenoir County native celebrates third "Coples Community Weekend"

Former University of North Carolina and current New York Jets defensive end , Quinton Coples celebrates his third annual festive weekend, in his hometown of Kinston.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, New Bern, NC

Kinston Free Press

Vehicle accident in La Grange

On the scene of a wreck in La Grange in front of Food Lion. Rider of the scooter is conscious, in a lot of pain, taken to LMH by Lenoir County EMS.

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Related Topix: La Grange, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WCTI

Police searching for Kinston shooting suspect

The incident took place at 10:23 in front of Building 13 of the Mitchell Wooten Apartment complex in Lenoir County.

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WCTI

Trooper ID woman killed in 2-vehicle wreck

Troopers have released the name of a mother killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Lenoir County Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Grifton, NC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Domestic incidents result in felony auto theft charge

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office deputies found and arrested a man Sunday wanted for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle and four misdemeanors stemming from domestic assault incidents.

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WITN

Alarming Number Of Pets Being Dropped Off At Lenoir County Shelter

It's a problem shelter director Lisa Wrzesinski says got worse during the recent slump in the economy- and she says they've had to make some tough decisions.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Unemployment rates in May down from a year ago

Larry Parker, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division, said May is the time when students are getting out of school and seeking summer jobs, as are others.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Jones County, NC, Greene County, NC, Scotland County, NC, Currituck County, NC

WITN

Traffic Alert: Wreck Closes Part of 258 In Kinston

The Department of Transportation said a Monday morning wreck has closed part of a typically busy highway in Lenoir County.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Arthur causes minor damage, power outages

Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, swept across the region Thursday night causing power outages and minor damage in Greene, Lenoir and Jones counties.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Jones County, NC

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Man allegedly assaults girlfriend, father

A domestic incident got out of hand on Fox Hunters Drive on June 17, leading to the arrest of a man for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and father after earlier taking a sledgehammer to a Chevrolet Silverado.

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Kinston Free Press

KDPS investigating attempted murder

According to a Kinston Department of Public Safety report, the victim was in the 600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Greenville, NC

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

Emergency personnel stage, train for hurricane response

In offices tucked into a corner of the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina Emergency Management staff and personnel from multiple agencies coordinated their efforts ahead of Hurricane Arthur's expected landfall on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Hurricane Arthur, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Kinston Free Press

Hundreds of dollars in lawn tools stolen

Sometime between noon on June 18 and 11 a.m. on June 19, someone entered a shed on Dobbs Farm Road and left with about $1,800 in lawn equipment.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Hill Center helps students prepare for reading tests

Armed with an emphasis of helping students improve their reading through new methods, teachers participating in the Read to Achieve summer reading camp are hoping to see a high success rate when the camp concludes.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

Kinston Free Press

Lunch and learn about literacy on Thursday

Parents looking for ways to help their children succeed in school, specifically in reading, can get tips from experts at the Literacy Lunch and Learn Thursday at Southeast Elementary School in Kinston.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Kinston Free Press

A Chef's Life honored at North Carolina General Assembly

An ode to the past gave representation to a local business in the present and future at Tuesday's North Carolina General Assembly meeting.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Lenoir, NC

WITN

Big Shipment Of Heroin Seized In Kinston

A large amount of drugs is off the streets after the narcotics unit of one police force shut a shipment down.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kinston, NC

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