The Confederate monument in Graham will stay in place, for now, Alamance County commissioners decided in a meeting on Tuesday morning.
The county's attorney said further research determined the statue is owned by Alamance County and sits on county property. However, officials said it cannot be moved due to a North Carolina law.
The 2015 North Carolina general statute 100-2.1 states that an object of remembrance on public property may not be permanently removed and may only be relocated under circumstances set forth in law.
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