CompuCom: Content Marketing
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CompuCom: Content Marketing
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The Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.)
A group of farmers from the region told U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman on Tuesday that they want him to help create a farm bill that would make it easier to hire legal immigrant workers for temporary agriculture jobs.
York County economic development officials included information about two Fort Mill sites in Charlotte's bid for the highly-sought-after second Amazon headquarters. The two sites - Kingsley Park and Southbridge - are among 21 possible locations listed in Charlotte's bid for Amazon to consider for its HQ2, as the project is known.
After nearly 70 years of business, The Men’s Shop in York is expected to close its doors for the final time in 2018, possibly as early as January.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster praised the new $560 million Giti Tire mega-plant in Richburg as a "game changer" for Chester County, and predicted the company would help attract thousands more jobs to the area.
York County is "growing like a weed," said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who praised the area's leaders for their work to attract businesses and newcomers.
The York County Chamber of Commerce is working with the York County Council to place an alcohol sales referendum on the ballot for the next general election in November 2018 after state Attorney General Alan Wilson made a ruling invalidating the current ordinance.
The DOJ letter was sent on the same day the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent a letter requesting states release personal voter information.
Janice Dabney recalls running a warm washcloth over a woman's body, and patting the patient's arm reassuringly. The patient, badly-injured in car-crash, had glass dotted all over her face after smashing through a windshield.
Archie Parnell of Sumter is new to the political scene, but is campaigning for hard-to-win votes in South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District ahead of a June 20 general election.
Mark Sleeper wanted to find out exactly what Duke Energy's plan was to sell 348 acres in the Concord Road area along Lake Wylie. That proved to be a little more difficult than he expected.
Lake Wylie could soon welcome 842 new homes in a 432-acre development off Daimler Boulevard, between S.C. 49 and 274, south of Five Points.
Ashley Nance couldn't help but tear up when she thought of the servicemen and servicewomen who fought and died for her freedom.
The fourth phase of Pennies for Progress is the largest and most expensive roads-fix plan ever proposed in York County.
City officials say they seek to get the biggest bang for the taxpayers' buck when it comes to road repairs.
Public documents gathered by The Herald show that developers are planning a 25-acre water park on Rambo Road in rural Rock Hill.
A taxing issue is back on the docket for the York County Council.
Middle school students Vanessa and Brian walk into biology class one sunny morning to find they're in for a busy day. Their teacher is walking them through the basics of germs, antibodies and how to ward off infections. Vanessa leaves class with plenty of knowledge: "Make sure to wash your hands before you eat," and "Take antibiotics exactly as directed."
Tragedy binds people together, said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson.
When you enter The Creature's Crypt for the first time, don't be surprised if you bump into someone with his brains replaced with candy.
Several Winthrop students, as well as three Rock Hill City Council members, are questioning Rock Hill's proposed bus transit plan, citing concerns such as ridership and funding.
Around 50 York County voters marched to Sen. Lindsey Graham's Rock Hill office on East Main Street Monday to ask him to vote against the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and against the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
Thanks to a partnership between Rock Hill's Bedgear, and foster care agencies Ticket to Dream and Together We Rise, 200 foster children in the Carolinas will receive a pillow care package to make their transition into foster care a little easier.
The dream of Rock Hill making money off sports tourism began with a park.
In four months, thousands of the world's foremost BMX enthusiasts will flood into Rock Hill to celebrate the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships. And if you're a York County resident, you can join in on some of the fun for free.
The people have spoken, says Mayor Doug Echols.
Angelica Evans wishes she could be there to see it. Six Rock Hill children, all beaming from ear to ear, eying a mountain of Christmas presents and hoping the moment never ends.
York County and Chester County voter turnout dipped slightly from the last general election, while Lancaster County voters saw an uptick in activity at the polls.
The York County Coroner's Office is teaming up with local school districts to host an educational program about the dangers of "the choking game." The program will include the families of two local victims, Carson Steele of Rock Hill and Garrett Pope of Indian Land.
Panic hit Danny Warren like a bucket of ice water. Usually, when he came home from football practice, he'd find his father resting in bed and hear the familiar "Hey!" each time he walked in the door. On Oct. 13, there was only silence.
Move over, Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Hord is here to party. Rock Hill natives Tyler Hord and Samantha Berinsky will hold their wedding Saturday evening at the City Club in on E. Main St. after being forced to evacuate Charleston earlier this week.
The protest began with a number: 715 victims of police violence in 2016. The movement intensified with a building: Winthrop University's Tillman Hall. Around 70 students and faculty participated in a lively, exuberant and peaceful march on campus Wednesday to raise support for renaming the school's administration building, which protesters say represents a man who espoused racist ideals.
