- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - The city of Newport News is correcting a 13-year-old error on a street sign - the misspelling of Flannery O’Connor’s name.

The Daily Press (https://bit.ly/1MaO5Ja ) reports that the City Council in the ship-building city voted this week to replace the O’Conner with an “e” street signs with the proper O’Connor with an ‘o’ signs.

The Southern writer’s name is among several in a housing development that includes Philip Roth Street and William Styron Square. Styron is a native son.

City spokesman Kim Lee says the change had to win council approval because it technically amounts to a new street name.

The city is also updating all its street signs.



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