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Camping World Faces Fines in N.C. Flag Dispute

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October 10, 2018 by   Leave a Comment

Trey Allen chuckled when briefed on the waves of controversy surrounding Camping World’s scofflaw American flag in Statesville, N.C.

The Statesville Record & Landmark reported that Allen, assistant professor of public law and government at the University of North Carolina School of Government, said he doesn’t envy city council members who are stuck in the middle of the tussle with Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis over Statesville’s rules on flag size.

“It’s fairly common for people to refuse to follow ordinances,” Allen said.

In this case, the person is Lemonis, whose 1.3 million Twitter followers give him a powerful platform from which to attack Statesville.

“Flag isn’t coming down,” Lemonis tweeted Oct. 1 after Statesville City Council voted 5-3 against a proposal to increase the allowable flag size to 40-by-80 feet, which would bring Camping World’s banner into compliance.

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