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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

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The State Highway Commission, forerunner of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, began naming state roads and bridges in 1917. Over four hundred highways, bridges, ferries, and other structures have been given honorary names. The list grows by fifteen to twenty names a year. The state list does not include the thousands of secondary roads and city streets that city councils and boards of commissioners have the authority to name. Bishop discusses what the NCDOT requires to consider a naming request and provides examples of what has been named.