Lake Wylie Today - Summer 2024

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You don’t need to go to Italy or the California Wine Country for a wonderful agricultural tourism experience. Orchards, farm stands, strawberry fields and pick your own produce locations are all over the area. Many times, Lake Wylie Today features stories about peaches, tomatoes and other locally grown produce at farm stands. “Peachy” is this summer’s feature. There is nothing better than a freshly picked peach, tomato or berry in summer.

Lake Wylie and the surrounding area affords a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the lake lifestyle, recreational opportunities and what is now known as agri-tourism. This label encompasses all kinds of rural visitor experiences. It can be a drive through the country to the Peach Tree in Filbert, a community between Clover and York on Highway 321 that features local fresh produce and a large variety of peaches. The Peach Tree has a farm stand and ice cream shop reminiscent of days gone by. Down the road is Windy Hill Apple Orchard.

While it is too early for apple season, Windy Hill will have a variety of farm fresh produce and a rural experience for children of all ages. In recent years, hard cider was added for tasting and purchasing that will be a fall treat for adults. Bush ’n Vine farm stand will have berries, summer produce and pick your own of some produce. Bush n’ Vine also has freshly made ice cream and doughnuts and a playground for kids to enjoy.

If you are not into farm fresh and a country experience, Lake Wylie is a summer playground for a variety of water activities, including boating, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing and fishing. If you’re not a boat owner but want to enjoy a day on the water, check this issue’s feature, “Book Your Boat,” for information on how and where to rent watercraft.

Summertime means time to relax and enjoy special events on and around the lake. Carowinds, a local amusement park, is minutes away and offers annual passes to locals

who can enjoy the park throughout the year. Another highlight of summer is the Fourth of July Community Fireworks, a long-time tradition where residents gather on and near the lake for a spectacular show celebrating our nation’s independence. Fireworks shows around the area include Tega Cay, which also celebrates its birthday as a town on July 4 with boat and land parades, a pancake breakfast and more activities. In August, York will hold its award-winning festival called Summerfest. Besides festivals and special events, the area has numerous opportunities for camping, hiking and visiting historical sites. Kings Mountain, about 30 minutes west of Lake Wylie, is an excellent state and national park that offers camping, hiking and exploring history. There is swimming on the lake at Ebenezer Park.

Summertime, a time to take advantage of the myriad opportunities in and around Lake Wylie for outings, picnics, recreation and making memories, and the living is easy.

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America’s Boating Club news and events

America’s Boating Club of the Catawba has been busy this year with several events.

Newly elected commander Ray Williams represented the York County Squadron at the District Convention in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in March.

The club also provided safety boats for kayakers at the Paddle for the Cure fundraiser in April at Camp Thunderbird, and members attended the grand opening of The Bridge in Rock Hill, a new facility associated with the Children’s Attention Home providing assistance to teens.

The club held its April membership meeting at the new River Room of the Catawba Riverkeepers. Members enjoyed a 1 ½-mile interpretive hike along the South Fork River from the River Room to the Boathouse. That was followed by a taco bar and presentation by Brandon Jones of the Catawba Riverkeepers.

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Newly elected commander Ray Williams represented the local club at the district convention in North Carolina. America’s Boating Club of the Catawba provided safety boat coverage for the Paddle for the Cure kayak and paddleboard fundraiser. The club held its April membership meeting at the Catawba Riverkeepers River Room with a presentation from Brandon Jones.

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Congratulations Scouts!

On March 4, 2024 Cub Scout Pack 333 held an Arrow of Light crossover ceremony at the Community Church at Lake Wylie. The pack had thirteen boys receive their arrows, walk the bridge and crossover to Boy Scouts. Some of these boys have been together since they were Lions in kindergarten and Tigers in first grade. Now with heading to middle school eleven of the boys crossed over to Troop 333 together and are on to their next adventures with Boy Scouts. Good Luck boys on a job well done!

Fred Caldwell Tractors to hold grand opening June 1

Fred Caldwell Tractors, 961 Bethel Street in Clover, will hold a grand opening June 1.

The Mahindra and Toro sales and service dealer is located across the street from Fred Caldwell Chevrolet. For more information, go online to www.

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Den Leader, Tony Olivas and Den Chief, Deacon Olivas with the Pack 333 Arrow of Light Scouts. Photo by: Dana Sipper | Sipper Photography

Five Blossoms Farm adds mobile flower shop

Five Blossoms Farm now has The Blossom Bar, a mobile flower shop that will be at area locations throughout the summer, such as McGill’s Store in Clover and Veronét Vineyards & Winery in Kings Mountain.

Five Blossoms Farm is a boutique specialty cut flower and beekeeping farm located in Clover. Follow them on Facebook at fiveblossomsfarm to see all the events they have scheduled for this summer.

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July 4 fireworks - please donate to the cause

The annual Lake Wylie July 4 Fireworks Display will take place on er Boyd Bridge boat landing, Popa Doc’s Shore Club, Rey Azteca’s deck, Lake Wy of this event is really needed in order for it to continue. Please send your contribution in any amount now to: Camp Thunderbird Fireworks Fund, One Thunderbird Lane, Lake Wylie, SC, 29710. Thanks very much

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The Lady Eagles’ girls soccer team won its first state championship with a 2-1 victory over Chapin in the Class 5A title match. Congratulations!

District Superintendent Dr. Sheila Quinn has been named one of two finalists for South Carolina’s Superintendent of the Year from the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

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The Clover LEAF Foundation hosted its annual Clover Cuisine on April 26. Guests enjoyed Cajun cooking courtesy of the Culinary Arts students from the Applied Technology Center and music from the Clover High School Jazz Band. Proceeds from the event benefit teacher grants. The Roaring Eagle student-produced newspaper received the Medallion Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association.

The Clover LEAF Foundation hosted its annual Clover Cuisine on April 26. Guests enjoyed Cajun cooking courtesy of the Culinary Arts students from the Applied Technology Center and music from the Clover High School Jazz Band. Proceeds from the event benefit teacher grants.

The Roaring Eagle student-produced newspaper received the Medallion Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association. Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kelly Clark delivered a brief presentation on the project and paid tribute to Dick Lewis and Phil Weiss of the River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club for their sponsorship of the newspaper.

Students at the Applied Technology Campus continue to lead the state in the number of students earning industry credentials as completers of Career and Technical Education pathways.

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Clover nonprofit seeks food donations

Clover Area Assistance Center needs your help! The food items listed are desperately needed for summer donations. Dropoffs can be brought to 1130 Highway 55 East, Clover. Call 803-222-4837 for more information.

Field Day Park Summer Concert Series

Field Day Park in Lake Wylie has announced its Summer Concert Series for 2024.

Concerts are scheduled for May 17,

June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16 from 6-9 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Call 803-746-5009 for information.

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ISharing platform elevates Lake Wylie’s popularity for both boat owners and users BOOK YOUR BOAT

f you’ve ever rented an Uber, booked an Airbnb, or ordered groceries from Instacart, you’ve used a platform sharing app.

Now, you can add another one to your iPhone: GetMyBoat.

The boat sharing app connects boat owners and renters, making it easy to get more people out on the water.

Launched in 2013, GetMyBoat empowers owners of every type of boat – from kayaks to sailboats to motorboats – to post their watercraft for rent or charter. And with more than 150,000 listings in 184

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countries, Get My Boat has become the world’s largest boat rental and water experience marketplace. As a result, renting personal watercraft has become popular not only nationwide but locally.

