What about the lights on the new Lawyers Road sidewalk?

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Construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk several months ago.

Now that the sidewalk that connects Lawyers Glenn to Brighton Park is complete, and the ADA has said it meets their standards, the next thing is to get it lighted. As it is now, the sidewalk, which is actually a trail under ADA guidelines, weaves its way through a wooded area and can barely be traversed at night. Town Manager Brian Welch said the town will get lights on the sidewalk very soon.
“We are absolutely pursuing it,” he said. “We are not done with that in the least.”
It is not as simple as it seems, however. Floodlights can’t be used because of spill over light into Lawyers Road. Light fixtures, according to the DOT, have to be 50 feet from the road. One option Welch thinks may work are small pathway lights along the sidewalk. Either way, the sidewalk should be lighted soon, Welch said.

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NC results from the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games released

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Caitlyn Belk

The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded on February 13 in Boise, Idaho, ending nine days of international competition among more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president/CEO.    Four athletes from North Carolina competed as members of Special Olympics Team USA.

In Figure Skating 
Caitlyn Belk of Mecklenburg County came in fifth place in singles and David Wilches, also of Mecklenburg County, came in fourth place in figure skating singles. Continue reading

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