Home » Archives by category » News » Local News

Rock Hill’s Steve Parker tapped as next Chief of Police in Tega Cay

Come next year, Rock Hill Police Department major Steve Parker will be traveling a little further to his new office. Parker, 45, was named as the next chief of the Tega Cay Police Department by City Manager Charlie Funderburk Monday evening. He will¬† will replace longtime chief Rick Evelsizer, who retires at the end of […]

Rock Hill adpots plan for managing Catawba River basin

Tonight, Rock Hill city council will consider adopting part of a master plan to keep the Catawba-Wateree River basin sustainable trough the latter half of the 21st century. Over the last year, city leaders and those from 18 other entities across North and South Carolina have determined that if left unchecked, the basin would not […]

Read More

Palmetto Mornings: 9/22/14 Capt. Richie Blackwell and Deputy Chief Mark Simmons

25 Years Ago Today…… Some of our first responders from the Rock Hill Fire Department, like current Captain Richie Blackwell and Deputy Chief Mark Simmons, started their careers right around the same time when Hurricane Hugo hit York County. Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Read More

Flooding closes 11 roads in Lancaster County

Officials in Lancaster County say 11 roads are closed due to flooding. It’s estimated that the county received six inches of rain in 12 hours. Here is the list of road closings, 1) Carnes Wilson Road 2) Happy Trail 3) Langley Road 4) Gills Creek Drive 5) Kirk Air Base Road 6) Stacks Road 7) […]

Read More

York County plucks new economic development director from Charlotte

York County’s economic development efforts will continue under the leadership of a familiar face, county council chairman Britt Blackwell confirmed Wednesday. This week, York County Council authorized county manager Bill Shanahan to enter into negotiations with David Swenson to lead the Economic Development office. Swenson is currently a senior vice president with the Charlotte Regional […]

Read More

Winthrop hires Dallas, Texas firm to lead presidential search

Less than 90 days after firing Winthrop University’s tenth president, the school’s board of trustees Wednesday selected a new search firm to lead the process of selecting the university’s eleventh leader. Board members unanimously voted to hire Dallas, Texas-based R. William Funk and Associates to lead the effort, one that board chair Kathy Bigham described […]

Read More

First retail, commercial buildings break ground at Riverwalk

Growth at Rock Hill’s Riverwalk community took another step forward Wednesday as construction crews broke ground on two new mixed-commercial buildings. Bernie Ackerman, CPA, will own one of the two sites, while developer The Assured Group will own the other. Both buildings will be built within a few hundred feet of the Catawba River. “It’s […]

Read More