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RHEDC OK’s $289k contract to demolish Woolworth building

The Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation approved a contract with a midlands demolition company to soon bring the ailing Woolworth building on East Main Street to a heap of bricks. The site, situated directly across from the City Club and next to the former McCrory’s lunch counter, has been the subject of a series of […]

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More than two dozen firefighters battle store blaze in Rock Hill

A fire at Dinks Fresh Produce in a strip mall at the intersection of Saluda St. and Heckle Blvd. has been brought under control. Rock Hill battalion chief Rusty Myers says his department received the call just before 7:00 this morning. Myers says 25 firefighters were dispatched, and when they arrived fire was coming through […]

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Lancaster County inmate escapes deputy’s custody

A Lancaster man escaped the grasp of a sheriff’s deputy Saturday as he was being walked into the county’s jail. Deqwon Blackmon, 23, was on his way into the Lancaster County Detention Center on an attempted murder charge when he “managed to escape from custody” while a deputy walking him into the jail’s sally port, […]

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High School Football: Week 1 final scores

#3 South Pointe 28 Rock Hill 20 Final Lancaster 41 Andrew Jackson 6 Final #3 Northwestern 28 Charlotte Catholic 45 Final Nation Ford 27 Boiling Springs 62 Final Fort Mill 41 Lugoff-Elgin 0 Final #5 York 27 Irmo 6 Final Clover 22 Forestview 42 Final Lewisville 36 Blacksburg 46 Final #1 Byrnes 50 TL Hanna […]

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York County planning and development director leaving for another job

York County is losing its planning and development services director. Assistant County Manager David Larson confirms that Dave Pettine is leaving his position to work part-time initially with a consulting firm in Charlotte. Larson says Pettine has spent about nine years in his position. He says September 12th will be Pettine’s last day with the […]

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Lancaster County gas authority rolls out CNG fleet

Compressed Natural Gas is slowly catching on in South Carolina — and Thursday — the newest CNG fueling station in the state opens its doors in Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Natural Gas Authority rolls out its CNG-based fleet and fuel station with vehicles already in use that have been converted to CNG for daily […]

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Business leaders push Congress to reauthorize Export-Import bank

A handful of Rock Hill and York County business leaders Wednesday called on elected officials in the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import bank before its charter expires in September. The bank, considered a lender of last resort for businesses, finances the export of goods made in the United States to companies where local financing […]

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