Buildings Come Down In Kinston

Several vacant buildings that detract from the entrance way to one city are coming down.

The project to tear down five downtown Kinston buildings at the corner of Queen and South Streets city leaders say have been vacant for more than a decade began Wednesday.

Officials with the Pride of Kinston say the buildings are old, dilapidated and just an eyesore for the entrance into the city.

Contractors say it could take a few weeks to tear down all remaining buildings.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 8, 2009 at 08:28 PM
    Downtown Williamston should be bulldozed as well. 90% of the buildings are delapidated. Crumbling bricks, boarded up windows, rusted out old signs and sagging, flopping or broken 60s and 70s style entrances that were added to buildings decades after their construction are not dotted along the streets, they are the streets. These qualities apply to virtually every building in town, even the few that are still occupied. What a dump.
  • by joe stroud on Jul 8, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    Kinston use to be a really good town. Like so many towns in eastern NC it has gone thru some bad times. We use to have Dupont that employed over 3000 people. It was sold and now runs on a skeleton staff. We had tobacco farms everywhere and now they are gone. We use to have textiles but they are now in China and Vietnam. The transpark has been a failure and while Kinston was declining Greenville was expanding but at least we don't have a hold up everyday and a murder every week.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Jul 8, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    Kinston is an eyesore...
  • by Biscuit Location: NC on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:46 PM
    WITN, I guess you had to have at least one headline today that didn't involve a murder or shooting. I don't blame you, all the killing and shooting is getting downright depressing.
  • by Dave Location: The blue planet on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:38 PM
    I think the whole town needs bulldozed.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 8, 2009 at 05:21 PM
    Go ahead and clean up the whole East side while you're at it.

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