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In brief - July 7, 2009

Station to test sirens Wednesday

LAKE WYLIE -- Sirens located around Catawba Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, July 8, at approximately 11:50 a.m.

No public action is required during this three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter. County emergency officials are responsible for sounding the sirens.

For more information, visit

Scholarship deadline nears

The York County Farm Bureau will award its annual scholarship to a student pursuing a higher education in agriculture or in an agriculturally related field, after completion of a first semester and a four-year school of higher education. The scholarship will total $1,000 annually.

The award will go to a resident of York County based on character, demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to agriculture or a related field. Applications should be picked up and returned to York County Farm Bureau no later than July 17. For more information, call 803-684-4235.

Tega Cayans invited to Knights ball game

TEGA CAY -- Long-time volunteer, Bill Fenton is encouraging Tega Cay residents to go out to the ball game July 25 for the annual Tega Cay Night at the Charlotte Knights Stadium. Residents are encouraged to invite their neighbors and friends to tailgate at 5 p.m. and enjoy the pre-game at 6:45 p.m.

Tega Cay's Citizen of the Year will throw out the first ball for the game between the Knights and Rochester that starts at 7:15 p.m.

Discounted reserved tickets are available for $6. For tickets or information, call 803-548-6206 or 803-548-3512.

More than $1,000 in fishing gear disappears

ROCK HILL -- A man reported more than $1,000 in fishing equipment stolen from his pickup truck last week, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

Six rods and reels, lure and other fishing supplies were missing from the bed of the truck, the man noticed Thursday. Much of the materials had been stored in a green and brown tackle box, which was stolen, according to a sheriff's office report.

The man told police he'd left his doors unlocked. He was parked at the Budget Motel on South Anderson Road and had been visiting from Clinton.

-- The Herald

Find out about Winget Rec

STEELE CREEK -- Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites youth and parents to enjoy games, arts and craft from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 and Aug. 1 at Winget Recreation Center, 12235 Winget Road, Winget Park Elementary School gym.

The free events for ages 12 and younger provide an opportunity to see the Winget Recreation Center and find out about its offerings including Start Smart Soccer, basketball, "Spooks and Ghouls Halloween Party," outdoor adventures, a 4-H program and board games.

For more information, call 704 504-5433 or visit

Reunion planned

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

School to host open house

STEELE CREEK -- Walnut Grove Christian School will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 23. Visit