Blackwell, Williams spar over campaign funding sources, museums

Sparks flew Monday night as the two Republican candidates for York County Council’s District 6 seat stood before hundreds of voters at the lone debate leading up to the June 12th primary. Incumbent Britt Blackwell sparred with challenger Gary Williams over Williams’ support of former Congressman John Spratt and Blackwell’s alleged efforts to break up [...] Read More

Live Tweets of tonight’s York County Council debate

Tonight, York County Council District 1 GOP incumbent Britt Blackwell will face challenger Gary Williams at the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill. WRHI’s Andrew Kiel will be Live Tweeting from the event — you can follow along at @wrhi or using hashtag #yccdebate. If you’re not on Twitter, click the feed link here. WRHI will [...] Read More

Tempers flare as council debates Unified Development Ordinance changes

It was standing room only Monday night in York County Council chambers as more than a hundred people turned out in opposition of changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance. Dissent Monday for the plan came from developers, builders, and private citizens who said the plan went too far in infringing on people’s rights. Lake [...] Read More

Blackwell to run for re-election to county council

The chairman of the York County Council is seeking a second term representing District Six. Doctor Britt Blackwell says voters need to, “keep a true conservative serving in this seat to represent the taxpayers of York County.” Blackwell says he and most of the rest of the county council members have tried to take a [...] Read More

Land trust director blasts county council chairman over spending

The executive director of the Nation Ford Land Trust says it’s been frustrating over the past several years trying to convince the York County Council to agree to set aside land for open space. The York County Forever account has an estimated two to three million dollars in it to buy some of that land. [...] Read More