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North Carolina’s largest city using signs to promote pride

March 6, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s largest city is relying on street signs to encourage civic engagement and neighborhood pride.

Officials with the city of Charlotte say eight new “Can Do!” signs were erected, with each including a message and hashtag encouraging people to share what they love to do in that public space.

The eight new signs, installed on Monday, are inspired by feedback received in contest, through social media and from a middle school. One of the signs suggests looking up at the sky. That sign will be posted in a park.

A Spanish-language sign which translates to “run with your dog” will be posted at a nature preserve. Also, a series of dance-inspired signs will run along North Davidson Street, inviting passers-by to show off their best moves.

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