WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The United Daughters of the Confederacy's case against Winston-Salem has been dismissed, Mayor Allen Joines confirmed to WFMY News 2 on Wednesday.
The Plaintiffs took a voluntary dismissal due to technicalities raised by the city regarding how they filed the initial lawsuit. The group won't be able to refile the complaint.
Wednesday's decision comes after the city moved the Confederate statue from downtown in March.
Initially, the city said they expected the plaintiffs to refile the lawsuit at some point. Joines later said they will not be allowed to refile.
The Confederate Monument was moved to a private storage space before ultimately going to Salem-Cemetery. Joines says the cemetery is “an appropriate location” because it has 36 graves of Confederate soldiers.