Local DNC events gaining steam

As the Democratic National Convention gears up in Charlotte, a local effort here in York County is underway to bring business and some of the 35-thousand delegates, security staff and media to South Carolina. The group known as SC in 2012 is hosting the first of what look to be several information sessions on how [...] Read More

Two SC courthouses could be closed this summer

Two federal courthouses in South Carolina could soon be permanently closed. In an effort to cut costs, the federal government is looking to shut down dozens of small, rural courthouses in 29 states. According to the Associated Press– which was able to get a copy of a government memo– two of those are in South [...] Read More

DiGiorgio retiring after 2012-2013 school year

Winthrop University president Anthony DiGiorgio said his tenure of the Rock Hill school will end following the next academic year. DiGiorgio broke the news to the university faculty and staff this morning in a video release, and addressed the media this afternoon. DiGiorgio says he and his wife, Gale, have enjoyed their time serving as [...] Read More

FCC Commissioner: 18 million Americans don’t have internet access

FCC commissioner and South Carolina native Mignion Clyburn was in Rock Hill Monday speaking before students at Winthrop University’s Mass Communication Week. Clyburn says there are still 18-million Americans without internet access — something Clyburn and her fellow commissioners are struggling to approach. Clyburn says a program called Internet Essentials is trying to connect children [...] Read More

Investment expert weighs in on tax rate changes

The president of a local investment management firm says he’s not surprised that markets on Wall Street did not react to President Obama’s proposal to reduce the nation’s corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent. Kendall Anderson of Anderson Griggs Portfolio says the cut is a step in the right direction. Anderson [...] Read More