Flag activists won't use illegal means to make their point
The Haywood County Board of Commissioners heard more from those wanting to fly the Confederate flag on the courthouse lawn before handling other year-end business at their Monday meeting.
Kirk Lyons, a Black Mountain attorney with the Southern Legal Resource Center, said he has not threatened to sue the county over its policy on displaying the Confederate flag on the courthouse lawn. His previous statements to pursue the matter through “all legal means necessary” meant that he would use “legal” as opposed to “illegal” means, he explained.
Later, however, he said if the county keeps its policy, they will find out what the phrase means. Lyons further stated he has no interest in interfering with the governance or policies of Haywood County, and that he prefers to be called a neighbor as ...