City Settlement: No More Crosses on Public Property

The town of Whiteville and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the foundation last year over religious symbols on public property, the Jackson Sun reports. According to written statements from both the town and the foundation, terms of the settlement include the town will have no future installments of standalone crosses on town property, that the town will not replace an arm on the remaining structure that was once a cross on top of the town water tower, and that the town will pay $20,000 in attorney’s fees.