It’s a smart solution for owners and businesses who want to get more bookings. And people who want to get out on Lake Wylie but don’t have a boat now can get out on the lake on all different kinds of watercraft.

In fact, so many local water-lovers have made use of the GetMyBoat app that Lake Wylie has been named among its Top Boating Cities in the America.

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GetMyBoat has become a popular solution for private boat owners who want to rent their watercraft. Or maybe you simply

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And with 2.5 million users every year, plenty of individual owners are getting bookings that cover the costs of owning their boat. “Thank you for giving me an organization like yours to work with that can take my passion and turn it into a paycheck,” says Charles.

have a boat that’s not getting much use and want to create an additional income stream while you’re not on the water. Rental businesses, too, generate additional bookings by using the app.

Plus, owners can manage their GetMyBoat rentals through a mobile device. The app offers a nifty interface that includes scheduling, payments, private messaging, and 24/7 support. That support also offers owner tutorials like “How To Increase Your Bookings With a Perfect Boat Description” … “What to Tell Your Boating Guests” … “Creating a Plan for Guest Safety.”

Charter boat captains and rental companies, too, use Get My Boat to build their business. “This is the best app out there hands down when you were looking to rent or charter a boat,” says Kojonu. “It’s very easy to use and very convenient. I have been using this app for nearly 3 years never have I had a problem.”

Rent a Lake Wylie watercraft for as little as $49 an hour

You create your own watercraft listing with a description, photos, boat specs, and pricing. Interested travelers contact you directly and together, you work out the rental details. Listing is free. You pay a small ser-

Not a boat owner? The app makes it easy to get out on the lake without spending a fortune, giving renters access to a whole new world of Lake Wylie experiences without having to own a watercraft. Dozens of privately-owned boats are available for rent on Lake Wylie through GetMyBoat. You can book a boat of your choice – pontoon, powerboat, jet ski, personal watercraft, sailboat, houseboat – even a yacht – by the hour or day.

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The most popular Lake Wylie boat rentals are pontoon boats, which are suitable for watersports, fishing, or simply pleasure.

Look on the app and you’ll see Sweetwater Pontoon, for instance, which can hold up to 10 passengers. Tubes, wakeboards, banana boats, kneeboards, children training skis, water skis, floating lounge mats – even tow ropes – are available to rent with the boat. And you can also request a captain to motor your skiff while you enjoy the water.

Or you and your friends can rent a party boat for a fun-filled day on the water for just $95 an hour. The Party Barge Pontoon, a completely remodeled tri-toon with new seats and lots of space, is moored at a private dock in Belmont but can be delivered

to your location for whether it’s for a sunset rise or simply cruising Lake Wylie and the Catawba River.

Big party or special event? Rent a 41foot Maxum yacht with a private cabin for lounge and relaxation, full boat enclosure, complete onboard bathroom services, TV, and Bluetooth stereo – even light refreshments.

If fishing’s your thing, you can choose a brand-new Stingray Center Console. You and up to 8 friends will reel in the crappie and bass using the boat’s on-board depth finder and fish finder, various rocket rod holders, and a built-in cooler for your catch. It also comes equipped with a 200 HP motor capable of giving enough towing power

for watersport enthusiasts.

Lake Wylie Is one of the top boating cities in America

But maybe you simply want to pop wheelies on the lake. Book a 2023 Sea doo Spark Trixx Jet Skis for $75 an hour. Owners will deliver the watercraft to any Lake Wylie landing or lake in the Charlotte area.

First created in 1904 by a dam near Fort Mill, Lake Wylie is one of the oldest reservoirs in South Carolina. The dam was rebuilt in 1924 and today boasts 325 miles of shoreline.

And now in 2024, Lake Wylie celebrates its centennial with the news that it ranks among boating’s favorite destinations. Get-

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MyBoat analyzed over 100,000 boat rentals in the United States in 2023. Data revealed that Lake Wylie ranked #39 in a list along with six other Carolina locations in the top 75, including Charleston (#22) and Lake Norman (#27).

But that comes as no surprise to the commercial rental companies and individual boat owners who enjoy the lake and encourage others to do so by offering their watercraft for rental.

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owner is super gracious and friendly.,” says Kristy, who rented a Lake Wylie watercraft through GetMyBoat. “He took the time to educate us on the ins and outs of the boat and the lake! It gave me more confidence on the day of our outing. If you are looking for a great family day of making memories out on the lake, this is the smartest option. You will not regret it. We will be booking the boat again.”

Which means GetMyBoat has accomplished its goal to make it easy for more people to get out on the water. At least on Lake Wylie.

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New York style pizza comes to Lake Wylie

As you drive south on Charlotte Highway just past Field Day Park, look for the packed parking lot on the east side of the road where the old Pit Stop Grill used to be. There are new picnic tables outside. On a clear day, they’re full. But whether the sun is shining or rain is falling, a line stretches out the building’s front door.

You’ve found it: Big Papa’s – the newest pizza sensation in Lake Wylie.

Co-owners Jerry Simonetti and Chris Earle opened the doors to Big Papa’s on April 1. And for the first several weeks, they closed those doors early.

They’d run out of dough. Literally.

To understand why that’s a problem, you need to understand a bit about pizza – and what led Jerry and Chris to open up shop in Lake Wylie.

Bistro owner to pizza proprietor

Although Jerry Simonetti is a self-taught cook, a lack of formal culinary training hasn’t stood in the way of his success. He has run thriving restaurants on Long Island and others in Florida.

“When I moved to the Carolinas in 2007 to be closer to family, my children and grandchildren begged me to open a pizza place,” says Jerry, a third-generation Italian who is half Bari, half Sicilian.

So when he launched two restaurants in Gaston County, one of them was a pizza joint – Simonetti’s Pizza.

The pizzeria was sold to new owners several years ago. And since then, Jerry has brought fine dining to Lake Wylie. In 2017, he opened Lily’s Bistro, which has plenty of Italian twists on its menu, including linguitti fruitti de mare, clams posillipo, and chocolate pâté alongside of classics like shrimp po boy wrap and Caesar salad.

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Big Papa’s at night Image courtesy of Big Papa’s

Lily’s thrived through the global pandemic, yet in spite of that success Jerry wanted to be back in the pizza business.

The opportunity came last fall. When Chris Earle (owner of Christopher’s Bar and Grill) found out the old Pit Stop grill was available, he invited Jerry to join forces to open a pizza joint in Lake Wylie – and Jerry said yes.

It took six months for Pit Stop to be transformed from a southern town local grill to New York style pizzeria. Meanwhile, Jerry’s team at Lily’s has kept the bistro flourishing.

But what sets apart New York style pizza from other kinds?

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Big Papa’s kitchen crew in action Photo by Kathy Widenhouse Big Papa’s New York Style Pizza Rustica with salami and ricotta Photo by Kathy Widenhouse

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A slice of pizza history

Pizza – flatbread dough topped with tomato sauce, cheese, additional toppings, then baked –has become a staple in the American diet. But it was born in Naples, Italy.

The waterfront city, which operated as an independent kingdom in the 1700s and early 1800s, was known in its early days for large number of working poor. Flatbread helped keep Naples’ population alive. Then, explorers returning home from South America brought tomatoes to Italy and other parts of Europe. At first, the red fruits were rejected as poisonous – until the hungry residents of Naples began to use tomatoes to top their flatbread.

