Corrections and Clarifications

A story Friday about how to handle the American flag incorrectly described how to fly the flag with other flags. Any flag flying beside the American flag when the poles are the same height should be flown to the right of the American flag as a viewer faces it.

The Observer strives to be accurate and fair. Those values are crucial to our relationship with readers. We are committed to correcting our mistakes promptly. Corrections from all main Observer sections are published here. Errors on Opinion and Viewpoint are corrected on those pages. Errors from our regional publications are corrected on page 2 of those sections. If you see a mistake, call 704-358-5040 or email