Jimmy Wayne Thanks His Hero with a Spot on the Grand Ole Opry

Twenty years ago, Jimmy Wayne was in high school listening to Jody Lee Hager, an inmate from the local prison in Dallas, NC, talk to his class. “The prison would send him around to the schools to tell the children, ‘Think smart. Don’t be like me,’ Jimmy recalls. Hager also had a guitar. He picked [...] Read More

NRC hosts open house on Catawba Nuclear Station

Nuclear Regulators in Rock Hill Tuesday say despite a power failure a month ago that caused the Catawba Nuclear Station to fully shut down — the Lake Wylie-based facility operated in the “green” in 2011. NRC Spokesman Joey Ledford said that nuclear power facilities have been the subject of a lot of public interest since [...] Read More

Cats proposes 15% fare increase for 82X bus line

Charlotte City leaders are planning a hike in CATS bus fees — and if you ride the 82X line to Charlotte, it could soon affect you. Thursday night, Rock Hill and Charlotte city transportation leaders held a public comment session on the fee hike, that if approved, would raise a one-way ticket by 50 cents [...] Read More

Two deputies reprimanded in mistaken release of YCDC inmate

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant has reprimanded two deputies in the erroneous release of convicted murderer Thomas Aaron Whitlock in late February. In a statement today from the Sheriff’s Office, Captain Allen Brandon and Deputy Grady Gonzales were reprimanded for failing to communicate transport instructions and allowing Whitlock to use the telephone during the transport. [...] Read More

Reese files sixth lawsuit against Knights’ uptown stadium

Charlotte attorney Jerry Reese filed his sixth lawsuit Monday in a North Carolina court in an attempt to build a new ballpark for the Charlotte Knights in the Queen City. Knights spokesman Tommy Viola said Tuesday that all five of Reese’s prior lawsuits — and the one filed Monday — are, “without merit” and those [...] Read More