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by BJ Murphy
Mayor, City of Kinston
This year promises to be a great precursor to a huge 2012 celebration of the 250th anniversary of Kinston. Everywhere we turn, there are opportunities ahead for our community. Not too many communities in Eastern North Carolina can boast about the development of new jobs, highway construction, rail construction, fire station construction, recreational facilities construction and more. Sure, most of these aforementioned items have had their positives and negatives brought to light, but nevertheless they are here or they are coming, and our community is sure to benefit because of them.
As we look ahead to this year, I want to mention a few items that should be considered and discussed throughout our community.