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Peaceful rally-goers, mayor call for removal of Confederate Monument

Aug. 5. By Dave Yochum. About 100 peaceful demonstrators rallied behind Cornelius Town Hall yesterday evening and then marched with a police escort to the site of the Confederate Monument in front of Mount Zion United Methodist Church. They carried signs reading “Take it down,” “No justice, no peace” and “Don’t celebrate a heritage of […]

Donald Archer in front of the Confederate Monument

Rally at Town Hall, march to Confederate monument begins at 7 pm

July 29. By Dave Yochum. A community organization with roots in the local faith community will hold a rally in front of Cornelius Town Hall followed by a march to the Confederate monument in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church on Aug. 4, the anniversary of the monument’s dedication 111 years ago. Unity in […]

Donald Archer in front of the Confederate Monument

Will he budge? Community leaders sign open letter calling for removal of monument

Aug. 28. By Dave Yochum. A wide variety of elected officials, church leaders and community leaders have signed an open letter to the Mt. Zion Monumental Association that maintains the Confederate Monument facing Zion Avenue in Cornelius, asking them to remove the statue as soon as possible. The letter says the “reckoning happening across our […]

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150 rally at Confederate Monument

July 15. By Dave Yochum. More than 150 people stood in the early evening heat yesterday on Zion Avenue to call for the removal of the Confederate Monument in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Virtually everyone masked due to COVID-19, they chanted “What do you want? Take it down” and When do we […]


Unity in Community asks for removal of Confederate monument 

June 15. Unity in Community, a local group seeking to achieve racial equity in North Mecklenburg, is asking the Mt. Zion Monument Association to take down the Confederate Monument in Cornelius. The monument is located in front of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, but not on church property. It was erected in 1910 with a […]

Donald Archer

Monument Association ‘exploring all options to protect and save’ Confederate statue

June 12. By Dave Yochum. The Mt. Zion Monument Association has responded to the request to move the Confederate Monument from the front lawn of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, saying members will explore “all options available to protect and save this significant part of the history of Mecklenburg County and the state of North […]


Community prayer vigil in Davidson Wednesday

  Aug. 17. UPDATE/1:00 PM. By Dave Yochum. In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and vandalism at the Confederate soldiers’ monument in Cornelius, clergy in Davidson and Cornelius are organizing a prayer vigil Wednesday, Aug. 23 on the Davidson Village Green. Clergy members said the gathering, which begins at 7:30 pm, is not a […]