By the late 18th century, the new Neapolitan dish had become popular. In fact, visitors to Naples sought out the city’s poorer neighborhoods in order to try the local specialty. Neapolitan pizza became synonymous with simple and fresh ingredients: basic dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and olive oil. The traditional version is heavy on sauce. To prevent the crust from becoming soggy, the pie is small – about 1012 inches around. It’s rolled thin and cooked at a high temperature for a crisp crust.

Italian immigrants brought pizza to the United States beginning in the late 1800s. Like them, pizza migrated across the nation and took on regional variations.

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New York style pizza in a southern town

A large concentration of Italians settled in New York City and began replicating pizza’s original version from Naples.

Since then, New York style pizza has developed a notoriety of its known. It is distinct from Chicago style (deep dish pizza with ingredients assembled upside-down from their usual order) … California pizza (a single serving with thin crust, often with unusual toppings like artichokes, salmon, or feta cheese) … or Detroit-style (crispy crust in a square dish resembling an automotive parts pan, with cheese spread to the edges so it caramelizes).

In contrast, New York style pizza is like its namesake. It’s large. Plus, aficionados swear that the local Yankee water adds special minerals to the dough to give crust its characteristic taste.

Pies are typically 18-24 inches around, cut into 8 slices. But most distinctive is the crust. It’s thin, crispy, and foldable – meant to be eaten as a fast food on the go. Folding also prevents the ingredients from falling off the thin crust.

At Big Papa’s, you can order ten variations of New York Style pizza, either by the pie or by the slice.

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Big Papa’s Pizzeria

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And if you’re not a fan of thin crust, no worries. You can order Sicilian pizza that’s got an authentic thick, airy crust. Jerry is half Sicilian, remember?

Let the dough cure

The crust, says Jerry, is what differentiates different types of pizza and what makes Big Papa’s stand out.

“I keep tweaking my recipe,” he admits. And Big Papa’s team mixes pizza dough with specially procured New York water that is so characteristic of pies in the Big Apple.

But Jerry doesn’t rush the process. “The dough isn’t ready until it has cured for at least 24 hours,” he explains. That means mixing the ingredients together, rolling out the dough, and letting it sit uncovered overnight in the fridge to cure. Curing leads to lower hydration in the dough which yields a thinner, crisper crust – the kind that New York pizzas are famous for. As an added bonus, thinner crust dough is easier to top and bake.

The 24-hour curing process explains why Jerry and his team may close early on occasion. There’s no prepared dough left. When you care about your product and want customers to eat only the best, then you stop serving pizza until more dough has been cured to your satisfaction.

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him Papa, so “Big Papa’s” was only fitting. But pizza isn’t Big Papa’s only game. You can order up fried ravioli or mozzarella sticks for an appetizer … a caprese salad or antipasto to go with your entrée … chicken parmesan or prosciutto hero sandwiches … calzone, stromboli, or chicken panzerotti as an entrée instead of pizza … even cannoli or pistachio mascarpone or tiramisu for dessert.

Best advice? Order ahead. Take cash. Be prepared to wait in line.

Or better yet, go early in the day. Then you can be sure there’s plenty of dough left for your pizza.

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Celebrate National Peach Month with South Carolina’s

Official Fruit

Georgia may have snagged “The Peach State” as its nickname.

But South Carolina produces three times as many of the juicy fruit as its neighbor.

The luscious globes with the fuzzy skin are the nation’s third most popular fruit, clocking in after bananas and apples. That means each summer, our local growers attract plenty of customers looking for peaches.

In Lake Wylie and the surrounding area, peach trees burst into pink in March – earlier, if late winter is warm. When Mother Nature cooperates, the earliest peaches become available in mid-May. Trees continue to produce until after Labor Day. That means you can get fresh local peaches at our area fruit stands for more than four months out of the year. And thanks to a bit of luck with the

weather, 2024 looks to be a solid year for peaches in our corner of the upstate.

From nuisance to savior

Peach trees were introduced into Florida by Spanish explorers in the mid-1500s. The plant subsequently swept the east coast. By the late 1600s peaches grew so profusely in the wild that settlers considered the tree to be a nuisance – apart from using its fruit to make brandy, of course.

Native Americans, however, cultivated peaches. Their work combined with that of horticulturalists led to improved cultivars. By the time the South entered Reconstruction in the late 1800s, the peach had begun to build a new reputation. And it was a good thing. In the wake of the Civil War cotton profits nosedived, and planters needed to look elsewhere for cash crops. Such large numbers of

South Carolina farmers turned to growing peaches that the fruit was nicknamed “The Savior of the South.”

Peach basics

The estimated 2,000 – 4,000 peach varieties fall into two main categories — clingstone and freestone – so designated by how firmly the fruit attaches to the pit. Freestone peach flesh pulls away easily from the center seed, which makes them a natural for eating by hand. Clingstones are harder to separate from the pit. They are a bit juicier and sweeter than freestones, making them your best choice for canning, preserves, and jam. Semi-cling peaches are less well known than the other two types but provide the strengths of both freestone and clingstones. Then there’s fruit color. Most peaches have yellow flesh, which can range from

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a light hue to an orange yellow or even yellow streaked with red. White peaches –like the China Pearl variety grown at The Peach Tree Orchard and Bush-N-Vine –tend to be sweeter and less acidic.

Fuzz-less peaches? Yep. They’re called nectarines. And they’re not a cross between peaches and plums, like you’ve been told. Rather, they are the result of a naturally occurring mutation which produces fruit that’s genetically identical to peaches.

And although peaches are prized for their juiciness and flavor, they are not the easiest fruits to grow. Peach trees are relatively short-lived, with some varieties requiring replanting after about a decade.

Plus, growers are at the mercy of the weather. In York County, a warm winter can lead to early peach blossoms during February. But a late frost can kill the flow-

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Picking produce at Bush-N-Vine Photo courtesy of Bush-N-Vine Farm Peach ice cream at Bush-N-Vine Farm Photo courtesy of Bush-N-Vine Farm Baskets of peaches for sale at Black’s Peaches Photo courtesy of Black’s Peaches

ers and ruin the crop, as was the case here during both 2022 and 2023.

That makes a successful local peach crop all the sweeter.

Where to get local peaches

South Carolina produces 40 peach varieties and York County claims its share of the luscious crop. Wander just west of Clover and you can shop for local peaches along and near Filbert Highway.

Black’s Peaches, a family-owned business, has been growing and selling peaches for a century. They’ve also got tomatoes, strawberries, and other fresh produce for sale, along with a grill where you can grab lunch. Or stop by The Peach Tree Orchard open-air market in York. While you’re waiting to bag your produce, you can enjoy fresh peach ice cream in their ice cream parlor.

The Hall Family and their team at Bush-NVine Farm, too, make peach ice cream from their own peaches. In fact, the farm was originally a peach orchard and the initial building on the property was used as a peach packing shed in the 1950s and 1960s.

Today at Bush-N-Vine, peach harvesting starts in mid-May with Flavorich and Ruby

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Where to nd or pick local peaches and peach products

Black’s Peaches 1800 Black Highway, York Phone: (803) 684-2333


1650 Filbert Highway, York Phone: (803) 684-2732

Springs Farm

1010 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill Phone: (803) 548-3939

The Peach Tree 1325 Highway 160 West Fort Mill Phone: (803) 547-7563

The Peach Tree Orchard 2077 Filbert Highway, York Phone: (803) 628-8514

Prince clingstones and proceeds throughout the summer with popular freestone varieties like Redglobe, O’Henry, Winblo, and Big Redwell, well into September. You can even pick your own peaches at Bush-N-Vine, depending upon the time of year and amount of harvest, of course. It takes just about 10 minutes to pluck a peck of peaches off the trees. That’s about 1214 pounds. Your kids can scramble around the Bush-N-Vine playground and sandbox while you finish shopping for produce.

