Duke Energy backs down on electric rate hike request in SC, NC

Duke Energy has backed off from its initial 17-percent rate hike requested in the Palmetto State earlier this year. Late Wednesday, Duke announced it was dropping its electric rate hike request to just under six percent. In North Carolina, Duke had asked for a 15 percent rate hike, but that too was stripped down to [...] Read More

Stasko to face a jury Monday in death of three on N.C. 49

A Matthews man will be the first of two people to face a jury next Monday as he faces three second-degree murder charges in the death of three people. 23-year-old Tyler Stasko along with 46-year-old Carlene Atkinson face second-degree murder charges after the two were allegedly street racing on North Carolina highway 49 just above [...] Read More

Billy Graham Admitted to Hospital

Asheville, NC – Evangelist Billy Graham is being admitted to a North Carolina hospital to be tested for pneumonia. The 93-year-old is reportedly in stable condition at Mission Hospital in Asheville. Graham had a previous bout with pneumonia in May. His foundation has released a statement saying he’s alert and smiling. Graham’s most recent book, [...] Read More

Clinton Junior College gets first NAACP Chapter

Rock Hill’s historically black Clinton Junior College has created its first-ever branch of the NAACP. Dozens of students turned out at the school’s gym for today’s announcement. Rock Hill N-double-A-C-P President Melvin Poole says students at Clinton Junior College showed interest in the civil rights organization. Poole says that approval came in October. Angelo Geter, [...] Read More

Man sentenced in 2010 Haunted Trail shootings

Rock Hill — A man convicted of killing one man and shooting two others last year along a haunted trail will spend the next four decades behind prison. 17-year-old Brandon Davis pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, three counts of attempted murder and other charges earlier this month, and his sentence — the maximum — was [...] Read More