If you decide not to drive to work Wednesday, you might win a prize.
Residents who choose to commute to work by bus, Lynx blue line, carpool, vanpool, walking, telecommuting, or riding a bike will be eligible to win an electric lawnmower, an iPod Touch or other prizes. The event is co-sponsored by the city of Charlotte, Clean Air Works, and Mecklenburg County Air Awareness.
Eligible commuters can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and tell how they got to work on Wednesday to be automatically entered to win prizes. Entries are due by noon Thursday, and winners must live or work in the Charlotte ozone non-attainment area, which includes Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Lincoln, Gaston and York (S.C.) counties.
For more information, go to www.airquality.charmeck.org and click on Don't Drive Day.
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Ruritan club to be recognized
Scotts Ruritan Club is being recognized for its 20 years of participation in the state Adopt-A-Highway program. The club joins more than 6,000 groups throughout the state that volunteer time to keep roads clean. But unlike many of those, Scotts Ruritan has been with the program since its beginning in 1988.The sign that identifies Scotts Ruritan's work will receive a special star with the number 20. A handful of other Iredell groups have been doing such cleanup work for 10 or 15 years, but none has reached the 20-year level.