Flag Day dawned Wednesday with Statesville running afoul of a national company that wants to unfurl a gigantic American flag.
Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis named Statesville among a dozen cities that won’t allow the massive flags for which the company is known.
Lemonis, in a Twitter message Saturday, asked his 1.3 million followers to “help us change that.” The Lebanese-born Lemonis is also host of CNBC’s reality TV show, “The Profit.”
Camping World announced in 2014 it would hoist flags of up to 40-by-80-feet at its super centers in order to honor veterans.
But there’s no sign Statesville is budging, the Statesville Record & Landmark reported.
A city ordinance passed in 2014 limits government flags to 8-by-12 feet, the newspaper reported. Members of the city’s board of adjustment turned down Camping World’s variance request for a 40-by-80-foot flag in 2015.
The city’s public affairs director had no comment Tuesday, the Record & Landmark reported.