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Thieves steal popular N.C. road sign — again

November 14, 2009

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— Want to know how far it is from the eastern end of Interstate 40 in North Carolina to the western end in California? You’ll have to punch it into your GPS or try MapQuest.

The Star-News of Wilmington reports that a popular sign showing the distance between Wilmington, N.C., and Barstow, Calif., has been stolen for at least the fourth time — and the last.

North Carolina transportation engineer Joe Chance says with the repeated thefts, there won’t be another sign that tells motorists it’s 2,554 miles to Barstow. That’s where the interstate ends.

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