Bridge Renamed After Former DOT Board Member

North Carolina has named a bridge after former state Board of Transportation member who resigned his position as part of a campaign finance scandal.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported (http://bit.ly/YNUWRt) that Lanny Wilson attended a ceremony Friday at Screen Gems Studios where a bridge was renamed after him.

Wilson resigned from the state Board of Transportation in January 2010 as part of the scandal that led to the felony conviction of ex-Gov. Mike Easley, a Democrat.

There was little discussion of Wilson's resignation during the ceremony other than his own acknowledgement that he has combated tough times.

Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said the bridge renaming is a fitting tribute for a man who worked hard for the Cape Fear region. Republican Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger criticized the event.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182675801 - witn.com/a?a=182675801