If you’re on the east side of the county on the hunt for fresh local peaches, you can head to Fort Mill. Stop in at Springs Farm, where the Springs family has been growing and harvesting peaches on 100 acres since 1936. They’ve also got fresh strawberries, garden produce, homemade soft serve ice cream, their very own dessert mixes and savory starters, and local products for sale. You can even pick up some peach cider there.

For additional items, check in at The Peach Stand just down Route 160 where you’ll find locally grown produce, a custom butcher shop, a restaurant and deli, a bakery, an ice cream parlor, and a specialty foods section loaded with gourmet items – along with locally grown pro-

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Peach popularity

Black’s Peaches, Bush-N-Vine Farm, Springs Farm Market, and The Peach Tree are all featured in the 2024 South Carolina Ag + Art Tour in York County on June 8 and 9. The self-guided event is the largest free farm and art tour in the nation, with 85,000 visitors since its inception in 2012.

That lets you celebrate peaches early in the season. The rest of the country joins in during August, designated as National Peach Month by President Ronald Reagan. You may even be reminded to mark August 22 (Eat a Peach Day) and August 24 (National Peach Pie Day).

And why not? Peaches have been South Carolina’s official fruit since 1984. Plus, scientists report that eating peaches is good for you. They’re 80% water (juicier than apples), and have plenty of vitamins A, C, and K along with zinc and fiber to fight off cancer, heal wounds, and build your immunity. As they ripen, peach acid content goes down and they become sweeter.

But you won’t remember any of that as you bite into a perfectly ripe peach and let the juice flow down your arm.

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Local naturalist awarded the state’s highest civilian honor for contributions to conservation

For more than four decades, hundreds of students, naturalists, and environmentalists have known the truth about Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr.

He’s a champion of nature.

As an educator, the longtime York resident poured into students at Winthrop University and the Rock Hill and Fort Mill Public schools, twice earning South Carolina’s Science Teacher of the Year award.

But Bill has used passion for science beyond the classroom doors. He was active in the Sierra Club campaign to help the Congaree Swamp become designated as a

national park. He helped launch the residential South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. And his enthusiasm for understanding our natural world led Discover magazine to name Bill one of the “50 Best Brains in Science” and one of the “Top 10 Amateur Scientists in America.”

Last October, South Carolina’s Governor Henry McMaster agreed with the hundreds who have been impacted by Dr. Hilton. The governor awarded Bill the Order of the Palmetto.

It’s the state’s highest civilian honor, pre-

sented to Bill for a lifetime of achievement in science education, natural history research, and environmental conservation.

The Piedmont Naturalist

“People sometimes ask me “Who are you?” or “What do you do?” I am fortunate that—for me—these are one and the same. I simply reply I am an ‘educator-naturalist,’” says Bill, a York resident for four decades. “After all, there’s no use learning exciting new things about nature unless I share that knowledge with others.”

The Newberry College distinguished

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alumna has been joined on that lifelong mission with his wife, Sue (also an educator) and with support from his two sons and their families.

After finishing up an extended study of behavioral ecology in Minnesota, Dr. Hilton and his family returned to their native Carolinas in 1982. They moved to York County where Bill resumed his teaching career. The family purchased an old farm house on 11 acres in York so that Bill could continue the field ornithology work he had undertaken in graduate school.

The home’s surrounding land had been farmed for decades, so the Hiltons laid out walking trails among the tree saplings. They christened the property Hilton Pond Center. Over time, the property’s mixed forest of hardwoods and pine grew to attract birds, mammals, and a variety of wildlife. Dr. Hilton recorded his daily observations and soon, the Center became an educational and scientific research site and field trip destination for school groups, college classes, and environmental organizations.

Early in the Center’s life, Dr. Hilton shared his sightings in The Piedmont Naturalist, a weekly column in The Herald newspaper (Rock Hill, SC), and later compiled those columns into a book.

Bill’s Order of the Palmetto award Photos courtesy of Bill Hilton Male ruby-throated hummingbird at one of Hiltons’ feeders
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Although he discontinued the column, the nickname stuck. To friends in the environmental community, Bill is still known as “The Piedmont Naturalist.” Today he continues to chronicle his ongoing observations on his website and Facebook pages. And in particular, he studies birds.

Bird bander extraordinaire

Researchers study and identify birds through banding – the process of capturing, measuring, and marking individual wild birds by placing a small, lightweight ring around their legs.

Banding is a specialized skill. The federal Bird Banding Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland issues bander Master Permits only to those who can identify all common birds in their different seasonal plumage and demonstrate they are qualified to safely trap, handle, and band them.

In 1982, Dr. Hilton became one of those 2,000 of those experts.

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Over the years, he has banded more than 78,800 birds of 128 species. A large number of those were recorded at Hilton Pond, making it the most active banding station in the Carolinas and one of the most active in the entire southeastern United States. Because of Bill’s long-term site-based bird banding work in the under-studied South Carolina Piedmont, the Hilton Pond Center was named an Important Bird Area by National Audubon and Bird Life International.

In the last four decades, Bill has banded more than 7,400 hummingbirds – both in the U.S. and in Central America.

Operation RubyThroat

He has done so in his work with Operation RubyThroat. Launched in 1999 with a prestigious 42-month grant from the National Science Foundation, Operation RubyThroat is a cross-disciplinary international initiative that distributes information about the tiny but exotic ruby-throated hummingbird.

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fall, but they migrate south for the winter.

Dr. Hilton structured Operation RubyThroat to allow as many hummingbird enthusiasts as possible from north to south to participate. Project participants observe hummers in their home locations and share data about hummingbird behavior with Operation RubyThroat. Bill helps analyze, sort, and share it with those who follow hummingbirds.

As part of his work with Operation RubyThroat, Hilton leads groups of citizen scientists on expeditions to Central America nearly every winter – more than 30 to date. Plenty of enthusiasts track hummingbirds as they migrate north for the summer. But in Central America, Bill is the only researcher studying ruby-throated hummingbirds on their wintering grounds. Since 2004, he

and 260 others who have joined him have observed, captured, banded, and released more than ruby-throats at study sites in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

The naturalist’s next chapter

Since retirement, Dr. Hilton has worked tirelessly to protect the beautiful Carolina environment and share his expertise in hundreds of lectures and workshops for students, teachers, and biologists in 22 states across the country.

In February 2024, Bill and Sue sold their beloved old farmhouse in York in order to continue their research in the Blue Ridge Mountains. “Very little bird banding work has been done in Ashe County,” Bill explains.

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Baby ruby-throated hummingbird Photos courtesy of Bill Hilton Closeup of male ruby-throated hummingbird Photos courtesy of Bill Hilton Bill with a hummingbird while working with Operation RubyThroat Photos courtesy of Bill Hilton

But now, on 35 acres in Lansing, NC at what the Hiltons affectionately call Hilton Pond North, they started sighting birds right away – including their first hummingbird on April 12.


Bird song in the Blue Ridge

In the Blue Ridge, Dr. Hilton continues to learn about birds and share his passion with others both locally and online.

