Adult community gets Clover's initial OK
CLOVER -- With a split vote, Clover town council on Monday approved first reading of development plans for Tall Trees.
Councilmen Wes Spurrier and Jay Dover voted against it.
Tall Trees is an active adult community that would be located on 51 acres off S.C. 55. Plans call for 88 single-family dwellings and 76 multi-family dwellings. Deed restrictions would require at least one person living there to be 55 and older.
Opponents expressed concerns about the density of the project, whether the 55 and older requirement could be enforced and also about whether it would bring any benefit economically to the town.
Mayor Donnie Grice and council members Bruce Henderson and Ann Harvey spoke in favor of the development, pointing out that it wouldn't impact the schools and that it was a higher quality development than has been seen in the past.
A public hearing and second reading will be held before the plan is finally approved.
Council's next meeting is May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the school district building.
YORK -- The Yorkville Historical Society's "Stories of the Stones" has won an Award of Merit from the Confederation of S.C. Local Historical Societies. Martha and Jose Rosalez videotaped the October re-enactments in Rose Hill Cemetery.
They put together a terrific DVD showing the complete tour, and submitted it for consideration. The Rosalezes went to the Poinsett Hotel in Greenville in March to accept the award.If you missed the cemetery tour, you can purchase the 38-minute DVD for $25; it's available at Lion Art, 13 N. Congress St., York.
-- The Charlotte Observer
YORK -- What was York like in 1948-1949? Find out this weekend at a free event to commemorate the Kent Trilogy.
Three volumes of the Kent Trilogy -- "Blackways of Kent" (1955), "Millways of Kent" (1958) and the previously unpublished "Townways of Kent" -- will be released with a celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the McCelvey Center, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. The event will include samples of Brunswick stew, a panel discussion and book signings.
Each book documents three social groups in the town of York during the late 1940s. U.S. Rep. John Spratt will speak, along with Dan Huntley, John H. Stanfield II and John Shelton Reed, who all wrote introductions for the new editions. The event is open to the public.
For more information, call 684-3948.
LAKE WYLIE -- The Honor Guard Motorcycle Ministry is sponsoring the second annual benefit motorcycle ride for the Children's Attention Home on Saturday in conjunction with the National Child Abuse Awareness Month campaign. The ride will begin and end at Lake Wylie Christian Assembly, 5766 Charlotte Hwy., Lake Wylie.
Preregistration is $20 for single riders and $35 for double. Ride-day registration is $25 for single riders and $45 for double. For each paying rider and passenger, lunch will be provided and there will be T-shirts and door prizes.
The motocycle ministry is seeking volunteers and donations, such as lunch items, door prizes and monetary contributions.