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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...

Charlottesville and Confederate statues

Sean W. Cooper, Staff Writer

August 22, 2017

Let’s be real here.  Conservative or not, it is not in your best interest to defend the actions of the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville last Friday and Saturday. Nor should you deny that these people are white supremacists.  Anybody who gathers in the streets with guns and tiki...

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