“I’m not only impressed by the high standard of success you’ve committed to your vocation, but doing so on a noble scale,” said Governor McMaster, upon presenting the Order of the Palmetto to Dr. Hilton last fall. “I bet when you walk down the street, the birds sing.”

“Yes, they do,” said Bill with a chuckle.

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Local wedding venues are popping up in all kinds of locations

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“She said yes!”

Used to be that with those words, engaged couples and their families booked the church for the ceremony – and a hotel or restaurant for the reception.

Not anymore. In fact, these days just one in five couples get married in a house of worship, according to online wedding clearinghouse The Knot. The coronavirus pandemic led to a rise in numbers of outdoor weddings. During 2020 and 2021, two-thirds of all ceremonies took place in Mother Nature.

That trend has since continued and become even more personalized. Nation-

al parks … historic homes … industrial lofts and greenhouses and art galleries –even planetariums and zoos have become popular wedding venue locations.

Part of the appeal, say couples, is a single location and plenty of space for both the ceremony and reception.

And thanks to local owners, newlyweds-to-be in and around Lake Wylie have an array of wedding venue locations to choose from.

Tie the knot in the meadow

More than 100 couples have started their happily ever in the middle of a local meadow.

No, they didn’t tie the knot out in the far reaches of York or Gaston counties. Instead, they and their guests gathered at Camelot Meadows, a local venue nestled on 33 acres of breathtaking scenery in Belmont.

During pleasant weather, brides and grooms can exchange their vows in one of the venue’s lush pastures or in an intimate ceremony conducted in the private bamboo forest. For the reception – or the ceremony, too – plenty of couples choose Camelot Meadows’ climate-controlled event barn. It’s got a large dance floor, catering prep kitchen, and two private suites in 7,600 square feet that can ac-

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commodate 225 guests.

As if the green scenery isn’t enough, couples also make use the private dock along the Catawba River for stunning background views. While they’re getting photos taken, their guests can gather around the fire pit or take their turn at corn hole or the putting green.

“Great little gem,” says Nicholas. “We had our wedding here a few weeks ago and it was a phenomenal setting all around. Plenty of space for those who want to get rowdy and those who don’t, with lots of different places to gather throughout the property.”

Take the plunge in a cove

Want to get married on the waterfront? Choose a venue that most locals don’t even know about: Long Cove Resort. To

Fun Places to Tie the Knot

Camelot Meadows

1335 Armstrong Road, Belmont Phone: (704) 277-6275

Web: www.camelotmeadowsevent. com

Long Cove Resort and Marina 14629 Rainbarrel Road, Charotte Phone: (704) 588-1467


Veronét Vineyards and Winery 1549 Ike Brooks Drive, Kings Mountain Phone: (704) 981-2490 Web:

Red Boot Ranch 1200 Peach Orchard Road, Clover Phone: (704) 747-3031


River Hills Country Club 1 Country Club Drive, Lake Wylie Phone: (803) 831-2126


River Hills Marina 54 Marina Road, Lake Wylie Phone: (803) 831-1802


get there, you need to follow a narrow, half-mile road that feels more like a secluded state park woods than an entrance.

You even may need to pull over to one side of the road to let a departing vehicle pass through.

Long Cove is a private glamping resort with tiny house cabins, a private beach, kayaks, marina, and paths through the woods. But make no mistake – you’re just 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte and just a short hop across the Buster Boyd Bridge.

But you’re also on 14.5 acres of gorgeous lakefront property with three-quarters of a mile of Lake Wylie shoreline.

Couples can have their ceremony anywhere on the property: on a hill overlooking the lake, on the beach, or the 3,400 square foot outlook deck. Then, you and

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your guests can celebrate by dancing the night away under the stars, sitting around a crackling bonfire, or cozy up in the dozens of comfy Adirondack chairs that dot the property to watch the sun set on the lake.

Guests can stay at one of Long Cove Resort’s 33 tiny houses. There’s even a dedicated, romantic cabin that’s set aside for honeymooners.

Walk down the aisle at a winery

If your vision of a perfect wedding is a place where guests can sip a glass of red or white while gazing at a panoramic view of vineyards, then check out Veronét Vineyards and Winery.

The 70-acre Kings Mountain estate, opened by Monique and Dave Sullivan in 2019, includes six acres of grape vines tucked among stands of pine, two meandering streams, and views of Crowders Mountain with its nearby Pinnacle peak.

The mountainside offers a perfect home for Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Chambourcin, Traminette, and Grüner Veltliner vines. But its three event spaces and vineyard grounds are also an ideal location to

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Wedding Venues

accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated wedding and reception.

If the couple prefers an outdoor ceremony, the bride can make her entrance on a dramatic staircase into the courtyard. But rain or shine, the winery’s wall of artisan wine tanks and floor to ceiling windows are surrounded by wraparound patio with stunning views of the mountains – a perfect backdrop for a new couple.

The winery provides a small kitchen prep area and list of recommended caterers.

Get hitched on a ranch

When you hear “rustic wedding,” you may automatically think burlap, cowboy boots, and mason jars.

You can have that and more at a genuine working ranch wedding venue right here in Clover.

Originally known as Getty’s Farm, Red Boot Ranch has been in operation since the 1930s. The first owners produced cotton and corn as cash crops. But the farm’s most prized possessions both then and

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Couple at Red Boot Ranch Photo courtesy of Red Boot Ranch Wedding party in front of bamboo forest at Camelot Meadows Photo courtesy of Camelot Meadows Ceremony at Red Boot Ranch Photo courtesy of Red Boot Ranch

now are Saddlebred horses. The breed’s history stretches back to the Revolutionary and Civil War times when Saddlebreds were the top choice for officer mounts. Since then, the breed has become known as “the horse that America made.”

Today, third generation members of the Getty family continue to raise Saddlebreds on Red Boot Ranch. And they have added events to their mix of offerings.

The ranch’s newly renovated barn and covered banquet facility faces a 5-acre green paddock and lawn. Parking can accommodate 200. Horse dot the property’s 127 acres and willingly offer themselves as a background scenery for photos, whether it’s an equestrian event or a wedding.

When the vows are complete, guests can stroll across spacious vista views of horses on pastures, hardwoods, and pines – even stop by the farm pond and look for minnows.

Say your vows on the golf green

Right here in Lake Wylie, couples are choosing the outdoors. They book River Hills Country Club for their big day, but take to the club’s terrace, expansive lawns, and even golf greens for the ceremony – and then move indoors to party afterwards.

A less formal setting: the pavilion at the River Hills Marina Club, which sits right at water’s edge. It’s large enough to host up to 200 guests with as a spectacular view out Joe’s Cove to the main channel of Lake Wylie.

One tradition remains

Social distancing may have inspired the rise in outdoor weddings and offbeat venues. Yet there are other reasons brides and grooms are choosing less traditional sites for their big day. The romantic setting, idyllic views for photos, and a relaxed atmosphere in a unique location combine to make a wedding a personal, memorable event.

Yet regardless of where brides and grooms choose to get married, local wedding hosts agree: their venues may be unconventional, but there’s nothing untraditional about helping new couples get their marriage off to a good start.

On the beach at Long Cove Resort

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Photo courtesy of Long Cove Resort Red Boot Ranch Photo courtesy of Red Boot Ranch

Wedding Venues

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Veronet Vineyards Photo courtesy of Veronet Vineyards Eddie Knox Pavilion at River Hills Marina Photo courtesy of River Hills Veronet Vineyards Photo courtesy of Veronet Vineyards

Children with disabilities experience overnight camping for the first time

“At home and at school I feel like I’m on an island,” said Aubrey, 15. “But not here. I’m not alone.”

