Serving Denton, NC & Surrounding Communities


Alcoa to drawdown Tuckertown Reservoir for boat ramp improvements
Alcoa Power Generating Inc. will temporarily drawdown Tuckertown Reservoir approximately 6 feet below full to repair and extend the concrete boat ramp at the Highway 49 Boat Access Area in Stanly County.

Work on the boat ramp is scheduled to begin on October 27 and will take less than one week. As soon as work on the boat ramp is complete, the lake will be refilled as quickly as possible.

The drawdown will not impact other boat access areas at Tuckertown.

“GIVING TREE” at Library will again provide gifts for senior
citizens 2014  

South Davidson Family Resource Center and Denton Public Library will again share a project for Christmas this year. The “GIVING TREE”, which will focus on helping needy senior citizens in our community, was a real success in the last few years and we hope it will be really great this year also.
Center and Library personnel feel that at Christmas, so much attention is focused on children that sometimes older residents are overlooked - either because they are reluctant to request assistance, or don’t know where to ask.

Applications for placing senior citizens on The Giving Tree can be submitted November 3rd until the cut-off date of December 10th. Sign-up times will be 9AM to 11AM on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Resource Center. Information about requesting help can be obtained by calling 859-5399 or by visiting the Resource Center on West Salisbury Street beside the Library.

The “GIVING TREE”, located at the Library, will have ornaments that will be number coded, and have information about a person including specific needs, but not their name. Individuals and families who would like to “adopt” one or more of the seniors and provide gifts for them may visit the Library to pick an ornament, beginning Monday, November 10th. They will then be responsible for buying needed items and gifts for that person, wrapping the gifts, labeling them with the number code, and taking the items to the Library during normal operating hours by December 18th. The Library is open Monday and Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM; and on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM.  

Gifts must be picked up by the recipient at the Library on Saturday, December 20th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will also be having light refreshments during this time.
For more information about the “GIVING TREE”, or if you have questions, please call the Center at 859-5399.