Two college students from Kinston say they’re fed up with the recent violence in Lenoir county and so the pair, along with 100 volunteers, did something about it Saturday.
Lindsey Stapleford and Kaci Hill created the K-Project. The group cut grass, cleaned up overgrown bushes around boarded-up homes, and picked up trash in Mitchelltown.
Mitchelltown is where Thomas Hinton and Deputy Warren “Sneak” Lewis were both killed last month.
Stapleford and Hill say they’re tired of the violence. They say a clean neighborhood helps to clean up time.
Stapleford says, "We organized this project. We are going to start here and clean this neighborhood up and try to make it a better place and it’s going to be an ongoing project, because we want to keep going to different areas and try to make a difference and clean this whole town up."
Hill says, "It really hit home with me and Lindsey because she was really close to somebody that had been killed and we finally decided that it was time to do something."
The women say the group K-Project will be going out to several different areas in Lenoir county to clean every few months.