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Youth basketball coaches are needed at the 521 Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road. The program now has nine teams, up from three last year. Coaches need to be available two hours a week. E-mail or call 704-540-2426.

Celeste Smith


For the next few months, Duke Energy will trim trees along East John Street, Pleasant Plains Road and Potters Road – working on trees and undergrowth that pose a hazard to electric lines. Duke will provide notice at your house or business if work is anticipated there. Information: 704-866-5126.

Melinda Johnston

Union County

The Warriors and Warbirds Airshow continues at 9 a.m. today at Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, 3900 Paul J. Helms Drive, in Monroe. In honor of Veterans Day on Tuesday, come out and see the high-flying war machines of yesterday and today, and a performance by a Pearl Harbor re-enactment group. Cost is $5 for adults; free for students and veterans. 704-282-4542.

Esther Robards-Forbes

York County

Toys for Happiness, a holiday toy-assistance program created by WRHI radio and United Way of York County, is accepting applications from local families. The children's legal guardian must complete the application. Several documents are required, including photo ID, proof of income, Social Security cards and more. Application information, including dates and times, is available at

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