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Half the staff: Confederate flag over I-64 to fly from smaller pole in Louisa

Case involving Confederate flag over I-64 in Louisa moves forward
Posted at 1:46 PM, Mar 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-07 13:47:17-05

LOUISA, Va. -- A 1,500 square foot Confederate flag visible from a major Virginia highway will soon be flying from a diminished flagpole.

A building permit issued by Louisa County shows that the flag’s owners plan to reduce the current 120-foot flagpole down to 60 feet to comply with county regulations.

The flag, which has been a subject of dispute for several years, was built on private property in 2018 after the Charlottesville City Council voted to remove two Confederate statues.

It is visible to motorists on Interstate 64.

Louisa officials said the flagpole exceed the 60-foot legal maximum, and several years of legal battles ensued.

The Daily Progress in Charlottesville reported that the building permit was issued Feb. 24 and is likely to end the legal battle.