Armed robber sought in gas station theft
LAKE WYLIE The Kangaroo Express at 4568 Charlotte Hwy., across from Plantation Square, was robbed by an unidentified suspect early Saturday morning, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office report.
The store clerk told the officer a man walked from the road across the parking lot into the store, where he got a case of beer and walked to the counter. He put the beer on the counter and told the clerk he wanted the beer and all the money in the cash register.
When the clerk told the man he couldn’t do that, the man pulled out a handgun and rested his arm on the case of beer on the counter. The clerk opened the register and gave the man just over $100 in cash. The man then calmly exited the store and walked away.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall, in his mid 30s to 40s with tattoos on his face.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said the suspect hadn’t been identified but surveillance video is available online at http://youtu.be/CfwOpBnGnBA.
Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 803-638-3059 or Crime Stoppers of York County at 877-409-4321.
Rock Hill VA clinic temporarily closed
ROCK HILL Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center officials remind veterans the contract VA Outpatient Clinic at Rock Hill remains closed due to water damage after a fire sprinkler head inadvertently discharged Aug. 23.
Patients with appointments are being rescheduled and should not travel to the clinic. Officials are developing other options to treat veterans.
If a veteran experiences a medical emergency, dial 911 for help or go to the nearest emergency room. If a veteran is experiencing an emotional crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (press 1).
Once repairs are completed, an announcement will be made as to the reopening date.
Blood drives announced
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following blood drives throughout York County:
• Sept. 7, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. Free movie ticket for donors.
• Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nishie G’s, 727 Dilworth Lane, suite 105, Rock Hill.
• Sept. 11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirt for donors.
• Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., York Tech, 452 Anderson Road, Rock Hill. Free T-shirts for donors.
• Sept. 16, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.
There is currently a regional blood shortage. All blood types are needed. Call 704-972-4700 or visit carolinadonor.org to make an appointment today.
Library hosts lecture Sept. 10
FORT MILL A community service lecture, “A Drug Free Approach to Learning and Behavioral Problems,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing.
The Foundation for Wellness Professionals is a nonprofit organization affiliated with doctors who speak about various health-related topics throughout the community. The lecture is free to attend.
For more information, call 803-543-1922.
Codependency workshop offered free
LAKE WYLIE Lake Wylie Counseling is offering a free, two-week Codependency Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 29 at Living Waters Church, 612 Bethel School Road.
Do you “love until it hurts?” Are you constantly rescuing the ones you love? Do you feel overworked and underappreciated?
Childcare will be provided. For more information, call the church at 803-610-8090, or Lake Wylie Counseling at 803-295-0005.
Artist project grant deadline Sept. 19
ROCK HILL Applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant are available.
The grant provides funding for individuals and unincorporated groups of artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development.
The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides an all or nothing grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment.
Guidelines and applications are available at yorkcountyarts.org and must be submitted online by noon Sept. 19.
For more information, call 803-328-2787.
‘Visions of Art’ Sept. 20-21
LAKE WYLIE “Visions of Art,” with experienced and beginner artists, photographers and sculptors from Lake Wylie and surrounding areas, will show their work in a non-juried exhibit Sept. 20-21 at River Hills Country Club.
Artists will meet the public at a preview party from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday with heavy appetizers and cash bar for $24. Reservations required.
The show, free to the public, will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21.
Call 704-617-9180 for more information.
Literary competition entries due Sept. 20
ROCK HILL The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th annual Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across the Southeast United States and the second annual Youth Literary Competition, highlighting the best in short stories and poetry from across York County. The postmark deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently. Authors may enter the short story and the poetry competition, and entries are eligible to win an award in each competition. However, there will be no repeat prize winners within the categories. The winners of the youth competition will be awarded certificates of achievement.
Cash awards for literary competition are $100 for first, $50, second and $25, third.
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. Please include the title of the submitted work and all contact information on the entry form. For complete guidelines and entry information, please visit yorkcountyarts.org.
Entry fee for this year’s adult competition costs $15 per entry for non-members, $10 per entry for members. There are no entry fees for 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. 24 at the Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St., Rock Hill, 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.
Charity poker run Sept. 21
LAKE WYLIE A charity poker run will be Sept. 21 for Lake Wylie Children’s Charity.
The main concert event is set for Sept. 29.
This year’s event is helping the family of 3-year-old Emma Rose Poplin-Revels of Fort Mill, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Lake Wylie Children’s Charity last year presented a check to the family of Luke Moore in the amount of $42,500, according to the groups website.
For more information, call 803-230-7900 or visit lkwchildrenscharity.org.
Benefit concert Sept. 21 in Clover
CLOVER RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center’s Scholarship Benefit Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 S.C. 55 E.
Nashville recording artist Templeton Thompson headlines with Clover’s “American Idol” Ja’Bria Barber opening.
Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 day of. All proceeds provide therapeutic horseback riding services to special-needs children.
Call 803-222-6008 or visit rideability.com.
Car seat check planned in Clover
CLOVER Safe Kids York County and Fred Caldwell Chevrolet will be hosting a free car seat check from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at Fred Caldwell Chevrolet, 974 Bethel St.
Free hot dogs and drinks will be served, courtesy of Fred Caldwell Chevrolet.
Art on Main accepting applications
FORT MILL The Fort Mill History Museum will present Art on Main, a Fine Art and Master Craft Festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5.
With fine art and master crafts as its focal point, Art on Main will feature local entertainment, art demonstrations and food concessions from local restaurants.
For booth or show information and applications, visit FortMillArtOnMain.org.
CAAC needs canned foods
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center, 1130 S.C. 55 E., needs food donations
Canned items needed include green beans, sweet peas, pinto beans, black-eyed peas, chicken, tuna, spaghetti sauce, chicken noodle soup and canned pastas with meat.
Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3p.m. Thursday.
Call 803-222-4837 for more information or to make special delivery arrangements for large quantities of food donations.
Meal delivery volunteers needed
CLOVER 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.