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What are the small red circles with the letter “H” on the roads at Wrightsville Beach?

Ryan McGuire

StarNews photo by Mike Spencer.

According to Wrightsville Beach’s planning department, the red H’s are used to mark fire hydrants. The town at one time used blue reflectors to mark them, but many would become broken after long exposure to the elements and traffic. Instead of replacing them and recessing them back into the pavement, they found that painting the red H’s were equally as visible at night and that the fire department could locate them easily when necessary.

For any further questions, please contact the Wrightsville Beach Planning and Parks Department, located at 321 Causeway Drive, PO Box 626 Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 or phone: 910-256-7900.


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