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Update: Son of NC Representative arrested, charged for sex offense with relatives Video included

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The son of a North Carolina Representative is arrested and charged for sex crimes with family members. More>>

Update: Family reacts after arrest made in death of 1-month-old Caden Williams Video included

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There are new details in the homicide of a Kinston baby. More>>

NC Commerce Secretary in Japan for economic conference

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North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker will spend the week on an economic development trip in Japan. More>>

Update: Kinston city council approves new gang unit officers Video included

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With a second shooting in Kinston in the last three days, police say they're continuing to do something about it. More>>

Pirates Honored as Carolina Week Kicks Off Video included

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 Following East Carolina's 28-21 win at No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday, a trio of Pirates have earned weekly honors highlighted by junior Josh Hawkins' selection as the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week. More>>

NCDOT, environmental group talk on Bonner Bridge

The two sides facing off in a dispute over a replacement for the Bonner Bridge say talks are underway to break the impasse. More>>

Pitt County Board of Education swears in new member Video included

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A new member of the Pitt County Board of Education was sworn in Monday night. More>>

Lenoir Co. students to receive iPads

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The Lenoir County Board of Commissioners clear the way to put an iPad in the hands of every student. More>>

Several road projects to lengthen Jacksonville commute

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The daily commute for folks in Jacksonville could start taking a lot more time. More>>

One last front on the way, turning cooler late week Video included

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A weak front will drop into the area Tuesday, with a slight chance of rain.
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Trial date set for man accused in Ohio woman's death Video included

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It was a case that sparked a nationwide manhunt two years ago during a July 4th family vacation.
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Lenoir County expected to finally approve iPads in schools initiative

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A multi-million dollar technology initiative in Lenoir County, will eventually put an iPad in the hands of every student. More>>

Greenville attorney slated for Tuesday disciplinary hearing

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A Greenville attorney, who is in the running for a district court judge seat, is scheduled to appear before the State Bar this week. More>>

NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. More>>

Kinston house fire under investigation Video included

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Investigators with the Kinston Department of Public Safety are looking into what caused a house fire Monday morning. More>>

Anti-bullying tour comes to Pitt Co. Middle School

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An anti-bullying tour came to a Pitt County Middle School on Monday morning. More>>

15 years since "the storm of the century" in Eastern North Carolina Video included

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On this day 15 years ago, rain began to fall in North Carolina. What would follow would be a once in 500 year storm. Hurricane Floyd killed 35 people across North Carolina in 1999. More>>

Retired soldier with NC ties to receive the Medal of Honor Video included

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A man who served in the military in North Carolina is scheduled to receive The Medal of Honor Monday morning. More>>

Three shot inside Kinston nightclub identified Video included

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The Kinston Department of Public Safety is investigating an early Sunday morning shooting at a night club.


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Washington church releases cook book for 190th anniversary

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First Presbyterian Church is commemorating more than 190 years in Washington by releasing a cookbook. More>>

Pitt Co. Man hospitalized after suffering gunshot wound to the head

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The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a morning shooting. More>>

Agency extends comment period on NC red wolves Video included

Experiment to restore red wolf population in North Carolina may come to an end. Experiment to restore red wolf population in North Carolina may come to an end.
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Federal officials are extending the public comment period on whether the government should continue to maintain the world's only wild population of the red wolf, which is in eastern North Carolina.
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Washington church holds shoe and coat giveaway Video included

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Before the cold weather hits one eastern North Carolina church handed out coats and shoes.
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Greenville Police use art to help prevent crime Video included

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The Greenville Police Department launches its “Art Community” Project on Saturday.
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Power restored after car knocks down power pole

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Power is back on in one Beaufort County town after a car hit a power pole. More>>

ECU upsets No. 17 Virginia Tech, 28-21 Video included

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Shane Carden's touchdown run with less than a minute to play lifted East Carolina to the 28-21 win over Virginia Tech this afternoon. It's the first win for the Pirates in Blacksburg since 1991. More>>

NC courts sort voucher law, students stay in class Video included

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A North Carolina appeals court could rule as early as this week whether nearly $11 million in taxpayer money should pay tuition for hundreds of low-income children to enroll in private schools.
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Hundreds cram last NC fracking hearing in west Video included

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North Carolina officials hear more worries that opening the state to drilling for natural gas will leave water wells polluted by toxic chemicals.
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Touchdown Friday Week 4 Scores Video included

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Games of the Week - JH Rose 57, Rocky Mount 29 – Final
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Tackling lung cancer through comedy

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The East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine and the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina" organized a night of laughter to raise awareness for lung cancer. More>>

School system reacts to students passing by Kinston fatal shooting Video included

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Kinston Police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting. More>>

