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Winthrop University welcomes freshmen and transfer students during convocation

New students at Winthrop University attended the school’s traditional convocation Monday afternoon at the Byrnes Auditorium. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Evans, a 2006 Winthrop alum. Today Evans is the supply chain manager for the Americas division of BSN Medical, a leading manufacturer of medical devices. Evans told the incoming freshmen and transfers that […]

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Northern York County interchange receives federal funds for construction

The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission has approved allocating more than $1.6 million in federal earmarked funds toward improvements at the Interstate 77-Gold Hill Road interchange. The project was on York County’s third Pennies for Progress referendum. It involves upgrading the existing interchange to a double crossover diamond interchange. It will be the first […]

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Rock the Hill pep rally welcomes new students to Winthrop University

Even though college basketball season is a few months away, hundreds of new Winthrop University students Saturday turned out at the Coliseum for a Rock the Hill pep rally. Winthrop athletic director Ken Halpin says the event was about more than just trying to get the new students to become Eagle fans. “We really do […]

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Catawba Nuclear Station hosts hundreds of people at Grillfest

The Catawba Nuclear Station held its 2nd annual Grillfest Saturday at Catawba Park in York. Scott Andresen, marketing coordinator for Duke Energy, says the annual event is a chance for Duke Energy to give back to and thank the community. “The whole point is for our neighbors who allow us to work in this community […]

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Lancaster County man arrested on drug charges

Jarvis Mandrell Anthony, age 37, of Heath Springs, was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses Thursday, August 18, 2016. Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force had obtained four arrest warrants for Anthony as the result of an earlier investigation. Task Force agents, criminal investigators, and members of the Street Crimes […]

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Stage 1 drought level encourages voluntary water conservation

Rock Hill, SC–On August 17, 2016, the South Carolina Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status for 17 counties. York County is in “incipient status,” the first level of drought. Due to low rainfall levels, the City of Rock Hill follows suit and is in a Stage 1 drought level. At Stage 1, we encourage […]

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SC jobless rate drops again, and so does York County’s rate

South Carolina’s unemployment rate continues its downward trend, dropping from 5.4% in June to 5.2% in July. It’s the state’s lowest rate since June 2001. York County’s jobless rate fell from 5.3% to 5.1 % last month. Lancaster County’s rate decreased from 6% to 5.7%, while Chester County’s rate rose from 7.9% in June to […]

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