Federal Funds Secured For Kinston Vets Home

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.


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  • by NS Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2010 at 07:16 PM
    That sounds so good! Step by step, we'll come back. I can't think of a better place than with our vets. Just heard GM is paying us back 5 years early-thanks for all those jobs that were saved. Every job, each and every family counts.
  • by militarymom Location: g'ville on Apr 20, 2010 at 05:21 PM
    God Bless our vets. Will this be a medical facility or retirement/nursing care home? Either one, it's good that something is coming to help our vets and employ workers.
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