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Former teacher, assistant principal promoted to principal at Southwood  Kinston Free Press

Lenoir County Public Schools named a new elementary school principal and brought back a veteran administrator to fill a district-level directorship in personnel ...



Local author creates book about Kinston's athletes  Neuse News

Kinston alum Garry Jones recently wrote his sixth book: “Kinston, N.C.: The formula to go pro,” which documents current and historical athletes.



Kinston High School - Zenaida Bryant  WITN

My name is Zenaida Bryant. I am the daughter of Corey and Rose Bryant of Kinston NC. I have a younger brother who is 10 years old. I am an honor student, ...



Kinston High, Rochelle staffers receive LCPS awards  Neuse News

Lenoir County Public Schools honored two employees this week for exemplary *service*.



Kinston High School dedicates baseball complex to Ronnie Battle  Kinston Free Press

Coach. Teacher. Mentor. Champion. These are the four words that best describe the late Ronnie Battle. He was one of the baseball coaches to come through ...



Kinston High School girls basketball team gives back to the community  WNCT

On Sunday, Kinston High School Girls basketball team spent the morning helping out at Mary's Soup Kitchen.



Kinston High School Principal's List and Honor Roll  Neuse News

Kinston High School announces the following Principal's List and Honor Roll students for the first semester.



Teachers from La Grange, Banks, Kinston High finalists for top honor  Neuse News

Three teachers who took different paths to the classroom have ended up at the same high point of their careers – finalists for recognition as 2019-2020 LCPS ...



Dontrez Styles is Kinston's next big thing  HighSchoolOT

Sophomore wing player Dontrez Styles may be the next in a long line of talented basketball players to come out of Kinston High School.



Derek Rivers to put on clinic at Kinston High  Kinston Free Press

New England Patriots defensive end and Kinston High School graduate Derek Rivers will host a free youth camp at the school this Saturday.From 8:15 a.m. to ...



Lenoir County students earn associate's degrees and high school diplomas simultaneously  WNCT

This summer, four Lenoir County Public Schools students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate's degree at the same time, thanks to an ...



Kinston High School grad Reggie Bullock traded to Lakers  WCTI12.com

There's now twice as much #KinstonStrong in L. A. ESPN is reporting Kinston High School grad Reggie Bullock has been traded from the Detroit Pistons to the ...



Hundreds of student athletes turn out for Special Olympics in Kinston  WCTI12.com

It was a big day and a big competition for hundreds of students in eastern North Carolina on Wednesday. Hundreds of athletes were cheered on at Kinston High ...



Player of the Week: Niejel Wilkins  WITN

Kinston triple jump state champion and future ECU student-athlete Niejel Wilkins is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week!



EOP honors Kinston High secretary Jones, district PIO Holmes with annual awards  Neuse News

LaShonda Jones and Patrick Holmes, right, with Superintendent Brent Williams. Submitted photo. A long-time school employee who sees her mission as serving ...



LCPS to graduate 600 seniors in four commencements next week  Neuse News

Nearly 600 seniors who have accumulated some $10 million in college scholarship offers will put a bow on their high school careers with commencement ...



LCPS showcasing All-County Band, All-County Chorus during March  Kinston Free Press

Music and art will take centerstage the next two Saturday as Lenoir County Public Schools showcases its All-County Band for middle and high school musicians ...



Feb 16 Shackleford honored at Friday's Kinston game  Neuse News

A former Kinston High School basketball star was honored posthumously Friday night.



LCPS all-county chorus to perform today  Neuse News

Students from every Lenoir County elementary, middle and high school will participate in the LCPS all-county chorus concert today.



Jun 4 LCPS' Class of 2019 celebrate graduation  Neuse News

With a mixture of nostalgia, gratitude and encouragement, commencements speakers sent nearly 600 graduates of LCPS's traditional high schools out into the ...



Seniors leave strong legacy for Kinston boys' basketball  Neuse News

The Kinston High School basketball quartet of Judah McBynum, B.J. Luter, Savyon Davis and Shamon Wooten saw their prep basketball careers end at ...



