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Winthrop hires Dallas, Texas firm to lead presidential search

Less than 90 days after firing Winthrop University’s tenth president, the school’s board of trustees Wednesday selected a new search firm to lead the process of selecting the university’s eleventh leader. Board members unanimously voted to hire Dallas, Texas-based R. William Funk and Associates to lead the effort, one that board chair Kathy Bigham described […]

First retail, commercial buildings break ground at Riverwalk

Growth at Rock Hill’s Riverwalk community took another step forward Wednesday as construction crews broke ground on two new mixed-commercial buildings. Bernie Ackerman, CPA, will own one of the two sites, while developer The Assured Group will own the other. Both buildings will be built within a few hundred feet of the Catawba River. “It’s […]

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Indian Land puppies recovering; 2 diagnosed with Pneumonia

An Indian Land animal hospital has received more than a dozen calls from people wanting to adopt four 1-week-old puppies that were tied up in a trash bag and left behind a dumpster last week. A Good Samaritan found the puppies Thursday and rushed them to the hospital. Two of the puppies — Thor and […]

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Acting Winthrop president freezes 10 percent of university’s budget

Acting Winthrop University president Debra Boyd has enacted a ten-percent budget freeze on the university’s spending, ahead of a comprehensive study on the school’s expenditures. In an e-mail distributed earlier today to faculty and staff, Boyd said the funds recovered from the frozen operational spending would be held in a temporary account. That account, Boyd […]

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Man who escaped while handcuffed recaptured in Lancaster County

A man who wiggled out of handcuffs late last month in Lancaster County has been recaptured by authorities. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says Deqwon Blackmon is being held at the county detention center. Officials say Blackmon fled August 29 after being arrested on allegations of attempted murder in connection with a triple shooting outside […]

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Phat Bottom lawnmower speedway halts races indefinitely

The owners of York County’s lone lawnmower speedway have put a temporary hold on future races at the rural track. In a September 10 post on Facebook, track owner Bryan Saunders wrote “The track is temporarily closed until we can complete the process of obtaining proper permits and/or approvals.” Saunders had previously told WRHI the […]

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York County advances proposed plan on Lake Wylie overlay

Tighter residential building restrictions are now one step closer to reality for dozens of Lake Wylie homeowners concerned that explosive growth is ruining the small-town feel of their community. York County Council Monday night approved the second of three required readings for a new overlay plan that would restrict growth near the intersection of S.C. […]

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