Local News

Fayetteville's Anthrax Street Gets New Name

Posted January 29, 2002 11:45 a.m. EST

— New street signs are going up in a Cumberland County neighborhood.

Anthrax Street will now be called Allegiance Avenue. County Commissioners voted on the name change during Monday night's meeting.

The street was named after a heavy metal band years ago, but last year's anthrax cases made homeowners uneasy about the name.

Allegiance Avenue, which is located in a subdivision just three miles east of Interstate 95, is home to seven families.