Blockbuster: Vance monument comes down

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Andrew Celwyn
Zebulon Baird Vance was a Buncombe County native, slave owner, North Carolina governor and U.S. senator who fervently supported the Confederacy. On May 17, a crew began demolishing a monument to Vance that has stood in downtown Asheville for 123 years. The city estimated the removal would take two weeks.



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