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NC law protecting Confederate monuments comes under fire

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – There are calls to repeal a North Carolina law that bans local governments from removing monuments without state approval. State lawmakers passed the law in 2015, around the time another controversy erupted regarding Confederate monuments. Some say they are a symbol of history. Others say they are a symbol of division. […]

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Families in shock after man and woman found shot to death in Sanford

SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – Two families are searching for answers after a man and woman were found shot to death in a car in Sanford. The vehicle was on a dirt path about 400 feet from Buffalo Lake Road near Twin Ponds Road, deputies said. The bodies were found in the vehicle’s front seats. The […]

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Gov. Cooper calls for removal of Confederate monuments on state property

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Gov. Roy Cooper released an op-ed Tuesday afternoon where he calls for the removal of all Confederate monuments on state property. Cooper said he is well aware of the white supremacy that exists in modern society due to his 16 years as attorney general. “I’ve asked the Department of Natural and […]

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Durham protester charged in Confederate statue vandalism

A North Carolina Central University student was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday night protest in which a Confederate statue in front of Durham County’s former courthouse was pulled down.

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