Kaitlyn Cannon

75 Years Later, Rock Hill Resident Reveals a Truth About Pearl Harbor

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Manning Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband Kimmel.

This December marks the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a “date that will live in infamy,” according to former president Franklin Roosevelt.  His speech continues as he explains that December 7, 1941 is the day when “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan.”

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Charlotte, NC

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo of Forestview High School Student Reporting Lab in Charlotte, NC.

America is “the land of the free.” But, what does “free” actually mean? For people who have only lived in America, it may be hard to grasp what freedom is because they have never experienced the alternative. To truly understand ‘freedom’, perspective needs to come from someone who has immigrated to America from a country that may not be so free. For the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab from Forestview High School, they found that perspective in Karol Rodriguez.

Civil Rights Leaders Recognized in Rock Hill, SC

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Freedom Walkway in Rock Hill, SC.

On November 14, 2016, important civil rights leaders were recognized at The Palmetto Room in Rock Hill, S.C. The event started with a dedication of the Freedom Walkway and continued with a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise." The event culminated with a panel discussion that included Friendship 9 member David Williamson, Jr., Winthrop University Professors, Dr. Adolphus Belk and Dr. Scott Huffmon and moderator, Dr. Jennifer Disney.

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300 people from the 1940s until it closed in 2005. In 2008, the Assured Group bought the land and initiated a cleanup operation. Shortly after, The Assured Group and The City of Rock Hill joined forces.

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park. Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that they'd be itching from the bites for several weeks to follow, the students interviewed a park ranger outside. The natural lighting was too good to pass up.

How Florence Dealt With Massive Power Outages from Hurricane Matthew

By Kaitlyn Cannon

October 10th in Florence, SC.

Florence, S.C. saw a massive number of power outages from Hurricane Matthew. We spoke to Charles Ellison, Duke Energy Company Spokesperson, about the damage that was done by the hurricane and how energy companies were working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. 

An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Nathalie Dupree at "An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree"

Nathalie Dupree is an award-winning chef, a best-selling author, and a television show host. This past september, Nathalie Dupree hosted An Afternoon with Nathalie Dupree at The Museum of York County in Rock Hill, South Carolina. At this event, she taught both new and long-time fans how to bake a southern biscuit. Attendees were excited to go home and bake the biscuit themselves. Although, after Nathalie's event, they realized baking the perfect southern biscuit is a lot easier said than done. 

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