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Rep. G.K. Butterfield wants statues of former North Carolina Govs. Charles B. Aycock and Zebulon B. Vance removed from the U.S. Capitol, along with other monuments that seven Democratic legislative leaders call “shameful reminders of slavery and segregation.”

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:33

COLUMN: Cooper commits monumental error

As soon as he heard the news that a mob had torn down statues on the grounds of North Carolina’s State Capitol on the evening of June 19, Gov. Roy Cooper realized his mistake. He had not been clear enough in instructing his aides, including Secretary of Public Safety Eric Hooks. He knew he’d have to take decisive action.

Published in Opinion