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Scarowinds at Carowinds — 2017

Prepare to be Scarow-fied…Scarow-stricken…Scarowed-to-death…Scarostressed and more!

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GITI TIRE OPENS FACTORY IN CHESTER SC

US’ first Giti tire factory plans to bring 1,700 jobs to Chester  Co SC

CHESTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) –

Giti Tire opened the company’s first tire factory in the United States Wednesday and plans on creating thousands of jobs in South Carolina . . .

Right now, there are 200 people employed at the Chester plant. By the end of the year they hope to have 400 people hired. There will be 1,000 employees by the end of 2018. A spokesperson with the plant says the full 1,700 jobs will be filled sometime after 2018.

When the plant is at full capacity, Giti officials say they can produce roughly 30,000 tires in one day.

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TRAVIS RUDOLPH Wide Receiver FSU — UNFORGETTABLE!

Football player sees autistic student sitting alone, joins him for lunch.

Usually, Bo Paske’s mom worries about her autistic son eating lunch alone at his Tallahassee middle school.  But this week, Bo was joined at the lunch table by Florida State University football player Travis Rudolph . . . Bo’s mom posted that she “had tears streaming down my face” when she learned of Rudolph’s kind act. “This is one day I didn’t have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes.”

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Autistic boy joined by FSU player for lunch

CAROWINDS Spring Debut 2017

You certainly don’t want to miss out on the fun and fright of Scarowinds, but take a look at what’s coming in 2017.

CLICK HERE to watch short video of what’s coming to Carowinds in 2017.

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Awesome entertainment for family, friends and out-of-town company!

 

Duke Energy Teaming with Schools to Help Students

Duke grant to support York dual-credit classes

By Jennifer Becknell – news@enquirerherald.com

YORK —

A $62,500 Duke Energy grant to York schools will enable at least 250 students to take a minimum of two dual credit courses during high school, officials said Monday.

York school district leaders with Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s district manager for government and community relations, announced the grant at York Comprehensive High School. It is, they said, a prime example of businesses and schools teaming up to help students.  Read Article

Carl Lewis has won state and regional honors for his taxidermy

Animals at York taxidermy shop come with stories, history

Taxidermist Carl Lewis

By Don Worthington — Business Editor
For every animal hanging from the walls of Carl Lewis’ shop in rural York County, there is a story.He points to a mounted English pheasant with pride, telling you how he killed it with a stone when he was 12 years old.Bucks, bears and elk adorn the walls or stand on the floor. He’s been to Idaho to hunt elk, Canada to hunt bear, and some of the mounted bucks he found much closer to home, hunting throughout South Carolina.  Read Article

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Healing Horses for Special Needs Children in Clover

Healing horses: Couple plan therapeutic riding center in Clover

By Jennifer Becknell – news@enquirerherald.com CLOVER —

Wendy Schonfeld has seen disabled children sit up straight and become stronger after riding on a horse. And has seen an autistic child form a bond with the animals.

Schonfeld, a chiropractor for more than 23 years who has treated both people and animals, is a believer in the therapeutic power of horses.

She and her chiropractor husband, Michael Schonfeld, have brought their passion for healing and horses to Clover, where they plan a new therapeutic riding center. The center will serve special needs and disabled children and adults.

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York County Sports Hall of Fame – Induction Ceremony March 14

Former York athlete, coach to be honored in county hall of fame

By Jennifer Becknell – news@enquirerherald.com YORK COUNTY —

A former York athlete and coach are among six people who will be honored by the York County Sports Hall of Fame, which plans its 13th induction ceremony May 13.

The two are Ivory Latta, a former basketball star at York Comprehensive, and Jimmy Wallace, a former York athlete and coach.

