A relative of Quantavious "Quan" Torbit says the family is heartbroken that he was shot and killed at age 17 Sunday night. Torbit was a rising senior at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, and had played on the school basketball team. One person is charged with murder in his death; a second person faces weapons charges in the incident.
Fort Mill resident Karen Berkebile started 'Fort Mill Rocks,' a group aimed at painting and hiding rocks all across Fort Mill. She and others in the group hope it will help 'spread joy' to those who need it.
Demetric Leon Houze, 25, of Rock Hill has been charged with murder in the Sunday night shooting in which a South Pointe High School student was killed. The teen who died has been identified as Quantavious Torbit, 17. Houze appeared in Rock Hill Municipal Court Tuesday morning and asked for bond; a judge denied his request. A second person, Timothy M. Holley, 20, is charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and unlawful carrying of a weapon in connection with the incident, police said.
Timothy M. Holley, 20, appeared for a bond hearing on gun violation charges Monday in Rock Hill municipal court. Holley is charged with discharging a firearm in city limits and unlawful carrying of a weapon in connection with a Sunday night shooting in which a 17-year-old South Pointe High School student was killed. Another Rock Hill man, Demetric Leon Houze, 25, is charged with murder in the death.
At least one persson is dead, and a second is injured, in a shooting Sunday night in the Hagins Fewell neighborhood. The incident happened around the Arcade-Victoria Park and a Rock Hill police substation. Police said a 17-year-old died and the wounded person was hit by a stray bullet.
Winthrop University Board of Trustees chair Karl Folkens said the modest tuition increase stands in contrast to other universities around the state, which have recently announced higher percentage increases. Winthrop will be raising its tuition prices by 2.48 percent starting next semester. The University of South Carolina-Columbia announced they would raise its tuition rates by 3.46 percent starting in the fall.
Hundreds of dancers competed Friday at the Dance Machine's America's National Dance Championships at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill. The event was hosted by the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The championships will continue through Sunday.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, the Springs Close Foundation and other groups donated two truckloads of food Wednesday to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen and pantry in honor of David Boone, one of the soup kitchen's founders. Charity organizers and volunteers said they wanted to honor Boone — who has cancer — by donating nearly $25,000 worth of food to the kitchen at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rock Hill.
York Police Department officers danced in this video that went viral after responding to a complaint about loud music at the party. The video, published on the department's Facebook page, got more than 22,000 hits.
Police in Lancaster have charged three people in connection with a March robbery that left an Indian immigrant store owner dead. Police believe the suspects were planning to "smash an Indian," warrants state. The Rock Hill Indian Association president, Sharad Patel, called that "alarming and frightening" for Indian immigrants.
York Police Department officers joined a dance at a party June 10, after responding to a complaint about loud music. The officers danced to show the people there that they serve all, and are there when needed. The video of the officers dancing has gone viral, with more than 22,000 views.