Cemetery cleanup – Feb 15



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

All faded, seasonal, and burial arrangements should be removed.

If not, the Town will remove and discard.


Thank you,
Sylvia Alston, Cemetery Commissioner


Christmas Window Contest 2016

Christmas sceneDear Merchants,

As you all know Christmas is fast approaching.  As always, we again invite you to join in the spirit of the season by decorating your storefronts/windows.

The criteria for judging is the same as always. The judges will be looking for creativity, originality and adherence to the theme.  The judging is scheduled for December 1, 2016 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:00 pm. This year we have four (4) judges.  One of the judges is from New York. He and his family will be visiting family here and he has graciously accepted our invitation to be a guest judge.  Another judge comes to us from Virginia.  The remaining two judges are local (one residing in Littleton while the other resides on Lake Gaston).

The theme this year opens up a vast arena for creativity.  After polling the judges and getting their input it was decided the theme is “Christmas – Past and Present”.  Use your imagination, work magic, but most of all, have fun.

For more information or if you have any questions please feel free to call 586-7118.

As always we thank you for your participation in this event.

Beautification Committee

Loose Leaf Pickup – November Update


Loose leaf collection will begin November 28, 2016. (Prior to the Christmas Parade on December 3rd)

The next collection date is the week of December 19, 2016. (The week before Christmas)



Important Reminders:

  • Bagged leaves will not be collected.
  • Sticks, branches, piles of pine cones, etc. are not to be piled with leaves as they can’t be put through the leaf vacuum.
  • No leaves are to be put in the storm drains.

Please read this notice for more information:





DOT Work on Main Street/Hwy 158

Meeting gavel

DOT reps and the company who will be doing the work met during the week to firm up work to be done on the sidewalk/drains along 158 beginning at BB&T Drive Through extending to the driveway at Grandpa’s Kitchen.  This week (November 14-18, 2016) workers will be in the area filming, measuring, etc. to set up for work to begin.

Actual work is to begin the Monday of Thanksgiving week (November 21-26, 2016).  Grandpa’s will be closed for the week and the crews plan on beginning at Grandpa’s working in sections down to BB&T.

The project is expected to take two weeks. The sidewalk will be replaced.  A handicap entry will be in the sidewalk near the BB&T.  Work on curbs and drains will occur and “bicycle grates” will replace those currently in the area.

The concrete will be removed, broken up and put in the area along the railroad bed (note this will be monitored). Glass will be protected by large heavy tarps during the construction.

Merchants in the affected area have been notified and the work plan should minimize their inconvenience.

Questions can be directed to the Town Street Commissioner.