23 Jun: Horseware Ireland Cuts Ribbon on New Facility

Kinston, NC Horseware Ireland had its new location ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, at the Fred Hunneke Building, at 1350 Cunningham Road. Owners, Tom and Carol MacGuinness flew in from Ireland to help the company celebrate its new home. During Tom MacGunniess ‘s remarks, he stated that Horseware Ireland started with a small team, in Dundalk, Ireland, in 1985. After months of research and hand-stitching, the prototype of the Rambo blanket was born. Since then, they have grown to become the world’s most trusted producer of horse blankets. “Horseware was recruited for business in Kinston, North Carolina, in 1999,” stated Mark…

23 May: 29 years and counting for economic development group

By Junious Smith III / Staff writer Kinston Free Press Wednesday’s Lenoir Committee of 100 meeting celebrated the 29th year of the organization, as well as the impact it has made for the area. According to the organization, the Committee of 100 has contributed approximately $1.5 million in economic projects in the county — as well as $500,000 in the past 10 years — for the economic growth in the community. “I thought it was great meeting, and the committee was back on track,” President Tom Vermillion said. “I’ve always believed in Lenoir County. The group started in the mid-1980s, with a lot of folks…


19 May: A Chef’s Life Wins Peabody

Established in 1940, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals, and the World Wide Web.  “A Chef’s Life” has been announced among the 2013 Award Winners Congratulations!!!


17 Apr: Mother Earth produces award-winning Kölsch at World Beer Cup

By Wes Wolfe / The Free Press It’s not too far removed from beating the French at champagne. Germans are known to be as protective of their beer as the French are of their wine, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the German government and the European Union only recognize Kölsch beer as that produced until strict guidelines by a select number of breweries in and around Köln. But when 65 Kölsch-style ales went head-to-head in a global competition at the World Beer Cup in Denver last week, Kinston’s Mother Earth Brewery took home the bronze medal in…


20 Feb: Shell Building Available

Shell #3 is currently available in Lenoir county.  Here is a little information about the facility. Shell building started in 2009 Initial cost of $1.5 million C100 contribution was $100,000 Shell Building finished in 2010 40,000 square feet with 30′ ceilings Column Space is 40×40 Building is precast and metal Building is on 9 acres with a potential to add 8 acres to site Water, sewage, gas, electric, access is already at the site Used as a marketing tool with numerous visiting clients