North Carolina offers reward in arson at local Republican office

Views are seen of the damage caused in a firebomb attack on local offices of the North Carolina Republican Party in HillsboroughBy Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina will pay up to $5,000 for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the weekend arson and graffiti attack at a local Republican Party headquarters, the state’s governor said on Wednesday. Local, state and federal investigators are searching for suspects after they said a device commonly described as a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough on Sunday. A swastika and the message “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” were spray-painted on a nearby building.

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