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First-time freshmen, transfer applications up 9 percent at Winthrop

Admissions figures supplied by Winthrop University show first time freshman and transfer student applications are up by 9 percent over this time last year. The figures, Vice President for Access and Enrollment Management Eduardo Prieto said, show an increase of 325 more applications for the Fall 2015 semester. While the latest admissions numbers show a […]

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Lawmakers’ effort to give districts authority over school start date fails

A S.C. House Education Subcommittee nixed a plan Wednesday in Columbia to allow local school districts to set their own schedule — particularly when they can allow K-12 public schools to start fall classes. S.C. Rep. John King of Rock Hill proposed the change as part of a larger bill allowing schools to substitute a […]

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Three recent armed robberies may have the same suspect

The York County Sheriff’s Office says it believes two recent armed robberies in Fort Mill may have been committed by the same suspect. The sheriff’s office says early Monday morning, a black male about 5’8″ to 5’10” wearing a blue zip-up hoodie walked into the Kangaroo on Highway 21 in Fort Mill and left with […]

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Hadden House expanding in Chester County, creating 55 new jobs

The largest privately-owned distributor, importer and exporter of specialty, natural, organic, ethnic and kosher foods is expanding its operations in Chester County. Haddon House Food Products is investing $4.6 million in Richburg, and will create 55 new jobs. The company is constructing an addition to its existing facility that will feature an expanded freezer distribution […]

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AAA: Windfall of prices at the pump are over

Just when we were getting used to the lowest prices at the gas pump since 2009, AAA Carolinas says the windfall of prices at the pump are over. Overnight, costs have ticked upward. In some metro areas across North and South Carolina, the increase has been between one to three cents in less than 24 […]

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RHEDC nears contract on Waterford ‘spec’ site

By early summer, a $2.1 million sale of a 40,000 square-foot ‘shell’ building could land Charlotte-based Beacon Properties with space for a prospective tenant. The Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation’s board approved the ongoing deal during its meeting Tuesday in Rock Hill, giving executive director Stephen Turner the green light to finalize negotiations with the […]

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County council defers new building plans to March 2

It will be one more month, at least, before York County Council decides on the final location for a new county administrative building. Council Monday deferred a decision on the matter after council chairman Britt Blackwell said not all council members reviewed the county consultant’s proposal for new administrative facilities. But despite Blackwell’s objection at a decision […]

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