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Jewish section of Fayetteville cemetery vandalized

Posted September 24, 2012

— Seventeen headstones in the Jewish section of Cross Creek Cemetery No. 2 were damaged over the weekend, Fayetteville police said Monday.

The historic Cross Creek cemeteries have been targets of vandals for years, and Fayetteville spent $85,000 two years ago to install a wrought-iron fence around Cross Creek Cemetery No. 1, the city's oldest cemetery. It sits across the street from the area that was vandalized over the weekend.

The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

Family members needing information on repairing the headstones can call Bruce Daws, the city's historic properties manager, at 910-433-1457.


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  • kermit60 Sep 25, 2012

    As bad as this is I'm just glad it wasn't a former slave cemetary or else we would have to listen to the NAACP complain again.

  • Artboss31 Sep 24, 2012

    Does anyone else see the irony in the title of the article?

  • Uhavenoclu Sep 24, 2012

    When are people going to realize and open their eyes.THE 2 MAIN CAUSES OF HATE,OF VIOLENCE OF WAR OF SEPERATION............POLITICS AND RELIGION.
    Get over those and stop living by them as your prime life source and your lives will be much happier.

  • Coolbreeze Sep 24, 2012

    Fayetteville should have taken that $85,000 and hired security for the cemetery....As for the vandals,you need to respect the resting place of the deceased.

  • mfarmer1 Sep 24, 2012

    like they did not see this coming? I go by here every day, and there is and has been tombstones that are overturned for years. If you get on google, maps street level you can see them. and the google pictures for this was taken years ago.