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Body of missing boater found in Jones County

The body of a missing Jones County boater was found Thursday in the Trent River. Jones County Sheriff Danny Heath reported that divers from the Onslow County Dive Team indicated that they had recovered the body and positively identified Llewellyn "Neill" Simmons at 5:02 p.m. on Thursday. His body wa

SUN JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 21:45:35

FBI report: These are the 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. - Data from the FBI's 2016 Crime In The United States Report has revealed North Carolina's most dangerous cities. Road Snacks, a website that uses data to rank states and cities across the country, used the FBI report to name the ten riskiest cities to call home in the Tar Heel state,

WRAL - 2018-03-22 14:48:00

PROSECUTOR: Fatal shooting of Kinston man by Minnesota police justified

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota prosecutor says no charges will be filed against seven law officers in the fatal shooting of an Eastern Carolina man last year. Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter says the officers were justified in using deadly force against 39-year-old Gregory Thrower of Ki

WITN - 2018-03-23 23:26:00

Drugs, contraband found dumped on side of road near prison

Drugs found near Columbia prison (Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office photo) The Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office reported drugs and contraband were found along the side of the road near the Tyrrell Prison Work Farm. Officials noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling slowly and without headlights on Snell

WCTI12.COM - 2018-03-22 16:29:30

Jacksonville man gets 5-11 years for pimping teen

Jacksonville, N.C. - A Jacksonville man will serve five to 11 years in prison for pimping a 15-year-old girl. Cedrick Mattocks, 28, of South Willow Lane pleaded guilty March 21 in Onslow County Superior Court to promoting prostitution of a minor. The girl met Meyonna Miller, 21, of North Drive in Ja

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 20:17:55

Alert issued for runaway teen

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office is searching for a runaway, Chandler Kaleb Dominy, 16, of Newport, who was last seen about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. His welfare is a concern, according to officials. Chandler is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds with long brown hair and br

CAROLINACOASTONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 18:56:00

New Bern High band goes heavy metal

The New Bern High School Band has decided to go heavy metal, and they're trying to raise a total of $50,000 to do so. "They've got quite an ambitious program there," said Wade Fuller, owner of Fuller's Music in New Bern. But he thinks it's a great idea and he's doing what he can to make it happen. B

SUN JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 14:42:50

Man charged with murder after dead body found in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE N.C. (WNCT)- Jacksonville police have made an arrest after a Jacksonville man was assaulted and found dead in his apartment Sunday. John V. Deavers Jr. faces charges of murder and common law robbery. Jacksonville Police found William Young's body in his apartment at Indian Drive on Sund

WNCT - 2018-03-23 14:58:21

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


Four rescued after sailboat sinks

FAIRFIELD HARBOR - Four people were pulled from the Neuse River after their 14-foot sailboat sank Thursday morning. According to Craven County Emergency Management Director Stanly Kite, the four people were in the water for about 45 minutes before being rescued. They were taken to CarolinaEast Medic

SUN JOURNAL - 2018-03-22 21:31:30

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


ECU employees find deceased homeless woman in vacant house on campus

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Police are investigating the death of a homeless woman who was found inside a house owned by East Carolina University. ECU police say the SBI is assisting them with the case. The woman's body was found around 8:00 a.m. inside the house on East 9th Street, which is next to a u

WITN - 2018-03-21 22:44:00

Investigators continue working Havelock cold case

"This young lady was a single mom and was friends with a lot of people so it requires a tremendous amount of legwork in regards to interviewing everybody she knew and everybody we can find that she knew," Craven County Sheriff's Office Cpt. John Whitfield said. (WCTI photo) It's a murder mystery tha


Craven County Job fair being held in New Bern Tuesday

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - The 3rd annual 'Craven Works Job Fair' is happening Tuesday in New Bern. Over 55 employers from across the county are attending with over 120 advertised jobs. There are also readiness sessions and opportunities for high school students to interact with the participating emplo


WATCH VIDEO: Son of missing fisherman makes heartfelt plea to find dad

JONES COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The 13-year-old son of a missing fisherman is pleading for help in finding his dad. Neil Simmons was last seen Saturday when he went fishing in the Trent River.. The man's partially submerged boat was found in the river off Oak Grove Road outside of Pollocksville. "I really


Denied nightclub may get another chance

A self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur" who wants to open a nightclub on East Gordon Street is finding its more difficult to open a business than he thought. Donnis Whitfield, owner of CMD Real Estate Co. and CMD Construction and the owner of several properties in East Kinston, said his attempt to


Workers, employers come together in New Bern

Nearly 60 employers met upwards of 500 job seekers Tuesday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center; hopefully on Wednesday unemployment figures in New Bern will go down. It was the third annual Craven Works Opportunities for Success work fair, sponsored by the Craven 100 Alliance. Alliance exec


5 things to know about the New Bern Hobby Lobby

1. The New Bern store is 55,000 square-feet 2. The New Bern Hobby Lobby currently employs 56 workers. According to Manager Adam Sabourin, the store is currently accepting employment applications for various positions. 3. Hobby Lobby was started as Greco, a miniature picture frame company home busine


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


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