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Fire reported at Rock Hill’s Richmond Drive Elementary

Rock Hill police and the Rock Hill School district say students from Richmond Drive Elementary School can be picked up by parents or guardians at the Winthrop Coliseum. The district says everyone at the campus was evacuated when a roof caught fire about 1:45 this afternoon. Everyone is safe.  

5th District Congressional Republicans elect delegates in Rock Hill

GOP members in the 5th congressional district in South Carolina Thursday elected three delegates and three alternates to represent the Palmetto State at this summer’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH. Linda McCall of York County, Steven Blanton of Cherokee County and Sherry Smith of Sumter County received the most votes at the Holiday Inn […]

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York day care center worker charged with ‘inappropriate touching’

Multiple media reports say a day care employee has been arrested after sheriff’s investigators say he inappropriately touched two two-year-old boys left in his care. 28-year-old Steven Matthew Gentry of York is charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. The York County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were referred to an investigation […]

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Minor injuries to students in afternoon bus accident in Rock Hill

A traffic accident involving a school bus at Haigler Street and West Main Street in Rock Hill has sent three York Elementary School students to the hospital with minor injuries. The students are ages 5, 7, and 11.

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Prosecutors, police not filing criminal charges in fatal mishap

The 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and the York Police Department say no criminal charges should be filed in connection with the April 13th deadly mishap in which 77-year-old Carlos Madariaga was struck by the outside mirror on a school bus. A news release from Solicitor Kevin Brackett’s office says evidence shows that the bus driver […]

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Winthrop poll reveals views on race by blacks and whites

The latest Winthrop University poll shows that 60% of both blacks and whites agree that both groups are equally to blame on the state of race relations in South Carolina. 69% of whites and 73% of blacks in the Palmetto State say both groups need to equally change. The survey also showed that 57% of […]

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Rock Hill police call assistant principal ‘pedophile’ during bond hearing

Arrest warrants for an assistant principal in Rock Hill accuse him of saying he would protect a female student from bullying at school only if she agreed to have sex with him. Rock Hill police detectives called Northwestern High School assistant principal Andrew Williams a “pedophile” and said he had a reputation for sleeping with […]

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