LCC to hold commencement programs  Kinston Free Press

Lenoir Community College will hold two commencement programs this week for the first time.Graduation for the first Transitional and Career Studies graduation ...



Kinston girls' basketball jamboree set for Saturday  Neuse News

The sixth annual Kinston Jamboree is set for Saturday in three locations. There will be several girls' basketball scrimmages at Kinston High School, Rochelle ...



Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant and Kinston native Jerry Stackhouse  Kinston Free Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt went outside college athletics for its new athletic director a few months ago, and now the Commodores have taken the same ...



UPDATE: Three more arrested in connection with 2016 Kinston high school student's murder  WITN

Kinston Police have crossed off three more names on its list of people they say are wanted in connection to the murder of a Kinston High School student in 2016.



Ashley basketball, Wilmington suits Wells Gulledge  Kinston Free Press

A three-time state championship winning coach at Kinston, he's excited to build the Screaming Eagles into a winner. Wells Gulledge came to Wilmington excited ...



Field trip to N.C. A&T event to provide a look into future for girls  Neuse News

A group of about 40 young women from Lenoir County will attend Friday's annual Women in Science and Technology event at N.C. A&T University.



Battle Baseball Complex Beautification Day set for Saturday  Neuse News

Area baseball fans are encouraged to help beautify the Kinston High School baseball field this weekend.



Andrews' buzzer-beating 3 sends Kinston to 2A East final  Neuse News

Zykia Andrews hit a 3-pointer as time expired to give Kinston a thrilling 48-47 win in the fourth round of the 2A playoffs Tuesday night.



SFSP offers free meals for kids over summer break  Kinston Free Press

Students are out of class for summer break, but nutritious lunches continue to be served up at several area school cafeterias and community locations.Onslow ...



Kinston, North Lenoir graduates made college part of high school  Kinston Free Press

Faith Ward and Pattie Panell graduated from high school on Saturday – a month after they had graduated from college.In turning the usual time table for ...



Basketball Town documentary plays at Kinston High School Tuesday  StarNewsOnline.com

Kinston has had an extensive history in basketball — and many of those who participated were gathered around Tuesday to watch a documentary describing it.



Lenoir County school bus drivers hit the rodeo circuit  Kinston Free Press

Thelonious Ford eased around the obstacle course behind the Vernon Park Mall Friday morning in a yellow Lenoir County Public Schools bus making it look ...



Two charged with Kinston High School shooting  WITN

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - Two men have been arrested for last month's shooting in the parking lot of Kinston High School. Kinston police charged Raiquan ...



Kinston defeats North Lenoir easily on emotional Senior Night  Neuse News

Kinston had a successful Senior Night, defeating North Lenoir handily in boys and girls basketball with former Vikings star Brandon Ingram watching.



High School play has students learning more than just their lines  WNCT

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Kinston High School theater program is set to debut an original play on Saturday.



How the tiny hometown of Brandon Ingram became the greatest per capita producer of NBA talent in America  ESPN

The tiny hometown of Brandon Ingram and other NBA stars has faced biblical floods, economic devastation, gang violence, even wayward nuclear bombs, yet ...



LCPS holds Lenoir County Special Olympics at KHS  Neuse News

Lenoir County Public Schools held its annual Special Olympics Wednesday at Kinston High School, with more than 1000 in attendance.



Parrott takes Quiz Bowl title for fourth straight year  Neuse News

For the fourth consecutive year, Arendell Parrott Academy's quiz bowl team captured the winner's trophy at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library competition.



Teacher of the Year Jennifer Sutton sees compassion as key to success  Neuse News

Jennifer Sutton of La Grange Elementary School, a veteran educator who feels compassion is the key to reaching students, was named LCPS Teacher of the ...



LCC accepts first round of aerospace, advanced manufacturing center students  Neuse News

Thirteen area high school students have been accepted into a Career and College Promise Program.



