In the event of an emergency, residents of Lenoir County will be better served.
It's all thanks to a brand new facility which will house several agencies under one roof.
Those agencies include the EMS, Fire Marshal's offices, and the 911 communication center. The facility is located on North Heritage Street and Rhodes Avenue in Kinston.
Officials say it means faster response time in emergencies. The new center is expected to be fully up and running in late February or early March.