FORT MILL — Today, Monday, Feb. 18, is President’s Day, a national holiday. Schools and government offices are closed. Most banks and financial institutions are closed, but not all are, so check with yours if you need services. Here’s a look at five things to know as you start the new week:
- Amor Artis Run Club: Meet at the downtown Fort Mill brew pub this evening for a group, 3-mile(ish) fun run around town 6:30-7:30 p.m. then enjoy $5 pints and $6 house wine until closing. For more, go to amorartisbrewing.com.
- David Fahrenthold, the Washington Post reporter who won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Trump campaign in 2016, will speak at Winthrop University on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as part of the “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism” series.
Fahrenthold broke some of the most talked-about stories of the presidential campaign in 2016, including pieces on the Trump foundation and the “Access Hollywood” video. This event, “The State of the Fourth Estate: An Evening with David Fahrenthold,” will be at 7 p.m. at Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center on Winthrop’s campus.
Beryl Dakers, a longtime broadcast journalist at SC ETV and executive producer, newscaster, talk show host and documentary filmmaker, will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
This event is part of the “News Literacy and the Future of Journalism” series, which is an eight-month collaborative effort by the S.C. Humanities, Winthrop and the S.C. Press Association. Additional support comes from the N.C. Humanities Council, The Newseum, The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy, the Departments of Mass Communication and Political Science, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Winthrop.
View more information at newsliteracy.info.
- On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Tega Cay City Council will hold a workshop with the Planning Commission as well as its regular meeting.
- on Feb. 20, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals will kick off its 2019 slate.
- This is the final week to see “Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook” at Fort Mill Community Playhouse. The last three dates of the run are Feb. 22-24.