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Panthers owner: 'No way' I'd build domed stadium post-COVID

Jun. 08, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said he's no longer considering building a domed stadium in downtown Charlotte in the post-COVID-19 era. Tepper said in 2019 he hoped to build a retractable roof stadium in Charlotte within the next 10 years,...

SC HBCU Clinton College to cut tuition by 50% in fall

Jun. 06, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A historically black college in South Carolina is cutting tuition in half for its students this fall. Clinton College, located in Rock Hill, is also offering every student a new computer tablet, WBTV-TV reported. The college...

She ordered her husband a cake. The Lesslie family paid.

May. 29, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Kathy Stull ordered the cake to celebrate husband George’s 68th birthday. By the time it was ready, an entirely different celebration was at hand. Stull said Monday afternoon the tears still hadn’t fully stopped, two days after she read the...

North Carolina man sues over fumes from South Carolina mill

May. 21, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A pulp and paper mill in South Carolina emits fumes that smells like rotten eggs and which nearby residents say have caused headaches and sore throats, a North Carolina homeowner says in a lawsuit. Kenny White, who lives in the Ballantyne area of...

New SC emergency shelter for homeless women to open in 2022

May. 16, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — As Sue Fullerton wandered around the soon-to-be women’s shelter in Rock Hill, she thought about the many homeless women she’s encountered over a decade working at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. “Can’t you just imagine women in here cooking...

South Carolina city elects all African American City Council

May. 08, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina city whose population is nearly two-thirds African American has elected its first ever all Black city council. Chester voters elected four new members to City Council on Tuesday and once they were sworn in, all nine members of the...

Major South Carolina bridge closing, just 17 days projected

May. 05, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A massive bridge repair project on one of South Carolina's busiest highways begins Thursday night and will likely cause commuting headaches for people who travel between Rock Hill and Charlotte, North Carolina. Crews will close the Interstate 77...

'Football City, USA' killings raise sport safety concerns

May. 03, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that “Football City, USA” basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts. Competitive football is so...

Vigil honoring S. Carolina shooting victims draws hundreds

Apr. 11, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Sunday at the vigil for the prominent South Carolina physician, his wife and two of their grandchildren — all dead at the hands of former NFL player Phillip Adams, authorities said — to reflect on the lasting impression they made on their...

Coroner: 6th person dead following South Carolina shooting

Apr. 10, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday. Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from...