Kinston NC

Kinston's Tobacco Barns

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As a farmer’s wife, when I see art representing agriculture, it catches my attention.  On a recent hosted trip to Kinston, I saw these beautiful sculpture called  Kinston’s Tobacco Barns.  The sculpture was built in honor of Kinston’s rich tobacco history. Tobacco history n Kinston is noted all the way back to 1759, when the General Assembly of North […]

A stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge

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Rose Hammitt said our hosted stay at the Mother Earth Motor Lodge was a bit like walking in the past.  Set in the 1960’s, this renovated motor lodge will remind you of words like “groovy”, “psychedelic”, “Go Go boots”, “bell bottoms” and Motown music.  You might even look to your companion raise a peace sign […]

Dining in Kinston, North Carolina

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There is something for every taste in Kinston, NC when it comes to food.  There is the always popular Chef and Farmer which brings tourists from all over to taste Chef Vivian popular recipes. Vivian Knight is known for her popular PBS TV show A Chef’s Life and her series of cookbooks.  While on a […]

Take me out to the ball game - The Down East Wood Ducks

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Grainger Stadium is located in Kinston, North Carolina, a town of around 22,000.  The stadium was built in 1949 so Kinston has been a baseball town for generations.  This past August, baseball returned to Kinston with the arrival of the Texas Ranger farm team, the Down East Wood Ducks. The team is named after the […]

The low down on Ginger 108

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My first night on a press trip to Kinston, North Carolina we dined at the amazing Ginger 108.  The catch line for Ginger is “Where Eastern & Western Hemispheres Merge” and the restaurant offers a mix of southern grill with flavors from the East and West.  With a writer from Canada and Florida, we met […]