June 25, 2020 Today, the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to relocate a Confederate Monument that has been on display in our community since 1924. The Board took swift action in order to avoid a potentially prolonged and divisive debate. As you have surely seen, these issues can quickly tear at the fabric of a community, and we are unwilling to let that happen. The monument is a part of the history of this Nation and will soon be relocated to the First Battle of Kinston Civil War Battlefield Park, 1400 Harriette Drive. Drive,Kinston.
We feel as a Board we can remain committed to the respectful remembrance of our shared past, while also acknowledging the tragedy in our history. The Board of Commissioners made this decision so that we can continue to dedicate our time, energy and efforts on building a brighter future for Lenoir County and all residents who call it home.
Sincerely, the Lenoir County Board of Commissioners
Linda Rouse Sutton, Chairman
Roland Best, Vice Chairman
J. Mac Daughety
Michael S. James, County Manager
Joey R. Bryan, Assistant County Manager
Vickie F. King, Clerk to the Board
Lenoir County Courthouse
Post Office Box 3289
130 South Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28502
Telephone: (252) 559-6450
Fax: (252) 559-6454