“Common Soldier” Confederate Monument relocation ordered in Kinston

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

June Cummings

J. Mac Daughety

Preston Harris

Craig Hill

Eric Rouse

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

June 25th, 2020 by
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