Phyllis Hyatt, 75, protested segregation during the early 1960s in Rock Hill, South Carolina, at marches and sit-ins. She is proud she and many others helped bring integration to Rock Hill and that the history is shared by all people of all races.
Mia Kramer, 7, donated $1,200 Friday after accepting donations instead of birthday gifts to give to York County, South Carolina, police officers. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson called her "one of our heroes."
Sullivan Middle School student parent Florence Aaron talks about the threat another student made Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, to "shoot up the school" including students and staff, according to police. The student was charged with disturbing schools.
Alex W. Guerrero of Fort Mill married Morgan Gaile Krohn Guerrero on Feb. 13 despite Alex having terminal cancer. Alex, 20, died Friday less than three days after the couple wed in his parents living room in Fort Mill. Morgan said that the couple wanted to be married and despite Alex's terminal illness, they decided to get married after becoming engaged Jan. 28. Morgan said "They wanted to be a couple forever," so were married before Alex died.
The Winthrop University men's basketball team honored three men who were injured in a shooting last month at its game Sunday. York County Sheriff's officers Randy Clinton and Buddy Brown and Kyle Cummings of the York Police Dept. were shot and injured in a domestic violence call last month. Detective Mike Doty was killed in the shooting.
Debbie Whitesell, mother of 19-year-old Karson Whitesell, who died after a gunman opened fire at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, said she can relate to the agony of the parents of 17 teenagers that died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 during a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Whitesell said the hardest part of the day her daughter died was calling the teen's phone and receiving no answer.
The York Comprehensive High School student council raised nearly $5,000 to make hundreds of stuffed animals to give to sick children at two Charlotte hospitals and the Ronald McDonald house. The students started the fundraiser about two months ago and made close to 450 stuffed animals.
After four York County law enforcement officers were shot in the line of duty, Winthrop University will hold First Responders Appreciation Day at the men's basketball game at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Winthrop Coliseum. Winthrop Athletic Director Ken Halpin said that the event will recognize all that first responders do for the community in York County. In January four officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence incident. York County Sheriff's Office Det. Mike Doty died after the shooting. Sheriff's sergeants Buddy Brown and Randy Clinton were wounded, as was York Police Department Sgt, Kyle Cummings. A Rock Hill business is underwriting the ticket costs for first responders to attend the game.