Kinston Promise Neighborhood, Inc., is sponsoring the first in a series of East Kinston Community Meetings on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Hill Memorial Free Will Baptist Church located at 401 N. Rochelle Blvd., in Kinston.  (next to Rochelle Middle School).

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together elected officials, community leaders and residents to talk about ways to improve the quality of life for residents in East Kinston communities.

Community leaders who have confirmed attendance for the meeting as of March 11 include Chief Bill Johnson, Director of Public Safety; Kinston City Council members Sammy C. Aiken and Robbie Swinson; North Carolina Representative George Graham; Adrian King, Director of Pride of Kinston;  Mildred Brown and Lincoln City Reunion coordinating committee; Malcolm Beech, Eagle News and Cultural Heritage Museum; Kinston native J. Lin Dawson, The Lin Dawson Youth Leadership Academy; Lenoir County Commissioners Roland Best and Jackie Brown; and Rev. John Flowers, pastor of Church of Faith and Deliverance.

For additional information contact Theresa Williams at 252/939-5587 or visit

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