York County

Question and Answer with Rock Hill Mayor

February 23, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Mayor John Gettys

The City of Rock Hill welcomes John Gettys as the newly elected Mayor. Before becoming Mayor, Gettys was on the Rock Hill City Council from 2002 until 2010. Following his time with the City Council, he served on the Sports Commission until this past December. Gettys says...

Winthrop University Sorority Hosts Event to Promote Heart Health

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by K. Young
Pink Goes Red Event

Did you know the average heart is the size of a fist in an adult or that your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day? These things are important to know, especially when it pertains to your health. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Mu Xi chapter and Eta Alpha...

Piedmont Perspectives: Catawba River Art Guild Exhibit

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by K. Young
Piedmont Perspectives Art Exhibition

White, blue, orange, green, yellow and more were all colors that collided into one to create the works of art that covered the wall in art exhibit. Naked trees, white rocky shoal spider lilies, and three-dimensional sculptures filled the room as questions roamed and deep...

Civil Rights Journalist Made a Difference in Rock Hill

January 16, 2018 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Marshall Doswell

Marshall Doswell came to Rock Hill as the Managing Editor of The Evening Herald in 1957. After living in South Carolina for a short time, he was made aware of the racial division and tension that existed here. Knowing the power of the press, Doswell felt called to use his...

Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

8th Grade Students Learn about SC Career Opportunities

November 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Teen CEO Day at Winthrop Coliseum

When it comes to the event Teen CEO Day , CEO stands for “Career Exploration Opportunity.” Teen CEO Day allows eighth grade students from Chester , Lancaster , and York Counties to talk with representatives from local companies about different career paths and the job...

York County's 1 Cent Sales Tax Improves Roads

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Pennies for Progress Sign

"We have a great place to live, we have great school systems, and people want to live here. They’re coming; it’s growing. Without pennies...my personal opinion is without pennies, there’s no way we could keep up with the roads infrastructure. And so, with pennies, we have...

A Brighter Future for Better Fathers

October 6, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by L. Lanier and K. Cannon
"My Father" sign at a Father's Day event.

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping noncustodial fathers become responsible and involved in their children’s lives. Tyrom Faulkner , the Executive Director for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, talks about their goal as an...

UCI BMX World Championships Bring Economic Impact to Rock Hill

August 29, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
BMX World Championships

Rock hill, South Carolina , has a growing sports tourism industry designed to bring significant economic impact to the area. About seven years ago, the city of Rock Hill started developing the Riverwalk community, with one of its major attractions being the BMX Supercross...

Lending a Helping Hand: BMX Press Event | Endowment Intern Lauren

July 5, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by Lauren Lanier
Professional BMX Racers at The Rock Hill Track

The timer buzzed and the gate was let down on the hill of the starting point of the BMX racetrack . The racers took off speeding down the hill and going over jumps. The crowd was cheering as the racers sped around sharp turns closer to the finish line. It was hot and muggy...

BMX Media Showdown

June 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Novant Health Supercross Track

The sun beat down on the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as media professionals from the area congregated at the registration booth. After they registered with The City of Rock Hill , they received one-day USA BMX licenses, got fitted for a...

Groundbreaking Historical Marker Installed in York, SC

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Kaitlyn Cannon
Liberian Migration Marker in York, SC

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York County, South Carolina , has a history that not many people know about. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor, Sam McGregor , explains, “It’s the greatest story of African American liberation that’s never been told…that centered...

A Spring Day at Glencairn Garden

May 19, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Lauren Lanier
Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, SC

It’s warm and sunny out. Bees are collecting nectar as flowers start to bloom at Glencairn Garden . Visitors are enjoying the spring day, while the turtles and ducks cool off in the ponds of the garden. It is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours of your day in Rock...

Getting Started | Endowment Intern Lauren

May 17, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Summer Interns by Lauren Lanier
Thames Farm in Chester County, SC

Written by: ETV Carolinas Endowment Intern Lauren Lanier I am currently in the second week of my ETV Endowment internship with SCETV and creating my first blog on my experience, so far, and what I have learned. I am so excited and grateful that I have this opportunity to...

Come See Me Festival 2017

April 28, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by Kaitlyn Cannon
Arts and Craft Project at Come See Me

The Come See Me Festival in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been around for more than 50 years. It is described as the annual “salute to spring,” with nearly 80 events and activities. The festival consists of music concerts, tailgates, a Barbecue Cook-off, tours, car shows,...