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Seven-Time Loser: Wilmington Trying To Protect Fountain From Errant Drivers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 August 2012 10:17

WILMINGTON, (AP) — Wilmington officials are working on ways to protect the city's Kenan Memorial Fountain from motorists.

 
The StarNews of Wilmington reports the fountain has been at the intersection of 5th and Market streets for almost a century. Police records show it has been hit seven times since 2001.
 
The most recent damage occurred several weeks ago when a vehicle going 35 miles per hour hit it and took several small chunks out of it.
 
A plan being proposed to protect the fountain includes new lighting and changing the existing intersection into a roundabout.
 
The city was given the fountain as a gift in 1921. The state highway commission asked the city to remove it in 1953, but the city instead reduced its size and widened the street.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 10:18
 
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