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The Town of Navassa (479 inhabitants in 2000) is located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, in the Wilmington metro area
Ivan Sache, 3 January 2007
On 26 December 2006, Angela Mack, staff writer at "The Wilmington Star" reported:
"Adam Dillon's infatuated with flags.Ivan Sache, 3 January 2007
The 28-year-old's Scotts Hill home is filled with books about flag history from the Revolutionary War, Civil War and beyond. He spends hours researching stars, stripes and logos that some people simply see as pretty pictures. "I've always been fascinated by flags, what makes people design them and what it means," he said. Dillon didn't hide his love when he became a part-time officer with the Navassa Police Department in September. He wears a patch of the American flag on his uniform. He secretly replaced the tattered "Old Glory" that flew in front of the Main Street Town Hall after noticing its frayed existence.
Soon, the town will have its own flag to raise. Dillon turned the town's colors and logo into a flag design that will become a new symbol of unity. The flag is mostly white - for purity - with two large red lines representing railroad tracks. The railroad system was a major economic contributor to the town's evolution. In the center of the flag is a wagon wheel - the town's logo that symbolizes forward progression. The town's motto - People Working for People - will also be printed on the flag. Dillon said he sketched about 25 flag drawings. It took him about an hour to design the flag on his computer. The idea came after he and some town officials talked about redesigning a patch for police uniforms and an emblem for police vehicles. Town officials have OK'd Dillon's design and are trying to determine how many flags to order, what size and whether residents will be able to purchase their own personal flag. It could also become the new symbol for the police department.
Once Navassa has its own town flag printed it will become one of the few Brunswick County municipalities that has one. Less than 10 of the county's 17 incorporated towns have adopted an official town flag.