Fort Mill Times

News in Briefs – May 27, 2009

Michael Howell
Michael Howell

Guilty plea in murder case

Former insurance agent Michael Howell was expected to plead guilty to the high-profile 2008 murder of an investigator who came to Charlotte to audit his books, officials said Friday.

Howell is accused of killing state insurance investigator Sallie Rohrbach, whose body was dumped in a wooded area in Fort Mill Township just days after she'd begun combing through Howell's records. In a deal that will send him to prison for more than 27 years, Howell agreed in court last Thursday to plead guilty to killing Rohrbach.

Howell, 41, pleaded guilty to 25 counts of embezzlement last Thursday, but no date has been set for the second-degree murder plea. Howell embezzled more than $150,000 from clients, jeopardizing hundreds of policy holders, Mecklenburg's Assistant District Attorney Beth Greene told the judge in a May 21 court appearance.

- Charlotte Observer

Yard sale fundraiser is May 30

The Lynnwood Farms Property Owners Association community yard sale and food drive to benefit the Fort Mill Care Center will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 30. The subdivision is located off Doby's Bridge Road, Fort Mill.

For more information, call Kim Dillinger at 548-5962.

Church collecting for local family

Lakeshore Christian Fellowship is accepting gifts in the form of gift cards and new clothes from major department stores made out to the Greek family, The family's home was badly damaged by fire recently.

Any one wanting to drop off a gift to the Greek family may do so at: Lakeshore Christian Fellowship 130 Shoreline Parkway Tega Cay. For more information, call 548-2755

JROTC camp offered

Nation Ford High School's Marine Corps JROTC will be hosting a leadership camp on June 15-19 and July 6 -10. The five-day camp will start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Cost is $100 without overnight stay on Thursday; spending the night Thursday will make the total $150. All money will help fund the Nation Ford Marine JROTC.

The camp will not only provide attendees lunch and snacks, it will also help build character, leadership skills and teamwork through fun activities such as crafts and scavenger hunts.

For more information, call the school at 835-0000.

--compiled by staff