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County confirms first travel-related case of the Zika virus

York County Manager Bill Shanahan confirmed Monday afternoon that a travel-related Zika virus case has been found in Tega Cay. However, Shanahan and emergency management director Chuck Haynes say no mosquitoes in the county have been found with the virus. A contractor will spray for mosquitoes in Tega Cay. York County residents are urged to […]

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Black Lives Matters marchers condemn violence against everyone

It was about as peaceful as a protest could be Sunday night when hundreds of people — most of them African-Americans but not all of them — marched against violence through downtown York. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter, but most of the speakers during the rally that followed the march at the […]

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Construction set to begin on new downtown Rock Hill hotel this year

A national name-brand hotel will be built at the intersection of East Main Street and Elizabeth Lane across from Fountain Park. Rock Hill economic and urban development director Stephen Turner says there could be meeting space in the hotel, and office space nearby. Turner says the hotel will be another public-private partnership between the city […]

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Couple exchanges vows on Carowinds tall and fast Fury 325 Thursday

A Mount Airy, North Carolina couple made history this morning at Carowinds, becoming the first to ever be wed on the Fury 325 — the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. James Music and Cortni Bryant met in 2015 and had their first official date at the amusement park last spring, where they road the […]

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Winthrop president says university needs to articulate its experience better

The president of Winthrop University says the school is going through a new marketing effort using an outside party to put together a long-term plan. Dan Mahony says Winthrop is a much better fit for some students than USC or Clemson. “When you go to the big institutions you don’t get that smaller college feel.  […]

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Bond denied for suspect in robbery near downtown this morning

Rock Hill police have arrested a man who is accused of robbing a woman in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank downtown this morning. A news release from police says the victim was approached in the alley between Wells Fargo and the Children’s Museum by a man with a knife. The suspect reportedly took […]

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Site plan for development with 89 apartment units downtown approved

The site plan for the 85,000 square-foot, four-story apartment complex that will be built at the intersection of East Main Street and Dave Lyle Boulevard won approval Tuesday night from the Rock Hill planning commission. The building will contain 89 apartment units, but no retail space. Jack Levinson with Lat Purser and Associates, which owns […]

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