Tattered flag famous from Florence auctioned for Red Cross

- A tattered U.S. flag that captured attention nationwide as it whipped in the wind on the North Carolina coast during Hurricane Florence is being auctioned to raise money for the American Red Cross.

The flag was flying over a light station called Frying Pan Tower as Florence made its final approach earlier this month.

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

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

Bidding ends at 10 p.m. EST on Sunday.

___

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

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Tattered flag famous from Florence auctioned for Red Cross
  • High-Speed chase of Port Police Officer's stolen Lexus ends in Mission Hills
  • Police release new photos of suspect in rape of 16-month-old boy
  • GA boy in viral prayer video is now cancer-free
  • Judge rules White House must immediately return press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta
  • Population of Florida monkeys -- that carry herpes -- is growing, study says
  • Principal uses FaceTime to read to students while bus is stranded on snowy roads
  • Cops: New teeth for man who stole ID to get loan
  • Police: man wanted for raping 16-month-old boy
  • DC good Samaritan caught on camera returning lost wallet