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30 min 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

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

30 min 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

6 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

9 hrs ago | 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

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Kinston Free Press

United Way, Bojangles team up for - Stuff The Bus' drive Saturday

While the Lenoir-Greene United Way had its annual "Stuff The Bus" drive to garner school supplies for needy children in the two counties, a different joint partnering organization took the event to another level.

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Related Topix: Lenoir, NC

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, Jones 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, Jones County, NC

Kinston Free Press

Photo Page: Market Day

The Lenoir County Farmer's Market, known for selling a vast selection of fruits and vegetables, gave out one of their last free treats of the season.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Recipes, Potatoes

WITN

Kinston Man Caught Trespassing In Housing Complex

According to the Kinston Department of Public Safety, Staffond Brown was caught trespassing in the Jack Roundtree apartments in Kinston late Friday night.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

CBS Local

NC Boys And Girls Club Worker Facing Sex Charges

A worker at the Lenoir County Boys and Girls Club is facing several sex-related charges involving a teenage boy.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC

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