Count On Me NC is a public health initiative that empowers visitors, guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. While North Carolina already has strict health and safety guidelines in place, Count On Me NC businesses have taken additional training and implemented new procedures in light of COVID-19 to keep their employees and patrons safe.

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An exploding culinary scene, unique events and festivals, deep historical roots, small-town shops, luxury boutiques, museums and historical sites, exclusive hotels and a bustling downtown arts and music community.

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Planning a conference, executive retreat, wedding, family reunion, group trip or other special event? Our staff is ready to help you find the ideal venues, lodging and caterers to make your event a success.

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Kinston is known world-wide for award-winning dining, a lively brewing and spirits scene, an eclectic arts community, and its rich history. But there’s more that makes our town unique.

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