Q. Why doesn’t ILM fly a New Hanover County flag? They fly a U.S. flag, State flag, then their own ILM flag, but not a New Hanover County flag.
A. Short answer – You cannot fly that which does not exist.
According to Jon Rosborough, airport director at Wilmington International Airport, “The County does not have a flag and fly the American Flag and the State Flag at the Government Center.”
Rosborough added that even if such a flag was available, the decision to fly it would fall to the Airport Authority.
“In 1990, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners appointed an independent and autonomous Airport Authority under the General Statutes of North Carolina, requiring the Airport to be successful and self-sustaining without any financial assistance from the county or the taxpayers,” he explained. “The Board of Commissioners appoint the Airport Authority, five members, to a staggered four-year term.”
If you want to see the creation of a county flag, you might suggest it to the county commissioners. They can then run it up the pole and decide if others would salute.
Date posted: July 15, 2013
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