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Tattered by Hurricane Dorian, ‘Steve’ the flag auctioned to aid Outer Banks

Steven Adams
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department chief Albert O’Neal, in blue shirt, boats down Sunset Drive on his way to seek out islanders stranded in their flooded homes in the aftermath of Hurricane. Dorian Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 on Ocracoke Island, N.C.

The American flag that withstood hurricane winds on a light tower in the Atlantic Ocean is for sale.

The tattered flag, nicknamed Steve, flew above Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower on Sept. 6 during the brunt of Hurricane Dorian.

The tower’s owner, Charlotte software engineer Richard Neal, is auctioning the flag on eBay with proceeds going to help Outer Banks residents recover from the storm, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Neal’s eBay post requests that the high bidder either retire the flag or display it with “honor and respect.”

Bids had reached $1,125 on Monday.

This not the first Frying Pan Tower flag to be sold for a cause.

Last year’s Hurricane Florence shredded a U.S. flag, nicknamed Kevin, that sold for $10,900. Those proceeds went to an Ohio family mourning a man who died from cancer, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Steven Adams is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Steven at 412-380-5645 or [email protected].

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