Supporters of "big" flag in Leland rally

LELAND, NC (WECT) - About 150 people rallied around the Buy 'N Go store in Leland Saturday, the site of a months long disagreement about the size of an American flag within city limits.

Town leaders notified the owners of the convenience store earlier this year that they had a flag that was too big under the town ordinance.  The city threatened a fifty dollar fine should the big flag not come down.

Supporters of the big flag gathered Saturday to say they support the store.  They presented the store with a temporary flag that is allowed under the town ordinance, but plan to get a bigger flag soon.

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