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Past articles by Kimberly:

Woman who dumped litter of puppies in North Carolina charged with animal cruelty

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – A woman who dumped a litter of puppies in a Greenville parking lot has turned herself in. Greenville Police Department officials said Shaquta Armstead has been charged with seven counts of animal cruelty and seven counts of abandonment of an animal. Last week, she was seen dropping off seven puppies in […] → Read More

NC man charged with taking indecent liberties with children

JACKSONVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — An Onslow County man is facing charges after an investigation into two reports of him taking indecent liberties with children. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit began an investigation when it was reported a man was inappropriately touching a young girl. The victim said two incidents took place in […] → Read More

Pamlico County man arrested on multiple drug charges

BAYBORO, N.C (WNCT) — The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Grantsboro man on drug-related charges. On September 1, investigators carried out a search warrant at the home of Timothy Smith. During the search of the home, investigators seized 13 grams of cocaine, digital scales, money and a gun. Smith was on prohibition for previous […] → Read More

ECU student receives Coast Guard Foundation Scholarship

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that it has awarded 168 new scholarships in 2022 totaling $550,000 in support for the 2022-2023 academic year. Since the program’s inception in 1990, the foundation has awarded more […] → Read More

Suspect in Greene County Speedway robbery arrested

SNOW HILL, N.C (WNCT) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has announced an arrest in the Speedway store robbery from last week. The sheriff’s office received numerous calls identifying Lenwood Pettaway, 35, of Fountain as the suspect. Sheriff Matt Sasser said after numerous interviews with Pettaway, he confessed to the armed robbery. Pettaway was being […] → Read More

Study: 44% of Americans rather tackle DIY projects than hire a professional

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – With summer almost over, many Americans across the country are trying to finish their do-it-yourself home projects. In 2022, 44% of Americans are doing their own DIY projects to save money by not hiring a professional. According to an analysis of Google Trends, the top 10 DIY projects Americans are curious […] → Read More

Study: Some drivers don’t know what basic road signs mean

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Do you remember when you got your driver’s license and how excited when you passed? As time progresses, many people seem to forget the rules of the road. surveyed over 1,000 drivers about road signs and other distractions they face while driving. Most drivers who participated in the survey had […] → Read More

Greene County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying robbery suspect

SNOW HILL, N.C (WNCT) – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in finding an armed robbery suspect. Sheriff Matt Sasser said in a media release the robbery occurred around 1:55 a.m. Thursday. A man who was wearing a white tank top and tan pants entered the Speedway store located on Hwy 258 […] → Read More

Jacksonville hires new city manager

JACKSONVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — The City of Jacksonville has announced the hiring of its new city manager to replace Dr. Richard Woodruff, who retired in May. The Jacksonville City Council voted to hire Josh W Ray, ICMA-CM, as their new city manager at their regular council meeting on Tuesday. Ray is a 20-year veteran of […] → Read More

NC man convicted of sexual abuse of infant

A Richlands man has been convicted for sexually abusing an infant, according to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Auditions begin for New Bern’s Ghost Walk

NEW BERN, N.C (WNCT) – The New Bern Historical Society is looking for some spooky characters. Whether you are a spirited novice or have lots of ghostly experience, the Historical Society wants you to portray the historic characters in this year’s Ghostwalk. The Ghostwalk brings to life some of the personalities of New Bern’s past. […] → Read More

Foster Grandparents Program coming to Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Since 1965, the Foster Grandparents Program (FGP) has provided one-one-mentoring, nurturing, and support to children with special or exceptional needs, or who are in … → Read More

Eastern North Carolina woman gives kidney to save older brother’s life

Chanella Monroe saw her brother, Rodger, in pain for the past seven years and in dire need of a kidney transplant. → Read More

Data: This Saturday will be NC’s most perfect day

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — If you’re looking for your best day ever (or at least this year), you may have the perfect chance on Saturday. A report from has July 23 as North Carolina’s most ‘perfect day of the year.’ Their conclusion is based on historical weather data spanning 36 years. Factors include the […] → Read More

Friends of the May Museum hosting Music in the Park

FARMVILLE, N.C (WNCT) – Friends of the May Museum will be hosting its Music in the Park event on July 21. The event will start at 5 p.m. at the May Museum, located on Main Street in Farmville. There will be food trucks, beer and wine, local vendors and much more. The musical performance will […] → Read More

Greenville man arrested for multiple armed robberies

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — A Pitt County man has been arrested and charged in multiple armed robberies dating back to May. On Tuesday, detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit conducted an investigation into two armed robberies that turned into an arrest. On May 19, deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office […] → Read More

Craven Community College hosting open house to highlight opportunties

NEW BERN, N.C (WNCT) – Craven County Community College will be hosting an open house on July 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Ward Hall. The open house will allow new or returning students the opportunity to visit the campus and meet college representatives in person to learn about programs, tuition assistance, and career […] → Read More

Man identified who died in early morning crash in Morehead City

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C (WNCT) – Authorities have identified the man who died in Sunday’s morning crash in Morehead City. Jarrett Preston Moore, 45, of Beaufort, died after hitting a utility pole near a railroad crossing located not far from the city’s port. According to Morehead City Public Information Officer Alizé Proisy, the contributing factors to […] → Read More

Pamlico Co. man arrested for possessing child porn

BAYBORO, N.C (WNCT) — A Pamlico County man has been arrested after investigators found he was in possession of child pornography. On Wednesday, members of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Division, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Internet Crimes Against Children executed a search warrant on the home of Michael Wayne […] → Read More

Man drowns at Emerald Isle beach

EMERALD ISLE, N.C (WNCT) – The Town of Emerald Isle reported a man drowned at one of its beaches on Wednesday. Emerald Isle Ocean Rescue, Fire, Police, and EMS were dispatched to a call of a drowning in the 4800 block of Ocean Drive. The emergency call came through at 4 p.m. for a 57-year-old […] → Read More