Aubrey, along with 34 other middle and high school students, had just completed a weekend outdoor camping experience at Lake Wylie’s iconic Camp Thunderbird. Three days had been packed with archery, a trip to the climbing wall, rides on the zip line, canoeing, kayaking, pool time, and trips down the giant slide into the lake. It was a typical camping weekend at Camp Thunderbird.

But it was nothing typical for Aubrey and her fellow campers – children with physical disabilities – who were taking part in Camp CLT, a free event

offered by Changing Lives Together (CLT) Foundation.

Changing lives for children with special needs

Camp participants and volunteers in a group photo Photos courtesy of Changing Lives Together Foundation

The foundation, co-founded by Mike and Laura Dascal, has raised over $1 million since its inception in 2019. Funds are used to enrich and change the lives of special needs kids and kids with life-altering circumstances. The foundation accomplishes that mission through events like Christmas in July at Levine Children’s Hospital … monthly outings for children with intellectual disabilities … sponsoring the Rollin’ Hornets kids wheelchair basketball team … scholarships for handicapped children … holiday outreach to families of

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children with special needs.

But the CLT team wanted to do more. One of its committee members, also a member of the Camp Thunderbird board of directors, pointed out that disabled children miss out on outdoor camping experiences.

That led to the first Camp CLT in 2021. And the Dascals have witnessed an outpouring from the community every year since.

200 volunteers and an army of support

“It takes an army of support to make Camp CLT happen,” explains Mike.

Corporate sponsors (including AM King, Ernst and Young Consulting, and CrossFit Weddington) ensure participants can attend at no cost. Those partners also send volunteers from their staffs to join with others in the community to serve 40 campers throughout the weekend. A total of 200 volunteers ensures a minimum of 1:1 volunteer to camper ratio to navigate Camp Thunderbird’s gravel paths, move children from wheelchairs to canoes, and strap on life jackets for swimming.

They’re overseen by a team of healthcare professionals. Six full-time registered nurses along with occupational therapists and physical therapists administer medication and manage dressing, showering, and feeding campers.

Local vendors help out too. Lee’s Hoagies provides lunch for 100 and Domino’s Pizza Lake Wylie covers dinner for an evening.

Yet the hundreds that make Camp CLT happen

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Campers on the lake Photos courtesy of Changing Lives Together Foundation Ropes course Photos courtesy of Changing Lives Together Foundation Campers and volunteers
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Be a Part of Camp CLT

Sponsor, volunteer, apply, support Camp CLT

Free overnight camp for children (grades 5-12) with physical disabilities

September 13-15, 2024

Camp Thunderbird

CLT Foundation

10205 Paxton Run Road, Charlotte (704) 620-9203



Facebook: cltfoundation

will tell you they get much more out of it than they give.

Last year the camp hosted children from four states – North and South Carolina, Georgia, and West Virginia. One of them was Gabe. He uses an electric wheelchair full-time. Nevertheless, with support from three adults and while a team of fellow campers and volunteers cheered him on, Gabe mastered Camp Thunderbird’s climbing wall. There was not a dry eye among the spectators.

A camp that’s not just for the kids

The Dascals knew the camp would be a powerful experience for participants but were sur-

prised by the impact on families. “For many, this is the first time they’ve had a night away from their child,” says Mike. Caregivers and families have three days of rest, respite, and restoration while children are away. The event’s staffing plan gives parents assurance their children are professionally cared for and safe.

Camp enrollment for 2024 is capped at forty, but Dascals expect hundreds will feel its effects. “Camp CLT is far and away the most rewarding thing we do at CLT Foundation,” says Laura. “You can’t watch a child with a disability climb a rock wall and not be moved. We are so happy and lucky to be able to do this.”

Camp CLT
Crafting and games Photos courtesy of Changing Lives Together Foundation
on the lake Photos courtesy of Changing Lives
Together Foundation

Development Update

Lake Wylie is HOT!!

Lake Wylie commercial development is hot! Economic investment and growth are visible in every direction of Lake Wylie. Commercially zoned properties have been purchased with many plans and projects under way.

The community voted to preserve land by supporting another special tax district. Properties have already been purchased; they are the well-known goat farm and the Woodend Farm, formerly known as the Van Avery Estate, located along Hwy 557. This year the Thistle Property has been purchased for a dog park. The Lake Wylie Field Day Park has blossomed into a jewel for the whole community to enjoy. Last year, York County purchased Blue Granite Water System with the plan to provide improved service and long-term financial benefits to customers. York County passed a Lake Wylie Small Area Plan to assist with guiding future growth.

What’s new?

Charlotte Ski Boats opened at Joiners Marina on N.C. side of the Buster Boyd Bridge.

River Hills Country Club renovated the clubhouse and created more casual dining options with an informal pub atmosphere for evening gatherings.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s strategic plan has added more local community access. This park setting on the lake is a hidden jewel and will now be enjoyed by its neighbors and locals more often. Space will be available for gatherings and recreational use.

At Lake Wylie Plaza, Pet Wants, a locally owned pet store, celebrated its first

anniversary. Next door, The Barber Lounge also celebrated its first anniversary offering a variety of professional barber services.

Down the road, Dreamery Creamery, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, is also celebrating its first anniversary and is giving kids and families a great space to have an outing with ice cream treats.

Rejuvenate at Lake Wylie, owned by Dr. Robert and Tracy Latham, is a medspa that offers medical procedures and esthetician work, thermology and wellness coaching. It opened this past year and is located at Village Harbor.

Also in Village Harbor, Zo.ra Food and Wine opened in fall 2023. Zo.ra is locally owned and operated by Roshan and Samantha Singh. Roshan is an executive chef with years of experience.

During the pandemic, CaroMont Health opened an urgent care facility in Village Harbor. Last year, CaroMont Health invested in a Lake Wylie Medical Office Building located on Nautical Lane, which includes a family practice, women’s health and pediatrics. This building also has x-ray and laboratory services. The original CaroMont Health – Lake Wylie building located across the highway in Village Harbor has specialty providers which added to the current partners of neurology, cardiology and endocrinology. This combined with the Urgent Care provides comprehensive health care to the community.

Also on Nautical Lane, Inspire Integrative Pediatrics opened in the Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentist building. Integrative medicine combines effective treatments from conventional and complementary medicine. It also focuses on healthy lifestyle, including nutrition, sleep, physical activity and stress management to help activate the body’s natural healing response. | Summer 2024
Sunflower Springs Assisted Living will open on Latitude Lane this fall. (Photos/Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce)

The former self-serve car wash located at Highway 49 and Caroll Cove was sold and demolished. Construction is underway for a new car wash at the same location.

Dragonfly Wellness Center located next to the chamber in Lake Wylie Business Center opened during the pandemic and is expanding services that include chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage, nutrition counseling and other wellness support services.

Thrive4Life opened this January in the Lake Wylie Business Center, offering reflexology, shiatsu massage and natural health services. Thrive4Life is owned and operated by Rachel Sinnott.

A Planet Fitness located next to Morningstar

Storage on Nautical Lane opened in 2023.

Sunflower Springs Assisted Living facility is being built on Latitude Lane, next to the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce. It features restaurant style dining, enriching activities, exercise and entertainment. The facility is expected to create over 100 new jobs in our area when it opens this fall.

