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Rocky Mount removes Confederate monument

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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.