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North Carolina Governor also calling for removal of Confederate license plates

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 18:16:03-04

Raleigh, N.C. – A spokesman for North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory says he feels it is time for the state to stop issuing “Sons of Confederate Veterans” license plates that feature the Confederate flag, according to a report from WTVD.

The announcement comes the same day the Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe also announced his decision to remove the Confederate flag from similar Virginia license plates.

“Governor McCrory will be requesting that the General Assembly change the North Carolina statute in order to discontinue the issuance of the Confederate battle flag emblem on state-issued license plates. The time is right to change this policy due to the recent Supreme Court ruling and the tragedy in Charleston,” said McCrory Communications Director Josh Ellis.

More details on this story will be posted as they become available.

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