11/18/08 106 W, 1 I - + 12 - 17 City, College Transfer Custody of Historic Bell on Wednesday

For the past 60 years, Raleigh's old fire bell has been on the campus of North Carolina State University (NCSU). Mayor Charles Meeker, NCSU Chancellor James L. Oblinger, and Fire Chief John McGrath will participate in a ceremony Wednesday at 10 a.m., to officially return custody of the 138-year-old, 1,000-pound, solid bronze bell to the City of Raleigh. The ceremony will be held at Fire Station 1 at 220 S. Dawson Street. Parking for media vehicles will be provided on Dawson Street, near Nash Square and across the street for the fire station.

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