The Daily Tar Heel files suit against UNC over the Silent Sam settlement

By David Saff

Silent Sam in his former location in McCorkle Place. (Don McCullough / Flickr).

A lawsuit by UNC’s student newspaper could void the controversial settlement that gave Silent Sam to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The Daily Tar Heel is claiming the board violated the Open Meetings Law by agreeing to the settlement behind closed doors.

UNC agreed to give Silent Sam to the group along with more than 2.5 million dollars for the statue’s preservation. The Board of Governors also paid the group $74,999 in exchange for them agreeing to limit campus protests. David Saff reports.

David Saff reports.

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