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City squints at plan to revitalize Cherry Road corridor

“We don’t want our road to turn into another Independence Boulevard,” they will say. “We don’t want this street to become the next Cherry Road.” Stop and talk to anyone in urban planning or development in York or Lancaster counties — be it Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land or even Rock Hill — and […]

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Winthrop to host state education superintendent debate October 14

Winthrop University will host the three candidates for S.C. Superintendent of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 14, to debate their vision of education for the Palmetto state. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. in the Richardson Ballroom in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. The debate will air at 7 p.m. on WRHI-AM 1340, FM 94.3. […]

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Executive Inn residents still struggle to find housing before Friday deadline

With the hours quickly winding down for tenants at the Executive Inn to find a place to live — many Wednesday afternoon had yet to secure a place to stay after Thursday night. By 12 noon Friday, all 50 of the residents — 17 of whom are children — must be out of the motel […]

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Consultant: Evidence supports new performing arts center in Rock Hill

A new study finds Rock Hill and the surrounding area could support a new performing arts center nestled in the city’s downtown core. New York-based management consultant Duncan Webb, who travels across the country giving cities and arts groups “honest” and “objective” advice on their area’s ability to house their standalone arts centers, gave the […]

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New Fountain Park Place, parking garage to open Monday

The first new building in thirty years in Rock Hill’s downtown will officially open for business Monday. Morton & Gettys, a local law firm, is moving its headquarters from Oakland Avenue to the brand new Fountain Park Place. The four story complex anchoring the eastern side of Rock Hill’s ‘Old Town’ district, is the first […]

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York city fire marshal orders chairs removed from county council chambers

The days of standing-room only crowds inside York County council chambers are now a thing of the past. At the request of the city’s fire marshal, half — 35 — of the 70 chairs that once sat inside the county council’s meeting room have been removed. Existing rules that cap the room’s occupancy at 45 […]

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York County Manager receives favorable review, 9 percent raise

Just a year into his new post leading the day-to-day operations in York County government, county manager Bill Shanahan appears to be making a splash. In his regular one-year review Monday night, county council members said they were pleased with Shanahan’s leadership style. “He has increased transparency in county government and believes in a productive […]

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