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Sat Jan 23, 2021, 02:34 AM

Statesville NAACP warns of potential lawsuit over Confederate statue

The fight to remove the Confederate Monument outside of the Iredell County Government Center will continue into 2021 and it could be getting more interesting in the near future.

“You said wait until next year after the election,” Todd Scott said. “Well, the election is over. If you choose not to vote, we will move forward with our plans to the national NAACP to increase their efforts and support to have it removed.”

Scott, the president of the Statesville branch of the NAACP, issued this statement to the Iredell County Board of Commissioners during the public comment period on Tuesday night.

“We’ve been asking for them to do this for decades,” Scott said. “My mom died in 2019, she was 94, and she could remember talking about it long ago.”

Read more: https://statesville.com/news/statesville-naacp-warns-of-potential-lawsuit-over-confederate-statue/article_a85ad1a2-5b6d-11eb-9b68-e3a8731cd934.html


The local chapter of the NAACP is hoping to remove this statue in front of Iredell County Government Center.
RECORD & LANDMARK FILE PHOTO

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