Chatham County leaders vote to have courthouse Confederate monument moved

PITTSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- Chatham County leaders voted 4-1 Monday night to pass a motion to remove the Confederate monument sitting outside the Pittsboro courthouse.



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.
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