Saturday, September 15, 2018
Frying Pan Tower flag fondly named 'Kevin', up for auction
OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) - The American flag that gained a national following as it flapped furiously in Hurricane Florence's winds is going up for auction.
Thousands watched a live feed from the privately owned Frying Pan Tower off the coast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, Thursday as it documented the storm's approach.
The flag was no match for Florence, which left it ripped and tattered. The tower itself survived the hurricane's force, but the flag took a beating.
During a live chat Friday on the Frying Pan Tower Facebook page, owner Richard Neal said the flag would be returned to shore "respectfully and honorably" as soon as they could get back out to the tower to retrieve it. The plan is to then hand it over to the American Red Cross for them to auction and use the proceeds towards people in need.
at 9/15/2018 09:30:00 PM