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Bowie man says he was threatened over Confederate flag

Bowie man says he was threatened over Confederate flag

Linwood Holmes didn't mind the gawkers. He paid little mind to those who drove past his house and honked their horns or made obscene gestures. When a man hangs a Confederate flag in his yard these days, he can expect to draw some strong reactions. "I'm not a whole lot about politically correct," Holmes said. "I'm kind of the opposite." The reaction turned ugly last week. Either late on July 22 or early the next morning, someone tore down the flag, desecrated it and tried to burn it. On July 23 at about 4:30 p.m., Holmes was re-hanging the flag closer to his house — and further from the street. "I said, 'I'm gonna move it...

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