ATKINSON, N.C. (WECT) — A new sign has shown up in Atkinson to tell people what they are really all about, ” a community promoting acceptance and peace for everyone.”
The sign comes after a banner that read, “We must kill the white trash who hire illegal aliens,” was put up in October on a building on Church Street in downtown Atkinson.
Many neighbors were very upset about the banner and claimed that it was bringing hatred to the town.
The man who owned the building, Donald Sullivan, ran for mayor of Atkinson in 2007. According to voting records, he lost the election, receiving only nine votes.
There’s no word yet on who put up the new sign or if it was a response to Sullivan’s banner.