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Granville neighbors call man's 'kill liberals' sign hyperbole

Posted May 3

— A sign in a Granville County yard urging people to "kill liberals" is the latest in a string of fiery political messages posted by the homeowner, according to people in the area, who say they mostly ignore the rhetoric and the man behind it.

The sign, at the corner of Bruce Garner Road and Pocomoke Drive 2 in the southeast corner of the county reads "Civil War 'Now' Kill Liberals." The man who posted it wasn't home Wednesday when a WRAL News crew stopped by.

"This is quite offensive, and before the election, he had other offensive signs, too," said Ravinder Bindra, who runs a country store about a quarter-mile away on Bruce Garner Road. "I don’t pay, most of the time, any attention."

Bindra said the sign's owner stops by his store almost daily, but the Sikh immigrant from India said the man never bothers him.

"He has not been any trouble to me so far," he said. "I don’t know what his name is. See, nobody cares about him."

Some neighbors said the man, who also flies a Confederate flag, a "Don't Tread On Me" flag and a U.S. flag with only 13 stars, causes no trouble other than firing off guns in his yard and lighting bonfires with his buddies.

"That man’s posted all types of (stuff) out there in his yard," said Ronnie Keith, who lives up the road from the sign's owner. "It’s probably just for entertainment."

Keith said most people have an attitude similar to Bindra's when it comes to the man and his signs.

"They don’t care. It’s their opinion, and they know they have the right to say it," he said. "Me, myself, personally, I don’t really do politics."

Bindra said the signs don't signal local sentiment.

"(If it) was of a majority of the people, then I’d be worried, but a single person like him, I’m not worried about any mishappening or anything," he said.

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  • Matt Smithe May 4, 6:18 p.m.
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    Suck it up, Buttercup.

  • Henry Cooper May 4, 2:57 p.m.
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    Ok maybe it is the way it is written but Franklinton is in Franklin County not Granville county.

    The other part of this... Is it me or does the article lead you to believe that conservatives are atypical in the area?

    Both Franklin and Granville counties went Trump and they are split with Reps in the house (Granville is in a Democrat district while Frankinton/Frankin county is in a GOP district). Anyone from this area knows that gunfire is far from uncommon but does not automatically mean trouble but they wrote the article like it is. If gun fire in Franklin or Granville county meant trouble every time someone heard it we would need the Marines to police those counties.

    I don't like what flying the confederate flag says but it is his right no matter how "challenged" it makes one appear but I hate what it has come to stand for to so many and does not represent my views.

  • Clif Bardwell May 4, 12:55 p.m.
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    From the report, it would seem they are a mix of political stances.

  • Mike Rodgers May 4, 11:55 a.m.
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    "I'm not worried..." Yeah, right up until that nut job loses his mind and shoots up the place.

  • Tom Harris May 4, 11:08 a.m.
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    "His neighbours don't care, why should anyone else."

    I assume his neighbors are not "liberals". Duh!

  • Clif Bardwell May 4, 9:19 a.m.
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    His neighbours don't care, why should anyone else.

  • Mary Jo Holmes May 4, 7:35 a.m.
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    He fires off guns in his yard? Stray bullets can kill.

  • Tom Harris May 3, 10:40 p.m.
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    They call it hyperbole, I call it "welcome to Trump's America". How come we throw people in jail for similar threats all the time?