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Supporters make the case for Sunday retail alcohol sales in York Co.

The co-chairs for Citizens and Business in York County tried to make their case with business leaders today for why residents should vote Tuesday to allow Sunday retail alcohol sales in the county.  Pam Morrell explains why she supports the referendum. Fellow co-chair Chet Miller says business is booming at stores in Tega Cay that […]

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Mulvaney, Knott spar three times in 18 hours

With less than two weeks to go before the election, the two people vying for South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District seat debated twice last night — once in Lancaster later in York- — and will face off a third time Wednesday morning. Incumbent republican Mick Mulvaney and democratic challenger Joyce Knott had their first head-to-head […]

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York County Democratic, GOP leaders weigh in on Voter ID decision

The heads of York County’s two biggest political parties are weighing in on last week’s decision by a U.S. District court upholding South Carolina’s controversial Voter ID law. York County Democratic Party chairwoman Pat Calkins says the reason civil rights and voting rights groups are not appealing the ruling is because judges changed the law […]

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Mulvaney pleased with court’s ruling upholding SC Voter ID law

South Carolina’s controversial Voter ID law was upheld Wednesday in a federal courtroom. Under the ruling the law that would require voters to present a photo ID when voting starting with the November 2013 elections. State Attorney General Alan Wilson calls the ruling a major victory for South Carolina’s election process. U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney […]

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Oborokumo likely to succeed Hinton on Rock Hill City Council

The lone candidate on the rolls for Rock Hill’s Ward 1 city council seat seat says she was hand-picked by Rock Hill City Councilwoman Susie Hinton to run for the seat after Hinton said earlier this year she was moving out of the boundaries of her district. Sandra Oborokumo, who was born in Rock Hill […]

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Blackwell, Williams face off at Winthrop University in West Forum debate

The two candidates for York County Council’s District 6 seat faced off in what may have very well been the final debate between incumbent Britt Blackwell and challenger Gary Williams Thursday. The two spoke before an audience at Winthrop’s DiGiorgio Student Center, trading barbs on the effectiveness of the incumbent and the challenger’s intentions if […]

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Candidates debate Knights Stadium, Voter ID at NAACP forum

York County’s future plans for Knights Castle in Fort Mill were up for discussion last night during a debate held by the Rock Hill chapter of the NAACP. The Knights are set to move to Charlotte in the spring of 2014, leaving the property adjacent to Interstate 77 vacant for future development. York County Council […]

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