Winthrop Assistant Chief appointed to FBI National Academy

Winthrop University officials said Tuesday the school’s Assistant Chief of Police Ken Scoggins has received an appointment to the FBI’s National Academy. Scoggins will leave for the 10-week course in Quantico, Va., in September and will join an elite group of law enforcement officers from around the world who have had an opportunity to achieve this [...] Read More

Mulvaney: Federal budget deficit stems from ‘willful ignorance’ in Congress

U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) says there’s what he calls a willful ignorance in the nation’s capitol when it comes to the federal budget deficit. Mulvaney said on Friday’s edition of Straight Talk that lawmakers who have been in Washington for 30 years have heard that deficits are the end of the world. He says [...] Read More

Police: Road closures, delays expected for Strawberry Festival

You can expect some road closures this weekend leading up to the South Carolina Strawberry Festival in Fort Mill. Fort Mill Police Captain Bryan Zachary says that beginning Friday afternoon at 5, a portion of S.C 160 will be closed through downtown Fort Mill through Midnight on Saturday. Zachary says that drivers can expect congestion [...] Read More

‘DNC for Me’ shows business how to profit off September Convention

With September’s Democratic National Convention just over four months away, local business owners hoping to get in on the action had their first chance to see what the DNC will bring to the Carolinas. The group known as SC in 2012 hosted “The DNC for Me” Tuesday night at the Baxter Hood Center, where organizers [...] 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