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City OK’s Arts Council bid for downtown Cultural District

Rock Hill City Council has signed off on a plan to allow the Arts Council of York County to move forward with a request to designate several square city blocks a state culture district. Under a bill signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley in 2014, the South Carolina Arts Commission now has the authority […]

RHEDC narrows its focus towards ‘endowment’ style operation

Poised with a number of economic development projects in the proverbial hopper, the Rock Hill Development Corporation is shifting its focus to supporting more projects that will provide a return on its investment – in the hopes of fueling more jobs into the local economy. At a workshop between the group and Rock Hill City […]

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Rock Hill School board gives amended tax plan a ‘thumbs up’

Months of private talks and two hours’ worth of public discussion Monday appeared to be enough for the Rock Hill School District’s board of trustees to sign off on an amended tax district designed to the centerpiece of infrastructure improvements within the Knowledge Park district. Board members voted 5 to 2, with council members Walter Brown […]

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Rock Hill council gives initial OK to TIF district expansion

Rock Hill City Council Monday gave its initial OK to the expansion and extension of a special tax district designed to support the needs of the city’s Knowledge Park Project. A Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, District is a special plan with geographic and time boundaries that diverts all new, or incremental, property taxes to […]

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Winthrop board suspends president; Boyd named as interim CEO

With less than a year under belt as president of Winthrop University, Jamie Comstock Williamson’s days as head of the liberal arts institution are all but over. Williamson was given a notice of termination Friday by the university’s board of trustees. After seven hours behind closed doors, Winthrop’s Board of Trustees voted 12 to 1 […]

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New ‘share the road’ signage coming to Downtown Rock Hill

This week, city crews have been installing new bike-friendly signage along Oakland and Charlotte Avenues. “Sharrows” as they are called — share arrows — are going up along Oakland Avenue between Winthrop University and Downtown Rock Hill, while new bike lanes are slated to be installed along portions of Charlotte Avenue in the weeks ahead. […]

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Knowledge Park plan: 1k new jobs, $134M in private investment

The partners behind what may be the future Knowledge Park development plan in Rock Hill unveiled their mater plan for the city’s blighted textile corridor Monday. Over the next six years, Sora Phelps, a New Jersey-based developer, plans to invest 134 million dollars in a tract of land between Dave Lyle Blvd. and Stewart Avenue […]

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