Lenoir Co. educator named regional Principal of the Year  WITN

Elizabeth Pierce, principal of E.B. Frink Middle School in La Grange, has been named Principal of the Year for the state's Southeast Region.



Woodington’s experience shows in 2019 LCPS Battle of the Books  Kinston Free Press

Experience counts, even if the experienced competitors are only in the eighth grade. When Woodington Middle School powered to another victory in the LCPS ...



The Flourish Hill Podcast - Episode 9 - Imajae Dodd and Dontrez Styles  Neuse News

In the ninth episode of The Flourish Hill Podcast, hosts Junious Smith III and Graham Hill talk to a pair of superstars in the Eastern Carolina Conference. Greene ...



LCC's first World Series team, Carl Long headline 2019 hall of fame class  Neuse News

For the first time in five years, the Kinston-Lenoir County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting a new class. The Hall will grow by 12 members — to 59 — when it ...



Two experienced principals receive new assignments  Kinston Free Press

Acting on the recommendations of LCPS Superintendent Brent Williams, the Lenoir County Board of Education on Monday night named new principals at Banks ...



For love of the kids: Dawson is back where it all started  Neuse News

Joshua Dawson is a three-time state basketball champion at Kinston High School and a former Fayetteville State University star. His competitive drive and love ...



Flourish Hill Podcast - Episode 11: Dory Hines & Curtis Hines  Neuse News

In this installment of The Flourish Hill Podcast, Junious Smith III and Graham Hill talked with a pair of former Kinston High stalwarts, brothers Curtis and Dory ...



Kinston Post 43 starts American Legion season Friday  Neuse News

Kinston Post 43 will start its American Legion schedule Friday against Jacksonville Post 265.



Three former 252 players to play in Super Bowl  ECU The East Carolinian

The Super Bowl is always a special occasion in the United States, as it is consistently one of the most watched programs, year after year. This year, it is ...



Kinston Post 43 improves to 5-1 with win over Wayne County Post 11  Neuse News

Kinston Post 43 defeated Wayne County Post 11 Thursday 6-4 to improve to 5-1 on the season.



Budding artists from KHS inspired by exhibit  Neuse News

From left, Kinston High School students Ciara Moye, Zaria Bell, Kaden Edgeston and Brianna Brooks take in the Mickalene Thomas painting 'Three Graces: Les ...



Schools reopen following Florence  WITN

Students in two Eastern Carolina counties will head back to school Thursday for the first time since Hurricane Florence.



Kinston is indeed 'Basketball Town'  HighSchoolOT

Bryan Hanks, the editor of the Kinston Free Press, explains why Kinston should be considered the "Basketball Town" of North Carolina.



NEUSE NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Humble Rivers is ready for Super Bowl LIII  Neuse News

A Q&A with Kinston's Derek Rivers, whose New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII today.



UPDATED (2:25 P.M.): 15 of 17 Lenoir County schools exceeded or met growth in 2017-18  Neuse News

The grades are in for the Lenoir County Public Schools 2017-18 academic school year – and that's the reason everyone around the LCPS central office is ...



May 7 Bryan Hanks: Remembering Ronnie Battle  Neuse News

Neuse News Editor and columnist Bryan Hanks recalls one of the greatest coaches to ever come from Kinston and Lenoir County.



Ingram gives back to Kinston students  Kinston Free Press

Los Angeles Lakers' star forward and hometown hero Brandon Ingram returned to Kinston for the first time this offseason for his third annual back-to-school ...



Kinston Post 43 falls in wild game with Louisburg Post 105  Neuse News

Kinston Post 43 trailed 11-0 in Wednesday's contest with Louisburg Post 105, but got within one run before falling 18-12.



LCPS students explore career paths through job shadowing program  Neuse News

Students from North Lenoir, South Lenoir and Kinston high schools visited area businesses and organizations to learn more about careers.



Conner Craft becomes the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman of Lenoir County  Neuse News

Updated with winners from Saturday evening's program.



