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Agritourism group meeting March 5 in York

Agritourism center group to meet March 5

The York County Multipurpose Agritourism Event Center Committee will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, 23 E. Liberty St.

Anyone interested in serving on the committee, which plans to consider the future of a multipurpose Agritourism center for York County, is welcome.

For more information, call 803-230-4588 or email

Steele Creek police forum set for March 5

Police, Protesters & the Public will be held at 7 p.m. March 5 at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 9401 S. Tryon St.

The event is an open forum to discuss police and community issues in the Steele Creek area. Speakers are Rodney Sadler with Union Presbyterian Seminary and Deputy Chief Kerr Putney with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Track community crime trends

The public can track crime trends in their neighborhoods or communities as the York County Sheriff’s Office has started using the crime tracking system.

Sheriff Bruce Bryant said the service will protect privacy and safety yet help people stay aware of trends or problems.

Residents can register home or business security cameras with the sheriff’s office. Videos will only be seen and shared by law enforcement.

​The system can be accessed from the sheriff’s office website, Crime Reports mapping has a spot under quick links on the home page.

Online system to help recover stolen property

The York County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with an online service to help investigators recover stolen valuables.

Leads-On-line is a free service where residents and business owners can keep a secure, online record of valuable property. Those who register can store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so items may be easily identified in the event of theft or loss. This record also may be helpful when reporting loss to insurance providers.

In 2013 and 2014, there was a reported $10.5 million worth of valuables stolen. Only $2.6 million of those items were recovered.

Leads-On-line does not perform investigations into stolen property. Detectives using the system can find property in seconds, which is faster and more effective than going store to store looking for stolen belongings.

Victims of a property crime should call 803-628-3059. To register valuables, visit

Red Cross sets drives

American Red Cross announces the following York County blood drives:

• 3-7:30 p.m. March 10, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 4858 McConnells Highway, York.

• 12:30-5 p.m. March 12, Springfield Middle School, 1711 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill.

For information, call 800-733-2767 or visit

Bra fitting event helps cancer research

The Belk and Wacoal Fit for the Cure will run 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. March 16 at Glennon Community Center, 15083 Molokai Drive.

Women can get fit for the correct size bra through a Wacoal fitting.

For everyone woman who participates in a complimentary fitting, Belk & Wacoal will each donate $2 to Susan G. Komen. Belk and Wacoal also will donate another $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra sold during the event.

Belk will be taking orders for items. All bras will be ordered March 28 and available for pick up at the Pineville, N.C., Belk store or mailed at no charge.

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For details, call 803-487-4670 or email

Fun run, walk planned for Relay for Life

The second annual Hippity Hoppity Hope 5K fun run and walk will be April 11 at First Baptist Church, 102 S. Congress St.

The event is a benefit for the church’s Relay for Life team, raising money for the annual American Cancer Society benefit.

A children’s race will begin at 7:50 a.m. and the 5K race will be at 8 a.m. Cost is $20 for the 5K only. All proceeds benefit the cancer society.

Register at

Riding center adds services for veterans

RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center in Clover is adding a program for veterans.

The program will support the physical and psychological recovery and well-being of military personnel, veterans and their families through interactions with horses.

With a grant from the Lutz Foundation of Chester, the center will begin the 10-week program in April. The goal is to teach new skills and accomplish personal goals that will enhance a healthy self-concept for work and home.

Space is limited. Lessons will be given at 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Evaluations and medical approval to the program will begin in March by appointment only.

For more information, email the center at, call program director Wendy Schonfeld at 803-222-6008 or go to

CHS class of ’85 plans reunion

Clover High School class of 1985 is looking for classmates for the 30-year reunion.

Classmates can send contact information to or call 704-582-0781.

Artists may apply for exhibitions

The Arts Council of York County is accepting applications for 2016 gallery exhibitions.

Each year the council presents eight exhibits. Artists wishing to be considered may submit the following to Mike Gentry, gallery manager for the Arts Council: $20 application fee (nonrefundable); 10 hi-res jpeg images submitted on CD or DVD (Mac or PC formatted discs); inventory lists, with titles, sizes and mediums; resume; and written proposal for exhibition and/or artist statement.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. May 1. Artists may submit work as a group or individually. Notification of acceptance will be provided via email. Submission packets will not be returned. Works that sell while on exhibit at the Center for the Arts are subject to a 40 percent commission fee by the Arts Council of York County.

For information, call 803-328-2787, email, or visit

Film festival accepting entries

Underexposed Film Festival yc invites independent filmmakers to submit professionally presented short films, with a run time of 45 minutes or less, to participate in this juried competition.

Categories are narrative/fictional, animation, experimental and documentary.

Awards for best of show and in each category totaling $2,250 will be presented at the festival Nov. 5-7 at Community Performance Center, 249 E. Main St. Other awards include Cinema Carolina, Best Female Director, Best Student Film and Terry Roueche Audience Choice.

Entry fees and deadlines, beginning in May, vary. For festival guidelines and entry information, visit

Entries submitted via may be eligible for a $5 discount. Entries submitted via are automatically granted a $5 online discount. For those who do not wish to submit their films online, festival guidelines and entry information are available at Mailed and hand delivered entries will not be accepted.

For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit

CAAC seeks food donations

Clover Area Assistance Center seeks food donations.

Items needed include chicken noodle soup, macaroni and cheese, and other nonperishable items.

Donations may be dropped off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thursday at the center, 1130 S.C. 55 E.

Call 803-222-4837 for information.

Animal shelter seeks volunteers

York County Animal Shelter Adoption Center, 713 Justice Blvd., needs volunteers to help bathe and groom, exercise, socialize, train, provide adoption information and follow-up, and publicity and marketing.

Volunteers must be 18 or older, and go through orientation and training process. For more information, call 803-818-6485.

Volunteer applications can be downloaded at