Orton Plantation historical marker vandalized

Orton Plantation historical marker vandalized
A historical marker honoring Orton Plantation was vandalized overnight Wednesday, according to Belville officials. (Source: Town of Belville)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Belville officials say a historical marker honoring Orton Plantation was vandalized overnight Wednesday.

An image of the sign provided by the town shows a red “X” spray-painted on the marker, which sits along N.C. 133 in Belville. The spray-paint was later cleaned off, town officials say.

“While we understand this is a time of great tension in our society, we must not allow vandalism to take the place of constructive dialogue. The spray paint can is not the way to positively affect change. Defacing historical markers or other landmarks is a crime,” said Mayor Mike Allen.

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