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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

April 18, 2002
Contact: Mildred Spearman
             (919) 716-3700

Inmates Help Clean Up North Carolina’s Roads
During Spring Litter Sweep

RALEIGH – Inmates in prison facilities across the state are helping clean up North Carolina roadways as part of the 2002 Spring Litter Sweep. Governor Michael F. Easley has declared April 15-28 as Litter Sweep in an effort to encourage all citizens to take an active role in making their communities cleaner and more beautiful.

"Helping keep North Carolina beautiful is the responsibility of all of the citizens of North Carolina," said Correction Secretary Theodis Beck. "Participating in Litter Sweep provides a perfect opportunity for inmates to fulfill that responsibility and to do something positive for the community."

Each year, the Department of Transportation organizes Litter Sweep roadside cleanups during the fall and spring. Adopt-a-Highway volunteers, local governments, schools, churches, businesses, concerned citizens and inmates conduct community cleanups in all 100 counties across the state. During the 2001 Spring Litter Sweep, North Carolina inmates cleaned up nearly 5,000 miles of roadways and picked up over 56,000 bags of trash.

Among the locations that will be participating in Spring Litter Sweep 2002 are:

McDowell County—I-40. Contact Sandra Stamey, (828) 652-4321.

Montgomery County—Various locations. Contact Sgt. Terry Callicutt, (910) 576-5176.

Robeson, Scotland and Cumberland Counties—Various locations. Contact Sgt. Brenda Mitchell, (910) 618-5535.

Craven, Carteret, Onslow, Jones and Pamlico Counties—Various locations. Contact Sgt. Ted Howell, (252) 223-5100.

Edgecombe County—Various locations. Contact Sgt. Shirley Hall, (252) 442 9712.


Editor’s Note: If you would like more information about cleanup efforts in your area, please contact the Public Information Office at (919) 716-3700.

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