Town Hall Handouts on Electric Issues

Below are the documents we handed out at the Electric Issues Town Hall, held on 12/6/2011 at the KHS Performing Arts Center.  Included in the documents were:

  • Guest Column by Will Barker – Issues Behind Electric Rates
  • Resolution of the City Council of the City of Kinston formally requesting action by Electricities relative to the merger between Duke Power and Progress Energy
  • Dissolution of and Withdraw from Power Agency
  • NCGA’s Municipal Power Agency Relief Subcommittee
  • NCEMPA 2012 Total Expenses
  • Kinston Debt as of January 2012

Town Hall Documents – 2011-12-06

Related Links:
Town Hall Meeting – Update on Electrical Issues
Town Hall Picture of Audience
KFP: Update on Electrical Issues 12/6 @ 7PM

Town Hall Picture of Audience

Town Hall on Electric Issues
KHS Performing Arts Center
12/06/2011 at 7:00 PM

We had 60 citizens record their name on our sign-in sheets.  We also had all of our city council members present and several city employees on hand to answer questions.

Moderator – Mayor BJ Murphy
Will Barker, NCEMPA Board Member & Past Mayor Pro Tem
Rhonda Barwick, Public Services Director
Graham Edwards, Electricities CEO

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KFP: Mayor designates infection control week

From left are Lenoir Memorial Hospital infection control ambassadors Jody Hill, RN, infection preventionist; Loretta Griffin, RN; Grace Kornegay, NA; Lisa Brown, environmental services manager; Mayor B.J. Murphy; Pat Harrison, RN; Tracy Edmondson, radiology supervisor; Teresa Sumner, RN, quality coordinator; and Donna Floyd, performance improvement director.

In recognition of the importance of infection prevention around the globe, Mayor B.J. Murphy has proclaimed this week as International Infection Prevention Week in Kinston.

Established in 1986, IIPW aims to raise awareness about infection prevention and commemorates the work of healthcare professionals and administrators, legislators and consumers for their commitment to reducing infection worldwide. The theme of international observance is “Infection Prevention is Everyone’s Business.”

Protecting the health of Americans includes providing access to safe and effective health care. Lenoir Memorial Hospital has joined with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to commemorate this 25th anniversary. The hospital is devoted to patient and health care worker safety and is committed to reducing the risk and occurrence of healthcare-associated infections.

WITN7 – Kinston Indians Games Numbered

The Kinston Indians are now down to their final 10 games at historic Grainger Stadium.

The Indians were sold in December and are moving to Zebulon in Wake County when this season ends. Grainger Stadium has been home to minor league baseball in Kinston since 1949.

Kinston mayor, B.J. Murphy says losing the team will mean the city loses $30,000 in revenue, not including impact to surrounding businesses. Mayor Murphy says if any announcement on a future team is pending, it would not happen until after the season. He also added that even if a team doesn’t come in time for the 2012 season, he’s “optimistic professional baseball will be played again in Kinston.”

The Indians are home Monday through Wednesday before another road trip. Their final homestand runs August 26 through September 2.