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Torn flag known of Florence auctioned for the Red Cross

WILMINGTON, N. C. – A torn AMERICAN flag, which caught attention nationally and whipped in the wind on the coast of North Carolina during the Hurricane Florence will be auctioned to raise money for the American Red Cross.

The flag on a light-station called the Frying pan Tower when Florence made its final approach earlier this month.

The tower of the owner, Richard Neal, tells The StarNews of Wilmington, a live camera feed of the flag blowing in the storm, an average of 100,000 viewers for an hour on Sept. 13, the day before Florence made landfall.

Neal tells the newspaper that he was shocked by the outpouring of deep-pocketed offers so far in the auction. As of Saturday evening, eBay showed the current bid was $10,100.

Bidding ends at 10 pm EST on Sunday.

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Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com

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