• MONUMENTAL UNREST
    Confederate Backlash Protestors voiced their opposition last week in Crewe to a request by Mayor Greg Eanes to bring Richmond’s famed Confederate monuments to Crewe. Photo above, taken by Jeff Clements, shows scene Friday afternoon in Hagberg Park. Phot
  • MONUMENTAL UNREST
  • MONUMENTAL UNREST
  • MONUMENTAL UNREST
    GREG EANES Resigned at Noon Friday
  • MONUMENTAL UNREST
    PHIL MISKOVIC Mayor-Elect is also now Interim Mayor
  • MONUMENTAL UNREST
    Demonstrating In Crewe Carl Bassfield, Jr. of In-depth Productions captured this image Saturday in Crewe of protestor and Blackstone native Reginald Herman.

MONUMENTAL UNREST

Request for statues backfires in Crewe

MAYOR QUITS SUDDENLY TO EASE TENSIONS

An offer by Crewe Mayor Greg Eanes -- for the Town to accept memorials honoring Confederate Generals along Richmond’s Monument Avenue -- has resulted in social media backlash, his own resignation, protests in the railroad town, and the appointment of Mayor-Elect Phil Miskovic to serve as Interim Mayor.

Eanes didn’t seek re-election in May and was scheduled to leave office June 30th, but events during a 48-hour period last week hastened his departure.

Resignation, Apology

“I am not one to cut and run,” Eanes, a retired Air Force Col. and military historian, wrote in his resignation letter to Council last Friday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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