Newport SC Fire Department firefighters Joseph “Hero” Volk and Rich Diamanti were hurt Monday afternoon after an explosion when they were fighting a house fire. Both remain hospitalized, Tuesday, but their dedication to serving the public means more now than ever.
Ronald Fred Gregory killed his wife and granddaughter a year ago after fighting for custody of the granddaughter. Gregory left granddaughter Mia to die after shooting her. The shootings were one of the most horrific crimes in York County history.
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was the dying wish of Rock Hill’s Bruce Rosenberg, who three years ago urged people to enjoy life and share joy by eating ice cream for breakfast one day a year. Rosenberg’s daughter shared it with her second-grade class at Tega Cay Elementary School on Friday.
Emily Elkins of Rock Hill died last week but her legacy will live on with the shelter for families who need emergency housing. The teenager became a celebrity after her cancer donation jar was stolen but she forgave the man who did it. Now, her family wants to meet the man and tell him he is forgiven and that what he did was part of God’s plan for Emily to help others.
Hundreds of people packed Rock Hill’s First Baptist Church on Tuesday to celebrate the life of Emily Elkins. The crowd was white and black and Asian and Hispanic, people who live in trailers and in big houses on the hill. They all came for one reason – to say goodbye to a 16-year-old girl who squeezed every drop of life out of the little time she had.
The guy walking in the grocery store with the mask on that covers a huge smile is not a robber. He is not a superhero, even though his kids say he is the real-life Spider-Man. Rock Hill’s Richard Jenkins, 32, smiles because he is alive. Living, with two new lungs and a new heart, after years of illness that he believes was caused by an untreated black widow spider bite.
Several community groups and volunteers added services Thursday and will continue today as temperatures that dipped into single digits pushed the homeless and others to seek shelter against potentially life-threatening exposure.
During the worst of the weather late Monday night, state troopers and Rock Hill cops and ambulance crews and firefighters went right out into the sleet and freezing rain to pull people from danger after wrecks and crashes and even falls on the ice.