Confederate Statues

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With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, many Americans are reflecting on its history and the memorials that are in place today to serve as reminders.

This edition of the Buckley Report focuses on the debate that recently ignited when a confederate statue in Reidsville was destroyed.

The monument had been in place on the traffic circle at the intersection of Scales Street and West Morehead Street since 1910.

A vehicle driven by Mark Anthony Vincent, 40, of Greensboro, plowed into the statue's base when it drove over the traffic circle's curb on May 23 and caused an estimated $28,000 in damage.

The city of Reidsville later announced that the monument, which was owned by the United Daughter's of the Confederacy, would not return to its location. The UDC reportedly agreed to the decision.

Godanriver.com reported that the statue cannot be repaired, according to curators hired by the North Carolina UDC.

City officials are considering putting something else in the Scales Street location.