JUST IN: @ChathamCountyNC leaders pass motion 4-1 to terminate license with United daughters of the confederacy for monument in front of courthouse. UDC has to come up with a plan by October 1 #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/TJ4eHvuw7e— Josh Chapin (@JoshChapinABC11) August 20, 2019
By October, the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has to come up with a plan to move the statue, which has stood in its location since 1907.
During the meeting Monday night, nearly 30 people came to the podium to plead their case - some wanting to move the statue, others wanting to keep it where it is.
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There is some debate as to whether the United Daughters of the Confederacy gifted the statue -- which would make it public.
If it's public, the 2015 law which limits removal and alteration of monuments on public grounds would apply.