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Fayetteville hosts public forum to discuss city seal

Posted January 28, 2016 8:13 a.m. EST
Updated February 29, 2016 6:43 a.m. EST

Fayetteville seal

The City of Fayetteville will hold a second round of public input meetings on Thursday to hear what residents have to say about its official city seal.

Fayetteville's seal depicts a market house from the 1800s where slaves were once bought and sold. The house has been the focal point of the seal for the last 20 years, but some council members said the connection to slave trade is offensive.

Thursday's community forums are the second chance for people to voice their opinions.

The forums will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at:

– College Lakes Recreation Center, 4945 Rosehill Road

– Westover Recreation Center, 267 Bonanza Dr.

– Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave.