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Cyclists raising awareness and money for those with disabilities

Dozens of cyclists riding cross country from California and Seattle to Washington DC to raise money for and awareness about people with disabilities stopped in Rock Hill today. During a ceremony at the Giordana Velodrome, Rock Hill Mayor Pro Tem Jim Reno read from a proclamation praising the Ability Experience for their Journey of Hope. […]

Two local residents share Piedmont Medical Center EMS Hero Award

Rock Hill’s Piedmont Medical Center today recognized two local residents with the EMS Hero Award. Raymond Fosdick and Thomas Hardison responded quickly back in April after their neighbor, David Plunkett, was severely injured in an explosion while working on his lawn mower. Fosdick and Hardison put tourniquets on Plunkett, who lost an arm. Piedmont EMS […]

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Death of child allegedly buried by mother ruled homicide

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast says the death of the child allegedly buried in a back yard by his mother in Rock Hill has been ruled a homicide. Police say 37-year-old Tara Ostrowski gave birth to the child at home in secret, and when he didn’t survive, she buried him. Gast says the cause of […]

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Jackson says too many South Carolinians are in poverty, lack insurance

The Reverend Jesse Jackson said in Rock Hill Tuesday night that there’s too much poverty, violence and racism in this country. Speaking to a crowd at the Freedom Center, the civil rights leader and Greenville native said if South Carolina expanded Medicaid using mostly federal funds, it would receive $11 billion. “It will strengthen urban […]

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Most speakers at meeting oppose impact fees for development in Fort Mill

An overflow crowd jammed into the Fort Mill Town Council chambers Monday night during a public hearing on proposed impact fees for new development. Eleven of the 14 people who spoke during the public hearing oppose impact fees. However, resident Randy Wilke says he and his wife support them. “We’ve been in a lot of […]

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Winthrop president to business leaders: ‘I will promote business growth’

New Winthrop University President Dr. Dan Mahony says one of his top priorities is getting students out into the workplace as quickly as possible. Speaking to the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce today, Mahony said that means graduating in four years. “We’re going to put together a group to specifically look at how we […]

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Vernon Grant art placed on Comporium office bldg. in Rock Hill.

Rock Hill-based Comporium Communications has replaced what executive vice president for external affairs Matt Dosch calls somewhat unnecessary corporate signs at one of its old Main Street offices with art by favorite son Vernon Grant. Dosch says the art has just gone up. “We sort of chose the images with the idea of going a […]

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