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Several hundred attend Winthrop University’s 24th scholarship auction

More than 300 people turned out Saturday for the Winthrop University athletic department’s 24th annual scholarship auction. Athletic Director Tom Hickman says he’s been there for all of them. “I can remember the very first one we did,” Hickman said, “I think we made $16,000.” “We’re looking to shoot for $75,000 this year,” he added. […]

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Rock Hill mayor pleased with turnout at first Food Truck Friday

The City of Rock Hill hosted its first Food Truck Friday at Fountain Park in the eastern part of downtown. There was a huge turnout, and Mayor Doug Echols says he wanted the park to become a destination, and it has. “We’ve got a nice group of people here,” Echols said. “We’ve got young and […]

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McMaster says Greer and Charleston Ports give SC an advantage

Last week was another banner week for South Carolina, after Swedish automaker Volvo unveiled its plans to build its first US based manufacturing plant in the Lowcountry. Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster was in York County Friday, telling local leaders that the Palmetto State has many things that other states can only dream of having–not only […]

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Elderly man who watched child porn in vehicle sentenced to six years

A 73-year-old York man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. Prosecutors say Leroy Moore was arrested last December after a police officer found him in a vehicle at the front of a Lowe’s parking lot viewing child pornography on a […]

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Chester police need help finding missing man who needs insulin

Chester Police need your help locating a 70-year-old black man whose family reported him missing. Joseph Heath was last seen driving a 2007 charcoal grey Chevy Malibu with license plate number VT19827. Heath suffers from the early stages of dementia and is a severe diabetic in need of insulin. Anyone with information about his whereabouts […]

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Blackwell ‘very optimistic’ Rock Hill TIF discussions nearing closure

Five months worth of negotiations between Rock Hill and York County on a proposed extension to a tax district for the city’s Knowledge Park corridor may be just about over. Britt Blackwell, chairman of the county council, said Thursday the county and city are close to a deal following an ‘optimistic’ meeting last week between […]

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Family Trust set to open new headquarters, branch by Labor Day

Family Trust Federal Credit Union’s new headquarters and branch on West White Street in Rock Hill will be open by Labor Day. That from Family Trust president and CEO Lee Gardner. He says the new branch will not have traditional teller lines. “We felt like the new way of delivering financial services is not one […]

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