KFP: Update on Electrical Issues 12/6 @ 7pm

City hosting town hall Tuesday at 7 p.m. for electric customers

Anyone seeking more information on issues facing Kinston electric customers, including high light bills, is encouraged to come to the Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening for a town hall meeting.

“Electric issues tend to be the No. 1 or No. 2 topic at every breakfast table around town, and this is just an opportunity for our community to gather in one place at one time, get an update and have a chance to ask questions in a less formal environment (than the City Council chambers),” Mayor B.J. Murphy said.

City Councilman Will Barker, who sits on the board of directors for the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency, and Rhonda Barwick, director of Kinston Public Services, will speak to the audience about electrical matters.

“I expect the citizens and customers to get not only a recap of what has happened, but also a glimpse at what the future holds,” Murphy said.

There also will be time for questions and answers from the audience.

“There will be some time allotted for questions and answers,” the mayor said. “Obviously, the mind can absorb only what the seat can endure, so there will be some time restraints, but only for the sake of reducing repetitive questions and keeping an engaged audience.”

The town hall meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Performing Arts Center is on the campus of Kinston High School, 2601 N. Queen St. For more information, call the city clerk’s office at 252-939-3115.


David Anderson can be reached at 252-559-1077 ordanderson@freedomenc.com.



If you go:

What: Town hall meeting on electrical issues

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center

Address: 2601 N. Queen St.

Contact: 252-939-3115