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Citing road woes and standards, city blocks 203-home development

105 acres of woodlands off Homestead Road near the Rock Hill-York County Airport will remain just that — wooded and untouched. At least for the foreseeable future. City council Monday nixed a Charlotte developer’s plans to build 203 homes on a Massachusetts-shaped tract of land. South Carolina-based Essex homes and Development Solutions of Charlotte had […]

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Rock Hill sports tourism has more than $20 million economic impact in 2014

The City of Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) department estimates that Cherry Park, Hargett Park, Terry Complex, Manchester Meadows, the Rock Hill Tennis Center, Novant Health BMX Supercross Track and the Giordana Velodrome created a direct economic impact of $20,481,431 in 2014. Direct economic impact, the most conservative measure of spending, is the […]

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Rock Hill council approves plan for W. Main St. Walmart

The third of three proposed Walmart neighborhood stores planned for Rock Hill was approved by Rock Hill city council Monday night. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, recently launched a series of smaller ‘neighborhood markets,’ or grocery stores that are typically a quarter the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter. Across the city, one neighborhood store […]

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5 York County teens receive appointment to service academies

Five area high school students are among 48 across the state to receive appointment to U.S. Military service academies by U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Caitlin Bowman of Clover High School, Clayton Pratt of Fort Mill High School and John Slavens of Clover High School received appointments to the U.S. Naval Academy. Daniel Schell of Fort […]

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Winthrop University names three finalists for 11th president

Winthrop University’s search committee has announced the finalists for the school’s 11th president. One is Dr. Jeff Elwell, the dean and a professor for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The second finalist is Dr. Daniel Mahony, the dean and a professor for the College of Education, Health […]

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County council committee briefed on tax plan

With dozens of pages’ worth of documents in hand — and a handful of e-mail exchanges from the city manger’s office in Rock Hill — a select committee of York County council members say they now have the resources in hand to make an informed recommendation to the full county council on the city’s proposed […]

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Push for autonomy in school start date still underway

While a local effort in the S.C. House of Representatives to allow individual school districts to set their own schedule — and choose when they start school each year — failed in a legislative subcommittee, the lawmaker behind the effort, Raye Felder, says she’s moving forward with other ideas. Felder, who represents Fort Mill, says […]

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