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Winter Weather Closings and Delays: January 14, 2015

Weather-related closings and delays for Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Schools York District 1 – 2 hour delay; no breakfast served; no morning Kindergarten Clover District 2 – No Report Rock Hill District 3 – No Report Fort Mill District 4 – No Report York Preparatory Academy – No Report Westminster Catawba Christian School – No […]

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Winthrop students march for free speech, free press in France

Simultaneous funerals are being held today in Jerusalem and Paris for some of the victims of deadly attacks in Paris last week while stateside, students at Winthrop University marched on campus in solidarity for journalists killed while working for the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Thibaut Tacuqet, a graduate student from France, organized an 11 a.m. […]

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City OK’s Arts Council bid for downtown Cultural District

Rock Hill City Council has signed off on a plan to allow the Arts Council of York County to move forward with a request to designate several square city blocks a state culture district. Under a bill signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley in 2014, the South Carolina Arts Commission now has the authority […]

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New county fire training center could help volunteer departments

York County Fire Marshal Billy Weatherford remembers a time — not too long ago — when the training required to be a volunteer firefighter was more of a luxury than a necessity. “It wasn’t required — it was nice to have.” But today’s volunteer firefighters must undergo a minimum of 200 hours of training before […]

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Man dies after getting out of car in flooding and being swept away

The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatality in Lancaster this morning after a man drove his car on a flooded road. Officials say a culvert went over its banks on Duckwood Road. Troopers say the man identified as 60-year-old Danny Ray Deese was driving on Highway 903, which was flooded. They say Deese tried […]

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Hundreds participate in 3rd annual Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run

Some 750 people turned out in frigid temperatures Saturday morning for the third annual Joe Davis Memorial Resolution Run at the Baxter YMCA. The event raised money for Keystone Substance Abuse Services to fight drug addiction in York County. It’s in the memory of Joe Davis, who lost his life to a heroin overdose in […]

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Winthrop presidential candidates’ list whittled to 79

Between now and late spring, a small group of Winthrop University trustees will narrow the list of candidates for the school’s eleventh president. Board chairwoman Kathy Bigham said Friday the presidential search committee was flooded with more than 140 candidates; a mix of nominations, self-nominations and recommendations from Texas-based consultant R. William Funk & Associates. […]

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