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New Winthrop Poll reveals SC holiday spending expectations

With the holiday season underway, more than half of the South Carolina residents surveyed by the Winthrop Poll think they will spend about the same as last year on gifts. Almost 16% said they would spend somewhat or significantly higher, while more than 26% said they would spend somewhat or significantly lower. With the Great […]

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Fort Mill town council to consider adding $4,000 residential impact fee

Builders in the Town of Fort Mill could tack on an additional $4,000 to every new home in the township if in the near future should council move forward with a plan to expand its impact fee schedule. Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. to hear recommendations from a third-party firm charged […]

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Ground broken for new $2.6 million speculative building in Rock Hill

Rock Hill’s economic development arm broke ground Tuesday for a new speculative, or “spec,” building on the campus of the Waterford Business Park. This project, made possible by a grant from the Santee-Cooper economic development fund, is a partnership among Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation, the City of Rock Hill and York County. The spec […]

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Council punts on Lake Wylie overlay; will try again in 2015

Months of work on a series of proposed changes to development restrictions in Lake Wylie were tossed out by York County Council Monday night in lieu of a new set of plans to be ironed out next year that would encompass the entire county. The development restrictions would have put an end to high-density residential […]

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Historic York courthouse renovations OK’d; budget set at $9.1 million

York County’s past — and its future — may have been the real winners Monday in a unanimous decision by the county council to complete $9.1 million worth of renovations to the historic county courthouse. The decision came as council was at a crossroads of a seemingly never-ending process and cost overruns that would make […]

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Update on Winthrop presidential search expected Friday

Later this week, we’re expecting an update on the search process underway to find Winthrop University’s eleventh president. The university’s board of trustees are scheduled to meet Friday for a regular scheduled meeting at 1 p.m. Presidential search committee co-chairs John Bird and Kathy Bigham will share their latest findings. Earlier this year, the trustees […]

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Dozens gather for appreciation event at Rock Hill’s new Fountain Park

Rock Hill’s new Fountain Park in the eastern portion of downtown was introduced to an invitation-only crowd Friday night. Mayor Doug Echols says the park is an extremely important step in downtown’s transformation. Echols says it adds much to the creation of downtown as a gathering place and a destination. “I’ve often said that my […]

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