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No Decision Made On Winston-Salem Confederate Monument

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With slightly over a week until the deadline, the mayor of Winston-Salem says he hasn't heard from the owners of the Confederate monument city officials want gone.

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The Winston-Salem Journal reports that Mayor Allen Joines said Tuesday the United Daughters of the Confederacy haven't indicated how they intend to respond to the city's demand.

Winston-Salem told the UDC to remove the monument by Jan. 31 or face a possible lawsuit. After two vandalism incidents in less than 1 ½ years and confrontation over Confederate monuments elsewhere, the city attorney believes it creates a public nuisance. The owners of the land where the monument sits have sided with the city.

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The city has offered to pay for the statue's relocation to a cemetery.

The UDC previously said they would fight relocation.

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