Next Step in 1898 Memorial Park

NOVEMBER 10, 2005 -- A new sign has been erected in Wilmington promising a park is not far behind.

A large sign off 3rd and Davis Streets now marks the site for the 1898 Memorial Park. The park will commemorate the race riots that rocked Wilmington 107 years ago.

So far more than $100,000 has been raised for the project. The theme is "Remembering 1898. Moving Forward Together."

The park has been years in the making, though the site still has a long way to go. The artist who agreed to design the park won't begin working on it until sometime in 2006.

If you would like to donate to the memorial send your donation to:

1898 Memorial Fund

Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina

P.O. Box 119

321 North Front Street, Suite 205

Wilmington, NC 28402

Reported by Ashley Hayes