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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The bronze Hugh McManaway statue is back on its pedestal at Queens and Providence roads.

The Myers Park landmark was knocked from its foundation in late August by a hit-and-run driver who was later charged in the wreck. Kimberly McMillan, spokeswoman for the city of Charlotte, said the driver s insurance covered the cost of repairs, and the city reinstalled the statue.

He s back, much to the community s delight, she said.

McManaway, who died in 1989, lived a few blocks from the intersection and often directed traffic at the intersection, wearing a yellow raincoat and a hat.

In his honor, several Myers Park residents joined with business leader Hugh McColl Jr. and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council to erect the statue in December 2000.

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