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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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.

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Kinston sex offense suspect arrested in Duplin County

Vincent Gerard Bullock, 51, is charged with felony first-degree sex offense with a child, a Class B1-level felony, which is the highest-level state offense not automatically triggering a sentence of death or life in prison without parole in the case of a conviction.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, State Prisons, Prison

WITN

Kinston Man Charged With Sex Offense With Child

A man who is accused of committing a sex offense against a child is headed back to Lenoir County to face charges.

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Related Topix: Kinston, NC, Duplin County, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Pink Hill Council of Aging holds meeting Wednesday to raise attendance

The Pink Hill Council on Aging won't be closing, but more attendance is needed to ensure the doors stay open.

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Related Topix: Pink Hill, NC

WCTI

Family mourns man who was gunned down inside car

Family members of 21-year-old Duane Lavoris Bright Jr. say his death was horrific want justice for their loved one.

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Kinston Free Press

Three reports of shots-fired calls worry residents

Officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety, assisted by Lenoir County Sheriff's Office deputies, responded to the area of 1313 Morningside Drive around 6:25 p.m. Monday to a call of a drive-by shooting.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WITN

New Info: Car Riddled With Bullets As Man Shot Dead On La Grange Street

Lenoir County deputies and EMS were called to the corner of South Wooten Street and Lenoir Street around 1:25 p.m. Sheriff Chris Hill says their preliminary investigation shows that two people were in a truck that pulled in behind Bright's silver Chevy Impala.

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Kinston Free Press

Fewer benefits for unemployed

Since July 1, benefits for unemployed North Carolinians eligible for them will receive assistance for a maximum of 14 weeks, down from 19 at the beginning of the year, due to unemployment rates dropping 1.5 percent in three-month increments.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Pair arrested on felony crack, marijuana charges

Lenoir County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men on July 6 wanted for numerous drug charges, including felony intent to sell crack cocaine and marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Snow Hill, NC, La Grange, NC

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