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Five things to do this weekend in York and Chester counties

Playhouse season kick-off The Fort Mill Community Playhouse 2019 Season Kickoff Party will be 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 501 Pine St., Fort Mill. The season will be introduced by the cast of the first play, “Snapshots,” a musical scrapbook, singing some songs from the play. The


Rock Hill mom found unconscious after driving drunk with child in car, police say

A woman was arrested after Rock Hill police say she drove drunk and was found passed out in a car in a parking lot with a toddler in the back seat. Officers also seized more than 6 grams of marijuana from the car.


Escaped Georgia inmate caught in Chester County after lengthy chase, officials say

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. - The Chester County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested an escaped inmate who led authorities on a lengthy chase from Georgia. [ALSO READ: Armed robbery suspect accused of leading officers on high-speed chase]


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


High school football star arrested in Rock Hill mob beating, kicking door, cops say

A high school football star from Rock Hill has been arrested for being part of a group that beat and stomped a teen twice, police said. Jamario Dawun Holley, 18, is charged with two counts of assault and battery by a mob with bodily injury and malicious injury to property, said Capt. Mark Bollinger


An ‘International Megasite’ is ready. What it means for York, Chester, Lancaster jobs

At its size, an international megasite coming to Interstate 77, just south of Chester County, will have regional benefits across South Carolina. “In our estimation, it’s definitely a regional impact,” said Rich Fletcher, I-77 Alliance president and CEO. “(Fairfield County) and the state have kind of


York County dad beat son, 4, who slept on bedding covered with roaches, police say

A York County father has been charged with child neglect after police say he beat his son with a belt and let the child sleep in an area covered with cockroaches. Teddy Lee Dyer Jr., 25, was arrested Thursday around 9:45 p.m. on View Heights Way, north of Clover near the North Carolina state line wi


HS roundup: how South Pointe’s No. 2-ranked girls got their biggest win of the season

A late 9-1 run enabled South Pointe to flip the tables on Westwood late in Tuesday night’s meeting of top-3-ranked girls’ basketball teams. Then the Stallions knocked down enough free throws down the stretch for a 65-61 win that strengthens their Region 3-4A title chances.


Neighbors in Rock Hill questioning sky high utility bills

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Nearly a dozen residents in Rock Hill have brought complaints to NBC Charlotte about sky-high utility bills. In one case, a woman got sticker shock opening a bill of more than $6,000.


Masked gunman robs York Co. store near Fort Mill but took more than money, cops say

A masked gunman stole cash and cigarettes during a holdup at a York County store, police said. The armed robbery happened around 7 a.m. Thursday at the Kangaroo Express store on U.S. 21 north of Fort Mill, according to York County Sheriff’s Office deputies. The store is close to the South Carolina-N


Goodwin’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Bulldogs past FC, 52-49

Camden junior guard Landon Goodwin buried a 3-point jumper as the game horn sounded, giving the Camden boys a 52-49 win over Fairfield Central in Tuesday night’s Region 4-AAA opener both both sides in a game played in Winnsboro.


South Carolina school district may move closer to year-round education

WALHALLA, S.C. - A South Carolina school district is considering adopting a modified calendar for the 2020-21 school year that would move it closer to year-round education. [ALSO READ: CMS steps up security in the wake of a series of issues at local schools]


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


York County’s Moss justice center addition expected to open in March

Renovations and additions to the Moss Justice Center in York County are nearing completion, according to construction management firm Cumming. The second phase of the $38.5 million project is expected to open in March. The company says that means the project has less than a year until it’s complete.


Shutdown Could Affect Health Of Local Catawba Native Americans

ROCK HILL, SC — Concerns are growing that the government shutdown could mean no medical care for Native American tribes. Clinics on reservations operate on federal dollars, and the Chief of the Catawba Indian Nation in Rock Hill says facilities are already dipping into emergency funds as the shutdow


VIDEO: Thieves attempt second round of theft with trailer in tow

YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - Two thieves are wanted for taking items from a thrift store’s storage building in York County last Saturday. Deputies say two people showed up at Sweet Repeats on Charlotte Highway at two different times and took the store’s belongings. The thieves pulled up in an SUV at 6:4


2 accused of exposing kids to meth in Union

UNION COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - The Union County Sheriff's Office arrested two people for exposing kids to methamphetamine. According to a sheriff's office report, deputies responded to a home last month in regards to a domestic violence call involving Clayton Duckett and Brandy Inman.


U.S. Sen. weighs in on Presindent’s decision to deny Pelosi flight to visit troops

President Trump yesterday abruptly denied military aircraft to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a foreign trip just minutes before the congressional delegation was set to depart, in a stunning response to her call to delay the State of the Union address amid the government shutdown.


Buying or selling a home in York County? Here’s what to expect

As the home sales industry puts a bow on 2018, trends continue in parts of York County of homes selling and closing faster at higher prices. The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association just released data on home sale trends for 2018. The association covers a dozen North Carolina and four South Caroli


Getting your "Real ID" in South Carolina

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- If you live in South Carolina you may need to get a new drivers license or ID sooner than you think. The deadline to get a new ID called a "Real ID" is still a little ways away but lawmakers are warning you not to wait until the last minute.