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Historic Fayetteville cemetery vandalized

Posted June 14, 2010

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— More than 50 headstones were damaged over the weekend in a Fayetteville cemetery dating to 1785.

Police said Monday they received a report about the vandalism at Cross Creek Cemetery 1 on North Cool Spring Street. They are seeking the public's help to identify suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

The cemetery, police said, is the site of the oldest Confederate monument in North Carolina, which honors both Confederate and Union soldiers buried in unmarked graves near Cross Creek.

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  • wildcat Jun 14, 2010

    A senseless act and I hope the perpetrators will soon be caught. When they are caught, they should have to pay for all damages.

  • DbzHugz Jun 14, 2010

    Oh, that is bad karma. Bad, bad karma.