Charity ball for camp Feb. 1 in Rock Hill

January 25, 2014 

Walmart employee charged with breach of trust

A Lake Wylie Walmart employee was arrested last week after authorities say he stole eight Playstation 4 controllers from the racks and threw away the packaging inside a store restroom trash can.

Deputies on Jan. 16 were dispatched to the Walmart on S.C. 274 after an asset protection manager reported that he uncovered surveillance video of an employee stealing from the store, according to a York County Sheriff's report.

The employee, identified as Robert Adam Hager, 19, of Gastonia, took the video game controls off the rack and then walked towards the bathroom, the report states. Hager allegedly removed the controllers from their packaging, stuffing it at the bottom of a trash can.

The controllers were worth $440, the report states.

Deputies spoke with Hager, who turned himself in to police when he learned deputies planned to issue a warrant for his arrest. He was charged with breach of trust. He was released from jail Jan. 17 on a $470 bond.

Learn about upcoming Habitat trip

Habitat for Humanity of York County will hold an orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at 825 N. Anderson Road for Guatemala Global Village Trip, which will likely take place in October.

All interested individuals 16 and older are welcome, but an adult must accompany teens younger than 18. Habitat Guatemala is a tithe partner of HFHYC.

Participants will construct a Habitat home, view the local community on a cultural day and have the opportunity to engage with the partner family.

The orientation is mandatory for participation on the trip, and space is limited. Email

Citizen’s Police Academy applications due Friday

The York County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy.

The academy will meet for 11 classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 3 to May 12, ending with formal graduation May 19.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will introduce participants to various functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff. The goal, in addition to providing an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, is to create partnerships with York County residents.

Class is open to adults ages 18 and older, and is free.

Applications, due Friday, Jan. 31, are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office and online at

For more information, call 803-628-7634.

Tuscany’ charity ball Saturday in Rock Hill

The Worthy Boys & Girls Camp annual charity ball, “One Night in Tuscany,” will be 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Events at Manchester, 1965 Cinema Drive.

The semi-formal event includes a catered meal, live music, dancing, open bar and silent auction. Auction items include sports and movie memorabilia, vacations, jewelry, furniture and more.

There will be a free limo service available at the end of the evening to make sure everyone makes it home safely, as well as a discounted block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn for reservation by ticket holders.

The Worthy Boys & Girls Camp, organized and run by officers from the Rock Hill Police Department, provides a free week-long camp to York County children ages 9-12.

Tickets are $75 and available at the Rock Hill Police Department’s Community Services Division at 803-329-5583 or from Sgt. Toshia Smith at 803-329-5541. For information about the camp, visit

Sen. Hayes public hearing Monday

Sen. Wes Hayes of Dist. 15 will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Fewell Park, 1204 Alexander Road.

All who would like to voice their opinions or ask questions concerning matters before the General Assembly of South Carolina are invited to attend.

Blood drives set

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

• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 3, town of Clover, Community Center, 120 Bethel St., Clover.

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

CBCC’s Pints for Pounds campaign is underway. CBCC will donate seven pounds of food for every blood donation through Feb. 28 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Visit for more information or to make an appointment at any location.

CAAC has more volunteer opportunities

Clover Area Assistance Center is looking for volunteers to help stock pantry shelves. Opportunities are available daily.

Volunteers are needed to keep food, toiletries and paper products sorted and stocked on a daily basis. Stocking volunteers are needed for at least three days a week and at varying hours throughout the day.

CAAC is located at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.

For more information or to request a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837 or email

Conservation board candidates sought

The York Soil & Water Conservation District expects to have two vacancies on its board between now and the general election in November; it is seeking candidates to fill the vacancies. A candidate must be a registered voter in York County and interested in conservation. Conservation district commissioners are nonsalaried officials.

Conservation districts were created in 1937 by federal and state law for the purpose of managing natural resources. The idea is that local residents can best protect and conserve the natural resources in their communities. They also are an educational resource for the local schools and community groups on environmental issues. Each district is managed by a five-member board.

Commissioners tasks include planning and directing a conservation program, assigning priority to resource concerns, and serving as a community clearinghouse for information and services on natural resource issues. Regular monthly board meetings are held for setting priorities and planning. Conservation districts partner with federal and state agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners.

Potential candidates may call 803-684-3137, ext. 101, or email

‘HIV/AIDS Day Feb. 8

Catawba Care will hold an event from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in honor of the 14th annual observation of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The event will be at the Emmett Scott Recreation Center, 801 Crawford Road.

The event will have free food, door prizes, entertainment, a free health screenings and free HIV testing.

Catawba Care, 500 Lakeshore Parkway, offers free, rapid HIV testing and free STD testing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. No appointments necessary.

For more information, call 803-909-6363 or visit

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