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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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S.C. Lawmakers confirm three Winthrop University trustees

South Carolina lawmakers confirmed three Winthrop University Board of Trustee candidates who ran unopposed this week. Donna Glenn and Ashlye Wilkerson were both re-elected to the board, representing Congressional Districts two and six, respectively. Randy Imler replaces longtime board member Bob Thompson. Wilkerson and Imler are both Winthrop Univesrity graduates and all will serve six […]

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Sen. Hayes: Video poker is the ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling

The South Carolina Supreme Court has shot down a request by the Catawba Indian Nation to open video poker gaming facility on its York County reservation. The high court, in a decision released Wednesday, said the Catawbas’ plan to do so under the Gambling Cruise Act would be unconstitutional. State Sen. Wes Hayes of Rock […]

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A few moments with Richard O’Malley

In the final installment of our three-part series of interviews with the three candidates vying to be the superintendent of Rock Hill School District Three, WRHI’s Andrew Kiel sits down with Dr. Richard O’Malley. O’Malley is currently the superintendent of the Edison County, N.J. school system. His interview was postponed from last week following a […]

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SC High Court rules against Catawba Indian Nation video gaming

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the Catawba Indian Nation is not allowed to offer video poker and other electronic gaming devices on its York County reservation under the Gambling Cruise Act. The ruling is a setback for the tribe’s efforts to establish revenue-generating gambling games the way many tribes do in other […]

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Knights practice in new ballpark for the first time as season approaches

It’s a new era for Charlotte Knights’ baseball as they play their first season at the brand new BB&T Ballpark uptown. The players practiced at the ballpark for the first time Tuesday. Knights’ manager Joel Skinner says the new digs represent a first-class operation. “Coming from where we were last year (in Fort Mill) from […]

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