North Carolina’s ‘Fame’ Confederate monument taken down

After 111 years, Salisbury Confederate monument “Fame” moved. (Photo: WBTV)

SALISBURY, NC (AP) — A Confederate monument that has stood for over 100 years old was removed from a North Carolina city after officials said the statute had become a public safety hazard.

The “Fame” Confederate monument in Salisbury was taken down Monday night and placed in storage, until it could be moved to the Old Lutheran Cemetery.

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Salisbury City Council unanimously voted to remove the statue, calling it a “flashpoint” that has caused rift and unrest in the community.

The council also unanimously voted to allow the United Daughters of the Confederacy to relocate the statue.

The Fame statue was built in 1909 and displays an angel holding a Confederate solider.