York man charged with indecent exposure
LAKE WYLIE Deputies on Wednesday charged Winston Burton, 52, of York with one count of indecent exposure, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office news release.
In June, a woman reported to deputies a man approached her in Lake Wylie’s Walmart parking lot and told her something might be leaking from her car, authorities said. He told her he could help her with the issue and asked her to move her car to the back of the parking lot.
As he looked at her brakes, the woman realized the suspect was inappropriately touching himself, deputies said.
Deputies last week released surveillance videos of the suspect after he allegedly approached another woman at the Lake Wylie Food Lion parking lot and told her something was wrong with her brakes. He asked her to move her car, but the woman became suspicious and left, deputies said.
Blood drives slated this week
YORK COUNTY Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announces the following area blood drives:
• 1-7 p.m., Oct. 23 Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
• 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 24, Piedmont Medical Center, 222 S. Herlong Ave., Rock Hill.
Pumpkin hunt, hay ride set in York
YORK The York Parks and Recreation Department will hold the Flashlight Pumpkin Hunt and Hayride at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the York Recreation Complex, 74 Fourth St.
This event is free and open to ages 3 to 12. Children are asked to bring their own flashlights.
The department also will host pumpkin painting, free and open to ages 3 to 12, at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the York Recreation Center, 21 White Rose Lane. All materials will be provided.
York County special needs board to meet
YORK The York County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the agency’s administration building, 7900 Park Place Road in the East York Industrial Park, off S.C. 5.
Clover plans pumpkin carving, costume contest
CLOVER The town of Clover will host a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Clover Community Center, 120 Bethel St.
Prizes will be given for first-place winners in all categories, including original carving, painted pumpkin and traditional jack o’ lantern.
Categories for the costume contest, for ages 12 and younger, are funniest costume and most original.
The event will include carnival games and refreshments.
Download an entry form at cloversc.org or call 803-222-9493.
Safe driving course Oct. 31 in Rock Hill
ROCK HILL AARP Drivers Safety Program will be offered for ages 26 and older 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 31 at Cox’s Harley Davidson, 1178 Galleria Blvd.
Participants get certificates at the end of the class that may reduce the insurance rate on collision and liability coverage.
Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required.
For information or to register, call 803-789-5810 or 803-329-4405.
Cornhole festival Nov. 1-2 at Carowinds
FORT MILL The American Cornhole Organization will host its South Carolina Major No. 2 Nov. 1-2 at Carowinds. Festival on Friday will be 4-10 p.m. The festival will continue 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday.
The ACO South Carolina Major is a cornhole festival that will feature game challenges, Luck of the Draw tournaments, and ACO members’ only World Ranking Points singles and doubles tournaments. The Luck of the Draw tournaments and game challenges are pay-as-you-go activities that are open to the public.
The Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau has secured the cornhole event for two consecutive years.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 803-329-5200 or 888-563-2002.
Animal shelter seeks volunteers
YORK The York County Animal Shelter needs volunteers to help with bathing, grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information, and assisting in follow-ups, publicity and marketing, and various other jobs at the shelter.
Volunteers must be 18 or older, and orientation and training are required. For information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd.
Memory screenings offered Nov. 19
ROCK HILL As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, HarborChase Assisted Living & Memory Care in Rock Hill and Hospice of South Carolina will offer free, confidential memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at 1611 Constitution Blvd.
Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks, and takes 5 to 10 minutes to administer.
AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.
Screeners emphasize that results are not a diagnosis, and encourage individuals who score poorly as well as those who still have concerns to pursue a full medical examination.
For more information, call 803-981-6855 or visit harborchase.com/rockhill.htm.
CAAC seeks food donations
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is requesting donations green beans, sweet peas, black eyed peas and pinto beans (dry or canned), chicken noodle soup, canned pasta with meat and broth.
Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday at CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E. For more information, call 803-222-4837.
Volunteer food shoppers needed
CLOVER Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to serve four to five hours once or twice a month to help select foods for purchase from Charlotte area food bank Second Harvest.
Volunteers will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.
Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.
Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.
CAAC is located at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.
For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.
Carolina Community Actions Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with services including mortgage, rent, water and heating bills. CCA’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, General Emergency Assistance Program and Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000.
In addition, CCA Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.
For more information, call 803-329-5196 or call 211.
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.