More than 300 new jobs for Kinston/Lenoir County

Wesley Brown and Joel Gerber April 22 , 2010 A $5.3 million incentive package featuring perks from both local and state agencies lured a national cabinet manufacturer to choose its Kinston plant as the supporter of a new product line and recipient of more than 300 jobs. Officials from...



Delta acquires Segrave Aviation

The Free Press Subsidiary to expand private business jet operations January 21, 2010 Delta AirElite, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, announced the purchase of Kinston-based Segrave Aviation late Wednesday afternoon. The all-cash transaction will double the size of the Delta AirElite fleet. A press release did not...



DuPont Sorona plant in Kinston to outfit Toyota’s new SAI car

Chris Lavender January 12, 2010 A new agreement between DuPont Sorona and Toyota will ensure that renewable sourced fibers produced in Kinston will be used to outfit automobiles overseas. DuPont officials announced Tuesday that fibers made from DuPont Sorona will be used for the ceiling surface skin, sun visor...



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...



Sanderson to begin construction

July 23, 2009   David Anderson Kinston Free Press Sanderson Farms officials announced Thursday they have ended a 13-month construction delay for a new poultry processing plant in Kinston. Pic Billingsley, Sanderson Farms Director of Development and Engineering, said that Sanderson Farms’ Board of Directors have decided to move...



Electrolux commits to $55 million investment in Lenoir County

Company will produce up to 535 new dishwashers per day May 14, 2009 Chris Lavender Staff Writer Electrolux will invest $55 million during the next five years in its Lenoir County plant. Lenoir County Economic Development director Mark Pope announced Thursday the Electrolux site in Lenoir County will soon...



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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