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Who paid for the new Welcome to Wilmington sign with the Seahawk on it?

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A new UNCW Welcome to Wilmington sign is located on South College Road near the Market Street intersection. (StarNews photo by Matt Born)

The sign is near Jeff Gordon Chevrolet on South College Road. Here’s the response from the University of North Carolina Wilmington:

“The sign was created and paid for by the University of North Carolina Wilmington out of trust funds, with no state-appropriated dollars used for the project. While the sign was just installed this year, it was in development for more than five years, due to site location, legal documentation, design and construction, according to university spokesperson Cindy Lawson. The idea first came about as a way to provide additional visibility for the university, and welcome prospective students and their parents, as well as other visitors, to the campus as they arrive in Wilmington coming off of I-40. There was no cost to the university for the land, which was provided through an easement granted by the owners, and design services for the sign were done in-house by the university, also at no charge. Total cost for the sign, including construction and permit fees, was $36,915.”

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