May 3rd, 2016
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WEEK
May 8-14, 2016
While Kinston's historic Grainger Stadium has mothered thousands of athletes over the years, it stands as a solid testament that its good for business.or economic development.
Poised to acknowledge Economic Development Week and National Small Business Week (May 8-14) college baseball players from eight junior colleges in North and South Carolina take to Grainger Stadium's playing field May 7 thru the 11th.
Games begin at 10 am Saturday, May 7. Four will be played Saturday, four to be played Sunday, four on Monday and two playoff games set for Tuesday.
This means approximately 250 players and coaches will avail themselves to Kinston hospitality for dining, sleeping and transportation. Five of the teams are based in South Carolina and three come from North Carolina: Pitt Community College, Louisburg College and Guilford Tech. The South Carolina teams are from Sumter, Florence, Lancaster, Spartanburg and Salkehatchie. (Seven of the teams have booked rooms in Kinston and one in New Bern.)
The May 7-11 games (Division 1, Region 10) are prelude to the College World Series also to be played at Grainger Stadium May 27 thru June 1 bringing another large contingent of ball players, coaches and fans from many parts of the nation.
The games have been organized by Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department cheering "Play Ball! And spend lots of $$$ in Kinston!" And Grainger Stadium smiles down on the excitement.
ADRIAN KING TO STEP DOWN
AS PRIDE DIRECTOR
Kinston native and Pride director since 2005 has announced that he plans to step down from his current position as Executive Director December 31, 2016.
He took the 11th anniversary of being hired as permanent director to make his announcement. He told the Board of Directors of his decision at its April 28 meeting. He was made permanent director April 28, 2005. King had served two months as the interim following the resignation of B.J. Murphy which took effect March 4, 2005.
King expressed thanks to board members, volunteers, downtown business people and investors, three mayors, three city managers, city government colleagues and many friends near and far who helped make the 11 years very rewarding.
King retired from The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta and returned to his Kinston hometown in June 2003.
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