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Man charged after leaving his kids to go to work

A Mount Olive man faces four counts of misdemeanor child abuse for not providing adult supervision for children while he went to work. On May 3, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a 7-year-old child and his younger brother, a 2-year-old, were left alone at their home without any supervision. When deputies arrived at the home, they made contact with the two children and began looking for the parent who wasn’t there.
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Kinston police car and other vehicle involved in crash

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Kinston police say one of their officers was involved in a crash in Kinston Wednesday. Major R.G. Russell says an officer was responding to a call at about 2:34 p.m. when they collided with a vehicle at the intersection of Plaza Boulevard and North Herritage Street.
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NC Highway Patrol investigating crash involving Kinston police vehicle

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving a Kinston Police Department vehicle that happened on Wednesday. Kinston police said the crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. An officer was responding to a call for assistance when the vehicle they were driving collided with another vehicle at […]
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Kinston police officer involved in two-vehicle crash

KINSTON, Lenoir County — Officials with the Kinston Police Department said one of its police officers was involved in a vehicle crash. They said it happened around 2:34 p.m. at the intersection of Plaza Blvd. and N. Herritage Street. The police officer was traveling East on Plaza and the...
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Feds: Heroin, meth dealer from Goldsboro sentenced to 25 years in prison

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCN) — A Goldsboro man convicted of distributing heroin and more than 25 pounds of methamphetamines will spend 25 years in prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that Edquan Battle, 35, received a 300-month sentence following his conviction on conspiracy...
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Ayden’s “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-Off and Festival returns this weekend

Wanted: Police looking for suspect in weekend shooting. Third child who died last month at Camp Lejeune was 4-month-old boy. We now know the third child who died last month at Camp Lejeune was a four-month-old boy. Live stream meeting led to secret peeping arrest of Jacksonville teacher. Updated: 5...
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Only time will tell

The old days are long gone never to be lived again. It’s a life lesson the older generation learns, especially those who grew up in Mount Olive. Steve Wiggins recalls that time. He used to bicycle downtown on Saturdays and ride by at least four department stores that sold...
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Kinston man arrested, held on $1M bond in shooting of teen

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A Kinston man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of a teen that happened last Friday. Kinston Police said in a media release Tuesday evening that Jameon Strong, 21, of Kinston, was taken into custody. He is facing attempted murder charges in the shooting a 17-year-old that happened last […]
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North Duplin's postseason run ends

BEAR GRASS - North Duplin’s postseason run ended with a 4-1 loss to Bear Grass Charter in round three of the NC High School Athletic Association 1A playoffs Tuesday evening. The third-seeded Bears turned three double plays, while a trio of pitchers combined to scatter five hits and log 10 strikeouts.
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Nature Homeschool Day celebrated in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Wednesday was Nature Homeschool Day, and the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center in Kinston is teaching children about the environment. Kids got to explore the different kinds of plants and animals near the Neuse River. Activity leaders say this was a beneficial way to get kids out. “So to get […]
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Davis wins Democratic primary for 1st Congressional District

SNOW HILL, N.C. (WITN) - State Senator Don Davis has won the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District. Davis defeated Erica Smith, a former state senator by a two-to-one margin. Davis is the former mayor of Snow Hill and will face the winner of the GOP primary in November.
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Is Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory coming to Kinston?

Earlier this month, Jimmy Donaldson, otherwise known as MrBeast, posted images and videos on Twitter depicting a recreation of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Donaldson is known on YouTube as a creator who specializes in expensive stunts. MrBeast was named one of the 10 highest-paid YouTubers of 2020. The chocolate...
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Ayden’s “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-Off and Festival returns this weekend

AYDEN, N.C. (WITN) - The 5th Annual “Kings of Q” BBQ Cook-Off and Festival kicks off this weekend in Ayden after a two-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This year, there will be 33 teams from across North Carolina, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Virginia to compete in cooking categories including pork, ribs, chicken, and brisket.
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NC Freedom Fest returns to downtown Goldsboro this Saturday

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — NC Freedom Fest is back for 2022 in Goldsboro. It’s a family-friendly festival to celebrate military personnel, first responders and all who serve in the armed forces to protect us at home and abroad. It’s happening Saturday in Downtown Goldsboro at Freedom Field. The festival kicks off at 3:45 pm and […]
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Man charged in Friday’s shooting of teenager in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - An arrest has been made in the shooting of a teenager that happened last week in Kinston. Kinston police said they charged Jameon Strong, of Kinston, with attempted murder for shooting the 17-year-old. The shooting happened Friday night around 6:30 p.m. in the 400 block of...
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