Firebombed NC GOP office to reopen in new location days before Election Day

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough that was vandalized and damaged with a flammable material thrown through the window on Oct. 16 is set to reopen in a new location just days before Election Day.

The new building is several hundred yards away from the firebombed headquarters’ location at 347 Ja-Max Drive, according to WSOC.

After the incident, the building’s graffiti included a swastika and the words, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else,” which was spray-painted in black on the side of an adjacent building.

Authorities said the flammable substance ignited inside the building, burning furniture and damaging the interior of the building. It was contained in a bottle thrown through the window.

Republican Party officials have planned an open house for the new building Wednesday morning to thank the community for their assistance in the rebuilding process.