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CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL MARKERS NOW BEING STOLEN IN HENDERSON COUNTY

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL MARKERS NOW BEING STOLEN IN HENDERSON COUNTY CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL MARKERS NOW BEING STOLEN IN HENDERSON COUNTY

NEWS 13 PHOTO OF THE ROBERT E. LEE/DIXIE HIGHWAY MARKER   

By Larry Freeman      

WHKP ENCOURAGES A REWARD FUND BE ESTABLISHED FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THOSE RESPONSIBLE      

It was bound to come home Henderson County...but common thug and small-minded vandals have stolen the Robert E. Lee/Dixie Highway Memorial Marker on Highway 25 just south of Tuxedo.
The memorial marker honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Dixie Highway was stolen in Henderson County near the South Carolina border over the weekend.
The monument, a bronze plaque, was stolen after being pried out of the large granite boulder it was placed on, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The monument is located just inside the North Carolina state line on Old Highway 25 near Gap Creek Road south of Tuxedo. It was reported missing Sunday.
The monument was dedicated in Lee’s memory as well as to mark the route of the Dixie Highway, a network of roads aimed to connect the Midwest with the Southeast.
According to records at UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, the monument was erected and dedicated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1928.

It is disappointing that vandalism that is now typical in Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham by liberal, left-wing thugs who are hiding behind social issues to do their criminal deeds has now spilled over into Henderson County.

PLEASE REPORT ANY INFORMATION ON THIS TO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT OR CRIMESTOPPERS, WHO IS OFFERING A REWARD, AT 697-STOP.

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