Sirens to sound April 10 at Catawba Nucler Station

April 7, 2013 

Catawba Nuclear Station will test sirens at about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 10.

No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is a signal for residents to tune to a radio or TV station in their area that would carry an emergency alerting message.

Library board meeting Thursday

The York County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the York Public Library, 21 E. Liberty St.

Library board meetings are held monthly and are open to the public. For more information, call 803-981-5831 or visit

Garden hosts plant sales

The Garden Store at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is expanding its annual Spring Plant Sale this month.

In addition to offering a selection of plants propagated by the staff, the garden will host plant specialty vendors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays this month.

The following are scheduled:

• April 13-14, Cindy’s Greenhouses, hanging basket, pots and tomatoes; Charlotte Bamboo, bamboo and ferns; North State Hostas, Unity Farms, heirloom vegetables.

• April 20-21, Oakdale Greenhouses, Japanese Maples, cactus, tropical and exotic plants; World of Salvias, Salvia plants and botanical art.

• April 27-28, Shagreen Nursery, annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and flowering shrubs.

Admission is free with general admission. Call 704-829-4490 or visit

Women Build clinics set

As the national partner of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, Lowe’s in Rock Hill is offering free training clinics for women interested in volunteering with the Women Build.

The following training clinics are scheduled 8-9 a.m.:

• May 5 – How to finish interior with paint and trim

• June 2 – How to frame walls and roof (conducted offsite at Habitat for Humanity ReStore)

Space is limited to 20. Lowe’s in Rock Hill is at 1350 Springdale Road. For more information or to sign up, call 803-328-1728 or visit

Blood drives scheduled

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has scheduled the following blood drives:

• April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., York Preparatory Academy, 1047 Golden Gate Court, Rock Hill.

• April 26, 6-10 p.m., Relay for Life East York County, 320 W. Springdale Road, Rock Hill.

• April 29, 1-7 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• April 30, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

More public drives can be found online at Call 704-972-4700 for more information.

Nominations for Lifestyle Change Award due Friday

The American Heart Association is accepting applications for the first Go Red For Women Change award to celebrate women who have made a change that impacts their quality of life and improves their health – losing weight, lowering their cholesterol, improving their eating habits and increasing their level of physical activity. No change is too small and all accomplishments will be considered. Nomination forms are due by Friday, April 12.

The winners will be announced April 17 and then honored during the sixth annual Go Red For Women Luncheon and Educational Forum at the Charlotte Convention Center on May 16.

The nomination form for the Go Red For Women Change Award and can be found at

CAAC Gala set for April 25

Clover Area Assistance Center announces the annual fundraising gala with this year’s theme, “An Evening in the Orient,” will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 25 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

There will be food, an open bar, live auction and music.

Cost is $90 per person. To request an invitation, call CAAC at 803-222-4837.

Family Trust to provide free shredding

Family Trust Federal Credit Union and Cintas Document Management will provide free document shredding for the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 as part of Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County on Mount Gallant Road.

Shredding will be provided for personal and business documents in trucks located at Mount Gallant Elementary School. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc., do not need to be removed before shredding.

Destroyed documents will go directly to a paper recycling plant.

Properly destroying confidential documents can protect individuals against identity theft, which occurs to an estimated nine million Americans each year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

Earth Day Birthday will feature activities, games, a 4-H petting zoo, 30 educational exhibits and an eco-marketplace. Pony rides and food will be available for purchase.


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