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Dan Mahony, new Winthrop president, starts Wednesday

For the third time in two years, there’s a new person at the helm of Winthrop University. Wednesday morning, that new face is Dan Mahony, whose open-ended term as the university’s Chief Executive kicks off with the start of the new fiscal year. Mahony takes over for Debra Boyd, who has served as Acting President […]

Fort Mill weighs impact of I-77 toll lane proposal north of Charlotte

As the decision on whether to add new toll lanes along Interstate 77 north of Charlotte gets handed around the North Carolina legislature like a hot potato, local officials in York County are considering the effects the toll project might have on our community. Joe Cronin, planning director for the Town of Fort Mill, said […]

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Knowledge Park master development agreement gains city approval

The Rock Hill City Council this morning gave final approval to a master development agreement with Sora-Phelps for the planned Knowledge Park project between downtown and Winthrop University. Mayor Doug Echols says with that agreement and the tax increment financing district approved, the project will be able to move forward in short order. “We get […]

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York, Lancaster counties see upward growth trends

New permitting numbers across York and surrounding counties show another uptick in growth across our area. The Catawba Regional Council of Governments, which tracks those figures, shows a 45.3 percent increase in single-family building permits in the first quarter of 2015 over the same period last year and a 46.2 percent increase in commercial building […]

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NASCAR-linked decal shop consolidating Rock Hill operations in NC

North Carolina-based Pro Cal Professional Decals will soon shut the doors on its Rock Hill location, consolidating its operations to an existing location near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The company’s 2.7 acre lot on Mount Gallant Road near Celanese Road is up for sale for $1.4 million, according to property records through the Tuttle Company. […]

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Hundreds pay tribute at Winthrop to victims of the massacre in Charleston

Nine chimes rang on the Winthrop University campus at 9:09 this morning to remember the nine victims of last week’s church massacre in Charleston. Acting president Debra Boyd, whose term ends Tuesday, told the crowd of several hundred people at the outdoor Winthrop chapel that they can’t undo what was done in the Holy City. […]

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SC Ethics board advances charges against former Winthrop president

Faust was told by President Williamson to pay Larry Williamson $30,000, a sum the president characterized as “low enough to not attract critics.”

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