From the N&R:
REIDSVILLE — Someone spray-painted the letters “KKK” on a Rockingham County Schools vehicle parked at Reidsville High School over the weekend, police said.
The same thing happened to a Mount Carmel Holiness Church vehicle parked at 1315 Wentworth St. in Reidsville, according to police. The high school, at 1901 South Park Drive , is slightly more than 4 miles away from the church.
The letters were spray-painted in black on both sides.
Police ask anyone with information to call the police department at 349-1010 or Rockingham County Crimestoppers at 349-9683.
I am told a local KKK chapter regularly meets on Saturday night at a property off Hwy 158, just inside Western Caswell County.
The SPLC‘s Hate Map indicates an active KKK chapter in Greensboro.
From Danielle Battaglia at the W-S Journal in May:
REIDSVILLE — The Ku Klux Klan protested in Eden last week, and this week some of its members have been passing out fliers inviting people in Reidsville to a cross-burning…
The flier reads: “Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina. Free Admition (sic)-White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”
The flier also provided contact information for those wanting to attend the event.
Harmony is in Iredell County, northeast of Statesville.
From Michael D. Abernathy at the Times-News in May:
The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the vandalism of a residence and business owned by a vocal opponent of a Confederate monument in Reidsville.
The FBI and Secret Service are also involved in the investigation and the local and state chapters of the NAACP are speaking out against the crime.
From Tina Firesheets at the N&R, last week:
REIDSVILLE — The North Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy can proceed with plans to create a new confederate soldier statue.
The group is involved in a legal battle with the Historical Preservation Action Committee over the creation of a new monument to replace one that had stood at the center of town for more than a century.
That statue was knocked off its base by a Greensboro driver last year.