University Center is a nondescript, generic moniker that adorns millions of strip malls, college student centers and other dull locations around the country and has no connection to the unique history of the Bleachery.
While it’s hard to find a precise moment when Rock Hill, South Carolina’s, Knowledge Park evolved from an idea to a reality, Monday’s ceremony to kick off the beginning of the construction process certainly qualifies as affirmation that the project will actually come to life.
Gov. Nikki Haley doesn’t object when the state offers special tax incentives to attract new business and industry to the state. So it’s hard to understand why she is so dead set against providing a helping hand to farmers after they suffered $330 million in losses because of a massive flood.
While idealists might believe the nation should be color-blind or at least far more tolerant of racial differences by now, the recent Winthrop Poll indicates that we have a long way to go before race ceases to matter much.
While the Riverside development, which received initial approval from the Rock Hill City Council Monday, looks promising, we hope some vital details are worked out before the council gives its final go-ahead.
Congress and President Obama are engaged in a needless spat over the president’s Feb. 8 request for about $1.9 billion to fight the growing danger of the Zika virus. For two months, the Republican-controlled House and Senate have not acted. Further delay will degrade preparedness for a virus that carries a greater punch than was first believed. The dispute is one that White House and legislative staff could easily resolve in an hour – and ought to get done tomorrow.
Some coastal communities have sought to reduce the number of bags that end up in the ocean or littering roadsides and beaches by banning disposable, single-use plastic bags. But those efforts would be squelched if a bill in the S.C. House passes.
A moratorium would provide a reasonable breathing space to allow the county council, members of other local governments, residents and businesses a chance to assess how much more growth the area around Lake Wylie can accommodate and to come up with reasonable ways to sustain quality of life.