The Kinston-Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Commission and the Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Woodmen Community Center in Kinston Friday morning.
Woodmen of the World is contributing 5-million dollars towards the 6.35 millon dollar project - and says this is the first project of its kind for the group.
The center is being built at the old Smithfield Packing Site in Kinston. Kinston and Lenoir County officials say they're thrilled that the community center is being built, and look forward to its opening.
The center is expected to open in the fall.