Vanceboro, NC

Man, 50, struck by gunfire

Police are asking for the public's help finding the person or the persons responsible for a 50-year-old man found suffering from gunshot wounds in the Springfield-Leggett Road area. Officers at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday responded to a report of a shooting with injury in the 1700 block of Cox Avenue, police spokesman Cpl. Ricky Jackson said early Wednesday afternoon in a news release. The man is in stable condition and he...
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ECU Countdown to Kickoff: No. 24 Jack Powers

East Carolina is inside of 30 days of kickoff, when the Pirates take on the NC State Wolfpack on Sept. 3 at 12 noon ET in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. To count down the days to kickoff, we will be utilizing the Pirates' football roster to help us, going in numerical order from the highest number on the roster to the lowest.
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Marine honored for saving the life of a man who was hit by a car in Vanceboro

A New Bern Marine has been awarded the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal after he saved the life of a man who was hit by a car in Vanceboro in May. According to officials with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. Jefferson Ortiz, 38, was driving with his wife on Highway 43 when he noticed that traffic in front of him was coming to a halt and people were gathered in a field.

Travel agent gets ticket to state prison

NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - A woman who operated a New Bern travel agency’s next stop is prison after she was found guilty Monday of felony embezzlement and obtaining property by false pretenses. District Attorney Scott Thomas says 58-year-old Julie Mincey, of New Bern, was found guilty by a...

ECU Health hiring event to continue Thursday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - ECU Health is holding a hiring event Wednesday and Thursday in the midst of hospitals nationwide dealing with nursing shortages. A spokesperson for the hospital says 700 people registered for the Wednesday event alone. The ECU Health Career Expo is at the Greenville Convention Center on...

Highest, lowest paying health care jobs in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. ( — Anybody who has taken a course in marketing, psychology or sociology is likely familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First detailed by psychologist Andrew Maslow in his 1943 work “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy breaks down the complex network of human thoughts into a categorical triage, placing self-development at the […]

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 […]

Tickets still available for celebrating Hope Dinner

WASHINGTON, N.C (WNCT) – The Beaufort County Community Foundation invites the community to a fun night of music by The Pamlico Sound Machine as it raises funds for scholarships. The band will perform at the Celebrating Hope Dinner & Auction on September 24 at the Washington Civic Center, with doors opening at 5 p.m. The […]

Greenville to host an event for all first responders

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville to host an event for all first responders. On September 29, the First Christian Church of Greenville will be hosting an event called Blessing of the badges. The event will honor all first responders and the event will be taking place in person and online on Facebook. The event will […]

Chocowinity fires town clerk, investigation underway

CHOCOWINITY— Long-time town clerk Joy McRoy has been fired and is under investigation for possible criminal charges, according to city officials who spoke with the Washington Daily News this week. McRoy’s employment was terminated Aug. 3, two days after she was put on unpaid administrative leave for “failure in...

Too little, too late for people seeking climate relief

NEW BERN, N.C. — Janice Crews knew time was not on her side after Hurricane Florence’s record-breaking storm devastated her flood-prone neighborhood on Sept. 14, 2018. The retired postal worker acted quickly. She recruited an activist friend, organized neighbors, met with city officials and signed a petition for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy out their homes in the North Hills Drive community. They wanted to move out of the floodplain to higher ground.

New Bern travel agent books ticket to prison after Tuesday's guilty verdict

Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas announced Tuesday afternoon that a former New Bern travel agent was found guilty of embezzling money from her customers. Julie Ann Mincey, 58, of New Bern, was found guilty by a Craven County jury of nine counts of felony embezzlement and one count of obtaining property by false pretenses following a week-long trial that concluded Tuesday.

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...

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...

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.

Catalent to acquire Metrics Contract Services for $475M

Somerset-based Catalent on Wednesday said it agreed to acquire Metrics Contract Services, a full-service specialty Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a facility in Greenville, North Carolina, for $475 million from Mayne Pharma Group Limited. The 333,000 square-foot Greenville facility features comprehensive capabilities to accelerate and de-risk customer programs...

New Bern Breakfast Rotary donates $4,000 to RCS

NEW BERN, N.C. — The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club is donating $4,000 to RCS (Religious Community  Services of New Bern), the club’s president announced Wednesday. “RCS provides an important and essential service for our community and to our fellow neighbors in need,” said Brant Bills, who heads up New Bern Breakfast Rotary. The donation […]

Byrd continues therapy, family thankful for support

Editor’s note: Sister station WBTW covers the Scotland County area and got an interview with Parker’s parents along with some others who have helped along the way. ===== UPDATE: Mitzi Byrd said in a Facebook post Tuesday night that Parker’s hyperbaric therapy sessions went well. He continues to take pain medicine and even ate three […]