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Food Giveaway Sept. 30 in Clover

Food Giveaway Sept. 30 in Clover

Clover Area Assistance Center will hold a Food Giveaway 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at 1130 Hwy. 55 E.

Anyone seeking food will be asked to provide a photo identification and complete a brief questionnaire. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

No other CAAC services will be available that day.

Armed robbery reported at CVS

An armed robbery was reported at 9:47 p.m. Sept. 10 at CVS, 4724 Charlotte Highway. According to York County Sheriff’s report, an undisclosed amount of money was taken, but most of it recovered in the store parking lot.

When York County Sheriff’s deputy arrived, a store clerk said the suspect had left. The male suspect was wearing a red bandanna on his face, a black zip hoodie and black jeans.

A deputy reported finding money and other items in the parking lot. The K-9 team tracked the suspect to an apartment complex boat storage but lost the scent. Forensics processed items from the scene. Video of the incident is under review.

On May 12, there was an armed robbery at Lake Wylie Pharmacy at Shoppes at the Landing. The store opened at 9 a.m. when pharmacist Larry Meek went to the back door after hearing a knock. A man wearing all black and a mask covering his face demanded specific pharmaceuticals and money. He was armed with a chrome colored, semi-automatic pistol, the report stated. The suspect – a white man, about 5’10” with a slim build –has not been apprehended. A K-9 unit also was brought out, but lost the scent. No one was injured, and the pharmacy re-opened at about 11:30 a.m.

Blood drives announced

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold the following blood drives:

• 1-7 p.m., Sept. 17, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 18, York County Sheriff’s Office, 1675-2A York Highway, York.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 18, York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt.

• 3-7 p.m., Sept. 28, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket.

• 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sept. 29, Gold’s Gym, 2685 Celenese Road, Rock Hill.

CBCC is holding its annual Pints for Pencils campaign this month. For every blood donation, CBCC will provide school supplies for local public school systems.

CBCC is recruiting students for its Students Saving Summer Scholarship program through Sept. 30. High school and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education.

For more information or to register for the scholarship program, call 704-972-4727 or email

Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment.

Artists’ grant deadline Sept. 19

The Arts & Science Council has made applications available for the Regional Artist Project Grant at Submission deadline is noon Sept. 19.

The grant provides up to $2,000 for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that to improve artistic development by attending a professional advancement experience or purchasing/renting a piece of equipment.

The grant is available to artists in all disciplines. Artists on the staff of one of the participating arts councils or artists who received a RAPG within the past two calendar years (2013 and later) are not eligible to apply.

The RAPG is administered and funded by ASC, in partnership with the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan, Rutherford, Union and York counties, as well as the North Carolina Arts Council and the Blumenthal Endowment.

Literary competition entries due Sept. 19

The Arts Council of York County presents its 11th annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast, and the third annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County. The postmark deadline for entries is Sept. 19.

The annual Literary Competitions include two categories – short story and poetry. Each category will be judged independently. Authors may enter both the short story and the poetry competition, and entries are eligible to win an award in each competition. Awards are $100 for first, $50 for second and $25 for third. There will be no repeat prize winners within the categories. The winners of the Youth Literary Competition will be awarded certificates of achievement.

There are no restrictions on subject matter. All participants must submit three copies of each entry for distribution to judges. Email entries will not be accepted. No entries will be returned. Your name must not appear on the manuscript, and pages must be numbered with the title of the entry. Include the title of the submitted work and all contact information on the entry form. For complete guidelines and entry information, visit

Entry fees for the adult competition are: nonmembers: $15 per entry; ACYC members: $10 per entry. There are no entry fees for those entering the youth competition. Those submitting to the youth competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program to be eligible to enter.

All participants are invited to a free, public reception and awards ceremony 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., where the winners will be announced. Winners are encouraged to read passages from their work at the reception.

For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

Notary seminar offered

Secretary of State Mark Hammond is offering a free regional notary public seminar 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at York Technical College Baxter Hood Center Barnes Theater for all South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary.

The seminar will address new state laws governing the duties and responsibilities of notaries. The unauthorized practice of law will also be addressed in a joint session with a representative from the South Carolina Bar.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. For more, visit

The Southern Revolutionary War Institute Presents a New Symposium - “The King’s Own Patriots: Loyalists and Provincials in the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution”

Revolutionary War symposium Oct. 4

York County Cultural & Heritage Museums’ Southern Revolutionary War Institute presents a day-long symposium 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4 at McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St.

“The King’s Own Patriots: Loyalists and Provincials in the Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution” will examine the identities, motivations and experiences of the thousands of men and women who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolution. In particular, this conference will focus on loyalists in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, including not only men and European-Americans, but also women and African-Americans.

Southern Revolutionary War Symposium scholars include noted loyalist expert Todd Braisted of New Jersey; history professors Dr. Jim Piecuch and Dr. Greg Brooking of Kennesaw State University in Georgia; Dr. Carole Troxler, professor emeritus of history at Elon University, in North Carolina; historian Ben Rubin of Bloomfield College; Army historian Dr. Steven Rauch; and two of the Culture and Heritage Museums’ experts, interpreter and military re-enactor Bob Bemis of Historic Brattonsville and historian Michael Scoggins of the Historical Center of York County.

Registration costs $50, which includes lunch and a tour of the renovated Historical Center and Southern Revolutionary War Institute adjacent to the McCelvey Center. Symposium attendees also receive free admission Oct. 5 to Historic Brattonsville.

For more information on the Southern Revolutionary War Institute or the symposium, call 803-818-6768 or email

Children’s garden to open Oct. 18

Lost Hollow: The Kimbrell Children’s Garden will open to the public at noon Oct. 18 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road.

The opening comes more than two years after the garden announced Gastonia textile executive Duke Kimbrell and wife Dot were giving the garden a $2 million challenge gift. More than 200 people contributed to raise more than $4 million. After nearly a year of construction, the new garden is ready to open.

Lost Hollow includes 3 acres developed and a host of places to explore. During opening weekend, there will be performances at the Hillside Theatre, and guests can grab a bite from Brixx Pizza or coconut water from Vita Coco.

Lost Hollow was designed by New York Landscape designer W. Gary Smith. Admission to Lost Hollow is included in garden admission: $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. Call 704-825-4490 or visit for more information.