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N.C. Lawmaker Works To Waive American Flag Placement Covenants

Posted October 25, 2001

— State lawmakers are taking up the Stars and Stripes Thursday.

Some neighborhood covenants, like those at Cary's Williamsburg Commons, require homeowners to fly their flags either on the side or the back of houses.

State Representative Russell Capps is pushing for a law that allows a person to fly the American flag anywhere on their property regardless of local ordinances.

"The problem that we see is that some restrictive covenants in subdivisions prohibit flying of any flag or banners and the American flag is included in that. Some of them say you can only fly it on the back of the house, not on the front of the house," says Capps.

The legislation Capps is pushing had little support before Sept. 11. Now, the full House is expected to overwhelmingly approve the measure.


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