Candidates to meet at Weed & Seed forum
Three candidates running for the state House of Representatives seat being vacated by Democrat Bessie Moody-Lawrence will debate Monday night at a Weed & Seed event in south Rock Hill.
Democrats John King and Montrio Belton will share the stage with Republican Marvin Rogers.
The format is a town meeting style. Pre-submitted questions will be asked of the candidates by moderator Edwina Roseboro-Barnes. The audience also will be able to ask questions from the floor.
The forum starts at 7 p.m. at the Emmett Scott Center, 801 Crawford Road.
Group to perform for first time at Winthrop
Out of Bounds, a newly formed resident new music ensemble at Winthrop University, will present its inaugural concert at 3 p.m. today in Barnes Recital Hall.
Out of Bounds specializes in music written during the 20th and 21st centuries. The group was started by professors in Winthrop's Department of Music, the chairman of the music department at Central Piedmont Community College and the conductor of the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and includes members from the Charlotte region.
Today's show will be free and open to the public. It will include a violin solo, a flute and tuba duet and other pieces that include piano, cello, clarinet and singing.
For information call 323-2602 or e-mail email@example.com.
-- Jessica Schonberg
Film to be screened in Charlotte
A feature movie produced by a South Carolina filmmaker will be shown today at a film festival in Charlotte.
James "Bubba" Cromer's "The Long Way Home: A Bigfoot Story" will be screened at the Cackalacky Film Festival at 3:15 p.m.
For information on the festival, visit cackalackyfilmfest.com.
Cromer won best narrative feature at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
Cromer serves as reading clerk for the state House in Columbia. He's also a lawyer, but says movies are his passion.
Online advertiser, S.C. attorney general settle
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina businesses, schools and churches billed by a Florida company for Internet advertising they didn't know they were buying are eligible for restitution under a 26 state settlement.
Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Friday that Directory Billing has agreed to stop using activation checks to obligate businesses to purchase its services.
McMaster says the company also has agreed to pay a total of $400,000 to the states for restitution to former customers and to the states for investigation costs.
McMaster says South Carolina organizations can file complaints with his office by July 1 to be eligible for restitution.