Local Cemetery Vandalized

A cemetery in Vanceboro has been hit by vandals.

Celestial Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Old Washington Road in Vanceboro was the target of vandals who broke pots, vases and signs over the weekend, according to the New Bern Sun Journal. The paper says one headstone was knocked over, and the woman who runs the non-profit cemetery is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.


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  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Nov 24, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    Ms.Cindi in Simpson:Truely sorry for the loss of your daughter.I only pray that whoever has done this is caught soon and punished to the max.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 24, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    Everything kept as a memorial is of course for those left behind, not the deceased themselves.. as they are gone. While I believe that in many cases people go overboard on expenditures and it's unnecessary, I also don't think that anyone else has a right to interfere with how they choose to intern their loved ones. I have to wonder why anyone has so much time on their hands that they would put energy into this sort of vandalism (or any vandalism for that matter). They could go down the highway and pick up trash if they are feeling so motivated to run around somewhere. It's shameful that such people can't find positive outlets.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Nov 24, 2009 at 08:24 AM
    My daughter is buried in Oak dale Cemetery in Washington.Her first year,I put an Easter basket filled with plastic jewelry and lots of candies.Someone ripped apart her basket and took all the candy out.It broke my heart even more as I felt she could not be with me,let alone be in her grave and left in peace.It takes sorry,cold hearted people to not think before acting out such crimes against the deceased.
  • by Grim Reeper Location: Grimesland on Nov 24, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    I worked in a cemetary and the only problems we had were the drunks working there that ran into the head stones by accident while woming the lawn. I still thought it disrespectful although unintentional.
  • by Nana Location: Southern Pitt on Nov 24, 2009 at 06:01 AM
    Not only is it disrepectful to the memory and families of the loved ones in the cemetery, it is disrespectful to the skilled craftsman that created and installed the stone per the family's wishes. Someone who would do this type of vandalism has no respect or regard for anyone or anything.
  • by Laura Location: NC on Nov 24, 2009 at 05:35 AM
    It takes low life cowardly scum to do something like this.
  • by Tammy Location: Bear Grass on Nov 24, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    I will never understand people how they can destroy things. This is a final resting place of someones cherished loved ones... How can you be so heartless? My Husband and I just purchased a head stone for my father-in-law who passed away in June of this year. I never had a clue how expensive... My heart goes go out to the families.
  • by Me on Nov 24, 2009 at 05:09 AM
    Wow... just wow. Why?
  • by mad on Nov 24, 2009 at 03:51 AM
    this is just wrong
  • by FRED Location: LOCAL on Nov 24, 2009 at 03:06 AM
    If they catch them they should be made to maintain the cemetery for the rest of their lives with their own money!
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