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  1. President Trump to visit Cherry Point as part of Florence tour Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Kinston Free Press

    President Donald Trump is scheduled to get an update on storm-damaged areas of North Carolina on Wednesday at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. There was no formal itinerary for the presidential visit as of Tuesday morning except that Air Force One was expected to arrive at Cherry Point sometime on Wednesday, according to the White House.

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  2. 'Worse than we expected:' Beach homeowners assess Florence damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Kinston Free Press

    As roads to New Bern and Atlantic Beach slowly open up, many people are just beginning to assess the damage to their beach homes after Hurricane Florence barreled through the area this weekend. Michele Nix, who lives in Kinston but has a vacation mobile home on the canal in Atlantic Beach, was one of the lucky ones.

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  3. Florence stalls, besieges Carolinas with non-stop rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | Kinston Free Press

    Florence, now a tropical storm, swirled at a near-standstill over the Carolinas on Saturday, dumping non-stop rain over areas already flooded by seawater and swelling rivers and creeks across both states. Some towns have already been soaked by more than 2 feet of drenching rains , and forecasters warned that totals could reach 3 feet, unleashing floods well inland through early next week.

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  4. Thousands without power in Kinston as Florence treks southRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Kinston Free Press

    Florence slowly pushed onto shore early Friday morning, cutting power, knocking down trees and flooding cities like New Bern, Wilmington and Jacksonville, but so far sparing Kinston the brunt of her fury.  Sandbags in front of downtown shops show that Kinston was taking the threat seriously, and although the Neuse River was still contained in its banks Friday morning, Lenoir County is projecting it may rise to 19.9 feet by Wednesday. When the Neuse River gets up to 17 or 18 feet, it floods the Neuseway Nature Center.

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  5. Mother, baby dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the CarolinasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 14 | Kinston Free Press

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - Hurricane Florence rolled ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, killing at least two people and trapping hundreds more in high water as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing cinderblock motel.

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  6. Hurricane Florence forecaster: 'I wish we had better news'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | Kinston Free Press

    As residents prepared Tuesday for the possible arrival of Hurricane Florence, officials and forecasters stressed one important theme: The storm could be a killer. “People should prepare for life-threatening impacts,” Erik Heden, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Newport, said Tuesday morning.

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  7. West Craven sweeps South Lenoir in volleyballRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | Kinston Free Press

    The West Craven volleyball team picked up its third-straight victory Thursday night with a 3-0 Eastern Carolina 2A Conference win over South Lenoir. It's been all positive since a Aug. 23 loss at New Bern as the Eagles haven't dropped a set since that defeat.

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  8. Appointees bring experience to N.C. coastal commissionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 24 | Kinston Free Press

    Renee Cahoon, chairwoman of the Coastal Resources Commission, said, "I think we'll have a good commission. We have a former chairman and a deputy secretary of the Division."

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  9. SROs on the front lines to protect schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 21 | Kinston Free Press

    At Columbine, police hunkered down and waited for the SWAT teams while two students marched through the school hurling bombs and shooting students. At Parkland, Broward County deputies took cover or waited during 11 minutes when 17 students were slain at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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  10. Take our football quiz for chance to win ECU experienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Grand prize winner will get four season tickets, four season passes to pregame VIP zone, and a prime parking spot. The Kinston Free Press, New Bern Sun Journal, Wilmington StarNews and Jacksonville Daily News have teamed up with East Carolina University to give some lucky readers season tickets and more to Pirates football.

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  11. Blue Devils like Missebukpo - a lotRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Raised in Togo, Africa, Kokou Missebukpo didn't wait long to be discoved on the soccer field following his move to South Lenoir. Fast forward to 2018, and he is expected to be a valuable asset for the Blue Devils' football team this fall.

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  12. Idol hopefuls talk nerves, 'wow factor'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    A continuous line stretched from the side entrance of Mac Daddy's in Cape Carteret when auditions for American Idol began. Hopeful singers from as near as across the street in Cape Carteret and as far as Greenville came for their chance to meet the local celebrity judges, including Bryan Mayer, a country music and songwriter from New Bern, and Veronica Welch of the band Spare Change, from Greenville.

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  13. Craven, area counties see increase in Eastern Equine EncephalitisRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    A recent jump in the number of Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases has state health officials urging horse owners to take precautions against the virus. Six cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been confirmed in North Carolina this year, according to a release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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  14. Kinston prepares for arrival of smart meters Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    A project that started four years ago in Kinston to make smart meters available to electric and water customers is picking up steam.  In 2014, the city installed 50 Advanced Metering Infrastructure meters in Kinston that will allow electric and water customers to see their utility consumption in real time and make adjustments to lower their bills.  Rhonda Barwick, Kinston Public Services director, said customers with an online account will be able to pull up their bills and a calendar that shows the daily consumption.

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  15. ENC American Idol casting call date, judges announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    The American Idol casting for Eastern North Carolina will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10 at bowling and sports bar Mac Daddy's, located at  130 Golfin' Dolphin Drive in Cape Carteret. Upwards of 500 people are expected to audition, according Connie Nolter, general manager of Mac Daddy's.

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  16. Maysville bypass opens, town says lack of traffic is noticeableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Maysville Town Manager Schumata Brown had one word to describe traffic volumes through his municipality after the recent opening of the U.S. 17 bypass: “Tumbleweeds.” While Brown made this statement with tongue firmly planted in cheek, the town manager's description of vehicular traffic through town is shared by many in this small Jones County town, where commuters from New Bern and Jacksonville share the roadway with travelers and vacationers cruising to the coast. “We still get traffic coming up N.C. 58 from the beach and some truck traffic from the state ports,” Brown said.

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  17. Champions crowned at Roy Jones junior golfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    After two days of competition on the course at the Kinston Country Club, Casey Osiecki of New Bern shot a second-round 71 Wednesday to finish at 1 under par and win the TYGA Roy Jones Junior Championship. The lone Kinston player in the main division, Jackson Crocker, finished tied for 20th with an 11-over 153.

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  18. Hurricane Chris was a miss, but Red Cross prepares for next storm Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Hurricane Chris popped up of the coast of North Carolina this week, and though it eventually went out to sea and weakened, it served as a reminder that a large part of the hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30, remains. With that in mind, the Red Cross is looking for volunteers willing to offer assistance should a hurricane strike Eastern North Carolina.

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  19. Chris Segal: 20 Under 40 expands in ENC Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Our readers in Lenoir, Jones and Greene counties may remember a few months ago the call for 20 Under 40 nominations and the subsequent features in My Lenoir magazine. After a decade of success, the recognition has finally expanded down the long stretch of US 70 to Craven County.

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  20. Historic places Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2018 | Kinston Free Press

    Historic homes surrounding Tryon Palace showcase different periods of New Bern's history. In addition, New Bern Academy was the first charter school in the state; an 1809 school building now houses four permanent exhibits as the New Bern Academy Museum.

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