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Kinston J.C. Penney store to close

Published On: Jan 15 2014 08:52:23 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 08:55:48 PM CST
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The J.C. Penney store at the Vernon Park Mall in Kinston is set to close.

The closing is part of the retail chain's cuts announced Wednesday.

J.C. Penney is cutting 2,000 jobs and closing 33 underperforming stores, including the one in Kinston.

It's not clear when the Kinston store will close, but the closings are expected to be completed by early May.