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“Now that New Orleans has toppled its statue of Robert E. Lee, Asheville should take a hard look at the man we honor in our city’s most prominent public space…. “[The name of] Zeb Vance, North Carolina’s Civil War governor, is carved into the granite obelisk rising above Pack Square…. “Bringing down the monument has […]

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“Wilson, North Carolina… has been home since 1926 to a memorial that commemorated the Revolution and the Confederacy: It originally featured a massive central column depicting the Stars and Stripes and the flag of the Confederate States of America, flanked by two water fountains — one for whites, one for blacks. It apparently outlasted its […]

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— At last, Revenge is ours (or not). Including Blackbeard’s artisanal arsenal. — eBay eye-catchers:  a medal of Lost Cause honor and a poster for Louis Armstrong at Carmichael Auditorium. — What exactly is a Confederate monument? And what should Reidsville do with the one that lost its kepied head to a reckless driver?

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— Did Civil War actually claim more Virginians than North Carolinians? Don’t miss this one — keen reportage by Cameron McWhirter of the Wall Street Journal. — Won’t you come home, George Washington? — Asheville’s monumental forgetfulness — Pa, you can cancel that tsunami insurance….

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