NC museums have no plans to stop selling Confederate flags

Museum items. (Courtesy of WITN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina state museums on six historic Civil War sites say there are no plans to stop selling Confederate flag memorabilia, WITN is reporting.

Confederate flags and other mementos are sold at gifts shops at civil war museums such as the North Carolina Civil War History Center in Fayetteville and the CSS Neuse Museum in downtown Kinston.

While Gov. Pat McCrory said he wants state lawmakers to remove specialty license plates that contain the battle flag, North Carolina officials said items continue to be sold at museums.

“These museum gift shops sell historic items that represent the period of history these historic sites represents,” said Department of Cultural Resources Communications Director Cary Cox in a statement. “At Civil War historic sites, Confederate flags are sold there.”

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