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Confederate monument getting permanent steel fence from county

A miniature backhoe was working last week at the base of the Confederate monument that guards the northern approach to Alamance County’s historic courthouse.

The county authorized the flower bed’s destruction as it prepares to install a permanent steel fence to replace the portable barricades that it has used to protect the century-old monument from would-be vandals, including any who show up as protesters.

A proposed design for the fence, which was originally submitted to Graham’s historic resources commission in August, appears to have received the commission’s approval in February.

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Installation of the fence is expected as soon as next week.

An example of the ornamental steel fence the county intends to put around the Confederate monument in front of the Historic Court House, as shown to the Graham’s Historic Resources Commission.

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