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Initial approval given to Fort Mill project that would bring 2900 homes

Property owned by former Congressman John Spratt where 2900 homes are planned won the first of two annexation and rezoning approvals Monday night from the Fort Mill Town Council. The property is in the ward represented by Councilman James Shirey, who says even if the property is not annexed and rezoned, that wouldn’t prevent residential […]

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Pump House River Run attracts more than 100 participants

An estimated 135 people turned out Saturday for the 1st annual Pump House River Run at Rock Hill’s Riverwalk. The event included three miles of kayaking on the Catawba River, followed by a five-kilometer run along the Piedmont Medical Center Trail. Rock Hill PRT outdoor education supervisor Tom Bell says he was very pleased with […]

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Former Catawba Indian Nation chief remembered after passing away

Former Catawba Indian Nation Chief Gilbert Blue is being remembered following his death Saturday at the age of 82 from mesothelioma. Retired Columbia attorney Jay Bender represented the tribe in its land settlement in 1993 and other legal matters. Bender says Blue was one of the best community leaders because he had a way with […]

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Winthrop trustees approve nominal increase in tuition, room and board

The Winthrop University Board of Trustees continued to demonstrate its commitment to keeping a Winthrop education affordable by approving a 2.5 percent undergraduate tuition increase for in-state and out-of-state students during its quarterly meeting on June 10, equaling the lowest increase in 17 years. This is the third year in a row that the board of trustees has approved […]

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Winthrop trustees approve president’s recommendation to not pursue football

Winthrop University President Dan Mahony recommended to a board of trustees committee today that it not pursue a football program. Mahony said the move would be “fiscally irresponsible.” The university’s board of trustees approved Mahony’s recommendation Friday afternoon. He said the up-front cost and stadium cost would be from $14-million to $16 million, while ticket […]

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Haley endorses Climer, says voters deserve better than Hayes

Former York County Republican Party Chairman Wes Climer won Governor Nikki Haley’s endorsement Thursday in his bid to unseat veteran incumbent State Senator Wes Hayes next week. Haley urged Climer’s supporters to go to the polls in Tuesday’s primary. “This is a district that’s grown not just in jobs, people and development, but this is […]

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Body of man who fell off boat in Lake Wylie discovered

Divers have found and recovered the body of a 30-year-old man who disappeared after witnesses saw him go over the side of a boat Wednesday afternoon on Lake Wylie. The man was identified as Conroy Oliver of Charlotte. Charlotte Fire Department Capt. Dennis Gist said the search and rescue for the man had become a recovery […]

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