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You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we built them or were gifted them.  However, despite the number of great statues and monuments the U...

Wilmington quietly takes down two Confederate statues “to protect public safety”

Boney Monument

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

July 3, 2020

In the very early morning hours of June 25, construction crews were hard at work doing something many Wilmington citizens had long thought impossible: the removal of the city’s two most visible Confederate statues. The city woke up on June 25 to see the statues memorializing the Confederate Attorne...

It’s time to retire Confederate monuments

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Caitlyn Dark, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019

Standing proudly over the intersection of Market and 3rd is a bronze statue of George Davis, former senator and the fourth — and final — attorney general of the Confederate States of America. Unveiled in 1911 by the Daughters of the Confederacy, the statue honoring the Wilmington native was but...

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