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

Clapp resigns from Rock Hill promotions post

A longtime City of Rock Hill employee who was the driving force behind the annual ChristmasVille festival has resigned. Old Town Special Events Manager Candy Clapp, who’s worked for the city for the past eleven years, ended her tenure with the city this week. Rock Hill Economic Development Executive Director Stephen Turner. [Audio clip: view [...] Read More

Man arrested in brass pipe thefts

Lancaster Police have arrested a man they say stole three-thousand dollars worth of brass pipes from city workers’ trucks. 40-year-old John Elliot Montgomery of Lancaster is charged with criminal trespassing and grand larceny. Additional charges are pending. Lancaster public works employees returned to work Tuesday and found several brass pipe fittings and fixtures had been [...] Read More

Museums Commission still weeding down list of applicants

A York County panel is still deciding who it wants to interview for the top job with the Culture and Heritage Museums. Tuesday seven members of the Culture and Heritage Commission said it was still collecting information from applicants for the museums’ executive director position. Former museum employee Harry Exell has served as interim director [...] Read More

Charlotte City Council approves $1M in incentives for Chiquita

The Charlotte City Council approved more than one-million dollars in incentive money for Chiquita Monday night, including hundreds of thousands of dollars in moving expenses. The council’s discussion was interrupted at times by the shouts of protesters in the audience. Demonstrators and some council members say the move could set a dangerous precedent. Protester Christian [...] Read More