Latest jobless figures show mixed bag for SC, tri-county area

South Carolina’s unemployment rate reached a 15-year record low in June, but the news was not as good in the tri-county area. State Department of Employment and Workforce figures show that York County’s jobless rate rose from 4.5% to 5.3% in June. Lancaster County’s rate jumped from 5.3% in May to 6% in June, while […] Read More

Treated water from Whitewater Center means little to Lake Wylie

A plan to hyper-chlorinate and dechlorinate six-million gallons of water in the lower half of the Charlotte Whitewater Center has drawn the concern of a few, including the city of Rock Hill and Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins. The chlorination and eventual discharge of the water is in response to the recent death of a teen […] Read More

Tega Cay spraying for mosquitoes beginning at 9:00 tonight

At the request of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the city of Tega Cay will spray for mosquitoes tonight. The spraying comes in response to a travel-associated Zika Virus case found in Tega Cay. It’s only a precaution. The city of Tega Cay says beginning at nine o-clock tonight, a spray […] Read More

Fort Mill unveils recommended projects for Pennies for Progress 4

The town of Fort Mill Wednesday night presented its wish list of road projects that it wants to be part of the Fourth Pennies for Progress referendum scheduled to be on the ballot in November 2017. Fort Mill Planning Director Joe Cronin made the presentation to the York County Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission. The […] Read More

SC Court of Appeals to hear Fort Mill hospital case in November

The new CEO of Piedmont Medical Center says the South Carolina Court of Appeals will hear the challenge to Piedmont’s bid to build a new hospital in Fort Mill sometime in November. Brad Talbert made those comments early this afternoon on WRHI’s Straight Talk. Tenet Healthcare, which is Piedmont Medical Center’s parent company, has waged […] Read More

Law enforcement officers and residents come together in downtown Rock Hill

Hundreds turned out Tuesday night for a meet and greet event called Unity in the Community. Rock Hill Police officers and York County Sheriff’s officers spoke one-on-one with local residents of different races following the recent tragedies involving police and others. Mayor Doug Echols told the crowd at the Rock Hill Amphitheater that we are […] Read More

Residents will meet with police one-on-one during Unity in the Community

Tonight Rock Hill police and York County sheriff’s deputies will meet one-on-one with residents at the city hall amphitheatre in response to police shootings involving unarmed black men and shootings targeting police officers themselves. York County Councilman Bump Roddey organized the Unity in the Community event. He says it’s designed to start a conversation between […] Read More