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ROCKINGHAM — A monument dedicated to the Confederate soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War has found a new home.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 08 July 2020 12:06

COLUMN: Law and disorder

Republicans are beside themselves with anger over the illegal toppling of Confederate monuments and the failure of Democrats like Gov. Roy Cooper stopping them. They railed against the lawlessness of the mobs invading cities. Donald Trump tweeted “LAW AND ORDER!” to signify his disdain for the protesters. Now, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is introducing a bill that would withhold federal funds from states that don’t defend monuments, including those to the Confederacy. 

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:25

COLUMN: Another dog whistle

Back in 2015, pressure was mounting to move Confederate monuments out of public spaces. The GOP’s white rural base was incensed, demanding we not erase history like those statues did when they were erected.

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RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ordered Confederate monuments on the grounds of the State Capitol removed “to protect public safety.” But he won’t say who allowed a mob of protesters to take over the Capitol grounds earlier, toppling statues from two of those monuments.

Published in Local News
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:41

COLUMN: A trust fund for Silent Sam

The email came from interim UNC-CH Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. Silent Sam would never return to the UNC campus. That seemed like good news on the day before Thanksgiving. But that was just half of the news. 

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RALEIGH — Silent Sam may soon find a new home nowhere near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Published in Local News
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:28

Silent Sam decision pushed back until May

RALEIGH — People wanting to learn the fate of Silent Sam will have to wait a bit longer. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has approved an extension of the deadline for board members to devise a plan for the confederate monument.

Published in Local News
Monday, 23 October 2017 07:53

Confederate Gold in the Sandhills: Part II

Some old records show, as the Civil War was winding down, a small shipment of gold was sent from Richmond, Va., to Greensboro, N.C. The gold was placed in wooden barrels and iron pots with heavy lids. Then the gold was loaded on two wagons and carried east to pay the rag-tag Confederate Army, under General Johnson’s command, which was camped around Fayetteville, N.C.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:56

Confederate Gold in the Sandhills: Part I

The term “Confederate gold” refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Supposedly, millions of dollars of gold were lost or unaccounted for after the war.

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning protesters pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham on Monday evening:

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