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Fort Mil man, 28, dead in police-assisted suicide

State authorities are investigating yet another fatal shooting in York County — this time by a York County Sheriff’s Deputy in Fort Mill. Around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris says deputies were called to a home off Lurecliff Place with a report of a suicidal person. At the scene, deputies said James […]

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Fort Mill Schools warn of consequences with increased residential growth

It is no secret why residential growth in Fort Mill is once again growing exponentially: between great schools, easy access to Charlotte and a small-town atmosphere, the seven mile stretch between Rock Hill and the state line is quckly expanding — so much that school leaders are trying to put the brakes on residential growth. […]

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Future MLB Hall-of-Famer throwing out first pitch at BB&T Ballpark

One of the greatest home run hitters of all time in Major League Baseball will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday when the Charlotte Knights play their first game in BB&T Ballpark uptown. Jim Thome played for 22 years in the big leagues, finishing his career with 612 homers. Thome played for the Knights […]

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Rock Hill’s Molly Hardwick finishes 6th in golf championship

Amid the stellar greens of Augusta National, Molly Hardwick completed her first full year of playing the game of golf with a dream performance at the hallowed course. She finished sixth out of the 11 finalists in her age category at the First annual Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. Hardwick, who took golf up last […]

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Pew named next superintendent of Rock Hill Schools

The Rock Hill School board voted this afternoon to name Kelly Pew of Pickens County as its new superintendent. The vote came after board members met for several hours behind closed doors to discuss the three finalists. Pew will be paid $180,000 annually. She succeeds the departed Lynn Moody, who left last year to become […]

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Charlotte music legend Arthur Smith dies

Country music legend and variety show host Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith died Thursday. He was 93. Smith, a native of Kershaw, S.C. hosted radio and television shows four four decades across the Charlotte market. He recorded his first album at the Andrew Jackson Hotel in Rock Hill, S.C. Smith’s programs aired on WBT-AM and WBTV-TV […]

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County Council, Culture and Heritage Commission OK settlement terms

York County Council Thursday approved the terms of an undisclosed settlement between with the Culture and Heritage Foundation. The settlement agreement is the latest in a nearly yearlong lawsuit by the county against the foundation over a nearly 300-acre tract of donated¬† land along the Catawba River. The county and the York County Culture and […]

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