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J.C. Penney closing Kinston location

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KINSTON, N.C. - J.C. Penney is closing down its store in the Vernon Mall in Kinston, N.C.

It is part of the company's plan to shut down 33 stores nationwide in an effort to save money, according to a store spokesperson.

The move will force 2,000 people out of work.  J.C. Penny is expected to save around $65 million from the closings.

The Kinston location is expected to close its doors by early May.

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