News from the past week in York County that you might have missed:
Tega Cay road repairs might be finished soon
TEGA CAY -- The City Council has been talking about the need to improve crosswalks on Tega Cay Drive for more than a year now, and funds are finally available to finish the work before school starts back.
The city will be using roughly $96,000 in Transportation Enhancement Program grants from the Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study group to cover the cost of resurfacing three crosswalks and adding three more along Tega Cay Drive, city Field Operations Director Charlie Funderburk said.
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"We've got $96,000 approved for it, and we estimate it will take about $70,000 of that," Funderburk said. "So, we may do some additional things with the rest of the money that's within the scope of the original grants."
Crosswalks at Heron Harbor, Seven Coves and Windjammer are scheduled for face lifts, and crews will add crosswalks at Amberwoods, Molokai and Windward, he said.
Funderburk hopes to be able to award bids for the project by the end of next week.
-- Fort Mill Times
Clover taking steps toward Larne trip
CLOVER -- As members of the Ulster American Society and the Clover Town Council prepare to fly to Larne, Northern Ireland, in September to sign a sister-city agreement, they're looking for local input about what the agenda should include.
They also hope to pick up a few fellow travelers along the way.
The society, which meets monthly in Clover's Larne building, will be sending out letters asking organizations such as the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce for comments or participation in the trip.
Clover began its twinning relationship with Larne in 1996. Representatives from Larne visited Clover in October 2006 to sign the sister-city agreement, but it has to be signed in both towns.
The sister relationship is stronger than the twinning relationship. By becoming sister cities, the towns have increased opportunity to share economic ideas and generate stronger ties.
For more information about how to get involved with the sister city relationship or the Ulster American Society, call Clover Town Hall at (803) 222-9495.
Lake Wylie might hold bass worth $25,000
LAKE WYLIE -- Maybe fishing is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you're gonna get.
The same Catawba River waters that made news recently for yielding carnivorous northern snakehead and what was thought to be a piranha might now be home to a $25,000 bass.
Early Times Kentucky Whisky is giving local reelers the chance to hook its top prize in the Early Times Tagged Fish Challenge. Lake Wylie is one of 14 lakes in 14 states to be stocked with 50 tagged bass, with one fish in each lake swimming with a tag priced at $25,000. Lake Norman also is included in the event, representing North Carolina.
Any tagged fish must be caught by July 31 to claim the prize. Any angler catching a tagged fish will automatically receive a prize pack from Early Times, and one angler will receive $1,000 regardless of whether the top prize is caught.
Anyone who catches one of the 50 tagged bass in Lake Wylie can claim a prize by logging on to www.earlytimes.com. Eligible participants must be at least age 21 and have a valid fishing license. All fish must be registered online by July 31. The $25,000 winning tag number was selected in advance. Grand prize and $1,000 first-prize winners will be notified the first two weeks of August.
For more information, visit www.earlytimes.com.
-- Lake Wylie Pilot