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City, RHEDC to go in 50-50 on economic development fund

Rock Hill City Council Monday approved a deal with the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation to help finance an investment fund designed to help spur economic growth in the city. Under the resolution, the RHEDC would contribute real estate, while the city would match the contribution to the fund with the tax value of the […]

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‘The Secret Sisters’ to headline encore amphitheater concert

Fans of Rock Hill’s Old Town Concert series will have an additional attraction coming to town next month. Thursday afternoon, the York County Arts Council announced the Secret Sisters will perform September 22 in the city’s amphitheater on Black Street. Arts Council Board Member Nicki Nash. Nicki Nash says the last three acts have been […]

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Rock Hill ranks in CNN Money’s top-25 affordable places to live

A new report out by CNN Money ranks Rock Hill as one of the top 25 places in the nation to live where homes are affordable. Rock Hill comes in at #17, with a median home price of $119,000 and a median family income just over $56,000. The network¬†highlights the city’s recent uptick in hiring […]

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Winthrop looking into ‘active adult’ learning community

Traditional young adults may soon no longer be the only students residing on the Winthrop University campus. Winthrop and the City of Rock Hill are spearheading an effort to develop a new concept — a residential learning community for active seniors over the age of 55. Both the city and Winthrop are now working on […]

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Council approves construction bid for Old Town Market

Rock Hill City Council voted unanimously Monday to award the contract for the Old Town Market project to Leitner Construction, which submitted the low bid of just over $522,000. Rock Hill Economic and Urban Development Director Stephen Turner says the project has several components. Turner says the Leitner bid was well under-budget. The project is […]

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‘Bike Friendly City’ plans taking shape around Winthrop campus

As the College Town Action Plan linking the Winthrop campus and Rock Hill’s Downtown continues to take shape, area cyclists had the chance Tuesday night to see another preview of what’s to come in the next year in terms of making the city more bicycle friendly. City of Rock Hill Planning and Development Director Bill […]

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2013 a ‘big’ year to watch in Rock Hill economic development

Economic Developers in Rock Hill say 2013 is a big year to watch as a number of long-standing projects get underway, or in some cases break ground within the city. At the organization’s annual meeting Thursday, Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation Chairman Andy Shene said one of the big projects in the works centers around […]

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