In the works and down the Lake Wylie corridor

The next corridor that will be developed is from Three Points to Five Points, referred to as the Highway 274–Five Points corridor. Tractor Supply was already built during the pandemic. The property next to it is in the development stage as

a multiuse with apartments and a business/ health and wellness center. LK Well has plans for a forward-looking development that may set the tone for the future of that area.

On the opposite side of the highway at the former Pit Stop at 5780 Charlotte Highway, a commercial building was purchased and is now Big Papa’s pizza restaurant. In the future, next door plans are in the works for storefronts and offices.

Land has also been purchased near the corner of Highways 55/274 with plans for a new Harris Teeter grocery store and complementing commercial space.

A new Lake Wylie High School is being built on “Cannonball Run” – formerly Daimler Boulevard along with a new elementary school.

Homes are under construction down Highway 49 on the way to York. More residential homes were approved by the county and construction has begun by Allison Creek by DRB Homes.

Lake Wylie, with its proximity to the Charlotte metro area, offers beauty, recreational opportunities, excellent schools, low taxes, and nice quality of life, is an ideal place to live and to invest in business. Commercial and residential growth is happening before our eyes.

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LK Well Apartments will open soon on the Highway 274-Five Points corridor.

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LNews of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Summer 2024

From the Chamber President

More growth coming to Lake Wylie

ake Wylie is facing another growth phase. A new Lake Wylie High School and elementary school are being built down Highway 274 on “Cannonball Run” – formerly Daimler Blvd. Opening dates are expected to be in 2026.

New homes have been approved by the county and are being built at planned communities that will have green space and amenities. LakesideGlen by DRB Homes located at Allison Creek is now under construction. Model homes will be open this summer.

More new homes are being built at Westport by D.R. Horton located by Highway 49 and Campbell Road down from Five Points area. Westport is a thoughtfully planned community full of traditional homes and lots of amenities that are under construction now. Other new home communities have been approved by the county and are in the works. More than 2,800 homes have been approved, planned and are under construction over the next few years. This is why new schools needed to be built to meet the growing needs.

York County plans and zones land and works with a comprehensive plan that has land zoned for certain uses like residential, commercial, manufacturing, agriculture and unless rezoned, land is approved for those certain uses. The county planners had done the Allison Creek PD plan many years ago in anticipation of Daimler Corporate move and the future growth to come to our area. A village concept with residential, commercial and public facilities such as Field Day Park and school sites was part of the overall plan.

The Highway 274/Five Points corridor is zoned for a designated commercial hub to have commercial uses like grocers, restaurants, businesses, and an assortment of businesses can locate in that corridor. At issue is transportation planning, curb cuts, inter-connectivity, shared entrances, and practical planning that helps traffic flow in that area.

The county approved the Lake Wylie Small Area Plan that guides developers to have certain standards like shared entrances, like businesses near each other, landscape, and requirements intended to achieve nice looking, high-quality development. A Highway 274 corridor plan was developed by Crescent Land Development in 2007 that was forward looking to meet the needs of a growing community.

Another designated Commercial Hub approved by the county is located at Campbell Road and Highway 274. To serve the new growth, it was expected to have a grocer, restaurants, modern fuel stations and supporting businesses for the homes that were to come.

A major company was slated to locate its headquarters on Daimler Road, therefore the county expected thousands of new homes would be needed and growth was coming to the Highway 274 corridor and Five Points area. In fact, Highway 274 was widened, and Daimler Road was built in anticipation of this growth. The 2008-2009 economic downturn impacted many business plans to be delayed or canceled. That is the background of why the anticipated growth was delayed and why now we are seeing the growth and new homes being built on the already zoned land for residential and why commercial corridors need to be planned and to have a transportation plan to support and serve the already approved growth areas.

This year, things are moving forward with plans for the Highway 274/ Five Points corridor where there will be a Harris Teeter and its fuel station, opportunities for nice restaurants and other new businesses. Planning for shared entrances, traffic flow, inter-connectivity, landscape, and buffers and for like businesses to share driveways, practical planning by professionals is needed to accomplish the designated commercial hubs.

The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce has convened property owners and developers on the Highway 274/ Five Points corridor to work with county officials to ensure a well-planned,

high-quality corridor is developed that will have a transportation plan, limited curb cuts, interconnectivity and businesses needed and desired by the greater community. Data drives commercial investment and the growth is dictating the development of the commercial hub along the Highway 274/Five Points corridor. This will help to relieve traffic at Three Points and on Highway 49. Growth is here and more has been approved by York County, so it is time to have a vision and work with property owners and developers along with York County to ensure a well-planned corridor that serves the new and existing growth that is underway. Watch for more details as plans come together and new projects are approved and announced.

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Susan Bromfield, Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce president

United Bank and Lake Wylie Liquors Business After Hours

March 14, 2024

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Laurie McSpadden wins a door prize at the St. Paddy’s Day at the March BAH. Chamber board members Jane DuBois and Lori Dickerson are ready to draw for door prizes at the March BAH. Alexis and Matthew Sy of Comfort Systems and Jane DuBois of Lake Wylie Today at the March BAH. Photos by Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

United Bank and Lake Wylie Liquors Business After Hours

March 14, 2024

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Jane DuBois, Charlie Bromfield, Kelly Harmon of Insure Insurance and Rachel Sinnott of Thrive4Life at the March BAH. Lori Dickerson presents a door prize from Lake Wylie Liquors at the March Business After Hours. DJ Joe Pascarella wins another door prize at the March BAH held at United Bank-Lake Wylie. Doug McSpadden wins at door prize at the BAH as Jane DuBois looks on. Photos by Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Melanie Wilson, Realtor and Staging Magic Business After Hours

April 18, 2024

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Charlie Bromfield with Steve Mullooly at the Business After Hours in April. Danielle Jenkins and Brandy Bass of Elite Echo Clean at the April BAH. Stephen and Lisa Allred of 5 Star Luxury Transportation. Matt, Jake and Cameron of Peoples Insurance at the April BAH. Chad Wilson, Andy Litten and Jeff Ledford at the April Business After Hours. Steve Mullooly, Jennifer Dellinger, Stephen and Lisa Allred at the April BAH. Photos by Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Melanie Wilson, Realtor and Staging Magic Business After Hours


18, 2024

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Lori Dickerson of United Bank and Angel Neelands of South State Bank at the April BAH. Scott Clinton and Jim Shea at the April BAH. Charlie Bromfield, Robert Willis and Dianne Kehler at River Hills Marina Pavilion at BAH. Todd and Erica Andres of Anytime Fitness on a beautiful evening at the River Hills Marina at BAH. Nancy Snyder and Tom Pas on the deck at River Hills Marina at the BAH. Two Jacks - Jack Dagenhart and Jack Dagenhart Jr. at the April Business After Hours.

Welcome New Members

February 6–April 30, 2024

Better Call I.T.

