News In Brief - October 20, 2007

York Tech dean honored

York Technical College's dean of learning resources recently was named executive of the year by the Rock Hill area chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Jack Bagwell was chosen for the award because of his professional achievements and community service, as well as his support for administrative professionals.

The IAAP is a professional organization that provides education, training, leadership development and networking opportunities for its members.

Bagwell's staff nominated him for the award.

Fort Mill candidates forum set for Tuesday

FORT MILL -- Fort Mill Town Council and mayoral candidates will square off Tuesday when the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Fort Mill Area Council hosts a candidate's forum at 7 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St.

Bob Pearse with CN2 will serve as moderator for the event and direct questions to the candidates from a panel that includes representatives of the chamber, the Fort Mill Times and other media.

The forum is free and opened to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. to meet the candidates and submit questions for consideration during the forum. The Woman's Club of Fort Mill will serve refreshments.

For more information, call Trudie Heemsoth at 547-5900.

Register to vote today

Delta Xi Zeta Amica Auxiliary of Rock Hill will host a voter registration drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Compare Foods, 1807 Cherry Road, Rock Hill.

Charlotte mayor calls for more water conservation

CHARLOTTE -- Saying the drought will likely worsen, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory called Friday for more water conservation from residents.

Mecklenburg County is now at a stage 3 water conservation level, which means most lawn watering and at-home car washing is prohibited. It aims to cut water use from 10 percent to 20 percent. McCrory said Duke Energy Corp. has promised to give an update Tuesday about how long the region can handle the drought before the water supply reaches a critically low level.

Police charge man in church stabbing

ROCKY MOUNT -- Police this morning charged a homeless man with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a woman Thursday at a Rocky Mount church as she prepared food for Meals on Wheels.

Tommie Lee Holiday, 30, confessed to killing Deborah Kornegay coordinator of the program that distributes food to the elderly and disabled, police said in a news release.

Kornegay, 58, died Thursday morning in the kitchen of Lakeside Baptist Church. Her co-worker, Eve Beasley, 60, also was attacked. She was in critical condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Holiday also was charged with attempted first-degree murder, two counts of armed robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle.