K-Project Cleans Up Neighborhood

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.

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  • by Justin Location: Kinston on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    I have to say myself the girls did a fine job. They might not be doing much but they are doing more than the rest. For all those who dont like it click the back button, these girls have taken on something that the rest of kinston wont. I myself say thats outstanding...
  • by Flora Location: Kinston on Jul 25, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    The people in the community did come out and clean up. If you would have attended Saturday you would have seen several people coming out of there houses cleaning up their own yards. Through out the past month people in Mitchelltown have been scared to come out because of two shootings in one month. From what I saw everyone was out trying to help. Its not just about cleaning up the neighborhoods its about showing that Pride is still alive in Kinston as well as showing that people still care. It was awesome to see eveyone working together regardless of background. I support The K Project 100 percent! It is a wonderful thing these girls are doing actually standing up and taking action. Instead of sitting back and watching it all go down the drain. Negative/immature comments towards this project are not needed!
  • by Antoinette W Location: Douglasville on Jul 25, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    Great job K-Project. Hopefully the neighbors will come out and help.
  • by BossLady Location: NC on Jul 24, 2011 at 08:25 AM
    I am not from Kinston and do not go there. These volunteers need a HUGE THANK YOU for taking on a project to cleanup the neighborhoods. At least they do care about the area. I take it from the first three comments here they may not care about their neighborhood so they sit and complain about others that do. You should get out there and help you may be surprized how you feel about yourself and your neighborhood when you have finished.
  • by Growing Fruit on Jul 24, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    I want to grow oranges in my backyard, so I've planted cucumber seeds.
  • by J-Man Location: Kinston on Jul 24, 2011 at 01:33 AM
    Why didn't the people living IN the community clean the place up?? Why help someone who won't help themselves?? Some people don't want improvement in their lives.
    • reply
      by Vickie on Jul 24, 2011 at 07:41 AM in reply to J-Man
      Haven't you heard,it take a village to raise an idiot....lol
  • by Sgt Rock Location: Hq on Jul 23, 2011 at 09:51 PM
    Clean up is needed but the problem is what hides in the grass not the grass.

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