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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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GiTi Tire expects to begin manufacturing in Chester Co.next May

The first phase of GiTi Tire’s plan to spend $568 million and hire 1700 people at a manufacturing facility in Chester County is virtually complete. Chester County economic development director Karlissa Parker says 350 potential engineers have already been interviewed. “60% of those 350 were from Chester County.  And they were blown away by the […]

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City police, County sheriff’s office to talk with residents downtown

York County Councilman Bump Roddey has tentatively scheduled a community meeting the evening of July 19th to bring Rock Hill Police and York County Sheriff’s officers together with residents. Roddey says he wants to break the misconceptions that exist among police officers and residents about each other. “This is kind of our way of telling […]

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Charter aircraft service coming to Rock Hill York County Airport

The executive director of Sky Tech, the fixed-base operator at the Rock Hill York County Airport, says the airport will have charter aircraft service shortly. Mike Fitzgerald says his company has already applied for and received an aircraft charter certificate. “It took us about 16 months to get it up in Baltimore.  Things don’t move […]

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Veterans receive highest award a civilian can present for serving their country

It’s the highest award a civilian can present to a veteran in recognition of and thanks for their service to the country. Saturday at least 24 Quilts of Valor were presented to local veterans at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Organizer Harvey Mayhill says he knows his efforts and those of others are appreciated. “I’m […]

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Local police chief issues statement on Dallas shootings Thursday night

Statement from Rock Hill Police Chief Chris Watts: “I am saddened to hear about the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas, Texas last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the City of Dallas, the Dallas Police Department, and the officers families during this tragic event. In Rock Hill we will continue the work […]

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