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In brief - June 2, 2009

Dive in to fight hunger

The Metrolina Swim League with seven teams, including Landing Gators in Lake Wylie and Breakers in Tega Cay, and more than 1,000 local area swimmers is holding its first charitable event through Thursday by collecting non-perishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

Donations may be dropped off at pools or given to swim team members at Rock Hill Country Club, Tega Cay, Shiland, Baxter, Springfield, Landing and Leroy Springs.

Items most in need include peanut butter, canned tuna, canned chicken, fruit cocktail, canned ravioli, pudding cup packs, boxed macaroni and cheese, 100 percent juice, graham crackers, cereal in small boxes, canned spaghetti and meatballs, canned peaches, canned pork and beans, granola bars, and apple sauce cup packs.

For more information, call Landing coordinators 508-272-4653 or 404-275-7623.

-- Tina Rulevich, Landing Gators and Metrolina Swim League president

Sunday benefit offers three events

LAKE WYLIE -- River Hills hosts benefit events June 7 as Rally for a Cure and Arnie's Army Battles Prostate Cancer team up to offer golf, tennis and bridge. The golf tournament begins at 1 p.m., with sign-ups under way at the River Hills Country Club pro shop. Cost is $80 for members, $115 for nonmembers. Tennis begins at 1:30 p.m. at the nearby tennis center, with competition for mixed play, fastest serve and target hitting. Cost is $20 for members, $24 nonmembers. Bridge begins at 2 p.m. in the country club Cove Room. Cost is $20. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m., with reservations required.

For more information call the golf pro shop at 803-831-2249, the tennis center at 803-831-1493 or 704-614-2042 for bridge.

Water quality focus of meeting

LAKE WYLIE -- The Lake Wylie Covekeepers and Water Watchers June 10 meeting will feature a special presentation about water testing around Lake Wylie given by David Buetow, senior environmental specialist for the Water Quality Program at Charlotte/Mecklenburg Land Use & Environmental Services Agency.

There also will be a brief summary of reports on current water quality issues around the lake.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Members and the public are encouraged to attend. E-mail questions to and include "Covekeeper" in the subject line.

Suspect sought

LAKE WYLIE -- Deputies are looking for a man accused of robbing a Lake Wylie gas station Sunday with a box cutter.

Around 2 a.m., a man walked into Murphy's Oil Co. on S.C. 274 attempting to buy beer and $10 worth of gas, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

When the clerk opened the register, the man pulled out a box cutter and demanded money, the report says. The man grabbed money and ran out the door, according to the report.

Deputies and a K-9 unit were not able to locate the man, the report says. It is not known how much money was taken from the register.

-- The Herald