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Three men get prison time for separate drug crimes in Eastern Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - Three North Carolina men have been sentenced to prison time for drug crimes committed in Eastern Carolina. Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas has announced that Shakeem Dolphin, 40, of Winterville, Antonio Lewis, 44, of New Bern, and Saul Hernandez, 37, of Snow Camp, were sentenced to prison. Here is how they were sentenced:
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Area Death Notices - June 25, 26 & 27

Sherwood Lee Swann, 88, of Newport, passed away on June 26, 2022, at Carteret Health Care. Arrangements are pending at this time. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noebrooks.net Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC. Dorothy Andrews, New Bern. Dorothy Andrews, 91, passed...
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Local re-entry program on horizon for Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A summit was held in the City of Jacksonville Monday morning about the possibility of developing a re-entry program in the community.  Community leaders gathered at the Sandy Run Baptist Church with a goal to make Onslow County a better place for everyone by giving people second chances.   “When I […]
JACKSONVILLE, NC
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‘It’s all about second chances’: Jacksonville to reintroduce re-entry program

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Jacksonville Department of Public Safety and community leaders are trying to help former prisoners adjust to life once they’re free. The state Department of Public Safety says more than 20,000 people return to their home communities after being released from North Carolina state prisons every year. About 95% of people in prison will eventually return to their home communities.
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Craven County sees increase in foster care cases

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — A Craven County group, EasterSeals UCP in New Bern, is taking a look at the increasing number of foster care cases in that area. “There’s has definitely been a jump, and honestly I think it had to do with when the schools started opening back up again, and the reason […]
CRAVEN COUNTY, NC
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Tim Harris Endorses Toussaint Summers for Mayor

Throughout the spring of this year I had the unique opportunity to be on the campaign trail with both Mr. Toussaint Summers and Mr. Jeffrey Odham as we three appealed to you, the voters, in our bids to be the next mayor of New Bern. I knew these men by reputation only going into this campaign – but I have come out with a fuller and deeper sense of who each of these men are, I think, than most can ever hope to know about a candidate as we head into the ballot box on July 26th.
NEW BERN, NC
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Everyone Comes Together Here

As I reflect on my two decades in New Bern, I was recently delighted to see one of my favorite local Downtown restaurants, Thai Angel, proudly flying the PRIDE flag — a symbol synonymous with gay pride and the LGBTQ+ community’s fight for equal rights and acceptance world-wide.
NEW BERN, NC
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Recap of New Bern Board of Aldermen Meeting — May 24, 2022

The May 24, 2022 Board of Aldermen meeting was held in the Courtroom at City Hall located at 300 Pollock St. You can also watch live on the City of New Bern’s Facebook page or watch later on City 3 TV. Meeting opened by Mayor Dana E. Outlaw. Prayer...
NEW BERN, NC

North Carolina History Theater to host a murder mystery

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – North Carolina History Theater is offering its second comic murder mystery, “Who Killed Mr. O’Blatherskite?” for the dates during August It’s a chance to have a night of entertainment at clubs, organizations, country clubs or theaters and will bring the show to your location. Mr. O’Blatherskite – the corrupt president […]
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Jazz Saxophonist Ben Sparrow & Friends Return to New Bern

New Bern Civic Theatre’s Encore Series presents Ben Sparrow & Friends – An Evening of Jazz Standards at The Studio on Sunday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. One of South Florida’s premier saxophonists, known for his warm and engaging sound, Ben Sparrow returns to his home state of North Carolina to perform with some of the area’s finest jazz musicians. The presentation will also feature New Bern vocalist John Van Dyke.
NEW BERN, NC
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Jacksonville leaders to discuss reentry council development

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -One Eastern North Carolina city is set to discuss the development of a reentry council Monday morning. Reentry programs help formerly incarcerated people integrate back into society and help prevent returns to jail. The discussion among leaders will take place at Sandy Run Baptist church in Jacksonville...
JACKSONVILLE, NC
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Max Jonathan Cain of La Grange Earns Degree from UMGC

ADELPHI, MD (06/24/2022)-- Max Jonathan Cain of La Grange earned a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Homeland Security from University of Maryland Global Campus. Worldwide, more than 13,600 graduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 32 countries and U.S. territories, earned UMGC degrees during the 2021-22 academic year.
LA GRANGE, NC
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Eastern Carolina protesters battle opinions of Roe v Wade overrule

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday to overturn Roe v Wade has garnered support and opposition in Eastern North Carolina. Anger, rage, and fear were felt on Sunday, during the Act Up for Human Rights rally held in Jacksonville. Some drove hours to make their voices heard at the Onslow County Courthouse.
JACKSONVILLE, NC

Inflation, shortages affecting ENC firework sales

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – With the Fourth of July approaching, firework stands are popping up across the country. But with inflation and shortages affecting everyone, firework companies are also seeing its effects. Representatives for TNT and Phantom Fireworks locations in Jacksonville said that they’ve been hit hard by the current state of the economy but […]
JACKSONVILLE, NC

Wood Ducks start six-game series with Cannon Ballers

Kinston, N.C. – The Down East Wood Ducks are coming off a series sweep (6-0) against the Carolina Mudcats and will be starting a six-game series with the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers (28-41), the Class-A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Tuesday: Wood Ducks vs Cannon Ballers: 6 pm Wednesday: Wood Ducks vs Cannon Ballers: 11 […]
KINSTON, NC
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