College students arrested on drug charges
Two Rock Hill college students were arrested Friday on multiple drug-related charges.
Authorities have charged Ryan Joseph Archer, 25, of 833 Apt. B Lucas St. with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity of a park, said Marvin Brown, commander of the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit.
Jason Mark AuClair, 25, of the same address was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within proximity to a park and possession of Adderall, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.
Authorities on Thursday found Archer and AuClair in possession of 115.3 grams of marijuana. Police seized $1,087 from Archer, the report notes.
Archer attends Winthrop University, while AuClair is a student at York Technical College, Brown said.
Both were released on bond Friday.
Rock Hill man charged in kidnapping, assault
A 30-year-old Rock Hill man was in custody Friday after police said he grabbed a woman by the hair, pulled her inside his home and choked her numerous times.
Authorities charged Steven Edward McCarter Jr., of 615 Montgomery Road with kidnapping, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and malicious damage to property, according to a Rock Hill Police Department report.
McCarter's charges stem from an incident that happened Feb. 21 at his home, where a 19-year-old woman told police she was held against her will.
McCarter, whose bond was denied, remained in custody Friday at the York County Detention Center.
Family Trust offers teens money management tips
Teenagers can learn how to manage their money during a free event on March 13.
Family Trust Federal Credit Union will sponsor "Real Life ... Real Money" from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dave Lyle Boulevard office.
Participants will learn about online banking, security and identity theft prevention, budgeting, check writing, ATM and check card tips and credit cards.
The event is free and open to the public.
Participants can open a checking and savings account and receive a free gift, check card register and coaching on how to properly manage their new account. They also will be entered to win one of three $100 cash prizes.
Teenagers are encouraged to stop by a Family Trust office during the week if they can't make it to the March 13 event.
S.C. strawberry growers worry after hard freeze
SUMTER -- Strawberry growers hope this week's hard freeze won't damage their crops.
Stafford Farms owner Robbie Stafford says the temperature dipped to 24 degrees Wednesday morning at his Sumter County farm.
Stafford told The Item newspaper of Sumter he runs water over his strawberries when temperatures dip below freezing because ice can act as an insulator.
Stafford said it will likely be early next week before he knows if any of his strawberries were damaged, but he is still optimistic this year's crop will be good.
This week's freeze didn't affect the state's peach crop because it's too early in the season.
A freeze in early April last year seriously damaged South Carolina's peaches.