Sunday, March 12, 2006

MLK: Same old same old

The arguments against naming roads after Martin Luther King, Jr. in Greenville and Carteret County are depressingly familiar.

In Greenville, part of Fifth Street is already renamed for MLK. It's the other part that the fight is about. Strong allegiance in some quarters to "historic" Fifth Street.

Before the Civil War, down in Charleston they renamed the prerevolutionary Boundary Street after John C. Calhoun. I wonder about the hue and cry for "historic" Boundary Street.

UPDATE: Historic Airport Road. Bidding is open.

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