Ross Feldman

3907 Longpond Lane

Monroe, NC 28110


Computer Tech Support and Websites

Bigfoot Marketing of the Carolinas

Ryan Zabinsky

York, SC 29745


Multi Media Marketing

Collins Gaylon

Rick Kiger

1300 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28278


General Contractor – Real Estate Development

DTJT Properties

Tim Frye P.O. Box 959

Parkcreek, NC 28130


Property Development

Insure Insurance

Kelley Harmon 2042 Celanese Road

Rock Hill, SC 29732


Health & Life Insurance

JHP Real Estate

Jim H Pugh

Lake Wylie, SC 29710


Real Estate Sales

Lake Wylie Business Park

Larry Goins

4607 Charlotte Hwy, Suite #2

Lake Wylie, SC 29710


Office Space Rental

Pavel’s Jewelry

Natalie Starominsky

1300 South Tryon #I Charlotte, NC 28278


Watch and Jewelry Repair

Spectrum Business

Meredith Biggerstaff 1229 Fallston Road

Shelby, NC 28150


Business Class Internet, Phone, Video and Mobile

Individual Members: Andy Litten

Archetype Investments

Association Management Solutions

Azteca Grill

Bethel Commons

Clover Harvest

Clover/Lake Wylie Republican Women

Community Church of Lake Wylie


Cornerstone Builders Group

Eason Roofing

5 Star Luxury Transportation

Flex Gymnastics

Renewing Members

February 6–April 30, 2024

Habitat for Humanity of York County

J. Alden Fine Jewelry

Journey Fellowship

K.A. Gregory Wealth Management

Keller Williams Andy Reynolds

Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce

Lake Wylie Tax

MarineMax Lake Wylie

Melanie Wilson, Realtor

Midgard Storage

Papa Doc’s Shore Club

River Hills Community Association

River Hills/Lake Wylie Lions Club

Sea & Sun Travel Agency

Sifford-Stine Insurance Agency

Sloan Financial Group

Stateline Chrysler Jeep & Dodge

The Blake at Baxter Village

Thrive 4 Life

Tow Boat US - Lake Wylie

United Way of York County

ZO.RA Food and Wine

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Welcome to some of the newest Chamber Members

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Lori Dickerson presents another door prize to Will Hall of Hippo Turf Care. Andy Litten and Jennifer Dellinger at River Hills Marina at the BAH. Kelly Harmon of Insure Insurance wins a door prize at the March BAH,

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce


MONDAY, October 28, 2024

1:00 pm Shotgun Start– Captain’s Choice River Hills Country Club

Contact Name:___________________________________________________________




Daytime Telephone: ( )_____________ Fax: ( )___________________


Golf---Includes box lunch, driving range privileges, golf, cart, hospitality and great networking safely! All player spots are reserved upon receipt of payment and registration form.

Individual Golfer(s) @ $140 per person

Golf Team(s) – Four players @ $550 per team

Total $_______

Total $_______

Golfer’s Name:_______________________Handicap:___E-mail:___________________

Golfer’s Name:_______________________Handicap:___E-mail:___________________

Golfer’s Name:_______________________Handicap:___E-mail:___________________

Golfers Name:________________________Handicap:___E-mail:__________________


_____Mulligan (s) – Limit 2 per player $10 each Total $_______

_____Mulligan (s) – For the team $80

Total $_______

_____Hole Sponsorship - $300 (Includes sign at tee box or green, and recognition in Lake Wylie Today Magazine!

____ Flag Sponsorship - $300

_____I’d like to donate a raffle prize!

Please return this registration form with your check to:

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 5233, Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Phone: 803-831-2827

Email: Web:

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Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce Strategic Plan

The Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofi t organization made up of nearly 300 member businesses in the Lake Wylie area in South Carolina. Whether you’re a Chamber member, a prospective member, a resident, a prospective resident, or whether you’re a one-time visitor to our area you’re important to us.


“Leading the Lake Wylie area to become the premier place to live, work and conduct business in the Carolinas.”


“To build a business environment that creates economic prosperity for our members and our community by serving as the voice of the business community and by providing a support network for members.”


• Accountability

• Collaboration

• Excellence

• Outreach

• Promotion

• A Sense of Family

By connecting business & community, creating viability & value, and cultivating member engagement.

Jeff Ledford - Chairman River Hills Country Club

Charles Wood - Past Chairman

Susan Brom eldPresident Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Matthew MugaveroVice Chairman Lake Wylie Liquors

Jane DuBois - Secretary Lake Wylie Today/Little Woods Marketing

Michaelyn SherrillTreasurer Home Companions

Fred Caldwell Fred Caldwell Chevrolet

Kim Conroy YMCA Camp underbird

COMMUNITY REALATION connection business & community

• Be the premier resource for businesses to connect with the community.

• Develop community Leaders

• Champion for a stronger community

• Convener of Leaders and Influencers.

• Encourage spending in Lake Wylie area.


creating viability & values

• Promote Lake Wylie as a destination to businesses, individuals, and families.

• Serve as a conduit between businesses, citizens, and community leaders.

• Catalyst for Business Growth and sustainable practices.

MEMBER SIRVICES cultivating member engagement

• Keep Chamber members positively engaged.

• Provide a variety of networking opportunities.

• Offer valuable marketing options.


• Recruit and retain members and advocates for the Chamber.

• Maintain fiscal responsibility.

• Ensure the future vitality of the organization.

Lori Dickerson United Bank

Allan Gregory K.A. Gregory Wealth Management

Ed Lindsey Rotary Club of Lake Wylie

Angel Neelands South State Bank

Stephan Nishimuta Carolina Family Dentistry

Sheila Quinn Clover School District

Quinn Smith May Green Properties

P.O. Box 5233

264 Latitude Lane, Suite 101

Lake Wylie, SC 29710 (803) 831-2827

Fax: (803) 831-2460

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Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce


Candidates Forum

County Council D2 Representative

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

6:30-8:15 p.m.

Oakridge Middle School Cafeteria

Business After Hours

ursday, June 6, 2024

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Comfort Systems

Held at River Hills Marina Picnic Pavilion

Lake Wylie Fourth of July Fireworks

ursday, July 4, 2024

Approximately 9:30 p.m.


Lake Wylie Plaza, Lake Wylie Italian and Pizza, Rey Azteca Patio, Bagel Boat, Papa Doc’s and Long Cove Resort and Marina

Since Lake Wylie Community Fireworks Display is funded solely through donations, your support of this event is needed in order for it to continue. Send your contribution in any amount to:

Camp underbird Fireworks Fund

One underbird Lane Lake Wylie, SC 29710

Business After Hours

ursday, September TBA

Sponsored by TBA 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce

Annual Golf Classic

Monday, October 28, 2024

1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Captain’s Choice Held at River Hills Country Club

Business After Hours

ursday, October TBA 5:30-7:30 p.m.

sponsored by and held at TBA

Annual Holiday Gala

ursday, December 5, 2024

6:30 p.m.

Seating Limited, Festive Attire

Held at River Hills Country Club

Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 14, 2024

6:30 p.m. Boat Parade

Launched from Papa Doc’s Shore Club

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Fishing Licenses:

A fishing license is required for anyone age 16 or older when fishing in any public water, including coastal waters, in both Carolinas. Purchase NC licenses by calling 888-248-6834 or at www. SC licenses are available at or by calling 803-7343833. A 7 day license can be purchased for out of state visitors. Must have a valid state ID.

Pendleton’s Sporting Goods

5930 Charlotte Highway Clover, SC 29710 (Highway 49 near “Five Points”) 803-631-5410

River Stop Food Mart

3900 Mt. Gallant Road

Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-329-0002

Wal-Mart - Lake Wylie 175 SC-274 Lake Wylie, SC 29710


Wal-Mart - Newport 4875 Old York Rd

Rock Hill, SC 29732 803-323-2080

Wal-Mart-Tega Cay 1151 Stonecrest Blvd Tega Cay, SC 29708 803-578-4140

Grab N Go

13920 S Tryon St Charlotte, NC 28278


Pier 88

River Hills Marina Gas Dock


Tega Cay Marina


CareFree Boat Club


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