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Kinston Free Press (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Kinston, North Carolina Saturday september 5,2015 a y 0 u r news source since 1 8 8 2 a Kinston no a or i Monkey wrench same goal in carding opposition to Iran Deal sets Back White House Hopes. A5 a my in my in in my my my in in. Obama says us saudis want functioning government in Yemen. As winning weekend diners eat inside Ginger 108 As people make their Way into the boiler room on West North Street on thursday. Visit Kinston has a contest for people to win a trip to visit Kinston and explore downtown and other Sites. Photo by Janet s. Carter / the free press visit Kinston launches contest by Jennifer Cannon staff writer Kinston is quickly becoming a popular weekend destination for its culinary and historical attractions. Now residents and people across the country can win a weekend in Kinston for two. The visit Kinston contest highlights the City a history food and Art destinations. A we really wanted to do this to raise awareness about our website a visit Kinston director Jan Parson said. A local residents As Well As folks internationally can Access our website and find out about All the things where to eat where to go what to do All of our the website , offers information about what to do where to eat and where to stay when planning a trip or just an afternoon Outing. A if locals have folks come into town then this is where they can go without Ever leaving their Home to get information about Kinston Lenoir county a Parson said a and what to do and How to entertain them while they re the contest application asks How entrants found out about the contest As Well As the name and address of the contestant. A we feel its very important vital for us to know who a looking at us where Are they from who a going on Ola website so we really track those analytic very very closely a Parson said. Tracking that information lets Parson know what the Community needs such As additional hotels. A a we be had Many ads in magazines and great publicity from the Media pitch that we do a Parson said a however we be never really had a contest that we would have Access to where they actually found our information and that a something that we want to tracking How entrants found out about the contest will let Parson know what types of advertisements Are working and what types Are not. The contest was advertised in september a Issue of our state and Southern living. A within 24 hours folks from All Over the country As soon As Southern living and our state came out and it was on Facebook or social Media a Parson said a people All Over the country were registering to spend the weekend in Kinston so that a Lucy Marston the tourism director for Lenoir county appreciates what the contest is doing for Kinston. A i know there has been Good response Anc i a in very very Happy about that and i cannot fathom that we would get anything except wonderful publicity from this a Marston said. A a it a going to be really fun and interesting to see where the contenders Are coming contestant winners will receive two nights of accommodation at the of Neil boutique hotel dinner at chef and the Farmer an Eastern no bbl picnic lunch for two on a civil War Battlefield site and much More. A tourism is an Industry ifs the number two Industry in North Carolina so for us to have a thriving tourism Industry in Kinston is vital to the Economy in Kinston and Lenoir county a Parson said. To enter the contest go to . Jennifer Cannon can be reached at 252-559-1073 or at . Follow Jennifer on twitter . State plan Calls for Railroad improvements in enc by Sandy Wall Halifax news service a recently adopted state plan Calls for several near and Long term improvements to the railroads serving new Bern Cherry Point Marine corps air station the port at Morehead City and the global trans Park at Kinston. The 2015 comprehensive state rail plan formerly adopted by the . Board of transportation last month and released thursday suggests that the improvements along with others across the state would enhance the states freight and passenger rail lines thus boosting the states Economy. A the projects in the rail plan will support the delivery of gov. Pat Micro Rye a 25-year vision for North Carolina in addition to providing a framework for prioritizing rail projects statewide based on need a said a statement issued Vai about the plan read. Quot rail related goals in the governors 25-year vision that Are incorporated in the state rail plan include improvement of rail connections Between military bases and ports service to inter modal facilities to support freight shipping improved train service to the ports at Wilmington and Morehead City and rail Access to the global trans Park and our states Inland ports and inter modal nearly All of the area projects outlined in the plan Are designed to enhance area railroads freight handling ability. Among the proposed projects Are a lease the state owned Spur line at the global trans Park in Kinston to a private rail company. A construct a rail line from the Ftp to the Cox rail line parallel to . 11 in Lenoir county. A consider retaining the state owned North Carolina Railroad company a water Access property in new Bern for possible use As a Barge facility for oversized loads. A build a Quot Loop track Quot at the Morehead City port to build and break apart trains. That proposal is projected to Cost $5 million the plan states. A in the Short term pursue frontage roads and or a a super Street coordinated traffic plan to reduce rail and truck port traffic conflicts with vehicles and pedestrians along Arendell Street . 70 in Morehead City. A As Market conditions demand relocate the North Carolina Railroad crr tracks Between Havelock and Morehead City thereby allowing trains to enter the port and Access radio Island from the East. That proposed pro see Railroad a2 a Kinston Dps Man shot suspect wanted for attempted murder the free press a Man is at Vidwant medical Center and another Man is wanted for attempted murder after a shooting Early Friday morning at the Glass House. Kinston department of Public safety was called to the nightclub at 601 n. Mcleean St. At 1 52 . Where they found Kenja Amor Waters 33, with gunshot wounds to his and Abdomen. He was taken to the Greenville Hospital. Witnesses said they heard four or five gunshots. Police say Terrell Rashawn Mcdonald 37, is wanted for first degree attempted murder As a result of the incident. He was spotted leaving the area in a newer Model imported Silver Sedan with at least one other person. Mcdonald is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information regarding this incident they Are asked to Call Kinston Public safety at 252 939-3160, the tips line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir county crime stoppers at 252-523-444. Mcdonald we Mem to. Simon Johnson rakes Pine Needles and debris from the former base of the Gazebo at the Lenoir county Spca. Funds have been secured to add on additional space to House a Puppy room leading to the removal of Trees and Clearing of the area ahead of construction. Photo by Zach Frailey / the free press make room for puppies pc a Puppy room project is Usu lava by Jennifer Cannon staff writer earlier this month the Lenoir county Spca launched a fundraising Campaign to finance the Puppy room project an additional building that will House puppies and their Mother dogs. An Anonymous donor agreed to match donations made in the month of August up to $15,000. As of sunday with one Day to go the $15,000 goal was met. A a it a absolutely wonderful a Spca treasurer Ursula Rusmisell said. Preparations Are already underway for the construction project. Quot we Are in the process of getting started on the Puppy room Quot Spca president Jerry Henderson said a we have a contractor and we be had some Trees re moved to Clear the Puppy room will provide much needed Relief to the current shelter. The space will allow breathing room for puppies and cats. A a it a something we be needed for a Long time a Henderson said. A it is going to create More space for the puppies and the mothers and by creating outside space for them it frees up More space for the cat which Are kind of crowded at the Henderson expects construction to begin soon. A we Hope to have permits pretty quickly and be see Puppy room. A2 a mostly Cloudy classified. B6 lottery. A3 obits. A7 cock 0 comics. B5 markets. A8 puzzles. B5 Toffee As i a4 entertainment. B4 nation world. A5 sports. By 3101 00001 vol. Xxxiii no. 160 i %. My i i i

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