Closed Kinston school sold for $319,000 after six months of bidding

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – A closed elementary school in Kinston has been sold, after a six-month-long bidding process.

Joseph’s Community Support Services was the top bidder for the old Teacher’s Memorial School property.

On Monday, the Lenoir County Board of Education accepted a $319,000 bid for the property.

The upset bid process for the property began in July when it started at $10,000 and it had been climbing every couple of weeks.

The school on Marcella Drive shut down in 2008. It’s been used as storage and pre-K classrooms but was declared as a surplus property last year.

The deal includes the school building and seven acres of land, but not the Martin C. Freeman Center.

WITN has tried to contact the company to see what their plans are for the property and we’ll let you know what we find out.