The Van Wyck News

Volume 3 Number 3 The Web – Based Newspaper of the Van Wyck Community             23 February 2011
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    Greg Gregory Wins Primary Election
    Greg Gregory has won the Republican primary election for the SC Senate District 16 seat formerly held by Mick Mulvaney. Gregory had 3470 votes of 6123 votes cast, or 56.7% of the total votes cast. Because Gregory had more than 50% of the total votes cast there will be no runoff election. The general election will be held on 12 April. Candidates in the general election and their websites are as follows:
Greg Gregory - Republican http://www.gregoryforsenate.com
Keith Brann - Democrat
http://brannforsenate.org
Stan Smith - Libertarian http://www.voteforstansmith.com

Fire Ban
    The Lancaster County Fire Marshal has banned all outdoor fires due to extremely dry conditions. High winds, low humidity and lack of rainfall have combined to increase the risk of fires getting out of control. Lancaster County Fire Service has responded to more than 30 brush/grass fires in the last three days. The ban is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. Sheriff's deputies and Fire Service personnel will be issuing citations to violators. Questions to Stephen Blackwelder, Fire Marshal and Public Information Officer at 803-313-8056.      
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Izabell Darrow, Everyone's Sweetheart
Sweetheart Dinner
    The Van Wyck Community Development Club held its annual Sweetheart and Volunteer Appreciation  Dinner on 19 February 2011 at the Community Development Center. Awards were presented to last year's officers and individuals such as Betty George, who lives in Lancaster and runs the Van Wyck Post Office as its Postmistress. Despite having to drive from Lancaster, Betty runs a Christmas Tree charity for needy children through the Post Office and chairs the Lighting of the Way last year and this coming Christmas. Dennis Wiese, former Trustee and current Vice President, has assumed responsibility for the maintenance of the building, and Herb Blainey seems to be always around to help when something needs doing. Additional photos click here.
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Abigail Fox, also Everyone's Sweetheart

Feeding the Hungry
Donations to Lancaster County food programs have fallen off recently. The recession increases the number of people facing hunger and the need for food.  The Van Wyck Press is happy to transport food to the agencies serving the needy in Lancaster.  If you have food that you would like to donate and would like us to transport it for you, let me know.
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