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

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

Miscommunication leads to late filing of ethics paperwork for some first-time candidates

It appears a breakdown in communication between prospective candidates for state office may lead some to losing out on the opportunity to run for a seat in the General Assembly this coming fall. State Representative Deborah Long, who serves an eastern portion of York County and the panhandle of Lancaster County, says a number of [...] 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

Rock Hill NAACP standing behind efforts to shrink ‘Castle Doctrine’

South Carolina lawmakers could repeal a 2006 law similar to Florida’s Stand Your Ground law in light of the shooting of an unarmed teen. South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers has filed a bill to undo the state’s expansion of the so-called Castle Doctrine. Columbia Free TimesIn 2006, South Carolina lawmakers did away with a person’s [...] Read More