Official Statements from Mayor and City Manager Regarding Fame Statue
Statement from City of Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins
In light of the Fame statue being vandalized again, we as community members are faced with an important choice to make; will we take the high road or the low road. I’m asking we make the choice to take the high road. Clearly, there are forces at work to set an old and unresolved disagreement about this statue on fire.
I believe Salisbury residents are strong enough, smart enough and resilient enough to not fall into this nasty trap. It is regretful when any person or group feels the need to engage in vandalism. It’s much more productive to have deliberative discourse. Let’s use our positive energies and brain power to collaboratively address our differences of opinion regarding Fame.
Statement from City of Salisbury City Manager W. Lane Bailey:
For the second time in a matter of months, the Fame statue in Salisbury has been defaced. This act of vandalism is uniquely disturbing and does nothing more than drive a wedge between neighbors in our community. In addition, city staff was made aware of an alarming incident this morning near the Fame statue, involving a local resident and member of the media. The City does not condone either incidents that occurred overnight and this morning.
Regardless of the frustrations among our residents, an already sensitive situation has become even more challenging. We call for civility during this trying time, no matter your stance.