Links to Other Community Resources

The links presented here will help you find out more about Downtown Kinston and the rest of our area. Clicking these links will take you directly to the site. If you want to open the linked site in another window, try right-clicking for other options. If you have a web site to suggest, please email it to us and we will consider including it on this page.

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City and County Government

City of Kinston

Official Site of Kinston's City Government.

Lenoir County

Official Lenoir County government web site

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Economic Development

Lenoir County Economic Development Department

Economic Development agency for Lenoir County.

Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce

Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce which promotes economic development of the area.

Kinston Enterprise Center

The Kinston Enterprise Center is a small business incubator designed to help local entrepreneurs transform their business ideas into viable, lasting enterprises.

North Carolina Global Transpark

North Carolina industrial park adjacent to the Kinston Regional Jetport.

North Carolina Eastern Region Development Commission

The North Carolina Eastern Region Development Commission is a 13-county economic development agency which provides site location assistance to companies locating in Eastern North Carolina.

North Carolina Eastern Region - Tourism & Business Finder

Allows users to find venues in the North Carolina Eastern Region,business information, and interactive maps. The website is provided by the North Carolina's Eastern Region, and is FREE.

East Carolina Council

Regional council of governments.

The Golden LEAF Foundation

Golden LEAF's mission is to promote the social welfare of North Carolina's citizens and to receive and distribute funds for economic impact assistance to economically affected or tobacco-dependent regions of North Carolina.

Southern Growth Policies Board

Southern Growth Policies Board is a non-partisan public policy think tank, based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, that develops and advances visionary economic development policies by providing a forum for partnership and dialog among a diverse cross-section of the region's leadership.

Online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada. They foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public.

North Carolina Agritourism Directory

The directory for finding North Carolina Agricultural Goods and Services, persented by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.

Homegrown Handmade

Directory of Art Roads & Farm Trails of North Carolina.

East Carolina University Center for Sustainable Tourism

The Center is dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism throughout our region, North Carolina, and the nation through innovation in graduate education, leadership development, community consultation, and collaborative research.

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Community Resources

The Neuse Regional Library

Kinston Community Health Center, Inc.

Lenoir County Cooperative Extension

The Lenoir County Cooperative Extension, a partnership between North Carolina State University and Lenoir County, works in the community to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.

Fort Bragg

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Neuse River Foundation

The Neuse River Foundation and its two Riverkeepers is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sustainability of the Neuse River basin for drinking and recreation. This is done through advocacy,
education, monitoring and public involvement with the goal of providing an enjoyable water resource for residents and visitors.

Pope Air Force Base

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

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Historical Sites & Resources

Historical Preservation Group

Historical Preservation Group is an advocacy and support organization for the Lenoir County Battlefield Commission, the Heritage Genealogical Society and the Colonial Commission.

Lenoir County Historical Association

Local historical organization which also maintains Harmony Hall, residence built in 1772.

Caswell Center Museum and Visitors Center

Museum and visitors center for North Carolina Caswell Center which serves mentally and physically handicapped persons.

CivilWarTraveler - North Carolina

Web site dedicated to visiting Civil War sites of interest in North Carolina as well as other states. Excellent resource.

CSS Neuse Foundation

The CSS Neuse Foundation is working to finish construction of the CSS Neuse II.

Mitchelltown Preservation Society

The Mitchelltown Preservation Society is an historic preservation group central to restoring the Mitchelltown Historic District in Kinston, North Carolina.

North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial

A project of the Office of Archives and History of North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources which provides a major focus for commemoration of the anniversary.

North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council

Another engaged organization is the North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council, a membership group, providing a great deal of information of interest to Tar Heel tourists.

Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace was originally built between 1767 and 1770, as the first permanent capitol of the Colony of North Carolina and a home for the Royal Governor and his family. Today, Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens’ mission is to engage present and future generations in the history of North Carolina from early settlement and development of statehood through the mid twentieth century by collecting, interpreting and preserving objects, buildings, landscapes and events that enrich understanding of the making of our state and nation.

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Things to Do

Kinston-Lenoir County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Kinston Convention & Visitor's Bureau works with community organizations and the Chamber of Commerce to attact and serve the needs of tourists to the community.

Grainger Hill Performing Arts Center

Grainger-Hill Performing Arts Center was the auditorium for an historic high school. It was renovated into a performing arts center and now hosts numerous performing arts and civic events throughout the year.

Kinston Community Council for the Arts

The Kinston Community Council for the Arts offers an extensive year round calendar of arts and cultural events.

Kinston Disc Golf Association

Information about disc golf in the Kinston area, including course information for Barnet Park, King Disc Kings club news, and a discussion forum for disc golfers.

Kinston and Lenoir County provide an excellent area for bicycle rides and bike commuting. provides information that can help make your bike riding more enjoyable and helps keep you up-to-date on events and opportunities for local bike-related events.

Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival

Kinston Winter Bluegrass Festival provides multiple opportunities annually for blue grass aficionados to experience this special art form.

BBQ Festival on the Neuse

Downtown Kinston is the place to be the first weekend of May every year, with non-stop activities, entertainment and the best BBQ in North Carolina. The BBQ Festival on the Neuse & Wil King Hog Happenin' is one of our region's longest running and most exciting annual events.

Neuseway Nature Park

Nature Center, Planetarium, Health Sciences Museum and campground on banks of Neuse River

Kinston / Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department

Comprehensive information about the programs and facilities provided by the Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department. This site includes schedules and tournament information, as well a general information about things to do in and around Kinston.

365 Things to do in Kinston, NC

Listing of lots of ideas for things to do and information about events in and around Kinston. Many suggestions are posted by local residents. This is a Facebook group page.

Macaroni Kid

Macaroni Kid and its family of Publisher Moms are dedicated to delivering the scoop on all the family-friendly events and activities happening in their communities each week. Check out Macaroni Kid's list of communities and sign up to receive your free weekly newsletter.

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