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NCDOT suspends ferry captain, crew member after flag incident

The captain and a crew member of a state-run Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry have been suspended without pay after a “Trump 2020” flag was briefly flown atop the M/V Frisco last month.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division investigated after a ferry rider posted a photo of the flag on Twitter July 26.

NCDOT Ferry Division spokesman Tim Hass said officials concluded the agency employees involved violated state law.

“No matter one’s political affiliation, putting any sort of campaign material on a state-owned vessel is not appropriate,” he said.

The crew member and captain of the ferry involved were issued seven-day suspensions without pay for “unacceptable personal conduct,” Hass said.

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