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The Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) Program was established in 1988 by the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in response to growing public concern regarding litter along the state's highways. Administered by NCDOT’s Roadside Environmental Unit, the AAH Program is a joint effort between community volunteers and the Department to decrease the amount of litter on State roadsides, and to improve the beauty and quality of the environment. This is accomplished by removing litter from roadsides and educating the public about the importance of proper trash disposal.  AAH Volunteers are also encouraged to recycle and NCDOT provides reversible orange/blue bags to aid in separating recyclables from collected trash.

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There is no fee associated with adoption of a roadway, but there is a four year agreement between NCDOT and AAH Volunteers to care for an adopted stretch of roadway with a minimum length of two miles. Two AAH signs with a recognition panel will be installed at each end of the adopted roadway.  The agreement requires a roadside litter cleanup four times a year or more, if needed. Each participant in the AAH group must view the Safety Video before participating in a cleanup. AAH cleanups involve picking up trash on both sides of the road within the adopted two-mile section of roadway. A leanup report must be submitted after each cleanup. Filled bags of trash can be picked up by NCDOT when requested through the cleanup report and bags with items for recycling shall be taken to a local recycling center by the volunteer group.


Social Services Commission




The Social Services Commission (SSC) will make an appointment to the Gates County Board of Social Services to fill the seat of the SSC appointee whose term expires on June30,2018. The nomination period will begin on January 30,2018 and will end May 1,2018. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00p.m. on May 1,2018.


You may obtain a Nomination Form from the local departmentof social services office(DSS). The form must befully completed by the nominee and signed.  You can access the form by clicking on the link below.


Please submit the completed form to:

 Angela Green

N.C. Division of Social Services

2444Mail Service Center 

Raleigh, NC 27699-2444

Fax Number:  919-334-1018


(Faxed copies will be accepted; however, the original must be mailed to the address above.)


The term of new appointments is July 1, 2018– June30, 2021.  Appointments will be made at theJune13, 2017- Social Services Commission Meeting.

Should you have any questions, please contact Angela Green with the Division of Social Services at (919) 527-6338or by email