Kinston J.C. Penney store to close

POSTED: 9:52 PM Jan 15 2014   UPDATED: 9:55 PM Jan 15 2014
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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.