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One Step Closer

    Contributed photo By Shaquawn Joyner  The KHS Theater Honors class won the regional North Carolina Theater Competition with their per­formance of the play “NEET TEEN.” It is a play based on how ...

Students deserve more support

By Dymond Mumford  Entertainment Editor  If you were one of the lucky few in the front row of the Performing Arts Center on Nov. 6, you saw a great performance taking place ...

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ comes to Kinston

By Mackenzie Brown Advertising Director

There is a superstar headed for Kinston, and his name is Jesus Christ.

Clay Raines, drama teacher at Kinston High School, is directing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

The show will go on March 25-27 at Lenoir Community College.

“I told myself when I was 11 years old that if I could play any part it would be Jesus, and I’ve had it [the play] memorized ever since then,” Raines said.

In addition to directing “Jesus Christ Superstar,” Raines will finally fulfill his dream of playing the role of Jesus. He has been at KHS for five years and in that time he has either been in, directed, or taken part in 32 performances.

Joining him in performing is a phenomenal cast he hand-picked after holding auditions in early January. He chose those who had experience and whose voices fit the role.


KHS club enjoys ‘The Lion King’ at DPAC

About 30 Kinston High students and teachers watched the Broadway version of “The Lion King” on Jan. 6 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. “I knew it was going to be good, and it still totally blew my mind with its amazing special effects, masks and movements,” drama teacher Clay Raines said. “I felt like a little kid all over again.”

Kinston’s Cubbage wins Shakespeare contest

Ten eastern North Carolina high school students read monologues and sonnets by William Shakespeare on Saturday in a competition at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Three judges named Kinston High senior Willie Cubbage the Colonial North Carolina chapter winner in the English-Speaking Union's National Shakespeare contest.