Kinston NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Kinston, North Carolina including the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center and the Gov. Richard Caswell Memorial State Historic Site.

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

9th Carolinas Pro-Junior

Treyburn CC     Durham, NC Final Results GOLDSBORO, NC July 21, 2014 – Clarence Rose and Nicholas Adams of Goldsboro, NC blitzed Treyburn CC firing a round of eight under par 64 to win the 9th Carolinas Pro-Junior title by three shots.  Playing a modified alternate shot format, Rose and Adams had a bogey free round on the 6,775 yard Tom Fazio designed course.  Andrew Shuck and Hughes Edwards of Charlotte, NC finished in second place with a five under par 67.  Nicholas Poole and Rick Murphy of Greensboro shot three under par 69 to take third place. This annual tournament was conducted by the Carolinas Golf Association. Place       Team                                                              Score 1          Rose, Clarence / Adams, Nicholas           33-31–64 (-8) […]

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

2nd Saturdays Events Across North Carolina June 14

RALEIGH, NC June 12, 2014 – Families are sure to find lots of activities and fun at 2nd Saturdays programs at state historic sites and museums June 14. Many free and budget-friendly activities will be available on 2nd Saturdays in this summer and throughout the year at destinations within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Enjoy your staycation with local arts, culture and genuine North Carolina experiences. Amazing music, dramatic performances and artful experiences are among the wonderful possibilities. East   Somerset Place, Creswell. Days Gone By. A hands-on, fun filled day of historic games and activities, tours of the newly restored Collins house and other buildings, costumed interpreter demonstrations and samples of hearth-cooked food. Afternoon performances of slave narratives by the […]

U.S. Colored Troops Present the Honor Guard at 13th Amendment Exhibit at CSS Neuse Interpretive Center

U.S. Colored Troops Present the Honor Guard at 13th Amendment Exhibit at CSS Neuse Interpretive Center

KINSTON, NC June 9, 2014 – The members of Kinston’s 37th United States Colored Troops Infantry Regiment re-enactor group will post the colors for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ exhibit of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution Saturday, June 21, at the new CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center at 100 N. Queen St. in Kinston. The program begins at 10 a.m. and the exhibit is available for viewing until 5 p.m. “The 13th Amendment wasn’t just a symbol of freedom; it was indissoluble proof that equality means nothing if it is not meant for all,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this rare exhibition to view one of the most important documents in […]

End of Story for CSS Neuse

End of Story for CSS Neuse

RALEIGH, NC Mar. 11, 2014 – On March 11, 1865, the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse was scuttled in the Neuse River, just downstream from Kinston, to prevent its capture by advancing Union forces. Following the Battle of Wyse Fork, fought the three days earlier, Gen. Braxton Bragg ordered the gunboat’s commander, Capt. Joseph Price, to use his vessel to hold off Union Gen. Jacob D. Cox’s force while the Confederate Army evacuated the town and retreated west toward Goldsboro. The ship was then to be destroyed.   The CSS Neuse had been partially constructed at what is now Seven Springs, starting in October 1862. It was floated downriver to Kinston in the summer of 1863, where it was outfitted with […]

Battle of Wyse Fork, Overlooked Encounter on the Eve of Bentonville

Battle of Wyse Fork, Overlooked Encounter on the Eve of Bentonville

RALEIGH, NC Mar. 8, 2014 – On March 8, 1865, the Battle of Wyse Fork began near Kinston. The first day of action would prove to be the high point for Confederate forces. More than 13,000 Union forces under Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox were intent on moving up the rail line from New Bern through Kinston to Goldsboro to unite with Gen. William T. Sherman and open a supply route through eastern North Carolina. Around 12,500 Confederate troops under Gen. Braxton Bragg entrenched on Southwest Creek sought to impede Union progress. The two forces clashed there, and the ensuring battle lasted for three days. The Battle of Wyse Fork involved one of the largest concentrations of troops ever on […]

Search for Remnants of Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse Begins This Monday

Search for Remnants of Confederate Ironclad CSS Neuse Begins This Monday

KINSTON, NC Mar. 6, 2014 – This Monday, March 10 at 10 a.m., the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources’ State Underwater Archeology team will be on the Neuse River to search for remnants of the ironclad CSS Neuse using the latest in high resolution technology. Their vessel, a 23′ boat named the R/V Snap dragon II, will patrol the river between the King Street bridge and the Queen Street bridge for about five hours. The focus of the expedition will be to gather data on any objects from the Confederate built ironclad that was destroyed in March 1865. There will be an initial pre-launch briefing at 10 a.m. at the boat ramp off Highway 70 in Kinston and a follow-up […]

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

NC Senator Harry Brown Constituent Update February 20, 2014

Senator Harry Brown CONSTITUENT UPDATE Jones and Onslow Counties- 6th District 300-B Legislative Office Building 300 N. Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone (919)-715-3034 Fax (919)-715-7586 E-mail harry.brown@ncleg.net February 20, 2014 This is just a reminder that my office will be accepting applications for the North Carolina Senate Page Program through Friday, February 28, 2014.  This program allows youth the opportunity to see first-hand how laws are made by participating in the legislative process.  Each page is appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate upon the recommendation of a Senator and serves for one week when the General Assembly is in session.  The General Assembly will reconvene for the 2014 Short Session on Wednesday, May 14.   Applicants […]

Maceo Parker of Kinston Brought the Funk

Maceo Parker of Kinston Brought the Funk

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – On February 14, 1943, saxophonist Maceo Parker was born in Kinston. Perhaps best known for his work with James Brown, his percussive rhythmic style brought funk to the soul music of the James Brown Band. For nearly 20 years, Brown’s call “Maceo, I want you to Blow!” summoned his unique sound. Parker was exposed to music early. His father played at least two instruments, and both of his parents sang for their church. His brother was also musical, and the pair joined James Brown’s band together in 1964. He has gone on to collaborate with a host of artists including George Clinton, Prince, Ray Charles, James Taylor, the Dave Matthews Band and the Red […]

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

Closings at North Carolina State Historic Sites and Museums for Feb. 11

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are operating on different schedules Feb. 11. They include: East CSS Neuse, Kinston – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, Fremont – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras  N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort  Somerset Place, Creswell – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Tryon Palace, New Bern – closed Feb. 11 Central Bentonville Battlefield, Four Oaks – closes Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville  – closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. President James K. Polk Historic Site — closes Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. All other state historic sites and museums currently are on a normal schedule. Call ahead […]

Annie O’Berry, New Deal Administrator

Annie O’Berry, New Deal Administrator

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 4, 2014 – On February 4, 1944, Annie Land O’Berry, administrator of the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration , or NCERA, and president of the Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, died while undergoing treatment for an illness. Born in Edgecombe County in 1885, she lived on the family farm there until she was sent to live with her sister in Littleton after her parents’ deaths. She graduated first in her class from what is now Peace College in Raleigh, and went to live with her brother in Kinston. Active in civic organizations and the North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs, O’Berry demonstrated leadership that garnered the attention of Governor Angus McLean, who appointed her to the Commission to Study […]