Economic development leaders putting $15k into development study

The York County Economic Development Board and the Rock Hill Economic Development Corporation today agreed to seek 15-thousand dollars each to study property along the I-77 corridor to see if it can be developed for future business use. RHEDC executive director Stephen Turner explains the reason for the initiative. Turner says he’ll seek his entity’s [...] 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

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

GOP candidates’ forum Thursday in Rock Hill

Thursday night, the Republican candidates for York County Council’s contested races will meet — together — for the first time. York County GOP Chair Glenn McCall says while the party will not back any particular candidate right now, tonight’s forum is designed to put all the candidates on a level playing field. McCall says the [...] Read More

Council rejects church’s plan for the PTL Tower

After five years of deliberations, York County Council Monday made more headway on deciding the future of one of York County’s biggest…and tallest… eyesores. That’s York County Councilman David Bowman bringing forward a motion Monday night before council to reject Morningstar Ministries plan to renovate the former Heritage USA tower in Fort Mill. Council voted [...] Read More