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Growth, state’s roads plan hot topics at York County Council retreat

Newly-elected and existing members of York County Council spent the day hearing from county department heads on day one of the county’s two-day retreat in Columbia Thursday. Christi Cox and Robert Winkler, elected November 4, joined incumbents Britt Blackwell, Bruce Henderson, Michael Johnson, Bump Roddey and Chad Williams as the county council plans its next […]

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Red Flag: Phat Bottom Lawnmower Speedway shuts down

Organized lawnmower racing is now a thing of the past here in York County. Brian Saunders, the owner of a dirt track speedway off Jim McCarter Road in rural York County said pressure from his neighbors and legal hurdles with York County led him to shut down the track. Phat Bottom Speedway held its last […]

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Comporium collects over 300 items for Toys for Happiness

More than 300 toys collected during Comporium Communication’s company Christmas party were enough to fill a van that made its way to Santa’s Secret Toys for Happiness warehouse. Comporium spokesman Paul Kutz says the company has a tradition of giving back that comes from deep roots in the community. “That started even before the Barnes […]

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Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton released from Charlotte hospital

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released late this morning from Carolinas Medical Center following a two-vehicle wreck near Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon. Panthers’ spokesman Charlie Dayton says Newton suffered two transverse process fractures in his lower back. The former Heisman trophy winner probably won’t play this Sunday. Newton’s injuries are […]

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Grassroots effort secures pledges for 25 bulletproof vests for Chester deputies

Just over a week ago, Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood pleaded with members of county council for four new deputies, new computers and money to buy new bulletproof vets for his officers. As tempers flared, the answer was a resounding “no” from county council, justified by County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey who said the county simply […]

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Newton OK after car runs stop sign; crashes into Panthers QB’s truck

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been involved in a wreck in downtown Charlotte. The two-car accident happened on a bridge over I-277 just outside of Bank of America Stadium. According to witnesses, Newton’s truck flipped at least 4 times after he was struck by a car that ran a stop sign. Newton left the […]

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DHEC denies challenge to Lancaster Co. mining permit

A challenge to a proposed gold mine in Lancaster County has been rejected by state environmental regulators. The State newspaper in Columbia reports that the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s board turned down the appeal by the Sierra Club. DHEC says its board has endorsed a permit approved by staff members for Romarco Minerals […]

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