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Asheboro city leaders push to have confederate statue moved
The statue was erected in 1911 and Asheboro City leaders say the monument is offensive to a significant number of citizens
(WFMY) The Asheboro (NC) City Council has voted in support of moving a confederate statue on the historic Randolph County Courthouse property.
The statue, erected in 1911 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, sits in front of the historic courthouse and is dedicated to Randolph County confederate soldiers. Some county business is still handled in the building, including county commission meetings.
On September 8, 2022, the Asheboro City Council passed a resolution supporting moving the statue. The Asheboro/Randolph County chapter of the NAACP brought the idea to the city council.
"We have been working for years to try to get this monument moved," said Clyde Foust, the president of the Asheboro/Randolph County chapter of the NAACP. "The operative word there is moved, not destroyed."
The statue is on Randolph County property but the resolution states the city will offer…Read the rest