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Area briefs: Free food distribution Tuesday at civic center

There will be a food distribution on Tuesday for Rowan County residents only at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or until all the food is gone.
Food stamp recipients should bring the letters which were mailed to them. Please also bring boxes or bags to carry out the food. You may only pick up two boxes. It can be for yourself and one other eligible person or you may pick up the boxes for two other recipients.
All others who do not receive food stamps can come to Salisbury Civic Center because they may also be eligible to receive the free food. However, they must disclose their total gross monthly household income.
The following are examples of the income guidelines. Please note changes from previous food distributions.
Family of 1 ó $1,815.
Family of 2 ó $2,452.
Family of 4 ó $3,725.
Family of 6 ó $4,999.
Available foods include beef stew, cereal, whole chicken, corn, dried figs, peaches, peanut butter, sweet potatoes and chicken quarters.
In agreement with federal laws and policies of the Department of Agriculture, this agency prohibits any discrimination based on race, skin color, nationality, sex, age or physical disability.
Organizers ask people not to form a line before 4 a.m.
The distribution is sponsored by the Altrusa Club of Salisbury and the Salisbury Department of Parks and Recreation.
Pedestrian struck near Lower Stone Church Road
A man was taken by ambulance to a waiting helicopter at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast after being hit by a car in southeastern Rowan County on Friday.
According to emergency radio communications, the man was struck in the area of Lower Stone Church Road and Old Beatty Ford Road around 6 p.m.
Law enforcement was on the scene after getting reports the man ran out of the woods, carrying a gun, into the path of the car, according to emergency radio communications.
A paramedic said the man had suffered ěmulti-system trauma.î He was taken by ambulance to CMC-NorthEast and flown from there to another hospital.
The manís name was not immediately available.
Parks and rec classes going on now
SALISBURY ó December programs sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation include walking, dancing and scrapbooking.
Classes include:
Adult morning walking
Card making
Crochet
Discovery classes for girls
Dillingham martial arts
E.E. Morton Basketball Tournament
Holiday craft with Ms. Dana
Indoor yard sale at Miller Center
Open gym at Hall Gym
Salisbury Tennis Academy
Scrapbooking
Step dance team for youth
Supervised walking on the Salisbury Greenway
WWW (Women with Willpower)
Zumba
For more information on programs and facilities, you can visit www.salisburync. gov/pkrec or call 704-216-PLAY.

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