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In brief - May 12, 2009

Costner to announce bid for Gullick's seat

ROCK HILL - Rock Hill Republican Roger Costner will hold an event at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night to formally announce his candidacy for the state District 48 seat being vacated by Carl Gullick.

Roundtable Discussion with Tega Cay mayor to be held on Thursday

TEGA CAY -- The Tega Cay Area Council will host a roundtable discussion with Tega Cay Mayor Bob Runde from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday, May 14. It will be held at the Tega Cay Area Council office, located at 1741 Gold Hill Road, Suite 104.

Runde will answer questions on these topics: the city budget, recreation plans and annexation. RSVPs are not required.

For more information, call 803-324-7500 or e-mail

Buffer ordinance meeting Monday

YORK --York County Council will hold a public hearing for the second reading of the new buffer zone ordinance at 6 p.m. Monday at Council Chambers, 6 S. Congress St., York. A third reading, pending approval, would likely be held June 1. To view the draft ordinance, visit

Car show, fish fry Saturday on lake

STEELE CREEK -- Red Fez Shrine Club on Lake Wylie will host its fourth annual Car & Truck Show & Cruiz-in from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A 2 p.m., a fish fry begins for $9 a plate.

Judging will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Awards will be given for top 50, club president's choice and best engine, paint, interior and best of show. There will be $600 in cash and prizes awarded.

The entry fee is $18. Entry to the cruiz-in event costs $5. Call 704-568-3362 for more info.

Poker run for Kool Kid June 6

Phil Huffman of Lake Wylie, owner of Dilworth Coffee House, is looking for donors and sponsors to help with prizes and giveaways, entertainment and food for the second annual Coffee House Poker Run for "I'm a Kool Kid" Foundation to be held June 6. The 150-mile ride will start and end in Lake Wylie after riding through the North Carolina mountains. To find out more, call 803-371-8545.

See local artist's piece May 22

CHARLOTTE -- Carol Butler, Lake Wylie artist and playwright, will include her her piece, "Dorothy's Funeral," in the third season of the "Just Do It" series beginning at 8 p.m. May 22 at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road.

Butler will be joined in the performance by Timmy Hord, Charlotte bagpiper, artist, photographer and potter.

Butler also participated in seasons one and two, submitting a short play, a short film and a narrative with a choreographed dancer.

"Just Do It" is a monthly-themed reading and performance series. Each night has a different theme in the form of a title, word or expression. Individuals may use any number of mediums to express their take on the theme.

Wine, beer and soft drinks are available. Tickets cost $5.

For more information, e-mail or visit

Sellers for yard sale needed

YORK -- Mid-Upstate Mothers of Multiples Club and Allison Creek Preschool are seeking sellers for their annual Yard Sale/Consignment Sale to be held at 8 a.m. to noon May 30 at Allison Creek Presbyterian Church, 5780 Allison Creek Road. Cost is $10 per space, plus 10 percent of sales. Call 803-325-8655 or visit for information.

Class of 1994 ready for reunion

CLOVER -- Clover High School Class of 1994 is looking for classmates for the 15-year reunion July 25 at the Larne Building in Clover. For updates, call Shannon Walden Nix 803-487-9073 or e-mail

See ballet Thursday-Sunday

ROCK HILL -- The award-winning York County Ballet Company will present its 31st annual spring production, "Hansel and Gretel," Thursday-Sunday at Johnson Hall Theatre on the Winthrop University campus. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets cost $12 at The Bookworm and at the Johnson Hall box office before the performance.

Knights fight breast cancer

FORT MILL -- The Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Radiology present the fourth annual Pink Knights game at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. A portion of all tickets will be donated to help "Strike Out Breast Cancer." Knights players will take the field in special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. The first 1,000 women through the gates will receive a pink "Strike Out Breast Cancer" reusable tote courtesy of Charlotte Radiology. For tickets, call 704-36-HOMER or visit for more information.

Muddy Water Watch training to begin

CHARLOTTE -- Sediment and erosion, releasing dirt and debris into storm drains and creeks, is the leading cause of water pollution in the Catawba River Basin, according to the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

In partnership with Central Piedmont Center for Sustainability, the community is invited to participate in a four-week training class to become a volunteer helping to enforce erosion and sedimentation laws in North Carolina.

Muddy Water Watch workshops will begin June 4 at Central Piedmont Community College-Harper Campus, 315 Hebron Road, room 301, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Thursdays June 4-25.

The classes will include instruction, construction site visits, guest speakers from city, county and state agencies, and workshop materials. Classes are open to the public, and no registration fee is required.

Muddy Water Watch classes began earlier this year in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties. Five-week sessions started January to standing-room-only crowds.

The first South Carolina Muddy Water Watch classes ended Monday in Fort Mill. For more information, or to register for the classes, call 704-679-9494. Visit for more information.

Student takes first for photo

Walnut Grove Christian School announces Lisa Car, 16, took first place in the Fine Arts competition for South Carolina Association of Christian Schools and placed third in the National Fine Arts Competition held in Greenville for her "Lily Life" digital photo. In February, Car took first, second, and third place for her digital photography entries at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in her category, youth 12-16.

Grant deadline nears

ROCK HILL -- The deadline to apply for small grants through the Arts Council of York County is June 1. Small Grants are available to individual artists, nonprofit organizations and schools throughout York County to support small or pilot arts activities, artist professional development, new and developing programs or organizations, and special projects. Call 803-328-2787 or visit