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Rowe issued summons for removing sign

Mathews County Board of Supervisors chairman Mike Rowe was issued a summons last week to answer to a charge that he stole a Coraplast Yard Sign valued at less than $1,000 that belonged to Lane-Armistead Camp 1772 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans of Mathews. The charge he faces is misdemeanor petit larceny.

According to a complaint lodged by the camp’s commander, Joey Taylor, the camp purchased a number of signs and placed them at various sites around the county, including at the Confederate Veterans Monument at the corner of Church and Court streets. He said no one had given Rowe permission to remove the signage. The signs encourage residents to vote against removing the monument from the court green during the upcoming election on Nov. 2.

Taylor’s complaint states that Eric Croxton of Port Haywood said in a sworn affidavit that he witnessed Rowe removing the sign from next to the monument “on or about” Oct. 1. He said the camp has permission from the Capt. Sally Tompkins Cha...

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