Politics & Government

Statesville woman, 71, arrested with 13 other ‘Moral Monday’ protesters

A 71-year-old Statesville woman was among the 14 demonstrators arrested early Wednesday, about 10 hours after entering the office of House Speaker Thom Tillis at the N.C. Legislative Building in Raleigh.

“It is not about me,” Faye Lewark Daniels told the Observer in a Facebook message Wednesday afternoon, after a reporter left a phone message at her home.

“I don’t like the direction that our state is going in and if we ALL work together, we can make a difference,” Daniels said. “It is about ALL the people of North Carolina and not just a select few.”

Daniels said she is a retired administrative assistant and hadn’t slept since Tuesday morning.

Her Facebook page says that she retired from the Dare County Board of Education and that she attended Manteo High School, in the coastal town of Manteo, the county seat of Dare County.

A photo on her Facebook page shows her holding a placard that says, “Repeal Attacks on Public Education and Teachers.”