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NCDOT names stretch of Stanly County highway after jazz icon

By WSOCTV.com News Staff

October 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

NCDOT names stretch of Stanly County highway after jazz icon

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — Stanly County native and jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson was honored in his hometown earlier this week.

The 95-year-old — nicknamed “Sweet Poppa Lou” — was recognized by the North Carolina Department of Transportation during a ceremony in Badin on Thursday morning.

A five-mile stretch of NC Highway 740 will now bear his name.

HAPPY 96TH BIRTHDAY
SWEET POPPA LOU!

NOVEMBER 1, 1926!

Lou Donaldson gives remarks at 96th Birthday Celebration at Dizzy's NYC as Jerry Weldon, Champian Fulton & Akiko Tsuruga enjoy!