After months of public and private debate, Chatham County’s Board of Commissioners voted late Monday to rid Pittsboro of its Confederate monument that stood at the foot of the historic courthouse as a point of honor for some and bitterness for others in the mostly rural, but growing county. The board voted 4-1 to rescind the 1907 order allowing the Confederate statue to stand in front of the courthouse downtown. This gives United Daughters of the Confederacy until Oct. 1 to communicate to the Board their plans for the statue.
Otherwise it will be considered a public trespass on government property on Nov. 1 and removed.
The motion to rescind the order was introduced by Commissioner Jim Crawford, and it was seconded by Commissioner Karen Howard.