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Winthrop trustees seeking Foundation funds to pay for presidential search

Winthrop University’s Board of Trustees Monday approved a plan to ask the non-profit Winthrop University Foundation to pay for the search for the school’s eleventh president. After nearly an hour in Executive Session, the trustees voted unanimously in favor of the plan. A typical presidential search for an institution Winthrop’s size would cost around $75,000, […]

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Another new era for Winthrop: Boyd leads Convocation processional

For the last thirty years, Debra Boyd has found herself somewhere in the Blue Line procession after each Convocation ceremony held in August. But Monday, Boyd and her husband Warren found themselves leading the line of trustees, faculty, staff and students for the first time. It’s one of the few public moments Boyd has spent […]

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DHEC hosting public forum on ThermalKem cleanup plans Tuesday

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will host a public forum Tuesday night on its plans for cleaning up soil and water contamination at the former ThermalKem site off Vernsdale Road south of Rock Hill. The plant opened in 1966 as a site for disposing of hazardous materials and later closed in 1999. […]

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Winthrop freshmen introduced to Eagles’ athletic teams during pep rally

Nearly 1,000 members of the 2014 freshman class came together at the Winthrop Coliseum Saturday to a “Rock The Hill, Rock The Globe” pep rally as part of the University Global Learning Initiative. The students were introduced to the Winthrop athletic teams, heard from men’s basketball head coach Pat Kelsey about the important role a […]

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Elderly man shot in possible home invasion, deputies say

A Rock Hill man was treated for a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in Rock Hill while York County Sheriff’s Deputies investigate a possible home invasion. York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris said the man, 69, was shot around 6:30 Saturday morning at 4447 Gentry Lane. He was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center. Information on […]

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Midday crash on I-77 near York-Chester County line turns fatal

State troopers are investigating a deadly crash on Interstate 77 in Chester County this afternoon. The crash happened just after noon in the southbound lanes of I-77 near mile marker 68, close to Richburg. Troopers say one car overturned near a rest stop near the Highway 9 exit in Chester County, but have not released […]

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Carowinds announces record-breaking ride to debut next Spring

Carowinds has confirmed its plans for 2015 at last and FURY 325 is the final name chosen for their new B&M Giga-Coaster. It will have white supports, Teal Swarm track with Stinger Green highlights, and as the name implies, stand 325 feet tall before dropping you down at an 81º angle and hitting 95 mph. […]

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