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Goldsboro police investigating after four shot

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — Goldsboro police said four people were shot Tuesday night. Police responded just after 11 p.m. to the 1200 block of Olivia Lane in reference to a report of a shooting. Police discovered four people had been shot. Three were found at the scene while a fourth person was taken to the […]
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Duplin County Sheriff’s Office offers $1K reward for murder suspect

MOUNT OLIVE – The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction Antonio Hodges, 44, of Goldsboro. Hodges is a suspect in the murder of Vincent Edward Woodley Jr., who was shot and killed near Reyes Verdin Lane off of Bennetts Bridge Road in Mount Olive on Monday, Sept. 26. According to the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 3:08 p.m.,...

Wanted Person Resists Arrest In Courtroom, JCSO Says

SMITHFIELD – A person wanted on a felony warrant was located in a courtroom at the Johnston County Courthouse in Smithfield. On August 3rd, deputies said they noticed Kylik Davis of Selma seated in a courtroom. Davis was wanted on a felony obtaining property by false pretense warrant in Cumberland County.

Amtrak Passenger Arrested By Selma Police

SELMA – Police officers arrested a passenger who had been on a southbound Amtrak train that pulled into the Selma Train Depot. Selma Police said they were dispatched August 16 to the Depot to meet an arriving Amtrak train with an unruly passenger on board. Nakia Thigpen, 47, of Chester, Pennsylvania reportedly told officers he had missed his stop in Wilson and his bags had been misplaced.

Lenoir County highway requires temporary closure

KINSTON, N.C. – A short section of U.S. 258 near the Lenoir-Jones county line is scheduled to close next week for drainage improvements. The highway will close in both directions near the Midway Store gas station, but access to the business will be maintained for people coming from West Pleasant Hill Road.  The two-day closure […]

Goldsboro police asking for information following fatal car accident

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - Police are asking the community to give them any information they have about a car accident Sunday afternoon. According to officials, first responders arrived at the 1000 block of West New Hope Road around 3:15 p.m. When they got there they found the driver, Kendra Lewis,...

Selma launches social district

SELMA — The town’s newly created social district made its debut at Rockin’ on Raiford on Sept. 15. By the one account that perhaps mattered most, it went well. “We would like to thank the citizens and the band Switch for putting on a safe and great show for Rockin’ on Raiford,” the Selma Police Department said in a Facebook […] The post Selma launches social district first appeared on Restoration NewsMedia.

Two Drivers Charged With DWI Following Three Vehicle Crash

PRINCETON – A three-car collision sent two to the hospital and two to jail, Monday afternoon. A driver reportedly slammed his Dodge pickup truck into the rear of a Chevrolet passenger car waiting to turn left from US 70-A onto US 70 eastbound near Princeton. The car was pushed forward into the rear of a Ford pickup truck, which was also waiting to turn.

Accident Causes Fuel Spill

SELMA – Just before 8:00am Tuesday, a car collided with a fully loaded wheat-hauling tractor trailer at the intersection of US 301 and US 70 in Selma. The collision tore open the truck’s right-side saddled tank, spilling approximately 50 to 60 gallons of diesel fuel onto the highway.

Harvest Festival coming to Farmville

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Strawberries for everyone. On Saturday, Home Place Strawberries and More will be hosting its Harvest Festival. The event will be family-friendly and last from 9 am to 4 pm. The event will have vendors, a food truck, hayrides, barrel rides, farm animals, a corn maze, homemade ice cream, pumpkins and more. […]

Agony and ecstasy in revising “Roadside Eateries”...

There is agony and there is ecstasy in revising my favorite book, “North Carolina Roadside Eateries.” The book I wrote about local eateries near our state’s interstate highways was published by UNC Press in 2016, and we knew it would require regular updates as some old eateries closed and new ones opened. Sure enough, by 2020 we had lost such favorites as Wilber’s in Goldsboro, Allen & Son in Chapel...

Walk in her Shoes/Jack and Jill Day brings awareness to racial violence

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – A day celebrating those lost to racism happened in Goldsboro. All through the month of September, Jack and Jill of America families across Eastern North Carolina honor the memory of Carole Robertson by acknowing the goals of human rights, civil rights, and racial harmony. Robertson was a member of her teen […]

KPD: Shooting at 600 block of Larkspur Road

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at approximately 11:50 am officers from the Kinston Police Department responded to the 600 block of Larkspur Road in reference to a call of an individual shot in the area. Upon arrival, officers located a 19 year old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. This case is under investigation. Investigators are currently following up on leads. There are no suspects in custody at this time.
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Union falls to Neuse Charter

Ariyonna Spearman leaps high to block Cougar’s shot. Hailey King extends out to tip the ball over the net for a score.

Kinston police requesting help to identify fraud suspects

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) -Police in one Eastern Carolina city are asking for the public’s help to identify those involved in a fraud case. Kinston police posted to social media asking for the community to help them identify two men who were both caught on camera. Police say the incident...

Kinston police investigating shooting that injures 19-year-old

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kinston police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday morning where a 19-year-old was injured. WNCT’s Caitlin Richards spoke with Kinston councilman Chris Suggs, who said a 19-year-old was reported shot at the 600 block of Larkspur Road in the Greenmead neighborhood, not far from the school. Kinston police reported the […]

Two Arrested On Drug Charges

PRINCETON – Two Selma residents were arrested September 19 after deputies with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a trespassing call on Bizzell Grove Church Road outside of Princeton. Juston Allen Utsman, age 36, of E. Lizzie Street, and Salina Renee Lane, age 20, of Godwin Street,...