The Winthrop University athletic department welcomed freshmen at the "ROCK THE HILL" event at the coliseum Saturday. Thousands of students gathered to dance, play games and meet the university's athletes. During the event, students shined the flashlights on their cell phones and waved them for a social media video.
Fort Mill's newest middle school — Pleasant Knoll — opened its doors for the first time to students Thursday. Photographers snapped photos of the excited kids as they entered the new building on the first day. More than 800 students attend.
The S.C. I-77 Alliance celebrated its third economic summit Wednesday at the The Gateway Conference Center in Richburg. President/CEO Rich Fletcher said the Alliance has an exciting future of continuing to market York, Chester, Richland and Fairfield counties as economic hotspots. He said the Alliance will continue to attract both domestic and international companies.
The beef hash sold out before noon in Hickory Grove Wednesday at Hopewell Day. The 100th annual tradition at an old school house in York County features the homemade recipe of butter, beef and onions. The crowds gathered in the school for an afternoon of gospel after the last scoop of hash was sold.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that the friends and family of Heather Heyer, the woman killed last weekend in the Charlottesville riots, are in his prayers. Graham, who said there was "no place for hate in my Republican Party," made his comments at the third annual S.C. I-77 Alliance Economic Development Summit in Richburg.
Rock Hill police released this surveillance video of a Monday night robbery at Park Grocery on East Main Street. They said a man wearing a red bandanna and a red hooded sweatshirt robbed the store around 9 p.m. Monday. Police would not say how much cash was stolen.
Rock Hill city officials said an area within a 1-mile radius of Oakdale Fire Station One on Saluda Street will be sprayed with insecticide between about 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. Wednesday, after a confirmed case of West Nile virus, a virus spread through mosquito bites, in southern Rock Hill.