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Business Rock Hill: 02/11/15

The Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation has found a buyer for one of its two speculative building sites at the Waterford Business Park.  

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Celanese Road Walmart case lands in lap of a York County judge

A Rock Hill neighborhood’s fight against a Walmart grocery store is not over yet as the developer, Atlanta-based Halpern Enterprises, has more hurdles to clear before ever breaking ground. Halpern and a handful of neighbors from the Swan Meadows community went before York County Master-in-Equity judge Jack Kimball Tuesday, where Kimball will eventually rule on […]

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Rock Hill, York County tax plan to include storm water work in Sunset Park

Negotiations between the City of Rock Hill and a select group of York County council members continue this week surrounding the city’s proposed expansion of a special tax district for the Knowledge Park area. The proposed agreement, which would redirect new property tax revenue in the area for 25 years, is dependent on approval from […]

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S.C. cops, prosecutors push for closing video ‘loophole’ in DUI law

Local sheriffs, police chiefs and solicitors from across the state spent the day Tuesday in Columbia, pleading with lawmakers to plug the holes in South Carolina’s drunk driving laws. More often than not — about every one in three cases, says York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant — people suspected of driving drunk, or otherwise impaired, […]

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Proposed RHSD3 calendar calls for Fall semester to end before Christmas

For the first time in several years, students in Rock Hill schools may wrap up their fall semester classes before leaving for Christmas break. Under a draft calendar presented to the school board Monday night, fall classes would start August 18 and end December 18 with 84 days of required “seat time.” Students would take […]

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Snuffed Out: Will Rock Hill ban smoking in public parks?

The days of lighting up a cigarette in Rock Hill city parks may be nearing an end after the city’s parks and recreation commission delivered a recommendation before city council Monday night. The plan, which would ban smoking outright in city parks, is somewhat already in place with an experimental ban on smoking at youth […]

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First-time freshmen, transfer applications up 9 percent at Winthrop

Admissions figures supplied by Winthrop University show first time freshman and transfer student applications are up by 9 percent over this time last year. The figures, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management Eduardo Prieto said, show an increase of 325 more applications for the Fall 2015 semester. While the latest admissions numbers show a […]

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