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#11: Winthrop’s new president takes ‘open’ approach to leadership

For the third time in three years, Winthrop University has a new president. Dan Mahony, the latest man to hold the position, marked his first day in office Wednesday morning, taking over for Acting President Debra Boyd. Mahony, Winthrop’s 11th chief executive, walked in without the fanfare of his predecessor, Jamie Williamson, but spent his […]

Chester police chief resigns to take security job at local schools

Chester police chief Andre Williams has resigned, telling Channel 9’s Greg Suskin that it is time to move on. He will work for the school district as a liaison between the Chester County school system and the new private company taking over school security. Williams’ title will be director of security for Chester County Schools.

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Dan Mahony, new Winthrop president, starts Wednesday

For the third time in two years, there’s a new person at the helm of Winthrop University. Wednesday morning, that new face is Dan Mahony, whose open-ended term as the university’s Chief Executive kicks off with the start of the new fiscal year. Mahony takes over for Debra Boyd, who has served as Acting President […]

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Fort Mill weighs impact of I-77 toll lane proposal north of Charlotte

As the decision on whether to add new toll lanes along Interstate 77 north of Charlotte gets handed around the North Carolina legislature like a hot potato, local officials in York County are considering the effects the toll project might have on our community. Joe Cronin, planning director for the Town of Fort Mill, said […]

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Knowledge Park master development agreement gains city approval

The Rock Hill City Council this morning gave final approval to a master development agreement with Sora-Phelps for the planned Knowledge Park project between downtown and Winthrop University. Mayor Doug Echols says with that agreement and the tax increment financing district approved, the project will be able to move forward in short order. “We get […]

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York, Lancaster counties see upward growth trends

New permitting numbers across York and surrounding counties show another uptick in growth across our area. The Catawba Regional Council of Governments, which tracks those figures, shows a 45.3 percent increase in single-family building permits in the first quarter of 2015 over the same period last year and a 46.2 percent increase in commercial building […]

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NASCAR-linked decal shop consolidating Rock Hill operations in NC

North Carolina-based Pro Cal Professional Decals will soon shut the doors on its Rock Hill location, consolidating its operations to an existing location near the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The company’s 2.7 acre lot on Mount Gallant Road near Celanese Road is up for sale for $1.4 million, according to property records through the Tuttle Company. […]

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