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Bond denied in South Carolina heart attack murder case

Oct. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A judge refused to allow a man charged with murder after his aunt died of a heart attack after a Christmas home invasion to get out of jail while awaiting his trial. Jackie Ray Childers Jr. was in court in York County on Wednesday asking for bond in...

2 printing businesses with 150 years of history become 1

Oct. 11, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Two Orangeburg County printing businesses with a combined 150 years of history have become one. Orangeburg’s Major Graphics LLC has purchased the book of business or customer list, as well as existing equipment and inventory, from...

Teen gets 6 years for S. Carolina street race that killed 2

Oct. 01, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A teen has been ordered to serve six years in prison for killing two people in a crash that prosecutors said happened during an illegal street race. Justin Rafael Valdez, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of reckless homicide in the Feb. 20...

SC House redistricting committee to crisscross state

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A special House committee working on drawing new districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census is crisscrossing South Carolina this week. The House ad-hoc committee will hold four meetings, traveling from Rock Hill to Greenville to North Charleston and...

The Rock: Panthers new headquarters takes shape in Rock Hill

Aug. 26, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The new home of the Carolina Panthers’ state-of-the-art team headquarters and practice facility is beginning to take shape. Just over the South Carolina state line in Rock Hill, steel support beams are emerging from the ground on a rocky, dusty...

Sheriff: Arrest in '92 cold case death of baby girl in river

Aug. 17, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 30 years after an infant girl's stabbed body was found floating on a South Carolina river, authorities announced the arrest Tuesday of the child's mother and said she has been charged in the death. Stacy Michelle Costner Rabon, 48, of Rock...

Schools in SC work to find solution for food insecurity

Aug. 15, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — By the time the fifth or sixth car pulled up in front of York Road Elementary School on the evening of Aug. 2, Crosby Alderman knew his responsibilities like the back of his hand. The excitable second-grader, with bleach blonde hair and flip flops...

Historically Black college in S Carolina offers free tuition

Aug. 11, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A small historically Black college in South Carolina is offering all full-time students free tuition for the upcoming 2021-22 academic year. Clinton College President Lester McCorn made the announcement last week for qualifying full-time students...

Ex-officer pleads guilty to attacking, kidnapping wife

Aug. 10, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — A former police officer has received probation for attacking his wife and preventing her from leaving their South Carolina home after she said she wanted a divorce, authorities said. Since ex-Fort Mill officer Stephen James Cleary, 36, pleaded...

Kids at SC school summer camp learn that robotics can be fun

Aug. 01, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hunched over a desk, squinting as he shoves some multi-colored wires into a breadboard, Nestor Rios shyly explains his invention. Well, it’s less of an invention, and more of a solution, Rios says. The 12-year-old who lives...