The chief of staff for North Carolina's Sons of Confederate Veterans division tells The Wilson Times the group has heard the battle flag merchandise is unavailable at several state-maintained sites.
A written statement from the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources with regard to the Confederate merchandise indicated it was not "selling or providing any materials that are not consistent with the department's vision, resources and programs."
The department said it aims to make sure merchandise "fosters awareness, understanding and appreciation, as well as the appropriate interpretation of our programs and resources."
Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint in North Carolina and around the nation.
Information from: The Wilson Daily Times, http://www.wilsondaily.com
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