From an early age, Joyce McGarity loved being around others. As a student at Rock Hill High School, she would walk right up to new people, tell them her name and strike up a conversation. She was once invited to become a personal secretary at an insurance office, where she'd spend her time mostly on her own, with maybe one other boss.
The Times, Gainesville, Ga.
Up in the stands at City Park Stadium, Brown shakes her pom-poms, shouts her son's number and waves to the players. "When he looks up and sees me sitting up there, a smile gets on his face," Brown said. "Whatever he's going through, he doesn't focus on that.
Just behind her office desk in the Flowery Branch gym, neatly pressed into a commemorative frame, Courtney Newton's old No. 22 jersey from her days at the University of South Carolina sits propped up against a wall.
Even after 41 years of coaching, Bruce Miller still isn't sure if he's seen it all. It's funny how players like Gainesville High graduate Deshaun Watson can change your perception of what's possible in the game of football. "I don't think you ever appreciate what type of player he was until he was gone," said Miller in his office earlier this week.
There's something about the view at East Hall Stadium that gets to Johnny Smith every time.
There was still a trickle of blood threatening to run down Reachel Beaulieu's face as she climbed the stairs of Jefferson's Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.
Fifteen minutes into his team's Class AAA state championship game at Mercer University, West Hall striker Sammy Coto was pouring ice water into his boots, trying to adjust to the new feeling of the AstroTurf at Five Star Stadium.
Don't tell Blake Sims he's in a competition.
HOSCHTON - Eyes half open from exhaustion, 13-year-old Jackson Ramey pushed his way out from his desk in an early math class and tried to block out the loud klaxon bells ringing through the hallways of C.W. Davis Middle School one late August morning.
Terry Brownlee was close to heading to bed at around 3 a.m. one January morning when he noticed his phone had lit up with a text message.
Peninsula Pilots features and coverage
HAMPTON - Trapped in the visitors dugout, Taylor Ostrich was nursing a broken right wrist when he and his Peninsula Pilots teammates celebrated their Petitt Cup victory in August in Columbia, S.C. That same wrist, fully healed after a season playing right field at Old Dominion University, has been crucial to keeping Peninsula (25-9) at the top of East standings in the Coastal Plain League.
HAMPTON - As the hot beach sand crunched beneath his toes, an ocean stretching out in front of him for miles, Sam Tidaback couldn't help but think he made the right choice to come to Virginia for the summer.
HAMPTON - One of the most vivid memories Andres Nelo brought to America from his home in Maracay, Venezuela, was when his father, Hector, talked about the dream he had for his son. It involves a major-league ballpark, bat and glove, while Andres and his brother Daniel play against each other on the diamond.
Legacy 76 NPSL coverage
To Scott Cooper, it was a simple text, but to former Tabb High School soccer standout Rachael Brewer, it meant a chance to continue playing the sport she loves.
WILLIAMSBURG - Even when he's on the field, coaching has almost become a natural reaction for Legacy 76 midfielder Jamie Gunderson. It's hard to blame Gunderson. After two years of roaming the sidelines as an assistant coach with the Christopher Newport University women's soccer team, it's sometimes tricky to turn back into "player mode."
WILLIAMSBURG - As a child growing up in the harsh winters of Fargo, N.D., Jacob Weiler relished the days when the snowplows rumbled down his street near Fargo South High School. When the truck's ice-scraper finished rooting up the frozen top layer of ice and grit, Weiler raced out to the road to kick his soccer ball against the curb, endlessly honing his first touch.
NFL / College football
RICHMOND - Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden gave his team's Richmond training facility a glowing review Friday afternoon on his first visit to the area.
[Video included] WILLIAMSBURG - With just five weeks until he reports to Philadelphia Eagles training camp, two-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy stepped on the football field Sunday evening.
WILLIAMSBURG - Every time Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman lines up on the hash, he tries to make eye contact with his opposing receiver. The ploy is that Sherman's opponents will get intimidated and forget their routes. Typically, though, Sherman isn't lining up against receivers half his height.
Sports feature stories
Golf is a funny little game for Army Staff Sgt. Antoine Buckner.
The way Jim Koterba remembers it, the South Pointe cross country head coach came across a musty, crumpled red hat at a county track meet a year ago.
William Kelly was deep in thought Tuesday morning on his family's living-room rug as he maneuvered from side to side of a new creation made of equal parts Lego pieces and imagination.
LYNCHBURG - First came the tears, then the hugs and then, after a while, the cameras broke out as Tabb's girls soccer team relished the last few minutes of being together as a team.
In his final week of kindergarten, 6-year-old Ethan Morse had the last uncomplicated meal of his life.