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Duplin County teen reported missing since Monday

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Duplin County deputies are asking for help finding a missing teen from Kenansville. The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Zyaira Murphy was last seen on Monday on West Best Road near Kenansville. Deputies describe Murphy as five feet, one inch tall, weighing 120...
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KPD: Early morning crash ends in fatality

On Tuesday August 9, 2022, at 6:12 am, officers with the Kinston Police Department along with EMS and Kinston Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a Commercial Truck and motorcycle on 200 block of HWY 58 S. The initial investigation revealed the commercial truck operated by 49...
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Subject wanted for questioning related to a Warsaw murder investigation

WARSAW — The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Carl Faison. He is wanted for questioning in reference to the shooting death of Raekwon Wilson. According to law enforcement in the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 6, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Warsaw Police Department responded to Boy Scout Lane in Warsaw, N.C. for the shooting death of Wilson, a 23 year old from Warsaw. Wilson...

Resource fair helps Kinston community

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Greene Lamp Community Action and several other community groups in Kinston came together Wednesday to help those in need. The “Defeating Poverty Community Resource Fair” allowed people to get their blood pressure checked and also receive fresh produce. One group handed out more than 1,600 pairs of shoes. Those involved said […]

Farmville funds program to lower feral cat population

FARMVILLE — The town board agreed to provide $2,000 to fund a spaying and neutering program to address a large feral cat population following a presentation by resident Jamie Marcum about the issue at the Aug. 2 board meeting. Marcum explained that a single female cat can begin having kittens at the age of four months and can have approximately three litters per year with an average of 4 kittens per litter. ...

Detention Center Inmates Earn Diplomas

GOLDSBORO – There were no tassels to turn. Loose orange tops and bottoms replaced formal robes. Instead of a grand hall, the graduates sat in grey plastic chairs along an austere cement block wall. Every movement of their hands as they looked at their documents was made in pairs, their handcuffs reminding them that they had accomplished this thing even though they were behind bars. In those score sheets and certificates, one group of Wayne County inmates saw a future beyond crime and incarceration with their new high school diplomas.

Motorcyclist killed in morning crash in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A motorcyclist was killed this morning when police said he was hit by a dump truck making a turn. Kinston police said it happened around 6:15 a.m. on Highway 58 South across from Lenoir Community College. The 56-year-old man was heading south on the highway when...

Man wanted in recent ENC breaking and entering case

KINSTON, Lenoir County — The Kinston Police Department is looking for the suspect in a recent breaking and entering. Anyone that recognizes the man involved is asked to contact the Kinston Police Department’s Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

Washington picked first, West Craven second in EPC poll

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Washington High School’s football team was picked to win the Eastern Plains Conference this season, according to a vote taken by the league’s coaches during a media day event on Wednesday at Farmville Central High School. High school football preview: Owens optimistic about Washington’s potential Farmville Central looking for bigger things […]

NC deputy killed in the line of duty laid to rest on Tuesday

GOLDSBORO, Wayne County — A procession honored fallen Wayne County Deputy Sergeant Matthew Fishman before he was laid to rest. Fishman was killed in the line of duty in a shooting last Monday. The shooting also injured 2 other Wayne County Deputies who, following a stay at ECU Health, are now recovering at home.

WCC Starting Community Band

GOLDSBORO – Wayne Community College will start the “Bison Community Concert Band” this fall. The band is open to anyone 16 years old or older of any skill level. “Everybody will come together for the rehearsals and concerts,” said WCC Music Instructor Randi Chalfant. “Some experience...

Motorcyclist identified who died in Tuesday crash

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kinston police are investigating a crash that killed a motorcyclist Tuesday morning. Police and EMS responded at 6:12 a.m. to the 200 block of Hwy. 58 South after a report of a crash involving a commercial truck and a motorcycle. When they arrived, they found the motorcyclist, a 56-year-old man, dead […]

Rural Teacher Leadership Network Includes five educators from LCPS

Five LCPS teachers have been selected to join North Carolina’s Rural Teacher Leadership Network, an ongoing effort to create a capable and diverse community of rural educators with a focus on equity, trauma-informed practice and teacher leadership. Teachers April Modlin and Jessie Van Cura of Contentnea-Savannah K-8 School, Kaylah...

‘A new way of life': Program helps Pitt County students make transition to middle and high schools

FARMVILLE — Considering fear-inducing, popular middle-grade titles such as “How I Survived Middle School,” “Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life” and “Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf,” it’s no wonder that many students approach their sixth-grade year carrying a backpack-load of apprehension. But a new summer program aims to help Pitt County Schools students separate fact from fiction when it comes to moving up to another school. Transition to Middle and High School, being held this week, invites rising sixth- and ninth-graders in...

Aug. 10 Community News

Email announcements to Civic Center Dance The monthly Washington Civic Center Dance, 110 Gladden St., will be from 7-10 p.m. Thursday. Music by DJ Justin Rouse and hosted by Phyllis Woolard and Jane Bass. Admission is $8 with a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. No alcohol, no smoking, no children. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Line dance class at 6:35 p.m. Call 944-6198 or text 364-7264. ...