Fort Mill Times

News in Brief - June 11, 2008

New Fort Mill councilman sworn in

Kerry Mosher, a Fort Mill resident for 16 years, was sworn in Monday night as a Fort Mill Town Councilman from Ward 1, replacing Guynn Savage, who moved outside the ward.

Because Mosher was the only person to file for Savage's seat, no election was required and the county elections commission certified him.

Mosher, 48, is branch manager for Beltservice, a conveyor belt distributor, in Huntersville, N.C. He and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, Adam, 28, and Andy, 24.

Local tomatoes safe, stores say

Fast food restaurants around Fort Mill Township have put up signs telling customers they are not offering tomatoes because of the national salmonella outbreak. However, local stores and non-chain restaurants said they are buying tomatoes that are from Southeast states that have been declared safe by health officials.

Lowes Foods has discontinued some tomatoes, but has other that are not affected, an employee said. Harris Teeter has put up a sign saying all tomatoes it sells are locally grown and not affected.

"Our farm manager went to market and asked a bunch of questions and he bought Georgia tomatoes," Peach Stand manager Sherri McMurray said Tuesday. That was good news for one local restaurant owner.

"I get all my tomatoes from the Peach Stand," said Dan Corrigan, owner of Corrigan's on Main Street in Fort Mill.

Fundraiser at Carolina Pilates

Carolina Pilates, 856 Gold Hill Rd., Fort Mill, is donating proceeds from several ongoing specials to the family of a local preschooler battling cancer.

The fitness center, which is serving refreshments at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, is collecting the proceeds from sales of smoothies (buy a large smoothie and get a free See's candy bar while supplies last) and the Wii Fit Challenge ($10 for 10 minutes and a chance to win an Ipod shuffle). Carolina Pilates will also donate $10 for each new boot camp registration.

Those who want to help can purchase raffle tickets. The prize is a 32-inch Sony TV.

Give blood, win some free fuel

Everyone who presents to donate blood or platelets by the end of June will be entered into a drawing for one of two $750 gas cards, according to the Red Cross.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, be in generally good health and provide proof of identification. The Red Cross encourages people who are in good health to donate so that hospital patients have the blood or platelets they need to make a full recovery. Blood is needed to help treat a variety of patients including accident victims and individuals undergoing surgery and cancer treatment.

Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit

--Staff reports