LCPS announces new principals  Kinston Free Press

More personnel changes have been made at Lenoir County Public Schools.The Board of Education voted Thursday to approve a number of staff movements ...



Jun 11 LCPS honors 2019 graduates  Neuse News

LCPS high schools honored 88 members of the Class of 2019 for academic achievement during recent graduations.



UPDATED! Around Town (and Lenoir County) -- First day of school photos  Neuse News

Neuse News is compiling a list of your favorite "first day of school" photos! Send your (one) photo to bryan@neusenews.com and be sure to include your child's ...



'Diesel' becomes county's winningest coach in Kinston's close win  Neuse News

Kinston head coach Ryan 'Diesel' Gieselman paces the sideline Thursday night in his team's 20-19 win at North Lenoir. Photo by William 'Bud' Hardy / Neuse ...



Fraternity, high schools team up on voter registration drive  Kinston Free Press

A registration drive coordinated by LCPS high schools and the local chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has added 279 students to the voter rolls in Lenoir ...



Sixth arrest made in 2016 murder of Kinston High student  WITN

Antonio Hines was was shot behind Westside Free Will Baptist Church on Lynn Drive near Bill Fay Park last June 26th.



Kinston's Shiqwaun Dixon selects Chowan for football  Neuse News

Kinston's Shiqwaun Dixon is heading to Chowan after a strong three-year football career.



Kinston Post 43 continues strong start with win over Wilson Post 13  Neuse News

Kinston Post 43 continued its strong start with a 10-2 win over Wilson Post 13 Tuesday to improve to 4-1. Trey McLawhorn hit two home runs and Malik Dixon ...



Kinston senior blazes her own path with college football scholarship  WCTI12.com

Kinston High School senior Baily Blake kicked down the gender barrier at her school during her sophomore year.She became the second female in state high ...



For Powell, summer 'vacation' means math at Governor's School  Neuse News

Casey Powell isn't a year-round student yet, but she's working on it. Barely a month after finishing her junior year at Lenoir County Early College High School, ...



Our lens on Dontrez Styles  HighSchoolOT

Dontrez Styles (3) of Kinston. Garner ran past Kinston to an 86-60 win in the HighSchoolOT.com Garner Showcase at Garner High School on Saturday, Jan.



Distinguished Young Women of Lenoir County slated for Saturday  Kinston Free Press

The Distinguished Young Women of Lenoir County program proudly presents Anne-Wesley Taylor, Distinguished Young Woman of Lenoir County for 2018, ...



ESPN feature story highlights Kinston as NBA talent-rich town  WCTI12.com

ESPN is finding out now what we've all known for years.Kinston is a hotbed for basketball talent. Jerry Stackhouse, Cedric Cornbread Maxwell, Charles ...



Kinston Post 43 has 8-game winning streak snapped Tuesday  Neuse News

Kinston Post 43 gave up a six-run lead and was defeated by Pitt County Post 39 Tuesday, snapping an eight-game winning streak.



BREAKING NEWS: Ingram traded from Lakers to New Orleans  Neuse News

Brandon Ingram, a 2015 graduate of Kinston High School, is headed from Los Angeles to New Orleans in a blockbuster trade.



Updated: Cierra Renee Grady crowned Miss Cotillion 2019  Neuse News

Alpha Kappa Alpha's Zeta Omicron Omega Chapter crowned Cierra Renee Grady as Miss Cotillion 2019 on Friday at the Debutante Cotillion Ball.



LCPS teachers cited for spurring students to high academic growth  Kinston Free Press

Fifty LCPS educators are included in an exclusive list of elementary and middle schools teachers statewide whose classes ranked in the top 25 percent for ...



Reunions - News - The Free Press  Kinston Free Press

FAMILY/SCHOOL REUNIONSBOYETTEThe Clarence and Laura Boyette annual family reunion will be held Saturday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at the Church of God, ...



Wooten feels Greene Central heading in right direction  Kinston Free Press

Visit http://www.kinston.com/photos to see more photos of all the area teams' first day of practice. SNOW HILL - As the Greene Central football team practiced ...



