• Kay Hagan campaign sign burned on Huntersville front yard

    By: Kathryn Burcham


    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - A Huntersville family is angry and frightened after someone burned a campaign sign in their front yard.

    Kenya Goldsberry wasn't home when the fire lit up her front yard, but did see the flames captured on surveillance images from cameras at their home Monday night.

    "I'm thinking about my kids, it's scary to think what will they do next?" Goldsberry said.
    In a neighborhood full of Thom Tillis supporters, Goldsberry admitted her Kay Hagan sign was a bit out of place.
    In the past, the Goldsberrys other political signs have even been stolen, but she said she never expected that someone would light it on fire.

    "I think the burning aspect brought up some symbolism that was disturbing for us," Goldsberry said.

    Moments before the surveillance cameras captured the flames, a white SUV pulled into the Goldsberry's driveway. A man wearing a baseball cap approached the Goldsberry's front door, before turning and heading toward the sign.
    Goldsberry said she now wonders if one of her own neighbors was the shadowy figure caught on tape.
    Not only is it an attack on her family, she said, it's an attack on her basic rights and beliefs.

    "People trying to suppress it, intimidate me - that's disturbing," she said.

    The Goldsberrys have not yet filed a police report but they do want to speak with the man in those pictures.
    They have also reached out to the Hagan campaign for support.

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