'Black Lives Matter' billboard put up next to Confederate flag on US 64 in Pittsboro

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

PITTSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- A "Black Lives Matter" billboard has popped up next to a massive Confederate battle flag flying on U.S. 64 in Pittsboro.

The 8-by-24-foot sign was put up Monday on U.S. 64 East Business Route.

The billboard was paid for by Emancipate NC, Recidivism Reduction Educational Program Services, and a community-led fundraiser.

According to organizers, the billboard costs $450 for 28 days, plus a $350 one-time charge for the vinyl. Organizers of the fundraiser said the rest of the money raised will go a scholarship fund supporting racial equity in Chatham County.

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