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Felder, Williams say they’re back on the November ballot

Two former GOP candidates for local and state office who were once scrapped from York County ballots in a paperwork snafu say they will now be back on the November ballots. Raye Felder, who is seeking the new Senate House District 26 seat in Fort Mill,  says she submitted more than 1,650 signatures well ahead of […]

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Chappell, Cox earn nods from York County voters

YORK COUNTY — With just a slim voter turnout in York County Tuesday, one incumbent county councilman remains in office, and another former councilman will likely regain his seat this coming fall. Longtime incumbent Curwood Chappell beat challenger Patrick White by a 20-point margin in Tuesday’s primary, while Joe Cox beat Steve McNeely. Winthrop University […]

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York County GOP clarifies stance on primaries after ballot brouhaha

Next week, York County voters will head to the polls for the 2012 primaries — and unlike previous years, the names on the ballot won’t be wholly representative of those actually running for office. That’s because of a supreme court decision back in May that ruled some 200 candidates for local and state off the […]

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County Council candidates trade barbs at Lesslie Stump meeting

Local and state elected officials and candidates in York County with and without opposition spoke Saturday during an old-fashioned political stump meeting hosted by the Lesslie Volunteer Fire Department. County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell and his challenger Gary Williams sparred once again over the Culture and Heritage Museums. Williams, a former member of the Culture […]

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Williams: Blackwell, others, broke state freedom of information laws

Nearly three weeks after four members of York County Council were seen eating dinner at a restaurant by a local reporter following a public budget workshop, one man seeking a seat on council is contending council members are holding, “secret, after hours meetings,” — and says they need to stop. Gary Williams, who is seeking […]

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Professor explains GOP’s decision to reopen filing for county council seat

Was the York County Republican Party unhappy with having former councilman Joe Cox running for the seat vacated by Eric Winstead? York Technical College political science professor Rick Whisonant says perhaps that was the reason the GOP re-opened the filing period, allowing former council chairman Steve McNeely to enter the June 12 primary. Whisonant agrees […]

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GOP Leader gives insight into county councilman’s change of heart

It was a change of heart — or may be the urging of close friends and family — that led York County Councilman Eric Winstead this past weekend to reverse his decision to resign from County Council after a second arrest in five months last week. Winstead was cited for driving too fast for conditions […]

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