ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — One North Carolina city is awaiting a report about a series of community meetings before deciding if anything should be done with a Confederate monument.
Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs says the series of meetings allowed the city to get ideas and reactions from all groups.
The Rocky Mount Telegram reports the city spent $16,000 to have Charlotte-based WPR Consulting hold several meetings and generate a report.
The city’s Falls Road monument was erected in 1917 as a private monument to the Confederacy. It was given to the city in the 1970s and rededicated to all fallen soldiers from Nash County. The monument once had separate statues of Confederate soldiers, but those were taken down years ago because of repeated vandalism.
Information from: Rocky Mount Telegram, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com