LCLA graduates ink good opening in story they're writing themselves  Neuse News

Graduating seniors at Lenoir County Learning Academy were urged to “write your own story” as they head into the world after commencement exercises ...



Little Union Academy to hold event at KHS  Neuse News

Little Union Academy for Martial Arts was formed in 2001 by Master Joseph Jones, a sixth-degree black belt of Tae Kwon Do. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse ...



Bullock's work for LGBTQ community inspired by sister, grandmother  Neuse News

Kinston's Reggie Bullock is one of four finalists for the 2019 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award.



Northeastern football looks to make school history  WAVY-TV

The Northeastern High School football team is two wins away from its first state championship.



Jan 19 Kinston boys, girls roll past Washington  Neuse News

The Kinston boys scored the most points in a game since 2007, while the girls won their fifth straight game in a night of routs at Viking Gym.



Mar 17 Elementary students compete in Science Olympiad  Neuse News

Over 150 elementary school students put their science knowledge to work while competing in the annual Science Olympiad on Saturday at Kinston High School.



Kinston a hot bed for NBA-level talent  WRALSportsFan.com

When Brandon Ingram was selected second overall in the 2016 NBA Draft in late June, Kinston, North Carolina tallied their eighth player to be drafted or play in ...



Fifth person charged in 2016 Kinston church murder  WITN

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - A fifth person has now been charged in the murder of a Kinston High School student. Antonio Hines was shot behind Westside Free Will ...



16th arrest made in Kinston HS student homicide  WITN

KINSTON, NC (WITN) - Police in Kinston say they have made their 16th arrest in the 2016 murder of a Kinston High School student. Tiquon Brown, 24, was ...



Langley's 41-point effort leads North Pitt to state championship berth  HighSchoolOT

Nyjanique Langley had 20 points through three quarters for North Pitt in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 2A Eastern Regional championship ...



Kinston boys, girls continue long streak of conference tournament championships  HighSchoolOT

Kinston's boys and girls basketball teams are projected to be the No. 1 seeds in the 2A state playoffs.



He helped start a high school team in Kinston in 1978. Now, Steve Malik is going after Major League...  News & Observer

Steve Malik, the founder of Medfusion and the catalyst for the effort to bring the MLS to Raleigh, owns North Carolina FC and the NWSL's North Carolina ...



Lenoir County Schools officials make administrative changes  Kinston Free Press

Some changes are coming to Lenoir County Public Schools administrative offices.The personnel changes and new hires, approved by the school board at its ...



Kinston trio with 11 state basketball championships reflect on first semester of college  The Free Press

As Kinston goes through the 2015-16 season to defend its title for a fourth time, three former members who helped the Vikings get last year's title (and a few ...



Junious Smith III: Legion baseball, softball fill summer void  Neuse News

Junious Smith III is aware high school football is still a few weeks away, but he's still enjoying some top-level local sports in our area.



APA alum, UNC hoops manager turns adversity into success  Neuse News

Kinston native, Arendell Parrott Academy graduate and UNC senior Tyson Creech, front, helps prepare the Tar Heels before Thursday night's ACC Tournament ...



Quinton Coples Community Weekend starts Friday  Kinston Free Press

One of the biggest annual events in Kinston is just around the corner. The sixth annual Quinton Coples Community Weekend kicks off Friday with a reception at ...



Charles Shackleford, former NC State basketball star, involved with Kinston church before his death  News & Observer

Before he was found dead on Jan. 27, former N.C. State basketball standout Charles Shackleford had been living in Kinston for about a year and had four ...



Former Kinston teacher charged with stealing field trip money  WRAL.com

Police on Monday arrested a former Kinston High School teacher on a charge that she took money for a planned field trip and used them on personal expenses.



Shelter information for Eastern N.C. due to Hurricane Florence  WCTI12.com

Below is the latest information on shelters being open across Eastern North Carolina. Click on the links for more information. ===== Beaufort County. Beaufort ...



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