It looks like Kinston may finally get a state home for veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says it has approved a $10.7-million grant to build the new facility.
In September 2007 ground was broken for the new home on Hull Road, across from the Caswell Center, but actual construction never began as funding became a stumbling block.
The grant, with funds from the American recovery and Reinvestment Act, will cover 65% of the total cost for the 100-bed facility. When completed in 18 to 24 months the Kinston facility will employ between 150 to 170 staff.