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President George Washington re- portedly had breakfast on June 8, 1791, during his tour of the South. BCC streets also recognize mod- ern-day notables. Counts Place, for example, honors Dorothy Counts, the courageous, young African-American woman who integrated Harding High School on Sept. 4, 1957. According to Mike Burnett, who for 15 years was responsible for sales and marketing of BCC as a senior vice president at Crescent Resources, the street-name concept was a collaborative effort with Kathryn Blanchard, president of Crown Communications, Crescent's PR firm. "We thought a street-name booklet would be a great closing gift for families moving into BCC," he explains. "It would be a marvelous show-and-tell piece, and families could spread the word about the history behind their street." Burnett notes that several streets also honor local visionaries. W. S. Lee Court memorializes William States Lee, president and CEO of Duke Power Company (now Duke Energy), which owned Crescent Resources. Also, Bishar Lane melds the Bissell and Harris names, two leading lights in the development of Ballantyne. Another street with special sig- nificance is Rudolph Dadey Drive, named in memory of Craig Rudolph, BCC's first golf pro, and Kevin Dadey, an assistant pro at BCC, who were both killed in a helicopter crash in 1998, along with Dadey's wife. For a complete list of historical BCC street names, click the PDF icon to the right. President George Washington reportedly had breakfast in 1791 at Harrison's Plantation, located in present-day Ballantyne. Michael Burnett Lithograph by Nathaniel Currier BURGER BETTER TM StoneCrest at Piper Glen 7804 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 544-5355 BALLANTYNE SPRING 2018 88 Who Knew?

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