Lancaster man charged in robbery, kidnapping
A Lancaster man was arrested after police say he stole a Rock Hill man's Crown Victoria, gold-colored watch and $500.
Demarcus Gerrod Frazier, 21, of 1209 Mahaffey Line Drive was charged Tuesday with armed robbery and kidnapping in the May 12 incident, according to Rock Hill Police Department reports.
Around 1 a.m. May 12, the 29-year-old male victim was walking upstairs to a friend's apartment at 571 Innsbrook Commons Drive in Rock Hill when a man approached him.
The man told the victim to "Give it up,'' before taking the victim's gold chain, a gold-colored watch and $500, the report states. Then the man walked the victim to his 1997 Ford Crown Victoria and told him to drive them to McDonald's.
While the victim did not see a weapon, he told police the suspect said several times, "'I'll shoot,'" the report states. When both men reached the car, the victim took off running and the man drove off.
Later, authorities discovered the man in Lancaster with a gold chain and two car stereos, the report states. A judge set Frazier's bond at $20,000, according to York County Sheriff's Office. He remained in custody Wednesday night.
Dutchman Creek Middle gets assistant principal
Dutchman Creek Middle School has a new assistant principal.
Susan Cobb, an eighth-grade math teacher at Rawlinson Road Middle School, was approved for the job on Monday.
Dutchman Creek, Rock Hill's fifth middle school, will open near Mount Gallant and Museum roads in the fall.
Cobb has taught math at Rawlinson Road since 1997. She also has been an online instructor since 2000.
She holds a bachelor's degree in math with a minor in secondary education and a master's degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University.
Public TV program to feature museum director
Van Shields, director and CEO of the Culture & Heritage Museums in York County, will apear with two environmental advocates in Sunday's public television episode of "Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska."
Joining Shields on the program will be architect and sustainable designer William McDonough and Earth Day co-founder Denis Hayes.
Shields will discuss plans for the future museum McDonough is developing in Fort Mill along the Catawba River. Plans for Kanawha, a surrounding community designed to meet high standards of environmental responsibility, also will be discussed.
"Simple Living" is an environmental lifestyle program that is broadcast at 6:30 p.m. Sundays on UNC-TV, Comporium cable Channel 13 and Direct TV Channel 58.
York County elections office to test ballots
YORK -- The York County Registration and Elections Office will test optical scan ballots for the June 10 Republican and Democratic primaries at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
The test is open to the public at the elections office in the E. C. Black Building, 13 S. Congress St.
-- Kimberly Dick