The city of Kinston voted to expand its boundaries a couple of years ago and bring more residents and property into the city, but those efforts may be undone.
Four-hundred-ninety-one petitions were mailed out to residents and businesses in Lenoir County who were to be annexed into the city of Kinston. The Board of Elections Monday certified 376 of those petitions, well over the 60-percent that was needed to nullify the annexation.
Board of Elections Director Dana King says, "We don't know what they may do at this point. We've had some court cases, but as of today we certified them and that means that the annexation part did not pass."