Va. man plants flag, claims African country, calling it ‘Kingdom of North Sudan’

By Ileana Najarro, July 12, 2014

Jeremiah Heaton was playing with his daughter in their Abingdon, Va., home last winter when she asked whether she could be a real princess.

Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, didn’t want to make any false promises to Emily, then 6, who was “big on being a princess.” But he still said yes.

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