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Alcohol sold only outside Fountain Park confines at Food Truck Friday

Organizers of Rock Hill’s first-ever Food Truck Friday on May 15 have high hopes for the new event at Fountain Park. They hope the mix of warm weather, a cool breeze off the fountain, mobile food vendors and music will help breathe new life into the eastern side of the city’s downtown. But if you […]

RHEDC to sell Bass, McFadden condominiums on Main Street

A key piece of Rock Hill’s Main Street saved by the city’s economic development arm nearly 20 years ago will soon be up for sale. The Bass and McFadden buildings at 210 and 212 East Main Street are scheduled to go on the real estate market his summer, Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation director Stephen […]

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County council committee briefed on tax plan

With dozens of pages’ worth of documents in hand — and a handful of e-mail exchanges from the city manger’s office in Rock Hill — a select committee of York County council members say they now have the resources in hand to make an informed recommendation to the full county council on the city’s proposed […]

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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 […]

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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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