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  • Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:29 a.m.

Litter Sweep starts Saturday

Volunteers, maintenance crews, inmates and community service workers donning orange safety vests will take to the roads Saturday through May 10, to participate in Litter Sweep, the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual cleanup drive.

For those who help clean up more than 79,000 miles of state-maintained roadsides, the Transportation Department provides all necessary gear, including safety vests, gloves and bags. Anyone wanting to volunteer should contact their county DOT maintenance office in advance to obtain supplies.

The state agency will deploy crews for litter pick-up in each county and employees will be available to collect trash bags left on the roadsides by volunteer groups participating in the cleanup. For more information, call 1-800-331-5864 or visit the Office of Beautification website and click on “Litter Sweep.”

Man shot to death in Concord

CONCORD — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man.

Police officers and emergency medical personnel responded shortly after midnight Monday to the 700 block of Central Drive, near U.S. 29 and U.S. 601.

They found 30-year-old Arnold Jerome Bennett, of Barber Street in Concord, with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, where he died.

No arrests have been reported. Police have not released a possible motive.

Coin show Saturday

LEXINGTON — The Eagle Coin Club will hold its annual coin show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at its new location, the J. Smith Young YMCA, 119 W. 3rd Ave., in downtown Lexington.

There is no admission charge for the coin show, and parking at the YMCA is free. During the event, visitors may buy, sell or trade coins, paper money, tokens, medals, gold, silver and similar items. Free appraisals will be available from dealers. The Eagle Coin Club, one of the oldest in the state, has members from Davidson, Guilford, Randolph, Forsyth, Rowan and other counties.

For more information about the coin show, contact Leon Little, club president, at 336-596-3986.

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