WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The graffiti on the First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem has been removed, according to Amy Cook, the ministry assistant with the church.
The church released a statement, saying:
We are grateful for the swift and steady work of our construction team at Frank L. Blum, who worked with the church to notify local authorities and our restoration crew about the damage on the tower. Thanks to their good work, the graffiti has been removed.
The church, located at 501 W. 5th St., has scaffolding in place that was put up when restoration work was being done on.
The graffiti appeared on the top level of the scaffolding high up on the tower.
Commenters on the Downtown Winston-Salem Neighborhood Group speculated that someone climbed to the top of the scaffolding and spray-painted symbols on the tower.