Statue salutes ‘Meck Dec,’ its mystery

Tightly wrapped in parachute nylon, a 3-ton statue set to be unveiled Thursday honoros the spirit of a Charlotte man who helped fan the flames of rebellion as war clouds gathered in the summer of 1775. His name was James Jack. He was a Trade Street tavern-keeper, a captain in the local militia. Read more.

David Perlmutt
Charlotte Observer
May 16, 2010