Hill Greene of Boone was ordered to take down his six-hundred-foot American flag after it was found to be in violation of City Ordinance V-4. The ordinance states that no over-sized business signs can be erected along the stretch of highway where Greene's Phillips 66 service station is located. One of Greene's employees, Eddie Cole, wrote to the Watauga DEMOCRAT and the story received national attention. Reporters from CBS, the White House, and even GLOBE, a tabloid out of Canada, flooded Greene's station to cover the story. On June 25th, the city announced it would not be enforcing the regulation in Greene's case, and his flag was allowed to continue flying. The ordinance will probably now be amended.