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Letter to the editor: Confederate Monument

Aug. 10. [Opinion] Since the owners don’t want to remove it, I wonder if there is a way to turn the Confederate Monument into a symbol of forward motion, as a tool to teach and learn from history? Taking it down doesn’t erase history, and vandalizing it doesn’t change its original intention from 1910. Can […]

Donald Archer in front of the Confederate Monument

Unity in Community renews call for removal of Confederate statue

Aug. 4. Despite pastors of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, as well as its regional governing body and the mayor of Cornelius calling for its removal, the Confederate Monument is still out on the front lawn of the historic church on Zion Avenue. On the 112th anniversary of the dedication of the monument, Unity in […]

An Eagle Scout speaks: Ernest Johnson’s remarks at peaceful rally at Town Hall

Aug. 5. Ernest Johnson, 17, gave the following speech at the Unity in Community rally. He is a student at Lake Norman Charter School. He was introduced by Pam Jones, an Antiquity resident who was one of the organizers of the event. It ended peacefully, right on time, at 8:30 pm. When I first heard […]