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Thank you for visiting our new web site. As an up-to-date new organization, we would like to give you the opportunity to stay in touch with our organizations upcoming events. A new content management system will enable us to always keep you up to date.

In the meantime you can reach us at(252-268-8329 or 252-266-4664) . We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address: [littlebudthorbs@gmail.com].

If you are not familiar with our organization and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

In brief, you should know the following about us: LBT (Little Bud Thorbs Economic Development Association for Minorities in Sports and Human Enrichment) was established in October 2011 under the leadership of Linwood Earl Thorbs, and the organization had been responsible for providing outstanding care to the community ever since. Our specialty is in the area  of sports, (RBI Baseball, and Economic Development).  Our organization  is located at 1911 Andrew Johnson Drive, Kinston, NC 28501.

The organization was named in the legacy of Lesile "Little Bud" Thorbs, who was the inspirational and mentor to many others in the town and rural area of Grifton, NC . Mr. Lesile Thorbs have lived many years, giving back to the community he lived in. He gave back thorough entrepreneurship, sports (his loved for sandlot baseball), and mentoring many young youths in the community of Grifton, NC. In the interview by Southern Herold, in 2001, he talk about the being a young man, working on a farm, working with a mule and a wagon, getting married to the love of his life, Hattie Mae Thorbs, at the early age of fifteen and raising nine children on very little income. The most significant issues he touch on was having to adapt to his daughter marrying into a biracial marriage, and overcoming the most devastated life event of his and his wife, losing everything they owned in Hurricane Floyd.  Through trying time, along side with his son, Linwood Thorbs, they fought to build back the small community they have lived in so many years. Through this difficult time, Linwood saw the vision, to develop programs that will benefit the rural area of Grifton,NC by introducing economic development and youth building skills programs for disadvantage low income households in the area and surrounding communities.