MLK Road name change Jan. 1

Published 7:56 am Thursday, December 21, 2017

The re-naming of Campbell Road to Martin Luther King Jr. Road should take place on Jan. 1.

Mocksville town board members approved re-naming the road, and because the road is in the town’s zoning jurisdiction, the portion of the road in the county will also be re-named.

Residents along the road will keep the same road numbers, only the name of the road will change, said Town Manager Marcus Abernethy.

“For addressing purposes, we believe this change will have little negative impact as addressing numbers will remain the same, and the name of the road is the only change being made,” Abernethy said.

The decision to re-name Campbell Road came after the town denied a request from the Davie NAACP to re-name Depot Street. Campbell Road is the former site of Central Davie, the historically black high school.