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Confederate flag rises in Orange County

Posted April 30, 2018 8:48 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:12 a.m. EDT

— Another confederate flag was erected over the weekend in central North Carolina.

Confederate flag rises in Orange County

The activist group "Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County," or ACTBAC, posted a photo of the newest flag on their Facebook page Saturday after it was raised on U.S. Highway 70 in Hillsborough.

"Tonight the colors fly in the southern sky in Orange County," the post read. "It may not be the most desirable location for everyone to see, but to the property owner and his amazing sons and family and the ACTBAC team, it is the most beautiful sight." The flag stands 20 feet tall.

In another social post, the group stated that Orange County government and commissioners want to have the flag removed despite a permit the group obtained giving it the right to fly the flag.

Confederate flag rises in Orange County

"Tyranny and over oppressive government elect want to limit a property owners rights to show pride and honor for his history and legacy," the post read. "For now, be proud, and know that the colors are flying deep in the heart of Dixie."

Several other flags have risen along North Carolina highways in recent years, including the Sons of Confederate Veterans' massive confederate flag along Interstate 95 in Cumberland County.