Steele Creek primary winners chosen

September 18, 2013 

Steele Creek residents who live in Charlotte city limits now know who they’ll have to choose from in November’s general election.

Primary voters last week picked Democrat Patrick Cannon and Republican Edwin Peacock in the mayoral race.

Democrats Michael Barnes, Vi Lyles, David Howard and Claire Fallon advance to face off against four Republican candidates for at-large seats on City Council.

In the Nov. 10 election, Steele Creek voters – including those outside city limits – will have two more contests.

City Council Dist. 3 has three candidates in Democrat LaWana Mayfield, Libertarian Travis Wheat and Republican Eric Netter.

Steele Creek’s seat to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board of Education puts challenger Thelma Byers-Bailey against incumbent Richard McElrath.

Blue Eagle student charged with assault

A 16-year-old boy at Clover’s Blue Eagle Academy was arrested by Clover police after being accused of assaulting another boy, 14, in a school bathroom, police said.

Police were called to the alternative school program on Sept. 6, when the victim reported that the older student “punched him multiple times” in the bathroom, a report said.

The names of the students are not being published because they are juveniles.

The victim provided a written statement describing the events. The suspect told police that the victim “got what he deserved, and he had it coming,” according to the report.

The suspect was issued a summons for assault and battery and released to his grandfather, because the student’s mother was out of town, police said. No photos were taken because no injuries were visible, the report said.

Artist project grant deadline Thursday

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.

Applications are available at and must be submitted online by noon Thursday, Sept. 19.

For more information, call 803-328-2787.

Book donations wanted through Friday

Wil Carpenter of Lake Wylie and a Boy Scout in Troop 333 is holding a children’s book drive through Friday, Sept. 20, to benefit the Original Six Foundation for his Eagle Award project.

Collection bins are in front of local schools to collect new and gently used children’s books or South Carolina history books.

The foundation then donates books to libraries, schools and after school programs in rural counties.

So far, Carpenter has more than 2,000 books.

For more information, call 704-578-3580.

Literary competition entries due Friday

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. Friday, Sept. 20.

The 10th annual Literary Competition will include an adult and youth component. Each category will be judged independently.

For complete guidelines and entry information, please visit

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.

For more information, call 803-328-2787.

Car seat check Saturday

in 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. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fred Caldwell Chevrolet, 974 Bethel St.

Free hot dogs and drinks will be served.

Tiaras and Toolboxes Gala Sept. 26

Habitat for Humanity of York County’s Women Build program is hosting its third annual Tiaras and Toolboxes Fundraiser Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Magnolia Room, 4017 Laurel Creek Drive, presented by WDS Inc.

The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a live and silent auction, door prizes, presentation from volunteers and homeowners.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the HFHYC Women Build program.

The upcoming Women Build project will be a rehab of a home in Clover in partnership with the Moua Family. They will complete a total of 250 hours of sweat equity per adult throughout their journey to homeownership with HFHYC and will repay a no-profit, no-interest mortgage.

Tickets cost $40. To purchase tables for a group or business, call 803-985-9244.

For more information, visit

Art on Main accepting applications

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

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