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The intersection of South Green and Garfield streets is officially a four-way stop intersection. The change comes following a recent traffic study that showed, based on the volume and speed of vehicles utilizing the intersection, a four-way stop would safely control traffic.

The study was requested after repairs and replacement costs of the existing traffic signal became increasingly higher. To help drivers adjust to the four-way stop, the traffic lights blink red in all four directions. There are also “stop ahead” signs approaching the intersection and the Statesville Police Department is monitoring the area.

Council approved the shift to the four-way stop at its Oct. 7 meeting.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule

City offices will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no garbage collection on those days.

Changes to residential routes are:

» Monday’s route will run on a regular schedule.

» Tuesday and Wednesday routes will run Tuesday.

» Thursday and Friday routes will run Wednesday.

Changes to commercial business routes with roll-out or garbage containers are:

» Monday and Tuesday routes will operate Monday.

» Wednesday and Thursday routes will be collected Tuesday.

» Friday’s route will be collected Wednesday.

» Saturday’s route will operate on a regular schedule.

The longer routes may cause garbage and recycling to be picked up later than on regular collection days.

The Statesville Fitness and Activity Center will be closed on Nov. 28 and 29.

The Statesville ABC Store will close on Thanksgiving Day, but will be open Friday, Nov. 29.

Public notice on cemetery items

The Statesville Public Grounds and Cemeteries Division will remove all time-worn flowers, wreaths, etc., from Oakwood and Belmont cemeteries during the week of Dec. 9-13. The public is asked to remove any items they do not wish to have discarded prior to this date.

The public is reminded that wire, metal, bricks, stones, wood stakes, bird feeders, candles, solar lights, wind chimes, concrete statues, etc., are prohibited in Oakwood and Belmont cemeteries.

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