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Search for next permanent Winthrop University president progresses

The search for Winthrop University’s next president continues to evolve. In a letter sent to campus this morning, Winthrop presidential search committee chair Kathy Bigham and co-chair John Bird wrote what Bigham told WRHI weeks ago–that the original list of 140 applicants has been reduced to 80 viable candidates. The letter says preliminary confidential interviews […]

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Clover High teacher resigns after arrest

A Clover High School teacher was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a student, officials said. Michael P. Landreth, 24, was charged with sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to the arrest record from the York County Sheriff’s Office. The […]

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Cop, utilities employees honored for saving eight-month-old Lilly

Rock Hill police officer Rex Hernandez and utilities employees Graham Boatwright, Desmond Campbell and Dahh Ross were hailed for their quick actions Monday night in saving eight-month-old Lilly Smith. Smith was not breathing when her mother ran to them on the side of Cherry Road January 21 begging for assistance. Hernadez, who joined the police […]

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Man wanted in Publix pharmacy armed robbery

Rock Hill police are searching for a man wanted in the armed robbery of a grocery store pharmacy Monday afternoon Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, a man dressed in a black sweatshirt and white baseball cap walked up to the Publix pharmacy, demanding prescription drugs. “The suspect stated he had a gun, but did not […]

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Blown heating motor blamed for Fort Mill school evacuation

Sugar Creek Elementary School was evacuated late Thursday morning after smoke was reported in a campus computer lab, Fort Mill Schools spokeswoman Kelly McKinney said. Around 11:45 a.m. Thursday, a burning smell was reported in the second and third grade halls, first thought to have been coming from a computer lab. The decision was made […]

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4 of 5 pit bulls recovered Wednesday dehydrated near ‘death’

A new report by the York County Sheriff’s Office Thursday revealed four of the five pit bulls recovered in a suspected dog fighting case were dehydrated and near death, spokesman Trent Faris said. A Veterinarian from York County Animal Control discovered four of the dogs were dehydrated to 12 percent, two had broken teeth and […]

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York County Council, museum foundation agree on auditor

A forensic audit of the York County Culture and Heritage Foundation is now underway in what may be the final leg of a years-long dispute surrounding donated property, a new museum and a possible Native American burial ground along the Catawba River. Following a special called meeting Tuesday of the county’s  Culture and Heritage Commission, […]

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