By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several black leaders called attention Monday night to vandalism to a Martin Luther King Jr. monument in town, and began looking at ways to fight crime in the neighborhood.
Hubert Smith said letters have been torn from the red brick monument, which was erected about five years ago to honor the slain civil rights leader.
Smith and several others replaced about eight of the letters during the day Monday before holding a community meeting that night at Ebenezer Baptist Church to bring attention to the vandalism. About a dozen people attended the meeting.