Chamber Fall Golf Classic Thursday
ROCK HILL The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Golf Classic on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Rock Hill Country Club.
Sponsors for the event are Carolinas Healthcare Center and Founder’s Federal Credit Union. Several businesses sponsoring holes will be on the courses. Golfers also will participate in events including a putting, longest drive, and closest-to-the-pin contest.
A luncheon for the golfers will be held at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at 12:30 p.m. A golfers’ reception recognizing the winners will immediately follow the tournament.
For more information, call 803-324-7500.
Strike Back offers self-defense class
YORK Strike Back Self Defense for Women and Children is holding a self-defense class for women from at the York Recreation Center on White Rose Lane.
The eight-hour class is divided among four mornings, from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 7 and Oct. 9.
Strike Back is owned by two women, Alicia Bolin and Carrol Ostendorf. Both women are black belt martial artists and are certified instructors from the R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems of Self-Defense.
Women of all ages are welcome. The class costs $100. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 27.
Call 803-684-3742 for information.
Friends in Business meeting Oct. 2
LAKE WYLIE The Lake Wylie Friends in Business will hold its October breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Oct. 2 at Grid Iron in Steele Creek.
This is a local business networking group seeking new members. The group meets twice a month. The October lunch meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at All Saints Catholic Church. Catered lunch is available and visitors are welcome.
The group is sponsoring the 17th hole during the Oct. 10 Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at River Hills Country Club.
Visit lakewyliefib.com for more information.
Tailgate auction Oct. 19 in York
YORK The Market at Inman Farms will host a tailgate auction at 10 a.m. Oct. 19.
The auction will be offered with Spaulding’s Auction Service. Spots can be reserved for $10. Items will be sold to the highest bidders.
Drivers: Expect delays at airport
CHARLOTTE Drivers should expect delays near Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Little Rock and Old Dowd roads through mid-November because of construction of the airport’s new entrance road.
Crews plan to close the turning lane on Little Rock Road at the intersection of Old Dowd Road and Wilkinson Boulevard. To help ease congestion, access between Little Rock Road to Old Dowd Road should be limited to local airport traffic only. Drivers are asked to use Harlee Avenue or Josh Birmingham Parkway for direct access to the terminal.
To assist motorists, temporary electronic directional signs have been placed on roadways leading to the airport.
The new entrance road is scheduled to open in fall 2014. An inbound lane on Josh Birmingham Parkway to the terminal, however, could open in November, creating a more direct path to the Airport.
Visit CLT’s construction page at construction.cltairport.com for alternate route updates, maps and information.
CaroMont first to use CryoBalloon
GASTONIA, N.C. CaroMont Regional Medical Center performed its first Arctic Front CryoAblation — the first in the region to perform — to treat paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation occurs when the rapid rhythm in the heart’s upper chambers start and stop suddenly, usually for minutes or days at a time. Catheter Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used when medication fails to control AF. The goal of catheter ablation is to prevent unwanted electrical currents from traveling from the pulmonary veins and spreading to the upper chambers of the heart. The pulmonary veins are large blood vessels that carry blood from the lungs to the left atrium, and are the source of erratic electrical signals that cause the irregular heartbeat.
For more information about AF and this new procedure, visit caromonthealth.org.
Protect our troops, send sunscreen
LAKE WYLIE Local Mary Kay consultant Heather Catts is asking the community to help protect our troops through Operation Sunscreen.
Mary Kay has teamed up with Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to the troops, to supply soldiers with suncare products.
A suncare package – which includes broad spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, lip protector broad spectrum SPF 15 and package of cleansing cloths – costs $40. Donations are tax deductible. To make a donation, call 704-231-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmers market open
FORT MILL Fort Mill’s new farmers market is open at 121 Monroe St.
The market is managed by the Fort Mill Economic Council in cooperation with the town of Fort Mill and runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 26.
The market is for vendors selling agricultural products, produce and plants produced or grown themselves in South Carolina or North Carolina. Brokers will not be allowed. Each 10-by-10 space costs $10, and vendors provide their own tent.
Completed applications and the required documentation must be received two weeks before the vendor expects to sell. Applications are available by calling 803-207-0851 or by emailing email@example.com.
Join Gaston network program
GASTONIA The Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Prospects Pipeline meets at 4 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the chamber office, 601 W. Franklin Blvd.
Each participant has an allotted time to talk about their business and its value.
Register to attend online at gastonchamber.com.