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Talks of Possible Confederate Marker Move to Nanticoke

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SALISBURY, Md.- Controversy is still surrounding a Confederate marker that stands outside of the Old Wicomico County Courthouse.

There are talks of moving the monument, that represents Gen. John Winder, to his birthplace of Nanticoke, Maryland.

The monument reminds some people of a painful past, while others say it's a part of history that they don't want to forget.

Some people in the small community of Nanticoke, located in western Wicomico County, are in favor of the move.

"People need to understand that history is history. We can't change it. And just let it alone and accept it for what it was. It's not today, it won't be tomorrow, it was yesterday," Nanticoke business owner Barbara Malatesta said.

Others agreed with her and said that we can not change history.

"It doesn't really bother me because our past is our past. We can't change that. All we can think about is our future," Jimmy Allen said.

While some would welcome the monument's move, others would rather see it gone altogether.

"Destroy it. Obviously it destroyed a lot of people. In order for people to heal and mend, destroy it and build something that causes peace," Tamarah Wolford said.

Petitions have been signed for and against the removal of the marker. However, no official decision has been made so far. Wicomico County leaders say the monument belongs to the state.

They also add if it were to be moved, the state would be the ones to do it. Right now, the county remains hands off.

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