News In Brief - August 25, 2007

Family Dollar robbery suspect turns himself in

A Charlotte man police say duct-taped a Family Dollar clerk and robbed the Rock Hill store has turned himself into authorities.

Winslow B. McMoore, 44, turned himself into Charlotte police late Thursday, said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Waldrop said McMoore will be extradited to Rock Hill.

McMoore faces several charges, including armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and two counts of kidnapping, Waldrop said.

The charges stem from an armed robbery that happened Aug. 16, at Family Dollar at 851 Heckle Blvd. Police say a man approached a 20-year-old female employee and her 39-year female co-worker and demanded money. The man duct-taped the 39-year-old woman and led the other woman to a cash vault, where he took an undisclosed amount of money. He also took money from the cash register, the police report states.

McMoore remained in custody Friday in Charlotte.

Emmett Scott class of '63 meeting set for Sunday

The Emmett Scott High School class of 1963 will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Temple, 977 Crawford Road in Rock Hill.

Classmates will make plans for their next reunion. For details, call Celia Hardy at 329-1558.

Students' portfolio does well at competition

A portfolio submitted by sixth-grade students at York One Academy received an exceptional ranking at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting and exhibition in Boston earlier this month.

The students submitted a proposal for an amendment to an underage drinking bill to include keg registration. Such a bill now has been signed into law.

Exceptional is the second-highest ranking in the national competition.

The students' portfolio was created as part of the Project Citizen program, which encourages students to research public policies they think should be changed or created. The purpose of the program is to show young people how they can influence public policy.

The portfolio was judged at the state level before going on to nationals.

VFW fish fry set for today

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3746 at 1404 Crawford Road in Rock Hill will have a fish fry beginning at 11 a.m. today.

Fish sandwiches are $3.50; hot dogs, $1.25; and drinks, $1. For details, call 324-5777.