Lenoir County, NC

Lenoir County Notice of Public Hearing - Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Manager’s Recommended Budget

Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Manager’s Recommended Budget In accordance with N.C.G.S. 159-12(b) for the purpose of taking comments from the public with regards to the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget, as proposed and submitted by the County Manager to the Board of Commissioners on May 16, 2022, the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, June 6, 2022, during the regular meeting of the Commissioners which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chambers located at 130 South Queen Street, Kinston, NC.
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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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Chef Spotlight: Vivian Howard of Lenoir in Charleston, South Carolina

Vivian Howard grew up in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She has authored two award-winning cookbooks, created and starred in TV shows Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, and owns four restaurants—including her latest, Lenoir, in Charleston. The Accidental Chef. “I started working in kitchens 25 years ago to...

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 […]

Two former Lenoir County leaders die over the weekend

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -Two Lenoir County leaders died over the weekend. Former Kinston Mayor, Johnnie Mosley died at the age of 79 at his home on Saturday, according to Mills Funeral Home. Mosley was the first Black Mayor of Kinston. Additionally, 73-year-old George W. Graham who represented Lenoir County...

Strong apprehended and charged for attempted murder of 17 year old

On Tuesday, May 17th, 2022, members of the Kinston Police Department were able to apprehend and charge Jameon Strong, 21, of Kinston N.C. for his involvement in the attempted murder of the 17 year old male victim from Friday’s shooting incident. Strong was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 bond.

Former NC Rep. and County Chairman George Graham passes

According to multiple sources, former NC House Representative and Lenoir County Chairman George Graham has passed away. Graham was born on February 16, 1949. He was 73. Graham served as a member of the NC House from 2013 through 2018 and served the citizens of Lenoir County for over 30 years on the board of commissioners.

Mike Parker: 'Message in Music' hits the stage at Funk Festival

From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, the Kinston Music Park will offer fun and Funk as the African American Heritage Commission of Kinston and Lenoir County hosts its fifth edition of the Funk Festival. The park is located at Spring Hill and South Queen Street in Kinston. The Community Council for the Arts, Visit Kinston, and the North Carolina Arts Council also support this event.

Letter to the Editor: Billy Davis, candidate for District 1 School Board

Primary day is almost here. I just want to take time and thank everyone for their support that they have shown me in the past the present and hopefully future. I have lived in this community (District 1) My while life, my opponent has not. I graduated from South Lenoir high school, I worked for Lenoir County School system for 32 years and retire. I have been on the school board for 16 years. We have made great strides in the 16 years, and in those 16 years we have gone from our staff and faculty attending training and seminars to now they are teaching the classes. We also had the superintendent of the year for the state in 2021.