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

$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

Gov. Haley praises Rock Hill School, brings anti-bullying message

Governor Nikki Haley brought her anti-bullying message to a Rock Hill school Monday in a multi-stop tour through the upstate. Haley spoke before the sixth grade class at Castle Heights Middle School and commended the students, faculty and staff for their hard work in achieving “school to watch” status. Haley also spoke with the students [...] Read More

Live Tweets of tonight’s York County Council debate

Tonight, York County Council District 1 GOP incumbent Britt Blackwell will face challenger Gary Williams at the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill. WRHI’s Andrew Kiel will be Live Tweeting from the event — you can follow along at @wrhi or using hashtag #yccdebate. If you’re not on Twitter, click the feed link here. WRHI will [...] Read More

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