Report: Boaters hit dock, boat moored on Wylie
LAKE WYLIE A boat carrying at least two people on Lake Wylie slammed into a dock twice and caused about $6,000 damage to a boat moored there, according to a report from the York County Sheriff’s Office.
Lyndsay Niederhuth of 412 Lafinca Court reported that she was inside a home on the lake on June 19 when she heard a boat traveling at what sounded like a high rate of speed.She heard a loud noise and went out to see that a boat had collided with a corner of a dock, the report said.
Niederhuth said she saw the people in the boat push the craft away from the dock and attempt to continue into the cove, where they hit another corner of the dock, the report said.
Matthew Speagle of 110 Allison St., who owns the boat that was hit by the suspects, reported the damage totaled about $6,000, the report said. He said the back side of the boat was damaged, according to the report.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources was notified of the incident, the report said.
Blood drives set in York County
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces upcoming York County blood drives:
• 1-7 p.m. June 26, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 4-6 p.m. June 29, Best Buy - Rock Hill, 1775 Chamberside Drive, Rock Hill.
• 4-8 p.m. June 30, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket to all donors.
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 30, Omegas of Rock Hill Blood Drive, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill.
More public drives can be found at cbcc.us.
Soil conservation meeting June 26
YORK The next commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be 6:30 p.m. June 26 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy.
Anyone interested in conservation issues is welcome to attend. For more information, call 803-684-3137, ext. 101.
Comments accepted through June 27
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Marine Commission has applied to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for a Water Quality Certification and Construction in Navigable Waters Permit to move a boat ramp 40 yards for private use for the Law Enforcement Center at 4755 E. Liberty Hill Road, York, on Lake Wylie.
Comments will be received by DHEC at 2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201, Attn: Rusty Wenerick, division of water quality, until June 27.
Free HIV tests offered June 27
ROCK HILL In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Catawba Care, 500 Lakeshore Pkwy., is offering free walk-in testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27.
For more information, call 803-909-6363 or visit catawbacare.org.
Republican leaders to speak
Rock Hill LaDonna Ryggs, managing editor of the Palladian View and Chairman of the Spartanburg County Republican Party and Beverly Owensby, chief development officer for the Palladian View are the speakers for the monthly meeting of the York County Republican Party at 7 p.m. on June 28. The meeting, held at Thursdays, Too in Rock Hill, is free and open to the public.
Ryggs and Owensby will present a view from the front lines of the recent battle to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. This recall effort garnered nation-wide media attention and was thought by many to be a dry run of the Democrats’ get out the vote effort for President Obama in a critical swing state this fall. With the help of the Palladian View group, the recall effort failed by a healthy margin.
Carr appointed to Maggie’s List
Republican activist and Lake Wylie resident, Diane Carr has been appointed the South Carolina Chairman of Maggie’s List. Founded in 2010 to elect fiscally conservative Republican women at the federal level, Maggie’s list provides financial support to candidates who promote the values of less government, more personal responsibility and strong national security.
For more information about Maggie’s List or to contribute, go to maggieslist.org.
Belmont festival June 29-July 1
BELMONT The city of Belmont Parks and Recreation, Belmont Merchants Association and Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce present the second annual Red White & Belmont Festival June 29-July 1 at Belmont Stowe Park on Main Street.
For more information, call 704-825-8191 or visit cityofbelmont.org.