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Adopt-A-Street Dedication
Posted on 03/31/2021
Adopt-A-Street DedicationStatesville’s first street adoption for its new Adopt-A-Street Program was announced Wednesday during the touching dedication of a portion of Raleigh Ave., adopted in memory of a young boy who was hit and killed 15 years ago in that area.

City Council Member Frederick Foster initiated the adoption, stating that “When the City began talking about starting an Adopt-A-Street program, I knew I wanted to be a part of this beautification effort in our community and began talking with others about adopting a portion of Raleigh Ave. and dedicating it to Carlos Livingston.”

Carlos lived with his family in the Raleigh Ave. area. He attended East Iredell Elementary School and was known as a “bright and friendly” boy, said Foster. Carlos’ mother, along with other family and friends, were present for the dedication.

“This is a very fitting way to kick off the Adopt-A-Street Program and honor the memory of Carlos,” Foster continued. “My hope is that this small gesture will help us to always remember how Carlos made Statesville a more beautiful place with his smile and friendliness.”

As part of the ceremony, Mayor Costi Kutteh announced that the City Council has also adopted a portion of Oakland Ave. It will get its first clean-up on Saturday, April 17, as part of the statewide Litter Sweep event. Volunteers are asked to meet at Bristol Road Community Center, Bentley Community Center or Garfield park to help clean up litter in the surrounding neighborhoods from 9-11 a.m. More information is available at

Persons, families, groups, work teams who are interested in adopting a street can get more information and apply at