• North Carolina city tries to stop store from flying US flag

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    STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Officials in a North Carolina city have filed a lawsuit to force a recreational vehicle store to take down a U.S. flag which they say is too large.

    News outlets report the flag is 40 feet by 80 feet (12 meters by 24 meters) and flies above Gander RV in the city of Statesville, north of Charlotte.

    City officials say the store was granted a permit to fly a U.S. flag, but it's nearly twice what city codes allow. Fines of $50 a day have been levied retroactive to Oct. 15, amounting to approximately $11,000.

    Gander RV has rejected the city's requests to take down the flag.

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