Iconic Varsity Restaurant in Rock Hill closes, property sold

The Varsity Restaurant with its famous Watkins hot dogs is closed after owners Roy and Darlene Russell sold it to Chad McGowan, who owns and operates the thriving Legal Rsemedy brew pub and restaurant across the street on Oakland Avenue between downtown Rock Hill and Winthrop University.

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Endangered tigers under threat in Indian forest that inspired ‘Jungle Book’

Poaching, loss of forest, encroaching development and a booming market in smuggled tiger parts in China continue to threaten the endangered animals

Thirty tigers have already been killed by poachers in the first part of this year compared with 25 all of last year

India, home to the vast majority of these tigers, has 2,226 animals in the wild today, up 30 percent

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Northwestern holds spring football scrimmage

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Neighbors remember Heath Springs man found stabbed to death

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Rock Hill considers smoking ban at city parks

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Rock Hill High holds spring football scrimmage

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Fort Mill High School Band in Normandy

The Fort Mill High School Marching Band recently played a concert at the Normandy American Cemetery in France, where two of the 28 service members from Fort Mill killed in World War II are buried.
John Patyk Special to the Fort Mill Times
Fort Mill High School Band in Normandy 03:44

Fort Mill High School Band in Normandy

Owners of The Varsity in Rock Hill sell iconic restaurant 01:03

Owners of The Varsity in Rock Hill sell iconic restaurant

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Man pays $212 speeding ticket with only pennies

Video from South Pointe spring football scrimmage Friday night 01:32

Video from South Pointe spring football scrimmage Friday night