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Recent articles by Courtney:

Argument in Rocky Mount leads to deadly stabbing

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) — Police in Rocky Mount say a man has been arrested after he stabbed and killed another man on Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 1200 block of Branch Street at about 2:30 a.m. in reference to the stabbing. When they arrived, they found Clarence Terry Jr., 56, suffering from […] → Read More

Ice skating rink added to New Bern’s holiday celebration

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — New Bern Parks and Recreation announced it will be adding an ice skating rink just in time for the holidays. The public is welcome to come as the rink will open for the first time on November 25 from 1-6 p.m. at Union Point Park. The rink is not refrigerated […] → Read More

Greenville Police Department announces passing of K9

GREENVILLE, N.C. — A dog that did a lot for the Greenville community has passed away. On Wednesday, Chief Sauls and the rest of the Greenville Police department announced the passing of K9 Pepper. Their post reads: “Pepper may have been small in stature but he was a feisty guy and arrived at the Greenville […] → Read More

ECU baseball player who lost leg talks rehab, classes, adjusting to life as a Pirate after injury

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A lot has happened within the East Carolina University baseball program since the Pirates lost to Texas in the Super Regional. The fall season finished up Sunday as ECU completed its annual Purple-Gold World Series. After watching the Gold win the first two games, the Purple came back and won on […] → Read More

Warsaw holding Veterans Day celebration, parade on Saturday

WARSAW, N.C. (WNCT) — The town of Warsaw is having its 102nd Veterans Day celebration and parade on Saturday. Officials say it’s the oldest consecutive Veterans Day celebration in America and it’s the official Veterans Day parade of the state. Some of the many events planned include the National Guard flyover, vendors along Front Street […] → Read More

Freedom Fountain Observance in Jacksonville this Friday

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Lietunant Gen Robert Hedlund, II Marine Expeditionary Force Commanding General, will give the annual Freedom Address during the annual Freedom Fountain Observance this Friday. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the Freedom Fountain in Jacksonville. The public is encouraged to attend. It’s the first public ceremony since the COVID-19 […] → Read More

NC resident MrBeast seeking record milestone with YouTube

He is bringing in a 10-figure valuation for his many money-making journey, according to a story by Forbes magazine. If he is able to do this, his company would be the first business run by an influencer to reach this amount. → Read More

Carteret Health named best hospital for maternity care

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WNCT) — Carteret Health Care has been chosen as a best hospital for Maternity Care by Money and The Leapfrog Group. The list of best hospitals for maternity care came out this month, and Carteret Health was among the top hospitals honored. Only 259 U.S. hospitals out of 6,000 were selected for […] → Read More

‘Tunnel of Terror’ begins Friday in Richlands

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — As far as haunted Halloween attractions go, this one is definitely unique. Can you make it through the Tunnel of Terror? Pumpkin patches, haunted attractions The Green Clean Auto Spa is hosting its Tunnel of Terror haunted attraction. This event is not a full car wash. It is just for entertainment […] → Read More

Beaufort man facing drug charges following traffic stop

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — On Wednesday, Craven County deputies searched a vehicle after a traffic stop at Hyman Chapel Church on N.C. 101 Highway in Craven County. During the search, deputies retrieved 18 grams of methamphetamine and schedule VI-controlled substance. The driver of the vehicle, 42-year-old Michael Patrick Oneil of Tuttles Grove Road in […] → Read More

New record store looks to bring the music to eastern North Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A new business now open in Greenville hopes to be music to customers’ ears. A new vinyl store, Alleycat Records, has just recently opened. Owner David Brown is ready to showcase all types of music to the Greenville community. With so many options on display along with merchandise of all kinds, […] → Read More

Annual Chicken Mull Festival on Saturday in Bear Grass

BEAR GRASS, N.C. (WNCT) — Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it. It’s pretty great … the food and the festival. The 9th annual Chicken Mull Festival will take place this Saturday in downtown Bear Grass. Vendors will open at 9 a.m. and the official opening is at 9:30 a.m. with the Bear Grass Charter […] → Read More

Home from Nicholas Sparks’ film ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ on the market

RODANTHE, N.C. (WNCT) — Remember that famous movie about the spot on the Outer Banks from Nicholas Sparks’ movie? If you’ve got the cash, it can be yours. It is one of North Carolina’s most recognizable properties. The iconic house at the Outer Banks that was featured in his 2008 film, “Nights in Rodanthe” has […] → Read More

Onslow Oktoberfest returns to Jacksonville this weekend

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Don your lederhosen or dirndl for a fun-filled German-based festival that’s back in Jacksonville this weekend. Onslow Oktoberfest returns Friday and Saturday. Live entertainment, brats and beer will highlight this community event with free admission. Dozens of local vendors will also participate. As part of the tradition of Onslow Oktoberfest, City of […] → Read More

One Place in Onslow County building a better community

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — One organization in Eastern North Carolina is launching a platform of resources to help build a better community. One Place in Onslow County has announced “Foundations for Resilience,” which will help local groups understand trauma and the impacts it can have. It will also help those groups strengthen their workforce and […] → Read More

Cybercrime across the U.S., where does NC rank?

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Many of us spend time on the internet. Whether it’s for news, social media, school, work and many other things. Spending more time online though means that you can fall victim to cybercrime, even though the FBI tracks and fights it. Cybercrime is defined as any malicious activity done via a computer […] → Read More

‘Not So Spooky’ Museum taking place this weekend

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A “Not So Spooky” event is taking place at the Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville. The family-friendly event kicked off Friday and will run through the weekend. It allows children to experience a more kid-friendly version of a haunted house. Kids are encouraged to dress up, too. It features a […] → Read More

Nothing Bundt Cakes dares you not to fall in love with their treats

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to check this place out. Craig Marshall is the owner of the new Nothing Bundt Cakes that has opened in Greenville. The store is part of a national chain but is the first in Greenville. Marshall said he wants all guests who come […] → Read More

New sushi restaurant in Greenville off to very tasty start

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A new Sushi restaurant in Greenville has opened and customers can’t get enough. Q-Sushi, located on South Memorial Drive, has a menu full of food for everyone. They have a lot of sushi choices and appetizers such as crab rangoon, Takoyaki (fried octopus!), Edamame and more. They also have steak or […] → Read More

Kinston’s first ENC Pride Festival coming Saturday

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — ENC Pride’s inaugural Pride Festival is upcoming. ENC Pride’s goal is to unify the LGBTQIA+ community, its allies and all people in Eastern North Carolina. The Festival will be held on October 8 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The celebration will be a family-friendly event for all ages, focusing on […] → Read More