Resident to be evicted from mobile home park after refusal to take down American flag

Published: Oct. 6, 2015 at 11:06 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 6, 2015 at 3:39 AM EST
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BELMONT, NC (WBTV) - Teresa Greene may have to pack up her belongings and leave the Cato Mobile Home Community in Belmont.

Greene and other residents of the park previously received letters saying that flags must be removed from their rental lots in the mobile home park. Greene contacted WBTV upon receipt of the letter and said she would not be removing the American flag outside of her home.

An employee from the park told WBTV the new flag rules were put in place to avoid controversy. They explained that the company had recently received requests from some residents asking to erect certain flags at homes in the community. Following those requests, it was decided that no flags should be allowed, according to the Cato employee.

After refusing to take the flag down, Greene said she recently received another letter from the park. It reads:

Ms. Greene,

As a month-to-month tenant, your Lease is subject to termination at any time upon sixty (60) day notice. This letter serves as our sixty (60) day notice that we will no longer rent to you. Therefore, if your home is not removed from the community by December 1, 2015 we will begin the legal process of eviction.

Cato Rentals

Greene said she plans to appeal the eviction and seek legal representation in the matter.

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