The Class of 2013 honorees will be inducted May 14 at the Events at Manchester, 1965 Cinema Dr., Rock Hill, SC 29730.  Read Article

York Cougars~Ready for 2012 Season

York Cougars ready to tackle tough region, prove 2011 wasn’t a fluke

By Bret McCormick

Folks might have thought Bobby Carroll crazy when he left a lofty perch at South Pointe High School to become the head football coach at York Comprehensive before the 2011 season. But Carroll found family at York, literally and figuratively. His son, quarterback Spencer, is at the school, as are a number of assistant coaches that played for Carroll, offering a familial environment. And Carroll silenced his doubters by producing the same kind of lengthy playoff run that he was accustomed to at South Pointe, the kind that’d nearly been forgotten at York.  Read Article

JV Pictures of 2011 Season

Varsity Pictures of 2011 Season

York Police Vehicle Recognized in Law and Order Magazine

York PD Tahoe is People’s Choice in national magazine

Submitted by John Cominsky
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012, 2:10pm
The YPD Tahoe (Source: Law and Order Magazine)

The York Police Department won an award in a national magazine for the new design on the department’s Tahoe.

The vehicle is featured in the August issue of Law and Order Magazine, as well as the results for their annual vehicle design contest. According to the magazine there were over 500 entries.

Although the York Police Department’s Tahoe did not win the overall contest, it was chosen by the readers of the magazine as the People’s Choice Award recipient, beating out the other 500+ entries.

In the official entry in Law and Order Magazine, York Police Chief Andy Robinson describes the design of the vehicle:  Read Article

York Taxidermist Wins Awards

York taxidermist brings wildlife back to life

By Jennifer Becknell – news@enquirerherald.com

YORK –Carl Lewis killed and mounted his first pheasant when he was just 12 years old. As Lewis learned the skill of taxidermy, he began to mount them for the hunter friends of his father.

Now 53, Lewis has been mounting animals all his life — ducks and other birds, as well as fish, deer, bears, elk, lynx and even a huge buffalo that he killed while on a hunting trip out West.

He recently attended a Georgia State Taxidermy Association competition in Macon, Ga., where he ran away with awards in the fish division — two first-place ribbons for a chum salmon and pink salmon and four other awards.  Read Article

Clover Schools – “Highly Functional”

Clover schools get rave reviews

By Shawn Cetrone – scetrone@heraldonline.com

CLOVER –Clover schools received a glowing review from the world’s largest school accreditation group.

A team from Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide, or AdvancED, told school leaders on Wednesday the district will receive accreditation. The district was rated “highly functional” in four of seven areas.  Read Article

Hustle Award ~ THOMAS BROOM!

Carroll lauds academic success at York awards

By Gene Graham – genegraham@comporium.net

YORK — First-year head football coach Bobby Carroll lauded York Comprehensive High School football players for success in the classroom and on the gridiron during last week’s awards ceremony.

“There are only two failed courses among the returning varsity football players,” Carroll told an attentive audience in the school auditorium.

Carroll said much emphasis is placed on classroom performance. “We want our players to do well in the classroom,” he said. “They can’t go to college making Cs and Ds.”

Carroll issued special praise to the Cougars’ ninth-grade football team for an unbeaten season. “South Pointe’s ninth-grade team had lost two games in seven years, and they beat them,” he noted.

Ninth-grade head coach Luke Nyegaard noted that the Cougars scored 243 points and were behind only four times all season. Carroll also commended the jayvee team for finishing 7-2.

Carroll said the football program’s massive support base begins with his wife, Sherry, “the greatest football wife on the face of the earth.”

He thanked YCHS Principal Diane Howell, York schools Superintendent Vernon Prosser, athletic director Steve Boyd, the booster club and touchdown club for their loyalty to the football program.

He offered special praise for the Cougar band and cheerleaders for their contributions every Friday night. “Our band goes to every football game, home and away,” noted Carroll. “People don’t know how hard our cheerleaders work.”

Carroll also recognized his friend in Cougar Country, Kevin Montgomery, affectionately known as “Starsky.”

