Community news, May 8: NAACP to meet

May 12, 2014 

Western county NAACP to meet

The Western York County Branch of the NAACP will have its executive board members meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 15 Wesley United Methodist Church, followed by a regular members meeting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Wanda Simril at 803-684-6200.

Coroner’s office plans vigil, drop-in

In conjunction with South Carolina’s Victim’s Rights Week, the York County Coroner’s Office is hosting a Candlelight Vigil at 7 p.m. Monday, May 12 for all victims of crime.

The office is inviting families, friends, and community members to remember those who have been lost. The vigil will be at the York County Coroner’s Office, 933 Heckle Blvd., Suite 103, Rock Hill.

The office also is hosting a drop-in meet and greet for anyone interested in becoming a C.A.R.E. Team member from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

For details, call the office at 803-909-8400.

Republican women donate books to CHS

The Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women’s Club has donated a selection of new books to the Clover High School Library as part of its education and literacy focus this month.

The school’s librarians, Mica Brakefield and Ann Shearer, recently received the donations from club president Suzanne Krause.

The book donations were provided under the auspices of the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, a program developed and managed for more than 45 years by the National Federation of Republican Women, headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

The club will host a Mix & Mingle social event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Cherry restaurant and bar, 4034 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie.

Both men and women are invited to this informal political gathering. Special guest is state Rep. Ralph Norman.

Guests will be seated on the restaurant’s covered deck. Snacks will be provided with a cash bar available.

For more information, call 803-831-0689.

Howser House to be open May 10

Kings Mountain National Military Park has announced that the Howser House will be open for visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10. This 1803 stone house, in a remote area of the park, is only open to the public once or twice a year.

The stone house was built by a Revolutionary War veteran and stonemason Henry Howser. Its thick, sturdy, stone walls conveyed prosperity and affluence at a time when most were living in log houses. The home remained in the family for several generations, and was one of the more prosperous farms in the region.

Members of the park’s Friends organization, the Brigade of Friends, and other park volunteers will have the house and grounds open to the public.

The Howser House is not handicap accessible and parking is limited. Visitors may reach the house from Rock House Road, off S.C. 216 (Battleground Road). Parking is located near the entrance to the house. A shuttle service from the parking area will be provided to the house.

Good walking shoes are recommended.

In the event of inclement weather the house will not be opened. For more information, call 864-936-7921 or visit

Agape Senior plans May 10 drop-in

Agape Senior will host a drop-in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at Agape Senior of York, 1020 N. Congress St.

Opportunities for volunteering at Agape are numerous. Kay Lee, volunteer manager, will be there to greet and answer questions about joining our volunteer ministry.

Volunteer training will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the York site.

For details, call Lee at 803-517-2021 or email her at

Historical society to honor veterans

York County Genealogical & Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. May 18 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, 269 Flint Hill Road.

Veterans from all wars from the Revolution through the mid-20th century will be honored. Graves of more than 200 veterans are located in the church cemetery.

The annual business meeting follows the program.

Clover walking group meeting

The Clover Daybreak Walkers, a new walking club, will meet at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and Saturday through June 14 in the parking lot of the Blue Eagle Academy.

The club is for beginners but everyone is welcome to participate. Registration is not necessary; just show up with walking shoes, comfortable clothing, water and sun protection. A walk leader will plan and lead each day’s walk.

The Daybreak Walkers is a pilot project of Live Well Clover, the town’s active-living committee, organized to create a healthy and active Clover community one step at a time. For details, contact Town Hall at 803-222-9495.

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