Area Breaking News

Princeton Police conclude dog shooting was justified

Princeton Police Chief Tyrone Sutton said Thursday, Aug. 16 that the police department had concluded its investigation into the incident, which resulted in the destruction of a pet on Aug. 12. During this investigation, Sutton said the dog in question was seen in different areas of town. Numerous witnesses to the incident provided written statements…

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JNG Exclusive: Princeton Police release official report on dog killing

In a Johnstonian News Group exclusive, the Princeton Police released the detailed incident report of the Sunday, Aug. 12 fatal shooting of a dog. According to the report, police were dispatched at 7:33 p.m. regarding a report of an aggressive brown and white pit bull in the area of 422 South Pine Street. Upon arrival at the scene,…

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Kenly man drowned in Onslow County, more details

By Jimmy Williams, The Tideland News A Kenly fisherman who was unable to get his boat motor started fell into the White Oak River and drowned on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Timothy D. Maynard, 49, of Kenly was in the water about 20 minutes before his body was recovered, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission report. The man…

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Princeton Police confront, kill aggressive dog

Princeton Police on Monday, Aug. 13 were dispatched at 7:33 p.m. to investigate an aggressive pit bull dog reported on South Pine Street. Police exited their vehicle and said the dog became more aggressive and charged Princeton Officer Daniel Toole. Toole fired his weapon and the dog ran off. Police got in their patrol vehicle…

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NCDOT I-95 Repair Update, work begins Tuesday afternoon

Duke Energy has changed its plan for repairing the utility line snapped Tuesday morning, Aug. 14 when a driver hit the guy wire supporting the utility pole. Instead of repairing utility line tonight, as originally planned, the repair will take place this afternoon A North Carolina Department of Transportation spokesperson said, “The current plan is…

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I-95 closed when driver hit guy line and caused a power line to fall

Interstate 95, between US 301 and Bagley Road near Kenly, was closed early Tuesday morning when a driver struck a guy wire that supported a utility pole, snapping the pole and causing the power lines to fall across the interstate. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened at 3:10 a. m. The…

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Magistrate pleads guilty for misusing computers

On Monday, Aug. 13, former Johnston County Magistrate Velody Foye-Byrd pleaded guilty to misdemeanor Accessing Government Computers. The Honorable Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Thomas H. Lock presided over the hearing, and the State was represented by Assistant District Attorney Jason Waller. Mr. Jack O’Hale represented the defendant. The defendant received a 30-day suspended sentence…

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WCPS to Host School Bus Driver Application/Information Fair

Wayne County Public Schools will hold a School Bus Driver Application/Information Fair on Friday, Aug. 17 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Wayne County Public Library, located at 1001 E. Ash Street. The district’s Transportation Department will have staff on hand to answer questions and to help applicants…

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NCDOT Equipment Operators Team Best in State, Team represents Highway Division 4

A six-person team of truck and equipment operators from Johnston, Wilson and Nash and  counties won the top prize in the annual state “Roadeo” championship last week. The employees captured the Team Competition crown during the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Roadeo Championship. They work for the department’s Highway Division 4, and they collectively beat teams…

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I-95/I-40 Interchange Bridge Work Postponed

A project to begin restoring the bridges and ramps at the Interstate 95/40 interchange in Johnston County will not start this week as anticipated. Officials for the contractor, Penhall Co of Los Angeles, have informed the N.C. Department of Transportation they need to reschedule the work for a later date due to recent weather delays.…

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