DaySpring Academy to add grades
The DaySpring Academy, a private Montessori middle school in Catawba, is expanding to add grades one through five next school year.
An open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at the school at 1114 Dayspring Drive. Parents and students will have a chance to talk to teachers, see the curriculum and apply for admission.
DaySpring Academy was started last year by Kiersten Byrd, former principal at the Children's School at Sylvia Circle, a public Montessori school in Rock Hill.
DaySpring places an emphasis on outdoor learning. Interested families who cannot attend the open house can call (803) 324-4385 to schedule an appointment. For more information or directions to the school, visit www.thedayspringacademy.org.
Neighbors to discuss airport plans tonight
A group of neighbors will host a town hall meeting tonight to renew talks over rules proposed around the Rock Hill/York County Airport.
The 7 p.m. event at NewKirk Baptist Church will represent the first major gathering since local officials announced plans to scale back their proposals. The officials eliminated noise forms that had sparked criticism from many neighbors.
At issue is a plan to curb development close to the airport by imposing new zoning regulations. The rules are tied to plans to lengthen the runway by 1,000 feet to attract more corporate jets.
Tonight's meeting is hosted by a concerned citizens group called NoAOD. An earlier meeting sponsored by the same group attracted more than 400 people. For more information, visit www.noAOD.com.
Lake Wylie's Carr honored by state GOP
Republican activist Diane Carr of Lake Wylie received the Palmetto Elephant award during state GOP convention festivities over the weekend.
The award is given annually for outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of the Republican Party. Carr, a former resident of Arizona, was a leading supporter of Sen. John McCain during the South Carolina presidential primary.
State GOP Chairman Katon Dawson presented the award. It was part of a big weekend for York County Republicans, who also saw County Chairman Glenn McCall elected to the Republican National Committee.
Ehrhart new principal at Trinity Christian School
Trinity Christian School has a new head leader.
The Rev. Stephen Ehrhart will become the school administrator July 1.
Ehrhart, who has 21 years of military experience, currently teaches at Knox Street alternative school in the Clover school district. He has experience in teaching different age groups, from children through adults.
A Pennsylvania native, Ehrhart has a master's degree in Christian education from Columbia International University and a bachelor's degree in management from Park University.
He is married with three adult children.
Trinity Christian School is a private Christian school in Rock Hill and is affiliated with Trinity Bible Church. The school serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
King gets endorsement from Gettys
State House candidate John King picked up an endorsement this week from Rock Hill City Councilman John Gettys.
"It is imperative that we send someone to Columbia who can hit the ground running to expand access to health care, protect and enhance our public education system and ... work diligently to put a permanent end to payday lending," Gettys said in an announcement.
Gettys becomes the third City Council member to endorse King, joining Kathy Pender and Osbey Roddey. King faces fellow Democrat Montrio Belton in the June 10 primary.
Belton counters with an endorsement from retired educator Sam Foster, who formerly held the District 49 seat. The winner faces Republican Marvin Rogers in the general election.