by David Anderson
For the third year in a row, Lenoir County firefighters will have the opportunity to mingle with those who are currently serving and those who served years ago as they take part in the third annual firefighters’ reunion.
The event first took place in the spring of 2009 for current and former members of the Kinston Fire Department. The event has since expanded to include current and former members of local volunteer fire departments.
About 120 people attended last year’s event; this year’s reunion takes place today at King’s Restaurant on East New Bern Road, or U.S. 70 East.
Today’s events include dinner, a speech from keynote speaker Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy, and the presentation of an award to an individual Kinston firefighter who shows “outstanding service and contributions to the fire service,” Basden said.