REIDSVILLE, N.C. — Reidsville is a step closer to replacing a Confederate monument that stood in downtown for more than 80 years.
Back in 2011, a sleeping driver hit the statue and shattered it into pieces. The accident led to a debate over whether the city should replace the statue.
Over the next year, the city will take ideas from artists for a new monument for the traffic circle at West Morehead and North Scales Streets.
A new Confederate monument now sits in Reidsville’s Greenview Cemetery near the burial sites of Confederate soldiers.