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Citizens committee kicks off campaign to support bond referendum

Supporters of the $110 million bond referendum that will be decided May 5 by voters in the Rock Hill School District kicked off their public information campaign today. The plan would not result in any tax increase. Rick Jiran, who chairs the board of the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, says businesses have been […]

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Man with Satan tattoo sentenced to life in prison for murder

David Pate, a Lancaster man with “Satan” tattooed on his face and a split pierced tongue, was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder this morning in court. Prosecutors say Pate killed Rickey James in October 2013 and buried his body in the woods. Investigators say DNA tests led to the murder […]

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York County Sheriff: “Body cameras are not the answer”

Saturday’s deadly shooting of an unarmed man by a North Charleston, S.C. police officer is again renewing the national dialogue surrounding police officers to wear body cameras. Video of the officer’s fatal gunshots was made public Tuesday after a witness turned his cell phone account of the incident over to victim Walter Scott’s family. Following […]

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Newport firefighters facing six month recoveries after March 23 fire

Together, Newport Fire District firefighters Joe Volk and Rich Diamanti have decades of service under their belts. Until a few weeks ago, neither of them have ever been injured in the line of duty. Both men were injured the afternoon of March 23 while extinguishing a house fire on Volunteer Drive west of Rock Hill. […]

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Decision on Winthrop audit request could come next week

The director of the South Carolina Legislative Audit Council says the request for an audit of finances at Winthrop University is on the council’s agenda for its meeting Thursday, April 16. However, Earle Powell says that does not mean the council will decide during that meeting whether or not to authorize that audit. Powell says […]

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RHEDC to sell Bass, McFadden condominiums on Main Street

A key piece of Rock Hill’s Main Street saved by the city’s economic development arm nearly 20 years ago will soon be up for sale. The Bass and McFadden buildings at 210 and 212 East Main Street are scheduled to go on the real estate market his summer, Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation director Stephen […]

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Not so fast: York County nixes Rock Hill tax plan

Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols, the city council and the city’s economic development team will have to wait a little while longer to find out if they’ll receive support from York County over a controversial tax plan to fund $40 million in infrastructure work for the Knowledge Park project. York County Council formally turned down […]

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