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2 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Back to School: Safe on the bus

With 139 buses driving 6,800 students 1.4 million miles each year, the Lenoir County School System is doing what they can to transport students safely every day.

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3 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Greenbrier Landing to receive $480,000 of federal housing tax credits

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency awarded $480,000 in federal housing tax credits for the project - which provides independent senior living - constructed by the Pendergraph Company in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Kinston, NC

13 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Former Kinston fire captain, reserve deputy sentenced to 15 years for child porn

Thomas Andrew Taylor, 53, of Grifton, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Grifton, NC

13 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Suspect allegedly takes shorts, car

A man allegedly had one too many and when asked to leave a Hickory Hills neighborhood residence, took off in a Monte Carlo that wasn't his to take.

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Related Topix: Greene County, NC, State Prisons, Prison

13 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

Reece Gardner: Remember to vote in November elections

On the local scene, the contested races are: Board of Education, District 1, Billy Davis and Rod Smith ; County Commissioner, District 1, J. Mac Daughety III , Daniel McLawhorn , and Jeni Ackley ; Sheriff, Ronnie Ingram and Rickie Pearson Sr. .

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Related Topix: Pink Hill, NC, Brunswick County, NC, Beverly Perdue, US Governors

16 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

This date in Free Press history: August 20

Sixty days is allowed in which the buildings, all frame structures, and debris are to be removed preparatory to commencing construction of the new postoffice there.

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Related Topix: US News, US Treasury, Kinston, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Suspect allegedly takes shorts, car

A man allegedly had one too many and when asked to leave a Hickory Hills neighborhood residence, took off in a Monte Carlo that wasn't his to take.

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Related Topix: Greene County, NC, State Prisons, Prison

Kinston Free Press

Reece Gardner: Remember to vote in November elections

On the local scene, the contested races are: Board of Education, District 1, Billy Davis and Rod Smith ; County Commissioner, District 1, J. Mac Daughety III , Daniel McLawhorn , and Jeni Ackley ; Sheriff, Ronnie Ingram and Rickie Pearson Sr. .

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Related Topix: Pink Hill, NC, Brunswick County, NC, Beverly Perdue, US Governors

WRAL.com

Former Kinston fire captain, reserve deputy sentenced to 15 years for child porn

Thomas Andrew Taylor, 53, of Grifton, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Grifton, NC

Kinston Free Press

This date in Free Press history: August 19

Three-quarters of a million expended in new buildings and additions in Kinston in a year is truly a splendid showing, and one that the largest cities in the Old North State would not be ashamed of.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Goodwill Community Foundation matches more than $90,000 for Boys and Girls clubs

There were two separate check presentations in Lenoir and Green counties. In Kinston, the Boys and Girls Club received a match grant from the Goodwill Community Foundation of $61,406.40, while the Snow Hill organization received $28,879.60.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Snow Hill, NC, Greene County, NC, Pitt County, NC, Lenoir, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Kinston Free Press

PEACE Foundation shedding light on drug overdose awareness

If you see a purple toilet somewhere in Lenoir County or pinky nails with the same color in the upcoming days, you'll know why.

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Kinston Free Press

One-to-one technology initiative delayed

Students and teachers in Lenoir County Public Schools looking forward to having more technology in the classroom at the beginning of the school year will have to wait a little while longer.

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Related Topix: Computers

Kinston Free Press

Searching for skilled workers

He said he had problems in the past finding local skilled workers. But due to layoffs and a large applicant pool, it's no longer a problem to find machinists, welders and engineers, he added.

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Related Topix: Snow Hill, NC

Kinston Free Press

Lenoir County Sheriff gives edge to one candidate due to additional experience

While Lenoir County Sheriff Chris Hill doesn't officially want to endorse either candidate in the November sheriff race, he spoke very highly of one candidate this week.

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Related Topix: Deep Run, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Treating depression, ending suicidal thoughts

Jane, whose name has been changed, got drunk, stole her mother's car and planned to drive off a cliff.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Kinston, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Superior court decisions

Henry Clay Keel Jr., embezzlement by public official, attempted trafficking , guilty, sentenced to 16-29 months in the Dept.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Lenoir County early college students return to the classroom

Students at Lenoir Early College High School returned to classes on Monday amid an initiative by the principal to ensure that every student graduates.

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Kinston Free Press

Teen shot at Old Snow Hill Road and Dixon Street

Someone shot a 19-year-old man near the corner of Dixon Street and Old Snow Hill Road on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Greenville, NC

Kinston Free Press

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: Rocky Mount boy injured at Lions Water Adventure Park

An injury to a pre-teen boy from Rocky Mount has forced the closing of the Lions Water Adventure Park this afternoon -- and the popular park will also be closed Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family

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