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NORTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag Could Fly Over Hillsborough

A Southern heritage group based in Alamance County is talking with the owners of multiple Orange County sites about erecting a Confederate battle flag on their land.

Gary Williamson, founder of Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County, speaks during a 2015 rally in support of UNC’s Confederate monument Silent Sam in Chapel Hill. Williamson’s group now is considering four sites where they might raise Confederate battle flags in Orange County. Liz Condo File photo

At least one landowner, Robert Hall Jr., has contacted the group Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County in response to a call for donated Confederate battle flag sites across the state.

ACTBAC founder Gary Williamson said they’ve talked with Hall, who got a permit from the county for a 60-foot flagpole on U.S. 70 west of Hillsborough, but haven’t made a decision. It’s one of four potential sites in Orange County, including one on Interstate 40 and another off N.C. 54 near Carrboro, he said.

“We’re getting 10 emails, a couple phone calls a day from people wanting to (offer) a site,” Williamson said. “We do want one in Orange County, and we’re planning to

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