Mayor: No decision on Confederate statue from owners

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — With a exiguous bit over a week until the closing date, a North Carolina mayor says he hasn’t heard from the dwelling owners of the Confederate monument metropolis officers desire gone.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines acknowledged Tuesday the United Daughters of the Confederacy haven’t indicated how they intend to resolution the metropolis’s overview.

Winston-Salem urged the UDC to defend the monument by Jan. 31 or face a possible lawsuit. After two vandalism incidents in no longer as much as 1 ½ years and confrontations over Confederate monuments in other areas, the metropolis felony official believes it creates a public nuisance. The dwelling owners of the land where the monument sits dangle sided with the metropolis.

The metropolis has supplied to pay for the statue’s relocation to a cemetery.

The UDC previously acknowledged they would fight relocation.

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Files from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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