Norman leads charge halting Catawba Bridge construction

The future of a proposed bridge over the Catawba River north of I-77 seems to be in question after transportation planners decided Friday to halt future research on the bridge that would connect Mount Gallant Road in Rock Hill with Sutton Road in Fort Mill. State Representative Ralph Norman led the motion to turn down [...] Read More

Professor explains GOP’s decision to reopen filing for county council seat

Was the York County Republican Party unhappy with having former councilman Joe Cox running for the seat vacated by Eric Winstead? York Technical College political science professor Rick Whisonant says perhaps that was the reason the GOP re-opened the filing period, allowing former council chairman Steve McNeely to enter the June 12 primary. Whisonant agrees [...] Read More

Ex-Catawbas Chief seeking new site for Catawba River Bridge

As plans to build another bridge over the Catawba River connecting Rock Hill to Fort Mill progress, some state and local leaders are not convinced that the proposed location of the bridge is the proper one. Former Catawba Indian Nation Chief Donald Rogers says the bridge would cut right through Culture and Heritage Museum property. [...] Read More

$1B research ‘ghost town’ in NM to be based on Rock Hill

It sounds like a few pages torn from the script of the 1998 Jim Carey Film “The Truman Show,” but in just a few short years, a global research firm will cut the ribbon on a $1 Billion, 15-square mile ghost town. And it’s all based on the city of Rock Hill. Washington, D.C.-based Pegasus [...] Read More

Grits stop set for Friday at the SC Welcome Center

As the tourism season winds up for the summer, the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau is set to hold the annual Grits Stop at the South Carolina Welcome Center on I-77. Bureau spokeswoman Sonja Burris says the event is designed to give visitors a first taste of what South Carolina has to offer. [Audio [...] Read More