Eastpointe, public schools, LCC submit budget requests | budget, commissioners, county – Kinston Free Press

One entity received approval from the county commissioners to merge to expand its service base Monday, and two others pled for more local funds as Lenoir County officials gear up to create their annual budget.

The commissioners voted unanimously to provide a letter of support to Kinston-based Eastpointe — which received a $246,000 allocation from the county to augment its nearly $22 million budget during the current fiscal year — as it merges with the Beacon Center as the state presses managed care mental health providers such as Eastpointe to merge and save money.

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