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Public Comment Period on Proposal to Move Confederate Monuments to Close April 12

Raleigh

Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Historical Commission Confederate Monuments Study Committee has set a deadline for the acceptance of public comments on a petition to relocate three Confederate monuments from the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh to the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, N.C.

The public comment period will close at midnight, Thursday, April 12 (Eastern Standard Time).

The committee was formed by the N.C. Historical Commission after it received a petition last fall from the N.C. Department of Administration to relocate the three monuments from State Capitol grounds.

The committee has been accepting public comments on the issue since its inception, and established an online portal in late January (https://www.ncdcr.gov/comment-relocation-monuments) to accept comments from the public. More than 4,700 comments have been submitted via the online portal, email, U.S. mail and other means since the committee began accepting comments. The committee also held a public hearing March 21 in Raleigh.

For more information about the North Carolina Historical Commission, visit www.ncdcr.gov/nchc.

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