Camping World CEO and reality TV star Marcus Lemonis recently called-out Statesville and other cities on Twitter over rules pertaining to the the United States Flag.
His request to followers was for help getting those rules changed. In Statesville, flags cannot exceed 8 feet by 12 feet. Flagpoles are capped at 40 feet.
CLICK HERE to view Statesville’s ordinance pertaining to flag size
CLICK HERE to view notes from the Statesville Board of Adjustment meeting where Camping World was denied a request for a rule exception concerning flag size
Camping World is known for oversized flags such as the one at Randy Marion on Gaither Road which is grandfathered under the current rules.
Representing Camping World, a flag vendor appeared before the Statesville Board of Adjustment in August 2015 asking for an exception to place a 130 feet pole with a 40 by 80 feet flag. That was denied unanimously.
Tweets from Lemons mentioning Statesville received more than 500 re-tweets. The City of Statesville says it has no comment on the case.