RACISM

Noose found hanging at North Carolina high school

CAMERON, N.C. (WFXB) – Concern mounting in one North Carolina community after a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a school. The noose was found hanging outside Union Pines High School in Cameron. Many became concerned after photos of the noose began circulating on the internet. But at a new conference yesterday, officials confirmed that a student admitted…

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate statues

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. (WFXB) – It’s been nearly 152 years since the American Civil War ended, but some states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, commemorate the Confederacy today on what they call ‘Confederate Memorial Day.’ But in neighboring state Louisiana, in the wee hours of this Monday morning, workers began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments, the latest…

New bill filed to ban Confederate flags from public buildings in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WFXB) – The Confederate flag could soon be banned from all public buildings in South Carolina. York Rep. John King filed a bill this week that would prohibit the flag from being flown or displayed anywhere besides a museum or private property. In July 2015, the Confederate flag that flew on South Carolina statehouse grounds for over half…