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In brief - June 16, 2009

Equipment stolen from Oakridge school site

CLOVER -- Thieves stole about $3,300 worth of equipment from a construction trailer parked at the site of a new middle school being built in Lake Wylie, police say.

Eight hammer drills and two saws were reported stolen around 8 a.m. last Wednesday, according to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office. A contractor on the site told police that locks on two trailers had been cut, but only one was opened.

Police also spotted a window in the rear of the new Oakridge Middle School that was busted in with a 2-by-4 piece of lumber, causing another $300 in damages. It didn't appear that anyone had entered the school, the report said.

Oakridge, located on Highway 557, did not have an alarm system installed at the time of the burglary, the report said. Officers could not lift fingerprints from the scene.

-- The Herald

Scholarship awarded

LAKE WYLIE -- In support of local area youth and education, the Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women recently awarded Clover High graduate Kristi Antunes with a $2,500 college scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually by the CLWRW to a deserving senior in a competitive selection process.

In addition to achieving strong academic scores, Antunes' school and community activities have included participation or membership in the National Honor Society, DECA, Youth in Government, the Math Team,Varsity cheerleading, Operation Christmas Child and Relay for Life Leadership.

Among the honors and award she has received are a Life Scholarship, Palmetto Girls State Honor, Junior Marshall, All-Region Cheerleader and Blue-Eagle Award.

She plans to attend Clemson University in the fall where she plans to concentrate on engineering courses with secondary education as her minor area of study.

Antunes says she is "determined and dedicated to bring a positive attitude, leadership skills and an all around uplifting spirit wherever she goes in life.

"My main objective is to make a difference in the lives of others," she said.

Wine taste event helps patients

STEELE CREEK -- The WineShop at RiverGate will host Moonlight Tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month with proceeds going to HeartBright Foundation.

Reservations are being accepted for Monday, June 22.

Each month features 10 wines to be sampled along with hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Devin Allen and his staff. Freedom Beverage will be the tour guide with wines from Spain's portfolio of Eric Solomon, one of the world's leading wine importers and local Charlotte celebrity.

Cost is $10 per person. Every five tickets sold is enough to pay for one patient's care at the clinic for a year, said Claire Blocker, president of Heartbright Foundation in Charlotte.

For more information, visit

Club to take boat ride for dinner

TEGA CAY -- Vintage Club of Tega Cay will take a boat trip to T-Bones on the Lake Wylie in Lake Wylie Wednesday. On June 24, the club will meet for dinner at the Tega Cay Golf Club in the Phil Glennon Community Center. Cocktails begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. For more information, call 803-547-0337 or 803-548-1834.

Go camping

STEELE CREEK -- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation invites everyone to try camping during the fifth annual Great American Backyard Campout June 27 at McDowell Campground with 56 camp sites in McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road. The year-'round campground is part of a wooded, 1100 acre nature preserve on the shores of Lake Wylie.

To reserve a campsite, call 704 583-1284.