confederate_flag.jpegMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ A Myrtle Beach city councilman has delayed offering a resolution asking South Carolina lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds.

Councilman Phil Render told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach he planned to bring the issue up at a meeting Tuesday, but will wait until at least next month because he needs more time to talk to other council members.

Render says he wants the resolution to have unanimous support.

He says Myrtle Beach has lost sporting events and other gatherings because the NAACP is boycotting the state over the flag issue.

The Confederate flag currently flies by a monument to Confederate soldiers on the Statehouse grounds. It flew atop the capitol's dome for nearly 40 years before it was moved in 2000.