Q. In the Whisper Creek subdivision most streets appear to be named after flowers, so shouldn’t Bougainville actually be Bougainvillea? Without the “a” at the end, it is a place with some World War II significance but with the “a” it is a flower.
A. Bougainvillea Way is indeed a flower-named street.
“We investigated this and found that the sign was, in fact, missing the ‘a’ at the end,” said Donald Bennett, city of Wilmington traffic engineer.
A work order was created last week to replace the sign with one having the correct spelling, Bennett said.
Date posted: July 17, 2012
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