- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

REIDSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A Greensboro artist’s sculpture is taking the place of a Confederate monument in the center of a roundabout in Reidsville.

The News & Record of Greensboro (https://bit.ly/1RXqkW9 ) reports artist Jim Gallucci on Tuesday officially laid the roots for his 17-foot-tall brushed-stainless-steel sculpture entitled “Budding Future.”

Gallucci says the sculpture is designed to pay respect to the city’s history while looking forward to its future.

A prominent Confederate monument had stood in that spot from 1910 to 2011, when it was damaged during a car crash. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owned the statue, decided to move the monument to the Greenview Cemetery in 2014.

Rockingham County residents and the Sons of the Confederates Veterans fought for the monument’s return, and unsuccessfully sued several local and state agencies.

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Information from: News & Record, https://www.news-record.com

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