‘Phat Bottom’ lawnmower track earns first rezoing nod from county

The Phat Bottom Motor Speedway will live to fight — and race — another day. York County Council Monday approved the first of three public readings to rezone 15 acres of rural property east of U.S. 321 allowing for lawnmower races. The site first opened in 2009, but it wasn’t until after Brian Saunders bought […] Read More

York Co. Sheriff’s Office DNA lab earns inagural accreditation

After three years, the York County Sheriff’s Office DNA Laboratory is now open. The laboratory received from Forensic Quality Services that it has achieved accreditation under the global basis for laboratory accreditation in management and technical requirements. FQS is the longest established provider of accreditation to forensic testing agencies in the United States and the […] Read More

Rock Hill Councilman suggests new plan for storwater repairs

This year, Rock Hill City Council advanced a plan to take a “pay as you go” approach to funding a series of improvements to an aging and inefficient city-owned system known for frequent overflows. The new fees, effective July 1, add an average of $.71 to residential utility bills and an average of $3 commercial […] Read More

David Nail Wins Co-MVP at All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Before David Nail became a country crooner, he played college baseball. Even though music is his first love, he remains an avid sports fan. For the third time, Nail was invited to participate in the 2014 Taco Bell® All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game where he was named Co-MVP alongside rapper Nelly. “It was definitely [...] Read More

Lady Antebellum to Release 747 on September 30

Lady Antebellum will release their fifth studio album, 747, on September 30. The album’s lead single, “Bartender,” is soaring up the country chart as one of Lady Antebellum’s fastest rising singles to date. Deciding on a title for the project was a simple group decision. “We unanimously knew that our album title had to be [...] Read More

Children’s entertainer returns home to Oakland Baptist for concert

National children’s entertainer Steve Weeks returned to his home church in Rock Hill Monday for an impromptu concert at Oakland Baptist Church. Weeks spends much of the year on the road, performing about twice a week before young audiences, organizer Alice Davis said. Weeks was in Rock Hill visiting his family. Monday’s concert attracted about […] Read More

Kellie Pickler to Voice ‘VeggieTales’ Character

Kellie Pickler is headed to the big screen – or at least her voice is. Pickler will make her film debut as the voice of a sweet potato in the upcoming VeggieTales movie, Beauty and the Beet. She will play Mirabelle, a yam who is in a family band. She joins recurring cast members Bob [...] Read More