(A)    The origin point for addressing roads which begin in the county shall be the county courthouse. In some cases, it may be necessary to break the length of a road by a designation of north and south or east and west. In those cases, an intersection shall be designated by the county and addressing shall commence at the intersection. Loop roads and dead-end roads shall use the point nearest the courthouse as the origin point. Structures along major thoroughfares I-85 and U.S. 158 Bypass will be numbered from west to east or south to north across the county's unincorporated area with the origin being the most southerly or westerly point. Other U.S. and N.C. routes will be addressed as follows:
      (1)   U.S. 158 will have the origin point at the courthouse with E/W designations.
      (2)   U.S. 401 will have the origin point at the courthouse with N/S designations.
      (3)   N.C. 58 will be numbered north to south from U.S. 158 radiating from the courthouse.
      (4)   U.S. 1 will have the origin point at its intersection with U.S. 158/U.S. 401 in Norlina and with N/S designations.
      (5)   N.C. 903 will have the origin point at the Halifax County Line with designations progressing northward from that point.
      (6)   N.C. 43 will have the origin point at its intersection with N.C. 58 in Liberia.
   (B)   When a thoroughfare enters a municipality, the numbering system may continue consecutively with the municipality street name replacing the highway name. Existing municipal addresses may be used when a municipality has a maintainable addressing system in place that conforms to postal regulations and this chapter.
   (C)   Where two postal centers (towns) deliver mail on the same road, one set of numbers running consecutively will be used. Addressing would start at the end of the road, street, lane, and the like, that is near the point of origin with odd numbers on left and even numbers on right.
(Ord. passed 11-6-2000; Ord. passed 1-5-2004; Ord. passed 3-11-2019; Ord. passed 6-7-2021)