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Winthrop Names Ken Halpin Director of Athletics

ROCK HILL SC—After an extensive national search, Ken Halpin, deputy athletic director at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, has been selected as Winthrop University’s Director of Athletics. Halpin will begin work on July 11 and will be responsible for the administration of all aspects of Winthrop’s NCAA Division I athletics program. He will provide […]

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American Party of SC nominates candidates for a handful of offices

The American Party of South Carolina Saturday selected its nominees for president, the US Senate, three congressional seats and a state house seat. The 61 delegates from nine counties chose Clemson University professor Peter Skewes as the party’s presidential nominee. Columbia attorney Michael Scarborough was nominated as the American Party’s US Senate candidate to run […]

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10th annual Keystone COOLfest keeps local children healthy and active

Hundreds of children turned out at the BMX Supercross Field at Riverwalk Saturday for Keystone Substance Abuse Sevices 10th annual COOLfest. The festival featured tug of wars… relay races… volleyball… bowling… obstacle course events… giant inflatables… face painting and prize contests to help youngsters stay healthy and active. Keystone Executive Director Janet Martini says the […]

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York County Council candidates face off in Republican forum

The two candidates running for the York County Council District Two seat being vacated by the departure of Bruce Henderson faced off in a forum today hosted by Clover-Lake Wylie Republican Women. One issue that came up was whether Lake Wylie should incorporate. Allison Love says she’s not going to tell anyone else how to […]

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Stormwater fee hikes would pay for ‘shopping list’ of projects

As Rock Hill City Council members Thursday learned of proposed staff increases in fire, water and wastewater impact fees, there was discussion over a recommended 51-cent increase in residential stormwater fees. The staff is also suggesting a hike in commercial stormwater fees. Mayor Doug Echols says he wants to make sure residents and business owners […]

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Firefighters credited with saving disabled man from burning structure

Firefighters are being hailed as heroes after they saved a wheelchair-bound man from a fire late Wednesday night in Rock Hill. It took more than two dozen firefighters roughly an hour to get it under control. The home was divided into five separate apartments and a man in a wheelchair was stuck on the second […]

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Assistant principal faces new charges and is being held on bond

Bond for Northwestern High School assistant principal Andrew Williams has been set at $1.2 million on six new charges. Rock Hill police say Williams turned himself in today about noon. He’s now charged with one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of disseminating obscene material to a person under the […]

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