GOP opens new Orange office near firebombed site
Posted November 2
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party opened a new office in Hillsborough on Wednesday, more than two weeks after its nearby office was firebombed.
Authorities said a flammable device was thrown through a window at the old office on Oct. 15, and graffiti was spray-painted on the building. No one was injured in the attack, and no arrests have been made.
The GOP has doubled a $5,000 reward Gov. Pat McCrory offered for information leading to an arrest.
"Somebody knows who firebombed our office. Somebody knows whom and somebody knows why," said Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state Republican Party.
Leaders in both major political parties condemned the attack as a threat to democracy, and Democrats and independents helped raise money to help the GOP find a new office.
A charred American flag hangs inside the new office as a reminder to volunteers, who received sample ballots and canvassing instructions as the GOP continues its get-out-the-vote effort in the final days before the election. The party also installed five security cameras inside and outside the office.