Thank you for being one of our most loyal readers. Please consider supporting community journalism by subscribing.
ROCKY MOUNT — Workers on Monday dismantled and moved the Confederate monument at Battle Park, which has stood since 1917.
Using a crane, workers with the Greenville Monument Co. loaded the statute at the top of the monument and drove it away to place it in storage as a small crowd gathered to watch.
The city entered into a contract with the company to remove the Confederate monument at a cost of $281,250, according to city officials.
Rocky Mount’s city government is storing the monument until it’s claimed by a new owner and relocated.
The city council voted in a 6-1 decision June 8 to move the monument, which had been located on Falls Road for more than a century.