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Daylight Saving Time returns March 8
The dark days of winter are almost over. Ready for spring? The clock-makers are! Daylight-saving time begins this weekend, at 2 a.m. on March 8, 2015.
In the annual ritual, most of the United States (and 70 countries around the world) lose an hour of sleep to gain a hour of daylight in the evening.

The switch always occurs on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, which means it’s back to Standard Time on Nov. 1.

11th Annual Harrison Park 5k Run set for April 18
This year, Town Commissioner Barbara Hogan and Denton Parks and Recreation will welcome runners to the eleventh annual 5K run in Harrison Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Area runners interested in participating in the event can pre-register by filling out a race form online at or by picking one up at Denton Town Hall or The Denton Orator office located at 2 N. Main Street in Denton. A $15 pre-registration fee is required to participate in the race and will also include a T-shirt. Those who wish to register race day, will pay a $20 registration fee.

Registration on race day will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 8:45 a.m. in Harrison Park. The run will begin at 9 a.m. on N. Main St. at Salisbury St. and will continue up N. Main toward Highway 109. Runners will then turn back at Highway 109 and finish at the starting point. The course, a total of 3.1 miles, is flat except for one hill on the way to the finish line during the last mile. Members of the Denton Police Department and Denton Fire Department will be on hand to ensure the safety of the runners.

For more information on the eleventh annual Harrison Park 5K Run, please call Denton Town Hall at 336- 859-4231 or Barbara Hogan at 859-4269.