WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Old Glory will now shine a bit brighter on the USS North Carolina Battleship thanks to a grant from a Wilmington nonprofit organization.
According to a news release, Residents of Old Wilmington awarded a $1,500 grant to battleship officials which will be used to better illuminate the United States Flag flown from the ship's fantail. The added lighting will allow the flag to remain up at all hours.
"The flag will be seen from The Riverwalk and enhance the evening view for all who visit & live in downtown Wilmington," the release stated.
"The Battleship is an important part of our history and culture," said Phoebe Bragg, president of Residents of Old Wilmington. "ROW is honored to be in a position to support the Battleship's ongoing renovations, improvements, and preservation for the next generation."
"The Battleship is the crown jewel of Downtown Wilmington and we are thrilled to enhance the visitor's experience whether onboard or viewing the ship from across the river," said Captain Terry Bragg, executive director for the battleship.