By Diana McFarland

Managing editor

SURRY — Surry’s Confederate statue will remain. For now.

Surry County attorney Brendan Hefty said the Board of Supervisors has no authority to move the statue, which stands in front of the circuit court building, based on current Virginia law.

“The county currently does not have the authority under state law to disturb, remove or interfere with that monument,” he said Thursday at the Surry Board of Supervisors meeting. 

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