Though the varsity football team won 10 games and made a run in the state playoffs, Carroll said there’s work to be done. “I want our players to wear state championship rings,” he said. “It’s all about the players and winning football games.

“Losing hurts more than winning feels good.”

Awards recipients included the following:

Ninth-grade Hustle Awards: Luc Greene, Quinterious Mitchell, Mitchell Trotter, Ethan Whitesides, Dev Williams.

Jayvee Hustle Awards: Markel Castle, Ray Ellis, Tyquan Baxter, Thomas Broom.

Fundraiser Award Winners, who sold 20-plus cards: Corey Dover, Spencer Carroll, Lawrence Adams, Sammy Mclurkin, Daniel Smith, Tom Harper, Trip Blackwell, Justin Whitesides, Eric Gonzales, Hunter Nunn, Thomas Broom, Shamal Sanders, Jonathan Slaughter, Shuler Littlejohn, Riley Koran.

Captain Awards: Andre Foulks, Ty Currence, Spencer Carroll, Correy Dover.

All-Region: Andre Foulks, Lee Wright, Ty Currence, Spencer Carroll, Corey Dover, Lamin Yansaneh.

All-Area Defense: Corey Dover, (N/S All-Star game), Ty Currence, Andre Foulks; offense, Spencer Carroll, Zack Hudson, Lee Wright, 3A Player of the Year; kicker, Matt Bostic; honorable mention, Eric Hughes, Jiquese Brown, Lamin Yansaneh.

Offensive Awards: Best Offensive Skill Player, Reggie McClain; Best Offensive Lineman, Zach Hudson; Best Offensive Player, Lee Wright; Most Improved, Josh McCoy; Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year, John Cunningham.

Defensive Awards: Best Defensive Skill Player, Eric Hughes; Head Hunter Award for leading tackler, Ty Currence; Best Defensive Player, Andre Foulks; Most Improved, Jiquese Brown; Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year, Lawrence Adams.

Special Awards: Specialty Team Player of the Year, Matt Bostic; Most Versatile Player of the Year, Lamin Yansaneh; Dr. John M. Pratt Memorial Award, Andre Foulks.

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Bobby Carroll – New Coach at YCHS

South Pointe’s Carroll named new coach at York Comprehensive

By Barry Byers – bbyers@heraldonline.com YORK —

Bobby Carroll will become the football coach at York Comprehensive High School, returning to coach in the town where he grew up, played sports and still lives.

Carroll is leaving South Pointe High, where he built the Stallions’ football program into a state power in just six years. He started the program when the school opened.

His hiring was approved Tuesday night by the York school district board and was announced by York schools superintendent Vernon Prosser. The move was not surprising and had been rumored to be in the works since York decided not to renew the contract of football coach Mike Propst after just one season.  Read Article…

AME ~ Looking Forward to Next 50 Years

Fort Mill business still growing after 50 years
Fort Mill-based AME does ‘a little bit of everything’

By Jason Foster – jfoster@heraldonline.com

FORT MILL — To stay in business for 50 years is an accomplishment.

That your business is construction-related, and the most recent of those 50 years happened during a recession that brought the industry to a near halt, make the accomplishment all the more significant.

But those behind the Fort Mill-based AME industrial contractors say the key to five decades of success lies largely in hiring good people, strong customer service and knowing when to diversify.  Read Article.

York County ~ The Place to Be!

Tourism officials: York County’s ‘got it’

By Jason Foster – The Herald

York County’s tourism officials have a message for the rest of the world: York County’s got it.

The county’s Convention & Visitors Bureau touted that message Wednesday as it unveiled its newest visitors guide and first ever promotional video to showcase the county’s top attractions in hopes of growing its reputation as a tourism destination.

“I don’t think people realize all there is to do in York County,” said Chris Cassady, president of Partners in Tourism, a group of representatives from local tourism attractions and venues who work in conjunction with the CVB to promote the area’s amenities.  Read Article…

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