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Pitt County Fair shuts down early Saturday due to multiple altercations, juvenile petitions sought

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – On Saturday, September 25 the Pitt County Fair was shut down early due to multiple altercations, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 10:30 p.m. deputies were providing security at the Pitt County Fair when they heard screaming and witnessed people running toward an attraction. When deputies responded they found multiple individuals fighting. No injuries were reported.
PITT COUNTY, NC
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Goldsboro News-Argus

Fire engulfs Irish Inn room

A mattress caught fire Saturday inside the Irish Inn motel in Goldsboro, resulting in an estimated $11,000 in damages. The fire happened shortly before 8 p.m. at the motel, located at 1104 Sunburst Drive, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and found...
GOLDSBORO, NC
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Kinston PD makes 3 arrests to suppress crime in area

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - The Kinston Police Department arrested three repeat offenders for crimes including drug possession and illegal possession of a gun. On Sept. 23rd, officers say they were patrolling the Mitchell Wooten Housing Community and found 30-year-old Rahkiya Davis. Police say they arrested Davis, of Rocky Mount, after...
KINSTON, NC
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Rocky Mount Telegram

Local man sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for robbery

A Rocky Mount man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for his role nearly a year and 10 months ago in a robbery of a business in Raleigh at which the manager of the business was duct-taped to a chair and repeatedly pistol-whipped. Dexter Jamal Williams, 23,...
ROCKY MOUNT, NC
neusenews.com

Kinston Police Department: Murder case update

On Friday, September 24th, 2021, members of the Kinston Police Department obtained a warrant for arrest for Donte Reynolds, 27, of Kinston for his involvement in the murder and shooting of Micro Croom and Rashad O’Neil. Reynolds was taken into custody by Kinston Police Officers with assistance from the NC SBI. Reynolds was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under no bond.
KINSTON, NC
jocoreport.com

64 Acres On US 70 West Rezoned

SMITHFIELD – The Town of Smithfield has rezoned five properties along W. Market Street (US 70 West) after being petitioned by the land owner. Chris and Kim Johnson of Smithfield requested five parcels totaling 64 acres be rezoned from Highway Entranceway Business (B-3) and Residential-Agriculture (R-20A) to Light Industrial (LI) zoning. The parcels are located near the Johnston County Airport and just north of the Amazon site.
SMITHFIELD, NC
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Increased patrols after violent crime uptick led to drug, weapons arrest

KINSTON, Lenoir County — A Kinston man is being held without bond on drug and weapons charges. The Kinston Police Department arrested Hiyante Miller, 29, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana after a traffic stop last week. Miller is jailed...
KINSTON, NC
WITN

Electric scooters provide new way to get around Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) -There is a new, fun way to get around in Kinston. Bird electric scooters have landed in the city. The California-based company gives people a fun and easy way to get around. If you would like to ride one of the scooters you can do so by...
KINSTON, NC
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Multiple fights, at least one teenager with a loaded gun mar ENC county fair

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Screams and running people alerted deputies to a violent incident at the Pitt County Fair on Saturday that included a teenager with a gun. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said the deputies were providing security at the fair when a large fight that involved several people broke out.
Goldsboro News-Argus

Goldsboro residents protest increased fees, taxes

A group of residents gathered on the steps of Goldsboro City Hall Saturday morning to protest increased property taxes and water and sewer rates. The protesters who gathered argued that the rise in the city property taxes and utility fees have made it too expensive to live in the city.
GOLDSBORO, NC
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Second robbery near ECU campus has some students on edge

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — An alert of an armed robbery left some East Carolina University students on edge and Greenville Police searching for answers. This is the second robbery this year and students living here at The Province Apartment Complex said they want answers and said they are now scared to be out at night.
Goldsboro News-Argus

Development of Discount Tire underway

Three homes across from Berkeley Mall have been demolished to make way for a tire store. Construction of a Discount Tire is expected to begin next week, but a timeline for completion is still to be determined, said Donnie Schultz, superintendent with Metrolina Builders of Charlotte. “We’re finishing demo today,...
GOLDSBORO, NC
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Kinston police announce arrests of three on separate weapons, drug charges

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Kinston police announced the arrest of three people on separate drug and weapons charges. The arrests come after officials saw an increase in violent crime in the city. Additional officers were placed with an emphasis on violent and repeat offenders. The first arrest announced was Hiyante...
KINSTON, NC
Rocky Mount Telegram

Pumpkin Festival to return to Spring Hope

Local residents can spend this weekend celebrating fall and helping out a good cause by attending the Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival and donating to the Special Olympics at the event. This is the 49th year of the annual pumpkin festival, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic....
NASH COUNTY, NC
WITN

Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic held in Kinston

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A free COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic was held in Kinston Monday. The event was held at the Jack Roundtree apartment complex on Viking Drive. The group Kinston Teens was also at the event giving away hand sanitizer and informational pamphlets about the organization. Kinston Teens...
KINSTON, NC
WITN

Pitt County Fair forced to close early Saturday after fights with guns

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The Pitt County Fair closed early Saturday after Pitt County deputies were told a person was flashing a gun around. These reports came after deputies stopped a fight at about 10:30 p.m. among teens aged 14 to 17, one of whom had a loaded gun, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. Three teens were arrested.
PITT COUNTY, NC
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