The Sons of Confederate Veterans say that they come to the N.C. State Fair to educate people about Southern history and heritage, not to promote hatred. They meet people, give out stickers and sell merchandise at the State Fair in Raleigh on Oct. 19, 2017.
Several dozen protesters held small signs demanding the removal of the Confederate 'Silent Sam' statue from the UNC campus as the university held its annual University Day ceremony in Chapel Hill on Oct. 12, 2017. Governor Roy Cooper and UNC Chancellor Carol Folt acknowledged the protesters during their speeches.
At the start of a legislative session focused other issues, House Democrats called on Republican counterparts to revisit state gun laws in the aftermath of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas. House Democratic leader Darren Jackson of Wake County said "We will meet any time, any where, and waive any legislative rule to start this life-saving and important conversation."
Video: About 100 protesters marched in silence in opposition to GOP-drawn voting maps in Raleigh on Oct. 4, 2017. Republicans blame failed policies by the left, not maps, for Democratic losses in recent elections.
Video: The N.C. Historical Commission board voted to delay making a decision regarding placement of statues and monuments on state grounds during a meeting in Raleigh on Sept. 22, 2017. Saying it is 'precedent setting,' they want time to study it further.