Duo Creates Project To Clean Up Kinston Streets

Two college students believe that cleaning up Kinston's streets will keep crime off of them.

The pair came up with the "K Project" to help one neighborhood after the June murders of Thomas Hinton and Deputy Warren "Sneak" Lewis.

Kaci Hill and Lindsey Stapelford say they're hoping at least 100 volunteers will help with the event, and say they're hoping criminals will take notice.

After the cleanup, Hill and Stapleford say they'll hang wreaths in rememberance of Hinton and investigator Lewis ---as reminder of the loss to their families and their community.

The community clean up project will take place Saturday July 23 in the Mitchelltown area from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers will take part in activities to beautify the community such as cutting grass, planting flowers, removing graffiti and picking up trash.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 23, 2011 at 08:28 AM
    I do like that someone is at least trying, but I don't think these animals really care, I'm sure there will be broken 40's and trash out there as soon as they leave...
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    Might I suggest doing it during daylight hours.
  • by Jeff Location: Goldsboro on Jul 22, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    I think this is really good that someone is doing this. Hopefully it works and someone in greenville decides to do this since that city could use a makeover, I dont live in greenville thankfully, but im tired of seeing them on the news for a new crime everyday.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 at 02:06 PM
    Question- Where is Super Stevie LaJoke in all this?
  • by Girl on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM
    Good luck to you-----I agree with Jay, the City needs to step in and do something----I know, take the money they were paying Dr. Cline and use that for the clean up/get rid of/plant flowers/demolish old fund...
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      by Ha on Jul 22, 2011 at 05:23 PM in reply to Girl
      I can't wait for the day that you all see what Dr.Cline was doing for our school systems was far better then what is to come!!! Maybe you "Cline haters" should not have bought into what you think was the truth and really get to know the truth!!!
  • by WOW Location: Kinston on Jul 22, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    Sure is funny how everyone can voice their opinion on what needs to be done but when it comes down to it they are too LAZY AND SORRY to get out and do something about it. If you want to do something productive besides sit behind your computer and complain about Kinston show up tomorrow and help. You know the time and the place.
  • by Jay Location: Kinston on Jul 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM
    I commend them for their thoughts, because they are RIGHT!!! Although, it has to be done at a level much higher than they are capable of doing. City Council, Mayor Murphy, Pay attention. If you, as City Government would start enforcing zoning ordinances and Nuisance Abatement Laws, you could have 90% of these old abandoned houses and buildings turned into nice GRASS lots. If you totally get rid of the areas for them to hide, it WILL make a difference in the crime in THAT area. It doesnt keep the thugs from moving, but if you push this effort city wide, it will be hard for them to keep moving. Go ride through West Greenville. It still isn't perfect, but I can guarantee you its better than it was 5 years ago, before they started bulldozing houses...
  • by Angie Location: Gville on Jul 22, 2011 at 09:03 AM
    Where two will gather, HE will be there. Lets support these young ladies in tring SOMETHING instead of nothing and being insulting. Good Luck and God Bless!
  • by not from Kinston on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:53 AM
    I commend these two students for organizing this clean up day. One of many. Who knows what this will do for the morale of the community. No it may not happen right away but it is a start. At least they are willing to try which is more than I can say about the people who are sitting up here criticizing and complaining. If you can't be part of a solution then you are part of the problem. If you can't help at least give moral support. There are bad areas in every community. Even in the so called upper class neighborhoods. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Jul 22, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    You can paint a toilet too but it won't make people stop "using" it!
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