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Law enforcement officers and residents come together in downtown Rock Hill

Hundreds turned out Tuesday night for a meet and greet event called Unity in the Community. Rock Hill Police officers and York County Sheriff’s officers spoke one-on-one with local residents of different races following the recent tragedies involving police and others. Mayor Doug Echols told the crowd at the Rock Hill Amphitheater that we are […]

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Residents will meet with police one-on-one during Unity in the Community

Tonight Rock Hill police and York County sheriff’s deputies will meet one-on-one with residents at the city hall amphitheatre in response to police shootings involving unarmed black men and shootings targeting police officers themselves. York County Councilman Bump Roddey organized the Unity in the Community event. He says it’s designed to start a conversation between […]

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County confirms first travel-related case of the Zika virus

York County Manager Bill Shanahan confirmed Monday afternoon that a travel-related Zika virus case has been found in Tega Cay. However, Shanahan and emergency management director Chuck Haynes say no mosquitoes in the county have been found with the virus. A contractor will spray for mosquitoes in Tega Cay. York County residents are urged to […]

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Black Lives Matters marchers condemn violence against everyone

It was about as peaceful as a protest could be Sunday night when hundreds of people — most of them African-Americans but not all of them — marched against violence through downtown York. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter, but most of the speakers during the rally that followed the march at the […]

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Construction set to begin on new downtown Rock Hill hotel this year

A national name-brand hotel will be built at the intersection of East Main Street and Elizabeth Lane across from Fountain Park. Rock Hill economic and urban development director Stephen Turner says there could be meeting space in the hotel, and office space nearby. Turner says the hotel will be another public-private partnership between the city […]

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Couple exchanges vows on Carowinds tall and fast Fury 325 Thursday

A Mount Airy, North Carolina couple made history this morning at Carowinds, becoming the first to ever be wed on the Fury 325 — the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. James Music and Cortni Bryant met in 2015 and had their first official date at the amusement park last spring, where they road the […]

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Winthrop president says university needs to articulate its experience better

The president of Winthrop University says the school is going through a new marketing effort using an outside party to put together a long-term plan. Dan Mahony says Winthrop is a much better fit for some students than USC or Clemson. “When you go to the big institutions you don’t get that smaller college feel.  […]

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