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York County passes first reading “by title only” of Knowledge Park tax plan

After months of consideration — and another 90 minute-closed session Monday, York County Council gave initial approval to a tax deal with the City of Rock Hill to fund infrastructure improvements in the Knowledge Park corridor. Council members voted 6 to 1, with council member Cox in the minority, to approve a “by title only” […]

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Heavy rains blamed for 150,000 gallon sewage overflow in Tega Cay

Another no-swim advisory is in effect for a portion of Lake Wylie near Tega Cay after an estimated 150,000 gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the lake this weekend, Tega Cay city manager Charlie Funderburk said Monday. Last week’s heavy rains — coupled with the weekend’s torrential downpours — were too much for the system, […]

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York County Council OK’s $1M draw from H-Tax fund for Clover aquatics center

It took about an hour of mostly civil discourse Monday, but York County Council approved a plan to spend $1 million from the county’s hospitality tax fund to help pay for a new aquatics center in Clover. In a split 4-3 vote, council members were hesitant to commit 20 percent of the roughly $5 million […]

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Fury-ous riders: Carowinds’ newest coaster latest to get stuck

Carowinds newest and tallest ride, Fury 325, was the latest attraction to the Carolinas’ park to become stuck mid-ride Saturday night. This marks the third time a ride at Carowinds has gotten stuck in three weeks. A Channel 9 viewer sent in photos showing Fury 325 stuck with people on board. A spokesperson for the […]

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S.C. group defers Winthrop audit request

The S.C. Legislative Black Caucus’ request for an audit by Winthrop University is on hold for now. Members of the Legislative Audit Council deferred a request by the group Thursday, concluding “the request did not warrant [the council] taff’s resources,” according to a campus-wide e-mail sent by Winthrop’s acting president, Debra Boyd. In March, S.C. […]

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Winthrop Poll: S.C. Tea Party “can be a force” in 2016

With just two of a dozen or more presidential candidates having declared their intention to run for office, South Carolina’s tea partyers are already lining up behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In the latest Winthrop Poll released Wednesday, Walker and Texas Senator Tex Cruz were in a statistical tie among the 1,000 or so likekly […]

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Come-See-Me parade on as scheduled

Festival officials say the weather is supposed to stay clear until after 8 p.m.

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