"I'm sure they'll be back. But this time, I'm going to be ready," Mode said.
There's something missing from Todd Mode's front porch, and it's something that means more than just controversy to the Cleveland County man.
"Every time you see a rebel flag, it's not to say 'there's a man who's prejudice, there's a man who's got hate in his heart.' It's to say, 'I'm proud to be a Southerner,'" Mode said. ]
Mode called WBTV after he says he came home Tuesday evening to find his beloved Confederate flag was gone, along with two small American flags which had been flying beside it. ]
"If I'd been home, things would have probably been ugly. Because I believe in defending my home," Mode said.
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