Beauty Helps Brawn In Lenoir County

Beauty was helping brawn in Kinston Saturday night thanks to the Miss Neuse Pageant.

A record number of contestants, 18 in all, competed Saturday night for the Miss Neuse title, an annual competition for the past 27 years. Our own Brent Baker was the emcee for the event. The ladies had 4 areas of competition, an interview, a creative expression, the talent portion, and of course the gown competition. Plus, the goal was more than just winning a crown, its also a fundraiser for the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department, and it actually helps save lives.

In case you were wondering, Casey Harrison, walked away as the new Miss Neuse for 2006. Congratulations to all the contestants.