Lenoir County kicks off 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Throughout 2011, Lenoir County will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Lucy Marston, director of Lenoir County Tourism, said the county will kickoff the sesquicentennial with a weekend of Civil War speakers, artwork and tours.

The kickoff weekend, which will begin Friday, Jan. 28, will also give local Civil War buffs an opportunity to view artwork from Mort K√ľnstler.

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