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

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

York Co. GOP Leader: GOP, Democrats working to get candidates back on ballot

York County Republican Party Chairman Glenn McCall says that both parties are on the same side in requesting that the 183 candidates thrown off the ballot after a Supreme Court decision last week be returned to the ballot. McCall says he’s even willing to push back the June 12th primary date. But what happens if [...] Read More

6 candidates stricken from York County ballots after paperwork snafu

More than 200 candidates for local and state office were nixed from ballots all across South Carolina Friday, including six candidates here in York County after the State Supreme Court said they incorrectly filed paperwork to run for office. Among those include Republican county council candidates John Rinehart Sr. and Gary Williams, York County Coroner candidate David Blanton [...] 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