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York County man arrested for child rape, police say

YORK, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A man has been arrested in connection to a number of sexual assaults involving a child, York Police said. Lester Varnadore, 50, is accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. The assaults occured in York, and were reported in November of 2018, according to the police r


‘Fallen and can’t get up’ in real life: Rock Hill cops break down door to save woman

The old television commercial for a beeping medical alert, which featured a woman exclaiming, “I’ve fallen and can’t get up,” is familiar to many. Tuesday in Rock Hill that happened in real life. Law enforcement officers kicked in a locked door to save a woman.


Friends rally around Rock Hill mother who was shot

Laquata Wilson, 35, of Rock Hill, was injured after being shot Feb. 12 at her Farlow Street home where she lived with her two daughters. York County sheriff’s deputies said the man accused of shooting Wilson, Marques Heath, also allegedly shot two other women he knew at a house on Leach Road, York C


Rock Hill woman still in hospital after Feb. 12 shooting. Her co-workers want to help

Co-workers are trying to help Laquata Wilson, a single mother of two who was shot Feb. 12 in her Rock Hill, S.C., backyard. Police say suspect Marques Heath shot two other women before shooting Wilson, who remains hospitalized in Charlotte.


Fort Mill approves 2019-20 school calendar. Here are the highlights.

Fort Mill students will start their 2019-20 school year on Aug. 19. The Fort Mill school board approved the calendar during its Tuesday meeting. Because of the state-mandated start date of no earlier than Aug. 19, fall high school exams will not be completed before winter break, the district said.


York County mom charged after baby tests for drugs; 10th parent arrested in 6 months

A York County mother has been arrested after her newborn child tested positive for cocaine, police said. Candis Lee Sheffield, 31, of Rock Hill was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person Wednesday by deputies at the Moss Justice Center in York, said Trent Faris, spokesperson for


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.


Rock Hill armed thieves took pizza driver’s food, money. But not the stick-shift car

Three armed suspects stole money and pizzas from a Rock Hill delivery driver Tuesday morning, but they did not get away with the car, police said. The 2006 Volkswagon Jetta was not stolen because the suspects could not drive a stick shift, the victim told officers.


South Carolina lawmakers listen to proposed changes to education bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) -Changes have been made to a massive education reform bill filed by the South Carolina’s house speaker. Lawmakers listened to hours of testimony from South Carolina teachers.


‘Widespread activity’: Confirmed flu cases in hundreds, 4 dead in York County region

As the flu season enters the most active period, hundreds of cases have already been confirmed in the York County region. Flu season is typically worsens in the colder months and more likely in fall and winter.


Historic home shifts multimillion-dollar York County road project

YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A road-widening project in York County, which will cost millions of dollars, is expected to have a major impact on traffic in a rapidly growing area. On Wednesday night, the community was encouraged to come to a Q&A session to learn more about the effort.


Catawba resident gets big win after buying lottery ticket in Rock Hill

A Catawba resident is planning to pay off debt after winning $500,000 from the South Carolina Education Lottery. The player matched all five numbers on their Palmetto Cash 5 ticket during the Feb. 7 drawing, according to an education lottery statement.


South Carolina ranked in the top 20 ‘most sinful states’ in 2019, according to a new study

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sometimes being bad isn't good for the state you're living in. According to a new WalletHub study that lists the most sinful states in the U.S. for 2019, South Carolina comes in at no. 20 on the list.


York County teen paralyzed in jet ski accident earns nomination for US Soccer heroes contest

YORK COUNTY, S.C. — In June 2018 a jet ski accident on Lake Wylie in York County left 14-year-old McKenna Woodhead paralyzed from the chest down. McKenna, a soccer player bound to play in college, is now bravely fighting an uphill recovery battle.


Concrete site gets green light despite York County’s decision against it. Here’s why

A concrete processing site near Brattonsville should be allowed to operate, a county board has decided. The York County Zoning Board of Appeals earlier this month reversed a county staff decision that would have prohibited the operation at 880 Brattonsville Road in McConnells, just across the road f


Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new report released Wednesday says the number of hate groups in the Palmetto state have grown in each of the past three years. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday, which detailed the rise.


Rock Hill drug suspect out on NC bond caught with guns, heroin and meth, police say

A Rock Hill man free on bond in North Carolina drug charges was arrested in York County when law enforcement officers found two guns and heroin and meth, police said. Jeffrey Ronald Evans, 46, is charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a weapon durin


South Carolina is one of five states with no hate crime laws

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The evil that visited the Holy City on June 17, 2015 was unprecedented. A gunman entered Emanuel AME bible study and gunned down nine members as they prayed with him.


Volvo begins exporting S60 from South Carolina to Europe

Volvo's factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina, near Charleston, is now exporting cars to Europe. The plant began building the Volvo S60 sedan six months ago and has now started shipping them to Belgium for distribution among Volvo's European dealers, the automaker said Wednesday.


Concord Mills Mall evacuated due to fire

CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - Concord Mills Mall was evacuated Wednesday after what officials are calling a “small fire.” According to the Concord Fire Department, the fire occurred in a back isolated corridor at the mall. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but the mall was forced to clos