Onslow Co Schools name teacher of the year

Onslow Co. Schools: Melissa Doyle (center) Onslow Co. Schools: Melissa Doyle (center)
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Onslow County Schools name a third grade teacher as the district's 2014 Teacher of the Year. More>>

McCrory says he won't call NC special session

Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't ask North Carolina legislators to return to Raleigh to consider legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session. More>>

Death investigation underway in Pitt County Video included

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A death investigation is underway in Pitt County. More>>

KDPS ahead of the game when it comes to body cameras Video included

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The Kinston Department of Public Safety is keeping you and its officers safe by equipping all its uniformed officers with body cameras.  More>>

Beaufort Co. Early College scores higher on ACT than other early colleges in East Video included

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All juniors in North Carolina are required to take it the ACT exam, yet there's one early college high school where students are scoring higher than all other schools in the East. More>>

Greene County Animal Shelter to soon open Video included

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After being closed for almost year, the Greene County Animal Shelter will soon open.
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Largest ECU student entrollment causes overcrowding Video included

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East Carolina University enrolls the largest number of students in history and many of them are living in cramped quarters. More>>

NC Sweet Potato Festival happening this weekend Video included

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This weekend, it's time for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Festival. More>>

High nitrate levels at a Martin Co. school reduce due to ECU study Video included

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After a high nitrate level was found in groundwater at one Martin County School, it got the attention of the state. More>>

2nd grader saves family from kitchen fire Video included

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The family of 7-year-old Sage Lewis says it was the little girl's quick action that saved their lives when a fire started in the kitchen of their home. More>>

National Adoption Weekend begins for animals in Eastern North Carolina Video included

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A Greenville pet store will play host to a massive pet adoption event with the goal of adopting out 100 animals. More>>

HAPPENING NOW: Lenoir Co. Veteran's Fair

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It is taking place at the Vernon Park Mall (834 Hardee Rd.) until noon. More>>

Man killed after crashing into tree in Craven County Thursday night

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One man dead after crashing into a tree in Ernul, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. More>>

Multi-car accident outside Camp Lejeune

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A multi-car accident was reported on the county side of Sneads Ferry Bridge, along highway 172. More>>

Oscar Pistorious guilty of "culpable homicide." Video included

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A South African judge has found the "Bladerunner," Oscar Pistorius, guilty of "culpable homicide." More>>

Judge agrees to delay in Cannon sentencing Video included

A federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon in his public corruption case. More>>

Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973. More>>

Greenville city council votes against dipping into vehicle fund Video included

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The Greenville City Council voted down a proposal to spend $1 million in the city's vehicle replacement fund for various projects. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white... More>>

Atlantic Coast Pipeline opposed by VA county Video included

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The Nelson County Board of Supervisors has gone on record as opposing a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. More>>

UNC completes probe into alleged hazing incident Video included

North Carolina has completed an internal investigation into an alleged hazing incident involving football players. More>>

Pantego Creek LLC adresses concerns about Vidant Pungo Hospital Video included

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There are new details in the fight to re-open Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. More>>

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to... More>>

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

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The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. More>>

Greenville bond committee sets priorities Video included

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 Out of 17 projects, the committee chose their top 5 priorities.

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Greenville car fire slows traffic near airport

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A car fire Thursday afternoon slowed traffic to a crawl in Greenville. More>>

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  • Mom, grandparents of 5 slain SC children are devastated; memorial service planned

    Mom, grandparents of 5 slain SC children are devastated; memorial service planned

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:15:09 GMT
    Authorities on Wednesday identified the 5 Lexington County children who authorities say were killed by their father and dumped in Alabama in garbage bags.The five, which are ages 1-8 are Elaine, Nathan, Gabriel, Eli, and Merah Jones and were last seen Aug. 28.
    Authorities on Wednesday identified the 5 Lexington County children who authorities say were killed by their father and dumped in Alabama in garbage bags.The five, which are ages 1-8 are Elaine, Nathan, Gabriel, Eli, and Merah Jones and were last seen Aug. 28.
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Blowout Loss To Alabama Not Without Positives For Southern Miss

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:43:37 GMT
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
    Southern Miss Football Report…Sept. 14, 2014 Record 1-2, 0-0 C-USA Last Week L, 52-12, at No. 3 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium/Tuscaloosa, Ala./101,821) This Week Sept. 20, Appalachian State, 6 p.m. CT (Carlisle-Faulkner Field at Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss., 36,000/ASN, Dave Armstrong, Play-by-Play; Jim Donnan, Analysis; Sidelines, TBA) Player of the Week Nominations Special Teams Corey Acosta, PK, 6-0, 190, Memphis, Tenn. (Christian Brothers HS) Acosta registered a career-high tyin...
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