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Old 06-18-2013, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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^ good synopsis.

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The region will not support a minor league team. If it would then there would still be a team in Kinston.
have to say I disagree with this statement. I hated going to Kinston Indians games...not because I hate the games but rather I had to go to that crap hole that is Kinston. If I am going to travel out of Greenville...it's either going to be to the beach or to Raleigh. i don't have any desire to visit other Eastern NC cities. I maybe the minority but that's how I feel.

With that said...the Kinston waterpark will make me take my kid every once in awhile as long as it stays clean but it's not adding to the Kinston economy as I'll visit the park & then bring myself home. Greenville needs a water park like this, it would be killer in the summer with so many families here. Hell - can we just get a dag on Chucky Cheese or something to start with.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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The region will not support a minor league team. If it would then there would still be a team in Kinston. The Kinston Indians were having a good night when a couple of thousand people showed up. Single A teams cost an average of $5 million. Double A are $7.4 mill. Triple A are $10 mill.
Kinston isn't a local draw, much less a regional draw.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Is Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church altering their exterior? I haven't been by that church lately.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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How can Kinston get a waterpark and Greenville can't even get a chuck e cheese?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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Jarvis church is just replacing the bell tower right now.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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waitress at Hu-Hot today said they are closing due to lack of business. No shocker...it was a great place to eat, sad it never caught on.

Also heard ECU has either already purchased the Wendy's on 10th st or is in the process of doing so along with the Phoenix Night club uptown.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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Also heard ECU has either already purchased or is in the process of...the Phoenix Night club uptown.
This might be the best news yet, hoping it's true even if they just turn around and flip it to an investor with a better purpose for it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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How can Kinston get a waterpark and Greenville can't even get a chuck e cheese?
That waterpark was financed through a crapload of other sources. It wasn't a private investment.
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society contributed $7 million toward the project
The city, county, state and Golden LEAF Foundation put up nearly $2 million, and $4 million came through private contributions to build the water park.

The Lions Industries for the Blind of Kinston contributed the majority of the funds for the water park, which has been designed with a number of features to assist blind and visually-impaired patrons.

That includes the community center going along with it.

Work wraps up at Woodmen Center - Local - Free Press & Jones Post

It is going to flop, so it is wasted money.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:20 PM
 
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Highway 43 is finally completely open to four lanes of traffic from B's BBQ to US264. It looks like they still need to put down paint and some landscaping, but the much needed road is open, at least unofficially.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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Jarvis church is just replacing the bell tower right now.
Nice, its a 200k upgrade.
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