Clover man faces drug charges

June 21, 2013 

An arrest earlier this month in Lake Wylie could lead to significant time behind bars for a local man.

Wesley Frank Stanton, 29, of Clover faces two counts of drug trafficking after county drug enforcement officers arrested him June 1 near S.C. 49. Both counts carry mandatory sentences of five to 15 years, each.

The drugs found were oxymorphone and oxycodone, said the investigator who made the arrest.

Both opiates are classified under the same law that includes heroine and similar drugs. Both are a “very strong pain reliever,” she said.

“As far as medication goes, that’s pretty common,” the officer said of similar arrests. “We see people abusing medication. We normally don’t deal with that high a level.”

Stanton remained in jail at the Moss Justice Center at press time Friday.

Donations needed for lake fireworks

Donations needed for the Lake Wylie Community Fourth of July Fireworks to be held at dusk July 4, launching from YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

The fireworks display is funded solely through community donations.

Contributions may be mailed to Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, 1 Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC 29710.

Gettin’ Lucky on the Lake July 13

Gettin’ Lucky on the Lake annual fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. July 13 at the Red Fez Club.

Along with door prizes and entertainment, there will be a reverse raffle with the grand prize of $1,000 with a pre-purchased $50 ticket. Call 704-634-2800 for tickets or more information.

Art exhibit applications accepted

The committee for the “Visions of Art” invites experienced and beginner artists in Lake Wylie and surrounding areas to submit works for the Sept. 20-21 non-juried exhibit at River Hills Country Club.

Applications for paintings, sculpture and photography will be accepted through Aug. 23. The entry fee is $30.

Artists age 18 and older may submit three entries with size restrictions. Participants are invited to meet the public at a preview party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Call 704-617-9180 or 803-831-7173 for an application or more information.

Get tested for HIV Thursday

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, Catawba Care will be offering free food and prizes for anyone getting testing for HIV from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at 500 Lakeshore Pkwy.

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a national mobilization effort designed to encourage everyone to take the test, take control, get tested for HIV.

One in five people with HIV in the U.S. do not know because they have not been tested. More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and each year, more than 50,000 people continue to become infected with HIV.

Catawba Care, a United Way agency, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote optimal health by providing medical care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and by educating the community to prevent the spread of HIV.

For more information, call 803-909-6363, ext. 234, or visit

Blood drives set throughout county

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives:

• June 26, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.

• June 26, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Kendall Bolin Student Saving Summer Drive, 22 E. Liberty St., York.

• June 27, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. York County Sheriff’s Office, 1675-2A York Hwy., York.

• July 6, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.

• July 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

• July 17, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 India Hook Road, Rock Hill.

• July 20, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lakewood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 3520 Mount Gallant Road, Rock Hill.

• July 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m., McClancy Seasoning Co., 1 Spice Road, Fort Mill.

• July 27, 2013, 4-8 p.m., Charlotte Knights, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. Free game admission for donors.

For blood donation information, call 704-972-4700 or visit

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas also is holding a whole blood and platelet donation campaign.

Donors who give whole blood two times at one of CBCC’s five donor centers – Charlotte, Hickory, Monroe, Gastonia and Concord – through Sept. 30 will be entered into the “Grilling Hot Summer” drawing for a Weber Genesis E310 gas grill.

Donors will receive a free T-shirt for their first donation. For appointments, call 704-972-4729.

For those who donate platelets three times during the months of June and July at any of CBCC’S five center locations will receive a family-sized soft-side cooler. Platelet donors are eligible to donate every two weeks. To participate, call 704-972-4700.

Horse trails conference July 18-20 in Rock Hill

The first National Equestrian Trails Conference will be held July 18-20 at the Baxter M. Hood Center with equestrian experts from across the country helping to educate trail riders on policies and practices.

The three-day conference themed, “Helping the American Trail Rider Understand Conservation Policy,” will feature presentations on the future of wilderness; policies that affect trails, trail horses and trail riders; qualities of good horse trails; protected species and how they affect land use; use of private lands; preserving open space; and creating trails through partnership.

There also will be a Youth Trails Quiz Bowl, a friendly competition testing trail building knowledge.

In addition to the conference seminars, attendees will visit local attractions featuring equestrian amenities such as Kings Mountain parks and Anne Springs Close Greenway.

Conference registration costs $200. A single-day registration fee is $80.

Formerly known as the Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference created in 1998, the National Equestrian Trails Conference was the brainchild of Dr. Gene Wood, professor emeritus at Clemson University.

The South Carolina Horsemen’s Council is sponsoring the event with the assistance Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call 803-828-288-3911 or 803-329-5200, or visit

Library summer reading programs continue

York County libraries are offering summer reading programs for all ages.

Participants may keep track of hours read with the online summer reading program.

The four programs are: “Tiny Tots” designed for children ages 3 and younger and their parent; “Dig into Reading” for children ages 12; “Beneath the Surface” for rising sixth-12th graders; and “Groundbreaking Reads” for adults.

Each reading program features special prizes and incentives for those who complete the reading requirements.

In addition, free programs for children and families include weekly performances by puppeteers, theatre groups, and others.

The last of this month’s programming is Aesop’s Fantastic Fables at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28. Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” brings his handmade puppets to life with three of Aesop’s Fables: “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Recommended for pre-K-fifth graders. No registration is required, but seating is limited.

Teens can participate in free programs including geocaching, chess club, anime and more.

The summer reading programs are sponsored by Friends of the York County Library. Register in person or online at and view a complete schedule of summer programs.

CAAC needs canned veggies

Clover Area Assistance Center is in need of canned vegetables such as corn, peas and green beans.

Anyone doing a food collection on CAAC’s behalf is asked to emphasize the need for these items.

Food donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at 1130 S.C. 55 E.

For more information or to make special drop-off arrangements, call 803-222-4837.

Meal delivery volunteers needed

The York County Council on Aging is needs volunteers to deliver meals to frail, homebound seniors in Clover. Delivery takes about one hour and can be done during a lunch hour or around that time.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call Clover Mill Senior Center at 803-222-9286 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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