DOWNTOWN TRASH GETS TRASHED
Some 50 downtown advocates braved chilly overcast skies Saturday morning (April 25, 2015) to fill large bags with trash littering Kinston’s center city.
It marked the 12th time that Pride of Kinston has hosted a downtown clean up day. This year the Pride earned the support of a large delegation of Kinston Teens, led by its organizer Chris Suggs.
Other notables included Kinston Mayor Pro Tem Joe Tyson, Lenoir County Commissioner Roland Best, City Councilman Sammy Aiken and attorneys Stuart Stroud and Amelda Pate. Early College leader Nick Harvey III, a number of Omega Psi Phi fraternity members, Boys and Girls Club members, and high schoolers from Kinston High, South Lenoir and North Lenoir pitched up to scour downtown streets and sidewalks.
As noon rolled around, volunteers were treated to barbecue pork and chicken, beans, slaw, hush puppies and banana pudding. Just as the last meals were served, the predicted rain drops began to fall.
Enticing new investors
A growing campaign to highlight properties available for lease or purchase details information about each under the Invest in Downtown site on Pride’s website.
A project of Pride’s Economic and Property Development committee headed by Stuart Lindley, buildings deemed to be in good condition and available for immediate use are candidates for the enlarged promotional effort.
What Is Pride of Kinston?
The mission of Pride of Kinston, Inc., established in 1984, is to lead downtown revitalization in Kinston using the Main Street approach developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which promotes economic development within the context of historic preservation.
Pride of Kinston is one of 57 Main Street communities in North Carolina in a program coordinated by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. (www.nccommerce.com). For more information about Pride of Kinston, see About Pride.
Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252)
Artist Bruce D. Ziegler has generously made available to Pride his portrait of