by Bryan Hanks
Kinston Free Press
Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy sent a letter to the state legislature expressing his support of N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque’s House Bill 5, which would stop the city’s un-American annexing of new portions of Lenoir County into the city’s folds.
As a result, the Kinston City Council — a 4-1 vote (the “no” vote came from Will Barker) — voted to take Murphy off the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission.
My take: Incredibly childish by the city council, but well within their rights.
I’ll say this about Mr. Murphy….