Main Street champions

Junious Smith III Kinston Free Press February 3, 2014 Downtown development has been the focal point in the renaissance of Kinston over the past several years. On Jan. 30, two downtown entrepreneurs were recognized for their efforts on a state level. Mother Earth co-owners Stephen Hill and Trent Mooring...



Smithfield expanding with investment

Junious Smith II Kinston Free Press January 24, 2014 Smithfield Foods is expanding in Lenoir County, not with brick and mortar, but with an investment of $16 million in personal property, including cutting-edge technology. The announcement was made at Thursday’s meeting of the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners. “Lenoir...



Bringing ‘Life’ to Lenoir

Margret Fisher Kinston Free Press December 26,2013 A television series based around a local business has brought much attention to rural Eastern North Carolina and Lenoir County, in particular. The PBS show “A Chef’s Life” premiered in September, highlighting Ben Knight and Vivian Howard’s restaurant, Chef and the Farmer,...



McCrory tours Spirit, calls GTP ‘a priority’

Wes Wolfe Kinston Free Press September 26,2013 Gov. Pat McCrory toured the facilities at Spirit AeroSystems Thursday afternoon in part of what he said is a commitment to business growth and the creation of skilled jobs. “One of the things all of us are trying to push — Republicans,...



Kinston-based ‘A Chef’s Life’ airs today at 9:30 p.m. on PBS

Junious Smith Kinston Free Press September 11, 2013 For Vivian Howard, three years of planning for something even she didn’t think would happen is coming to fruition tonight. “A Chef’s Life,” starring Howard and her husband Ben Knight, debuts today at 9:30 p.m. on PBS. The 13-part series about...



‘A Chef’s Life’ hits $50K goal

Junious Smith III Kinston Free Press July 23,2013 When Vivian Howard started Chef and The Farmer with her husband, Benjamin Knight, in 2006, she said many people expected the fine-dining restaurant to fail. It’s safe to say those thoughts have all but disappeared from everyone’s mind as the restaurant...



The farm hits television

Wes Wolfe Kinston Free Press June 30, 2013 Documentary filmmaker Cynthia Hill said that whenever she and Chef & the Farmer’s Vivian Howard got together, talk would inevitably turn to the idea of doing a series about the restaurant and the local farmers who supply it. Finally, Hill said,...



LCC Honored

Kinston Free Press March 30,2013 Members of the Spirit AeroSystems Information Technology team recently recognized Lenoir Community College for its collaboration with the installation of Spirit AeroSystems’ new state of the art videoconferencing technology allowing the facility in Kinston to connect to the world. LCC Director of Distance Education...



Committee Gives $1,000 Through Relocation Program

Mr. Don Thone received a check for $1000 as a part of the Lenoir Committee of 100’s Relocation Incentive Program. Pictured Left to Right: Carolynn Craig, Century 21 agent in Kinston,  Don Thone, Smithfield Packaging, Plant Manager and Dan Sale, Sale Auto Mall Benefits offered to Professionals moving into Lenoir...



Spirit donates $10,000 to Mary’s Kitchen

On Dec. 13, during the mid-day meal service, representatives from Spirit AeroSystems’ Kinston offices presented the rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Michael Singer, and Marilyn Wiggins, director of Mary’s Kitchen, a donation for $10,000. Wiggins applied for the grant earlier in the fall and was notified...



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