A tip for the NC press.
This article at The Atlantic notes how Neo-Confederate "nostalgia" and hate groups are getting the US government to pay for Confederate monuments and headstones, often using them for Civil War revisionist purposes.
How much of this is going on in North Carolina? The article mentions Georgia as a hotbed of this, but it appears to be something happening all over the South. The government is spending more for headstones, monuments and upkeep of Confederate graves than those of Union soldiers because of these requests from Civil War groups.