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SBI investigation lands two local residents in jail on drug charges

Kinston - An extensive investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation has landed a Kinston man and a Grifton woman behind bars on multiple drug charges. According to warrants, Kinston resident Willie Koonce was arrested Tuesday following that investigation. He was charged with trafficking opium

WITN - 2018-03-21 13:06:00

New Bern man wins $1 million lottery prize

RALEIGH - David Sang of New Bern is the first $1 million winner in the 100X The Cash scratch-off game. Sang bought the $20 ticket at the New Bern Oriental Market on Red Robin Lane in New Bern, according to a release from the N.C. Lottery Commission. Sang claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquar

SUN JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:57:47

Former Marine staff sergeant gets 10 years on child porn plea

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Former New River Marine is going to federal prison for ten years on child porn charges. Matthew Benton, 36, of Jacksonville, was a staff sergeant at the air station when he was arrested last April. A federal judge sentenced the man to ten years in prison followed by fiv

WITN - 2018-03-21 00:30:00

Dive team helping in search for missing Jones County fisherman

JONES COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Agencies from multiple counties including a dive team are searching for a missing fisherman in Jones County. Crews from Maysville and Pollocksville Volunteer Fire Departments, North Carolina Wildlife Resources, North Carolina Marine Patrol and Cherry Point Fire & Emergency

WITN - 2018-03-20 23:59:00

Baby wipes blamed for Jacksonville sewage spill

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Baby wipes being flushed down commodes is being blamed for a spill that sent thousands of gallons of untreated sewage into a Jacksonville creek. The spill happened around 10:00 p.m. Monday in the area of Indian Drive and Brookdale Plaza . The city says some 4,000 gallons

WITN - 2018-03-20 18:00:00

The Goldilocks Syndrome for fish rules along Crystal Coast

The Goldilocks Syndrome: not too cold, not too hot, but ahhhh, just right! This not only rules the definition of perfect porridge but also what rules in a big part the coming and going of fish along our coast. Fish have a "sweet spot" for the temperature range that they really feel comfortable in bu

CAROLINACOASTONLINE.COM - 2018-03-21 19:00:00

Search and Rescue Effort Underway for Fisherman

JONES COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE PHOTO.jpg POLLOCKSVILLE, Jones County -- An active search and rescue is underway for a man who went fishing alone on Saturday and hasn't been seen since. Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath confirms they found the fisherman's boat partially submerged but still haven't loc

WCTI12.COM - 2018-03-20 04:58:54

Easter Egg Hunts planned across area

If you are looking for a place to take the kids for an Easter Egg Hunt, there are a number of places to choose from within the area beginning this weekend. Onslow County Parks and Recreation is offering egg hunts at three locations on Saturday while several area towns are also hosting egg hunts and

JDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:26:10

Onslow woman accused of 'doctor shopping'

An Onslow County woman has been accused of using her daughter's urine to obtain a prescription. Ciara M. Ford, 29, Bicentennial Ave. aboard Camp Lejeune, was arrested March 16 by the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and charged with 13 felonies, including obtaining controlled substances by prescriptio


Woman sentenced for fatal shooting at mall

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina woman who shot and killed her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend in broad daylight in a mall parking lot was sentenced to between 31 years and 40 years in prison. It is reported that 20-year-old Traneta Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and discharging


Brewery, Pine Knoll Shores aquarium raise money for shark research

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WNCT) - The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is working to learn more about one of the ocean's top predators. The aquarium hosted an event with the Crystal Coast Brewing Company Monday to help raise money for sand tiger shark research. The event, called "Suds for

WNCT - 2018-03-19 21:37:03

Annual job fair returns to Craven County today

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An annual job fair is back in the east Tuesday afternoon. The third annual Craven Works Job Fair runs from 12 pm- 6 pm for job seekers in the New Bern area. More than 55 employers are looking to fill more than 120 positions, including FRC East at Marine Corps Air Stati

WITN - 2018-03-20 11:23:00

Cape Carteret rejects petition for referendum vote, files complaint

CAPE CARTERET, N.C. (WNCT) - The Cape Carteret Board of Commissioners changed the town charter last month, and local residents filed a petition for a referendum vote to possibly change it back. The town has rejected that petition. The petition was taken to the county board of elections on February f

WNCT - 2018-03-19 21:43:25

St. Patrick's Day festival draws families

EMERALD ISLE - Flashes of green, wafting smells of carnival food and warm sunshine greeted festivalgoers Saturday as they enjoyed the 27th annual St. Patrick's Festival at the Emerald Plantation. The family-friendly event is considered to be the start of the island's tourist season, and many familie


Hobby Lobby holds grand opening for New Bern location

Hobby Lobby, the national arts and crafts store, opened the doors of its New Bern location to the public Monday morning following a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hobby Lobby specializes in arts and crafts items ranging from supplies for picture framing and jewelry making to fabrics, floral


Drop or not: Pollocksville to decide fate of police force

POLLOCKSVILLE - As of Tuesday night the commissioners of this 311-population town will be ready to rebuild its police force. Or, they'll be ready to shut it down. The town's leaders are deciding whether they should continue spending $40,000 to maintain their part-time police force of one, or close i

JDNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 21:00:48