Round Up: Confederate Flag Controversy – Kerry McCoy Interviews

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Here is a link to all of the stories that Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com has done in the last few days about the current Confederate Flag Controversy gripping America.

Star on Arkansas flag symbolizes time with Confederacy

KATV – ?Jun 22, 2015?
At Arkansas’ Flag and Banner in downtown Little Rock, President Kerry McCoy said their best selling merchandise is red, white, and blue; even the Confederate merchandise. McCoy said the ones who buy Confederate merchandise range from historical buffs …

As retailers toss Confederate flag, producers’ sales surging

Arkansas Online – ?7 hours ago?
“I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group; I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. “This is America. Everybody has a right to be represented, whether you are a history buff or a nut.” McCoy said …

Sales spike for Confederate-themed flags and pins

CNNMoney – ?18 hours ago?
“Somebody in Rhode Island ordered in 50 Confederate (lapel) pins,” said Kerry McCoy, owner of Flag and Banner in Little Rock, Arkansas. The order came in on Monday, when Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina called for the removal of the Confederate flag …

Big retailers feel pressure on Confederate flag merchandise

Santa Rosa Press Democrat – ?1 hour ago?
Kerry McCoy, owner of Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock, Ark., describes the demand for Confederate flag merchandise Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Major retailers are halting sales of the Confederate flag and related merchandise. (AP Photo/Danny …

Confederate flag still available in central Ohio

Columbus Dispatch – ?7 hours ago?
… themselves from the controversial banner and national retailers pulled Confederate flags, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say sales are surging. “I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, …

Confederate flag sales up for some

Press Herald – ?9 hours ago?
Van de Putte’s inventory also includes novelty flags and banners from the military and countries like North Korea. He estimates that nearly every flag in his store could be seen as objectionable by someone. Likewise, McCoysaid she frequently gets pressure …

Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart and Other Retailers Pull Confederate Merchandise

U.S. News & World Report – ?17 hours ago?
Confederate flag themed stickers are displayed at Arkansas Flag and Banner in Little Rock, Ark., on Tuesday. Major retailers including Amazon, Sears, … “I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell theflag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. “This is America. Everybody has a right to be represented whether you are a history buff or a nut.” McCoy said her company expects to sell about 50 of the flags over the next week. That’s about half of what they typically …

No halt to Confederate flag making as firms see sales surge

Omaha World-Herald – ?11 hours ago?
“I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. … Van de Putte’s inventory also includes novelty flags and banners from the military and other countries.

Big retailers pull Confederate battle flag. Will others follow?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – ?13 hours ago?
The flag style is among the assortment of historical banners in stock, a category that includes the 13-star Betsy Ross flag and the “Don’t Tread On Me” Gadsden flag from the Revolutionary War era. The store also carried flagsfrom different countries, sports flags and military banners. “Our policy is to be absolutely … I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of FlagandBanner.com. “This is America. Everybody has a right to be represented, whether you are a history buff or a nut.” Ms. McCoy said her …

Big retailers pulling Confederate flag merchandise

FOX 9 News – ?16 hours ago?
“I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. “This is America. Everybody has a right to be represented whether you are a history buff or a nut.” McCoy said her company expects to sell about 50 of the flags over the next week. That’s about half of what they typically … Van de Putte’s inventory also includes novelty flags and banners from the military and countries like North Korea. He estimates that nearly every flag in …

South Carolina pushes to remove Confederate flag

The Denver Post – ?11 hours ago?
I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com. “This is America. … Van de Putte’s inventory also includes novelty flags and banners from the military and countries like North Korea. He estimates that nearly every …

As retailers pull Confederate merchandise, flag manufacturers see surge in sales

Richmond Times-Dispatch – ?21 hours ago?
… members in South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are now surging. “I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell the flag,” said Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com.

Hillary Clinton: The Confederate flag should not be flown

Newstalk 106-108 fm – ?7 hours ago?
The alleged shooter in the attack, Dylann Roof (21) had posed for photographs with the secessionist banner. Mrs Clinton … Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com, told the Associated Press: “This is America. Everybody has a …

Confederate flag yanked by retailers

Times Colonist – ?5 hours ago?
Servos, who sells flags and manufactures custom-textiles like table cloths, banners and tent canopies at his Fort Street store, said it’s unfortunate some people “have adopted a historical flag as an inappropriate symbol of racism.” “There are appropriate uses for every historical flag,” he said. Even as retailers pull the flags, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol say that sales are surging. Kerry McCoy of FlagandBanner.com, expects to sell 50 of the flags this week. That’s about half of what they typically sell in …

Major Retailers Ban Sales Of Confederate Flag

Sky News – ?22 hours ago?
Online retailer eBay said it would no longer sell the rebel banner through its website, as did Sears and Etsy. Amazon.com followed suit after purchases of the flag rocketed by more than 3,600% in just 24 hours. Walmart led the way on Monday saying it would …

Retailers Take Down Confederate Merchandise

MediaPost Communications – ?5 hours ago?
“I don’t sell the Confederate flag for any specific group, I just sell the flag,” Kerry McCoy, owner and president of Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com tells the AP’s Tom Murphy. “This is America. Everybody has a right to be represented whether you are a history buff …

Wal-Mart removing Confederate flag items from stores, online

The Bell Jar – ?Jun 22, 2015?
At Arkansas’ Flag and Banner in downtown small Rock, President Kerry McCoy said their best selling merchandise is red, white, and blue; even the Confederate merchandise. Some Republican presidential candidates struggled to find a middle ground, …

EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site

Thrasher Backer – ?9 hours ago?
Even if the Confederate flag still flies Wednesday when mourners file past the coffin of state Sen. Van de Putte’s inventory also includes novelty flags and banners from the military and countries like North Korea. Likewise, McCoy said she frequently gets …