Last of Confederate monument removed
September 02, 2011
McClatchy News Service
REIDSVILLE — The city removed the last remnants of a Confederate soldier monument from the city center this morning.
The city moved the massive marble base from the traffic circle at Morehead and Scales streets to storage at the public works department until a replica is finished.
The 100-year-old statue was destroyed in May when a driver hit it.
The statue has been a point of controversy, acting as a painful reminder of slavery for some and a symbol of Southern pride for others. Because of that, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which still owns the statue, decided to place the replica of the destroyed statue in a city-owned cemetery that has a section for confederate soldiers.
There are no plans yet for what might replace the statue at the traffic circle.
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