Lenoir County

Lenoir County, North Carolina

PO Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 559-6450
Fax: (252) 559-6454

In east-central NC, southeast of Goldsboro; organized Dec 5, 1791 from Dobbs County, when Dobbs County was dissolved and divided between Glasgow and Lenoir counties. Name Origin: For Gen. William Lenoir (1751-1839), one of the heros of the Battle of Kings Mountain (1780) during the American Revolution and first president of the board of the University of NC

Area (sq mi):: 402.09 (land 399.85; water 2.24) Population per square mile: 145.00
Population 2005: 57,961 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.80%; 1990-2000 4.10% Population 2000: 59,648 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 40.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,744; median household $31,191; Population below poverty level: 16.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,583-$24,149
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.90% Median travel time to work: 23.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kinston County seat (22,917)

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    Officials said a 68-year-old man was electrocuted when he attempted to connect two extension cords outside in the rain in Lenoir County, North Carolina.
    -- A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in the rain while trying to connect extension cords for a generator in Lenoir County, North Carolina
    A 68-year-old man was killed in Lenoir County on Friday after being electrocuted while attempting to connect extension cords in the rain.
    Also, a 77-year-old man was apparently knocked down by the wind and died after going out to check on his hunting dogs, Lenoir County authorities said, and the governor's office said a man was electrocuted while trying to connect extension cords in the rain.
    A fourth person died in Lenoir County while plugging in a generator, according to the governor's office.
    A 78-year-old man was electrocuted in Lenoir County while attempting to connect extension cords
    A fourth person died in Lenoir County when he was plugging in a generator, the Washington Post said citing the office of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.
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    Mark Pope, executive director of Lenoir County Economic Development, as president for 2018-2019;
    Emergency officials in North Carolina's Lenoir County issued a mandatory evacuation order on Monday afternoon for residents and businesses along the Neuse River.
    Our goal is to create a no-kill shelter for Lenoir County and with the cooperation of Lenoir SPCA, we might just get there in 2016."