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Barbershop owner has over 50 years of serving New Bern public

NEW BERN, Craven County — Mike Swindell has a half century of experience and service to the public in New Bern. Swindell is the owner of Mike's Barbershop on Queen Street. He has been cutting hair at the same establishment for 50 years. Over that period of time, he said he's been blessed enough to m


Harlowe man charged with animal cruelty after 3 dead dogs found in property

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - A Harlowe man has been charged with animal cruelty after officials said they found three dead dogs in a property on Thursday. The Craven County Sheriff's Office assisted the Craven Pamlico Animal Services in rescuing numerous dogs from a residence on Adams Creek Road in the H


Craven County Sheriff's Office to take part in 'Adopt A School' program

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina sheriff's office is hoping to connect with local schools through the 'Adopt A School' program. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes announced that the department has implemented the program in Craven County.


10 things to do this weekend

Craven County will hold its fifth Veterans Stand-down Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event, being held at Daysprings Christian Center, 1246 Pollock St. in New Bern, is open to all disadvantaged, homeless and active duty veterans and their families to help them find and connect with available


Five arrested on drug charges

Five people have been arrested after Craven County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers found heroin and cocaine at a Porpoise Way residence. According to the sheriff’s office, a search warrant was served for a home at 106 Porpoise Way in the Gracie Farms community. “During the search approximately 1


Did a wolf or coyote kill NC teacher? DNA tests say maybe, but experts disagree

The death of North Carolina school teacher Brenda Hamilton in a mysterious animal attack last week has been linked to an unknown animal with canine DNA. That means a wolf, coyote or dog, says the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.


Official: Bicyclist struck and killed on Craven County road

HARLOWE, Craven County — A bicyclist was struck and killed Friday morning along a Craven County road, officials confirm. A man driving a gray Ford F-150 hit the bicyclist on the road around 5:30 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief John Keeter with the Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department said.


Much-needed new sensory gym to open soon in New Bern

NEW BERN, Craven County — A new sensory gym has opened on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in New Bern with the goal of helping children with special needs develop sensory skills.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


County animal shelter plans weeklong openhouse

Get a new pet cheap, or maybe win a prize with the pet you have next week, all while helping a good cause. It’s Justice for Animals Week and the Craven-Pamlico Animal Shelter has scheduled a weeklong open house beginning at opening time Monday, February 25th and going through Saturday, March 2.


Craven County Veterans Stand-Down serves those who served

NEW BERN, Craven County — A special event benefiting homeless veterans made its way to Craven County on Friday. New Bern's 5th Annual Veterans Stand-Down event brought food, clothing, hygiene kits, job assistance and more to help those who have served our nation.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


'Miss Evers' star sees Black History Month as vehicle for understanding

Those going to the New Bern Civic Theatre’s Black History Month production of “Miss Evers’ Boys’ shouldn’t expect a flashy, elaborate set or to-die-for costuming. It is a straight-forward powerful drama, carried by the story and the actors, according to the star Chameshia Coplon.


Coffee shop opens in New Bern

New Bern, N.C. (WNCT) - A new coffee shop opened on Broad Street in New Bern this week. The family owned and operated business is a dream come true for Roxanne and Donovan Zook. Watch the full story to see how the Zook's came to create Crema Brew.


James City businesses forced to relocate due to road-widening project

JAMES CITY, Craven County — Some James City businesses are going to be forced to relocate since the state made the decision to widen North Carolina Highway 70. Some people already know they're out and are waiting to see how much the state will pay for their property. However, others are in limbo bec


Woman who lost so much during Florence gets grand gift from stranger

NEW BERN, Craven County — Shirley Jones, like so many in Eastern North Carolina, lost so much from Hurricane Florence. Household items she cherished and priceless mementos were destroyed or badly damaged. It was all eventually piled up on the side of the street as workers cleaned out the house where


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


Hurricane relief workshop aims to get homeowners help one shopping cart at a time

NEW BERN, Craven County — It may be months after Hurricane Florence hit the community but there are still people dealing with the lasting impact of property damage. Lynn Anderson, sales manager for Stearns Home Loans, is partnering with Blue Water Real Estate to host a hurricane relief workshop. It'