Jones County Newswire (Page 4)

Jones County Newswire (Page 4)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Jones County, NC. (Page 4)

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  1. Arapahoe Charter School to celebrate new facility Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2017 | Sun Journal

    A major school construction project kicks off April 7 when Arapahoe Charter School hosts a community groundbreaking and the start of construction on a new $8.9 million facility. It begins on the campus at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate 20 years as the area's only public regional school of choice.

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  2. Three accused of stealing appliances from vacant homes Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... fled from law enforcement on at least one occasion already, Maj. Chris Thomas said, and Brown was captured in Jones County just a few hours later. Matthew's bond was set at $14,000 and Taylor's bond was set at $15,000. Brown's bond was set at ...

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  3. Will it or wona t it: Snow forecast for Sunday in ENC Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Kinston Free Press

    ... had that cold snap in April which completely ruined my garden." Tracy Somerlad, who is spending her weekend in Jones County, said she couldn't decide how she felt about it. "On the one hand, it would be nice to see some snow this winter, but at this ...

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  4. More than 2,000 acres of coastal waters close to shellfish harvestingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | Topsail Advertiser

    ... "Stormwater is a local problem. The stormwater runoff was put there in Swansboro and was not created in Jones County or somewhere else. We have a responsibility to do something," Tursi said. The watershed plan presents a number of ways the town can ...

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  5. Who Was Sugar Dulin?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Mint Hill Times

    ... of April, 1763, as my parents sd any How Before I Mind & they Settled within Two miles of where Trenttown in Jones County stands,& they sd. Before I Mind they moved Ten Miles Higher up within one mile of old Daniel Shines & there I was raised & ...

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  6. How Onslow County commissioners voted Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Topsail Advertiser

    Letter regarding potential loss of Prevention and Public Health Fund: The county authorized Chairman Jack Bright to provide a letter to the county's congressional delegation asking they consider the potential negative impact eliminations in state or federal funding will have on state and local public health efforts for citizens, when they propose changes to the Affordable Care Act. Approved 5-0 Yes: Jack Bright, Royce Bennett, Paul Buchanan, Robin Knapp, Mark Price Interlocal agreement between Jones and Onslow Counties: The two counties would provide assistance to the Jones County Health Department to complete the requirements of the Centers for Disease Control Public Health Preparedness Cooperative Agreement.

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  7. Educators support governor's proposal to raise teacher payRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Topsail Advertiser

    There is support among area educators for a proposal from the governor that would raise teacher pay, but caution remains as the plan heads to state legislators for consideration. Gov. Roy Cooper announced a proposal for a multi-year increase in teacher pay that would bring teacher salaries in North Carolina to at least the national average within five years and to first in the Southeast within three years.

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  8. My walk with God, from oppression to the palace Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Sun Journal

    ... a black man. My parents, Ernest and Lucy Gibbs, moved to New Bern, after I was born, from a little village in Jones County named Goshen. My maternal grandparents moved to New Bern with them. They all moved in together in Duffyfield; the poorest ...

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  9. Black voters in Jones County, N.C., haven't been heard, they say. Can a new lawsuit change that?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    Backed by civil rights groups and private law firms, a group of Jones County, N.C., residents have filed a lawsuit to end voting practices they consider discriminatory. The case could signal a shift in civil rights litigation.

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  10. Jones County Lawsuit latest bump on a rocky roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Kinston Free Press

    This week's lawsuit against the Jones County board of commissioners, county manager and board of elections members isn't the first time the county's racial disparities have been brought out. Monday a national civil rights organization sued the county on behalf of black voters, claiming the current electoral system in Jones County invites racial discrimination.

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  11. Hey DOJ, forget about fake voter fraud and protect the very real minority vote in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Daily Kos

    ... disproportionately held by African Americans." And this week, the hits keep on coming. On Monday, lawyers sued Jones County, North Carolina, on the claim that it discriminates against black voters and makes it impossible for them to elect candidates ...

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  12. Jones County voters sue, allege discrimination -Read the original story

    Feb 14, 2017 | The Robesonian

    A national civil rights organization sued Monday on behalf of black voters in a rural North Carolina county, alleging how local officials are elected constitutes racial discrimination. The federal lawsuit, one of many filed recently by North Carolina black voters or their allies alleging Voting Rights Act violations, seeks to eliminate the method by which the five commissioners are elected in Jones County, 100 miles southeast of Raleigh.

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  13. Black North Carolina Residents Face Racial Bias When Voting , New Lawsuit SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | NewsOne

    In a bid to create a better chance for black residents of rural areas to get elected to local office, a team of civil rights and private lawyers has filed what one prominent civil rights organization calls the first major voting rights lawsuit of the year. Attorneys from the Washington-based Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and two private law firms filed the suitThe suit alleges that the black residents who account for about a third of the population in Jones County, N.C., are prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs because the county elects commissioners at large rather than by district.

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  14. Racial bias alleged in N. Carolina county's election methodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | WSOCTV

    A national civil rights organization sued Monday on behalf of black voters in a rural North Carolina county, alleging how local officials are elected constitutes racial discrimination. The federal lawsuit, one of many filed recently by North Carolina black voters or their allies alleging Voting Rights Act violations, seeks to eliminate the method by which the five commissioners are elected in Jones County, 100 miles southeast of Raleigh.

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  15. North Carolina county sued for discriminating against black votersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | ThinkProgress

    ... for Civil Rights Under Law filed the first major federal voting rights lawsuit of the year, alleging that Jones County, North Carolina's voting system discriminates against African-American residents. Jones County is roughly one-third black, but the ...

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  16. The dark history of NC's immigration politicsRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | Lincoln Times-News

    ... social, economic and religious diversity, according to one study. U.S. Sen. Furnifold Simmons, a Democrat from Jones County who served from 1901 to 1931, was the state's powerful political boss as well as chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance ...

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  17. Lawsuit seeks voting rights for black rural residents in North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | USA Today

    Lawsuit seeks voting rights for black rural residents in North Carolina A black person has not served on the Jones County Board of Commissioners since 1998. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2kCPePs In a bid to create a better chance for black residents of rural areas to get elected to local office, a team of civil rights and private lawyers has filed what one major civil rights organization calls the first major voting rights lawsuit of the year.

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  18. While the controversy over President Donald Trump's immigration...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... social, economic and religious diversity, according to one study. U.S. Sen. Furnifold Simmons, a Democrat from Jones County who served from 1901 to 1931, was the state's powerful political boss as well as chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance ...

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  19. JCSO: Two alleged drug dealers get wake-up call Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Kinston Free Press

    Two alleged drug dealers were woken up at 6:30 a.m. Thursday when three police agencies came knocking with search warrants, officials said. Steven Crouell, 43, of Murrell Lane in Trenton was arrested that day by the Jones County Sheriff's Office and charged with three counts of selling and delivering a schedule II controlled substance; four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver a schedule II substance; four counts of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.

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  20. Greene County maintains low unemployment rate Posted atRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Kinston Free Press

    North Carolina unemployment rates increased in 71 counties in December, locally the rate held steady or decreased in Greene and Lenoir counties and increased in Jones County. The statewide unemployment rate for December 2016 was 4.9 percent, according to figures released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce Labor & Economic Analysis Division.

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