Alamance County steps up patrols around Graham Confederate memorial

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

GRAHAM, NC (WTVD) -- In the aftermath of the toppling of the Silent Sam Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, Alamance County officials said they are keeping a close eye on a statue of their own.

There were extra patrols Tuesday around the Confederate monument outside the historic Alamance County courthouse in Graham.

The statue has been there since 1914.

In 2017, a man was charged with inciting a riot" after protesting at the statue.

The county manager said public safety is the biggest concern.