Woodmen Center begins membership drive, center opens next week

Justin Hill Kinston Free Press July 15, 2012 Over the past year, there have been countless tours of the Woodmen Center. What started with Bill Ellis, director of the Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department, pointing to where the basketball courts or exercise equipment or locker rooms would be...



Butterfield presents Community Council for the Arts, African-American Music Trail with endowment grant

Justin Hill Kinston Free Press In the midst of the U.S. Congress’ late summer break, N.C. District 1 representative G.K. Butterfield has spent time in his district this week visiting constituents and presenting grants. On Wednesday, he made stops in Kinston and Snow Hill. “As many of you know,...



Lenoir Co. veterans’ home operators advertise jobs as construction wraps up

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press In the coming weeks, the construction workers who have been a fixture off Hull Road in Kinston for the last two years will depart, and be replaced by those hired to staff the state’s newly-opened veterans’ nursing home. It’s a project which...



Plans for Woodmen Community Center, water park unveiled

September 21, 2011 David Anderson Staff Writer, Kinston Free Press Drawings were unveiled Tuesday showing a water park slated for Kinston, which its promoters hope will be “the best east of Greensboro.” That was the hope of Kinston Interim City Manager Bill Ellis, who presided over Tuesday’s announcement of...



Lions Industries for the Blind honors workers, celebrates four decades in Kinston

David Anderson Free Press Staff Writer In essence, a skid board is a sheet of plywood. But once it is placed under a cargo pallet bearing food, fuel, ammunition and other supplies, and dropped from an airplane to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, it becomes a critical component...



Boy Scout Regional Jamboree scheduled for April 23-25

David Anderson Thursday, January 7, 2010 Although one does not normally think of the Boy Scouts of America as a driver of economic development, local officials are hoping the organization will do just that this spring when the Scouts host their Regional Jamboree. “As we unveil this special announcement...



$500K earmarked for JetPort improvements

David Anderson Staff Writer November 13, 2009 Federal funds have been set aside for upgrades to the aircraft landing guidance system at Kinston’s airport. U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., announced Friday that at least $500,000 has been earmarked to help defray the estimated $3.8 million cost of upgrading the...



Veteran’s home secures funding

Predue announces conditional OK for $12 million grant September 20, 2009 Saran Campell Staff Writter / Kinston Free Press Gov. Bev Perdue announced Sunday that the U.S. Division of Veteran Affairs has issued conditional approval for $12 million grant to fund a new state veterans skilled nursing facility. “This...



Eastern NC’s African American Music Project Gets Funding Boost

Press Rrelease North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation that includes more than $250,000 in funding for the next phase of the African American Music Trail project. The project is spearheaded by the N.C. Arts...



Gov. Perdue announces $64 million in stimulus funds for US 258 – US 70 connector

David Anderson Staff Writer Thanks to federal stimulus dollars, Kinston will have its long-awaited extension of C.F. Harvey  Parkway between U.S. 258 North and U.S. 70. Gov. Bev Perdue and Transportation Secretary Eugene Conti announced Tuesday that the $64 million project, scheduled to begin this summer, is among the...



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