Fort Mill garbage collectors unionize

Garbage truck drivers who work for Republic Services in Fort Mill have joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The drivers voted 30 to 24 this month to become members of Local 71 based in Charlotte. They are perhaps the first unionized garbage collectors in the region. Drivers who supported union membership say they sought outside [...] Read More

Catawba River makes top-ten list of endangered places

Thursday, the Southern Environmental Law Center listed its fourth ever Endangered Places lists — and among ten — the Catawba River Basin. The SELC says the river is threatened by pollution, hydroelectric dams and water withdrawals from both farms and cities. Also making the list is the Savannah River, which they say is threatened by a [...] Read More

Peele weighs in on new addition to Big South Conference

The Big South Conference has added a 12th team to its coffers starting next year. Tuesday night on the Randy Peele show on WRHI, the Winthrop head basketball coach offered his take on the addition of a fourth team from Virginia to a conference where his team has had quite a history. The Eagles have [...] Read More

Comporium Communications donate truck to Habitat For Humanity

Rock Hill-based Comporium Communications donated a surplus vehicle to Habitat for Humanity Wednesday. Comporium Senior Vice President for Sales and Business Services Gregory Austin says the vehicle donated to Habitat is a 2000 Ford E-250 van with about 170-thousand miles on it. Tim Veeck, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in York County says the [...] Read More