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July 21, 2014

Kinston streets a picture of
past, present and future

An early July morning unveils a downtown Kinston that’s downright placid….with the occasional car or truck on the streets, a few people out stirring about getting ready for the day, a bright sun peeking over the eastern horizon, a heavy dew coating grass and trees.

Strolling around the city’s business district at 7:00 am is like watching slow motion movies: some scenes featuring a few aging stars, some who are already making it big, and several new talents on the horizon.

Some who have had better days

Matinee idols


Up and coming talents

Editor’s Note

The photographic illustrations embedded in this newsletter are examples of achievements as well as opportunities for private and public investors in downtown Kinston. In addition to those shown here, there are other examples along our streets of “aging stars,” “matinee idols” and “up and coming talents.”

Kinston’s downtown is changing for the better right before our eyes. Homegrown entrepreneurs are making it happen. Some, like the Stadiem family, have been around for 100 or more years. Alfonza Driggers at Tops-Bottoms-Soles has served customers for nearly 40 years.  Others, like Suzanne Gallagher, are new on the streets of Kinston.


Vision

"The vision of Pride of Kinston, Inc. is a downtown on the banks of the Neuse River that serves as the gateway to Eastern North Carolina. Our appreciation of history guides our future and promotes the magic to grow business, recreation, and the arts."


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July 21, 2014
Kinston streets a picture of past, present and future

June 27, 2014
Pride hosts 3rd Sand in the Streets And elects new 2014-2015 officers

June 13, 2014
The Embers and fans dodge rain squalls to launch Pride's 30th anniversary

May 29, 2014
Sand in the Streets to Acknowledge Prides 30th Anniversary

April 16, 2014
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April 1, 2014
Another Kinston Race in the Record Books

March 24, 2014
9th Annual Run for the River Poised to Take Off

March 6, 2014
Another Business Set to Open Downtown Kinston

January 1, 2014
2013 Downtown Kinston Report

December 2, 2013
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November 20, 2013
Shop Small Business Celebration Set for Saturday, November 30, 2013

October 18, 2013
Spricing Up Queen Street for the Holiday Season

October 11, 2013
Downtown Opportunity Abounds

September 13, 2013
Much activity in Kinston's downtown

September 3, 2013
Sand in the Streets closes out it's 2013 Season

August 8, 2013
Women Influencing Much of Kinston's Retail Development

July 23, 2013
New Signage for Downtown

July 12, 2013
CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

July 5, 2013
Kinston's July 4th events drew impressive audiences

June 24, 2013
Herritage Street Stores Set Saturday Hours

May 17, 2013
A Report: Pride of Kinston Downtown Update

May 9, 2013
Sand in the Streets Concerts Begin June 6

April 29, 2013
2013 Clean Up Day Report

April 1, 2013
8th Run for the River now in the record books

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Kinston 8000: Run for the River

March 1, 2013
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January 14, 2013
2013 Run for the River Planning Underway

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