In the Haymount area of Fayetteville, work began around 11:30 a.m.
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The Fayetteville statue was first erected in 1902 and was removed and placed into storage by its private owners. The action was not directed or paid for by the city.
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In Louisburg, the Confederate monument that sits on Main Street-- in front of Louisburg College -- had its statue removed around 12:30 p.m.
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Louisburg town administrator Johnson Franklin said the rest of the obelisk will be removed at a later date. After engineers find a proper area for placement, the statue will be relocated to the historic Oakwood Cemetry (also known as the Louisburg Cemetery) which is just outside of town.
During a town Board meeting on Monday, members voted 4-3 in the removal of the statue.
Earlier this week, crews removed the NC Confederate Monument from Capitol ground in Raleigh days after demonstrators toppled two soldier statues off the monument.
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