NC group can proceed with new confederate statue

The Associated Press
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A judge has ruled that the North Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy can proceed with plans to create a new confederate soldier statue.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports ( that Surry County Superior Court Judge Moses Massey denied Tuesday an injunction sought by Reidsville’s Historic Preservation Action Committee. The two sides were battling over the creation of a new monument to replace one that had stood at the center of town for more than a century.

The statue was destroyed in May 2011 when a driver said he fell asleep and his truck plowed into the base of the statue.

While the committee wanted to repair the original statue, the UDC wanted to create a new statue and place it in a city-owned cemetery for Confederate soldiers.

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