Contentnea-Savannah shows off its new STEM lab

Bryan C. Hanks Kinston Free Press November 14, 2012 The future of education is currently on display at Contentnea-Savannah K8 School. It’s in the form of a shiny new STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — laboratory at the school. The lab, which has been operational for seventh...



Woodmen Center ‘officially’ opens with a standing room only ceremony

Bryan C. Hanks Kinston Free Press July 26, 2012 Although hundreds of memberships have already been sold for the new Woodmen of the World Community Center, Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy may have made the most poignant purchase. In front of about 500 people at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting for the new...



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,...



CrateTech Inc. sets up shop at GTP to support Spirit AeroSystems

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press Nearly two years after Spirit AeroSystems opened its doors in Kinston, the first glimmer of what state and local officials call an “aerospace cluster” can be seen in the form of CrateTech Inc. “I think what you’re seeing now is, hopefully, the...



Justin Hill Kinston Free Press June 6, 2012 North Carolina’s Eastern Region — specifically Lenoir and Craven counties — hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier Wednesday as she toured several STEM East facilities and participated in a roundtable discussion with students, teachers and public...



U.S. Department of Education sends representative to Eastern N.C.

Justin Hill Staff Writer Kinston Free Press North Carolina’s Eastern Region — specifically Lenoir and Craven counties — hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier Wednesday as she toured several STEM East facilities and participated in a roundtable discussion with students, teachers and public and...



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...



Four roads to close for rail spur construction

David Anderson Staff Writer Kinston Free Press Next week, the final four roads which the Global TransPark rail spur needs to cross will be closed. The N.C. Department of Transportation will close John Mewborne Road near Rouse Road Extension on Monday; then Rouse Road Extension near John Mewborne on...



Students briefed on STEM program

Justin Hill Kinston Free Press As the local economy — specifically, industrial growth — expands toward levels not seen in 50 years, Lenoir County Economic Director Mark Pope believes an important part of the plan has to be presenting students with information about career opportunities. “We’ve moved ourselves from...



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