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Teenager in ‘stable’ condition after Goldsboro shooting, suspect arrested: police

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — One person was arrested for shooting a teenager early Sunday morning, according to the Goldsboro Police Department. On Sunday morning shortly after 1:15 a.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department heard several gunshots coming from the area of South Center Street. Police said a ShotSpotter alert led officers to the 400 block of S. Center St., where they found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound.
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Traffic checkpoint leads to drug, gun charges

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reduction Unit held a state-required quarterly traffic checkpoint on Sept. 17 near the Edgecombe-Pitt County line to look for impaired drivers on a football night in eastern North Carolina. Deputies charged 15 drivers with a variety of violations while two others were arrested on more serious charges and jailed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center. The location was picked because of its proximity to...

Kinston’s first ENC Pride Festival coming Oct. 8

KINSTON, N.C. — ENC Pride’s inaugural Pride Festival is upcoming. ENC Pride’s goal is to unify the LGBTQIA+ community, its allies and all people in Eastern North Carolina. The Festival will be held on October 8 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The celebration will be a family-friendly event for all ages, focusing on the […]

Attempted murder investigation underway in Goldsboro

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Police say they are investigating an attempted first-degree murder in Goldsboro. The Goldsboro Police Department says on Friday at about 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of Daisy Street due to learning of gunshots in the area. While responding, officers were told about a 911 call from the 300 block of Park Avenue.

Farmers Market update for September 24, 2022

Market open between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm Tuesday and Saturday. Donation Station, Saturday October 15, 2022. (Scroll down for more information) Breakfast on the Boat to look forward to on Saturday, October 15, 2022. If you have never attended please do it this time. You will be so glad you did.

Animals for adoption

Animal Services The Pitt County Animal Services Pet of the Week is Oliver, a medium-size, adult male gray and white tabby. The animal shelter, located at 4550 County Home Road, is open weekdays by appointment. Call 902-1725. Visit to view animals available for adoption. Humane Society ...

Crime Roundup: Weapons stolen during residential break-ins

A gun, jewelry and other property was stolen during a break-in at a Stokes-area home this week, a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office case report indicated. The incident was reported about 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at a residence in the 3200 block of N.C. 30. The resident said electronics, jewelry and a firearm valued at a total of $1,701 were stolen. A firearm also was reported stolen in another incident in...

South Ayden class of 1967 celebrates 55-year reunion

The South Ayden High School Class of 1967 celebrated their 55th year reunion during Labor Day weekend at The Rock Springs Center in Greenville with a senior prom. Three former South Ayden High School teachers were honored during this reunion gala on Sept. 2. Some Eagles lived locally, others nationally, and a few internationally. Curtis Forbes, chair of reunion planning committee said, “With great expectation we gathered for an afternoon, and weekend to slightly touch base with classmates we hadn’t seen for some time. Catching...

Private security team volunteers at Pitt County Fair

The security team initially hired to keep Pitt County Fair-goers safe is now volunteering at the event after an issue with state licensing led to their termination. Bam Bam Phillips, CEO of Dem Boyz, took to Facebook Friday to clear the air about his unlicensed security company being fired by Pitt County Fair manager Ken Ross. Ross told The Daily Reflector on Thursday that he’d cut Dem Boyz loose after he found out there was an issue with their licensing. ...

Christopher Nelson: Fall Into Your Future at Neuse Regional Libraries

Neuse Regional Libraries has taken pride over the years in offering avenues for personal and professional growth, including our ongoing collaboration with Lenoir Community College to provide our twice-weekly Career Ready Lab at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library (KLCPL). In October the Library will be placing a special focus on career development as our annual Fall Into Your Future Job Fair returns on Saturday, October 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. which will be held in the KLCPL’s Schecter Auditorium.

Kinston-Lenoir County Annual St. Baldrick's Event to fight childhood cancer

On November 15, 2018, the most courageous kid I have ever known, at the age of 15, passed on to be with the Lord. He was handsome, intelligent, great sense of humor, and a quick wit. He was a gifted musician. His faith was stronger than that of some of the greatest preachers I’ve known. He was the best of us. His name was Colby Tucker.

High School Football: Wilson, Rams off to historic start

Five weeks into the high school football season and a zero remains in the loss column for Greene Central. For the Rams, it is just their second 5-0 start in program history, matching the 2015 season in which the team won eight straight to start the year on the way to finishing 10-2. Despite the strong start to the season, Greene Central is 0-0 going into tonight’s matchup with SouthWest...

High School Football: Jaguars surge past Chargers

FARMVILLE — After surrendering an opening-drive score, Farmville Central scored 39 unanswered points on its way to a 46-14 Homecoming victory over visiting Ayden-Grifton in an Eastern Plains 2A Conference football game Friday night. While the Chargers dominated the time of possession battle in the first half, finishing with a 36-10 margin in offensive plays run, a few explosive plays helped the hosts take a 20-7 lead into the half. ...

Farmville unveils new logo

FARMVILLE — Town boosters on Friday unveiled a new logo and hailed a campaign they said will modernize Farmville’s image while staying connected to its roots. Officials and guests braved rainy weather during at an afternoon ceremony to reveal a mural of the logo painted on the side of a park building adjacent to town’s splash park. “Farmville has been built on traditions for the past 150 years, and we...

Farmville Central high flying basketball star Short commits to New Orleans

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Farmville Central high flying senior Jah Short announced his commitment to Division 1 New Orleans on Friday night. New Orleans plays in the Southland Conference. Short averaged 20 points per game last season according to Farmville Central’s statistics. Short and the Jags finished as state runner up last season in class 2A. They had won the previous three state titles. Short was state game most outstanding player his sophomore season.

FBI arrests Greenville man on fentanyl, other drug charges; Ayden police officer placed on leave

The Federal Bureau of Investigation executed search warrants at two Pitt County homes this week and arrested a man indicted in a conspiracy to distribute meth, cocaine and fentanyl. Treyvon Ladonte Page was arrested after a search of an apartment at 907 Allen Road in Greenville, according to a document from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He was indicted by a grand jury on Aug. 23. ...

Help wanted: Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

Starting Salary $18.45 per hour depending on experience. Resume required. Job Detail Interviews housing applicants and determines eligibility. Processes paperwork including HAP contracts to enroll participants in the Section 8 program. Schedules and conducts annual and interim examinations to determine eligibility and payment adjustments. Processes verification documents. May assist with briefing meetings for new participants.