John Marks, Rock Hill Herald

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Past articles by John:

Rock Hill eyes airport industrial park, seafood market, fast food, gas station, more.

Annexation and rezoning applications in Rock Hill South Carolina show the Aspen industrial park near the airport, a relocating seafood market, Popeyes, Circle K and more along Celenese, Cherry, Dave Lyle, Main. → Read More

Possible Panthers neighbors, a school, subdivisions. What York County may add next.

York County South Carolina planners met with property owners on a charter school, homes, subdivisions, industrial, commercial. Projects include Rock Hill property near a potential Carolina Panthers site off I77 → Read More

One final appeal: The 7-Eleven gas station saga at a Fort Mill school isn’t over yet.

The Fort Mill South Carolina board of zoning appeals will hear an appeal on the 7-Eleven gas station to be built beside Doby’s Bridge Elementary School. Parents say it is unsafe. → Read More

Seeing orange: Where York County, Indian Land drivers can expect those barrels next.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has widening and intersection improvements in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Indian Land including SC 160, US 521, Celanese Road, Pleasant Road, Carowinds Boulevard, Main. → Read More

Police: A tree busted through a Children’s Attention Home van with six people in it.

Rock Hill South Carolina police say a Children’s Attention Home of Rock Hill van with six people in it had a tree fall on it in the middle of the road during a rain storm. None of the residents were injured. → Read More

A York County school dating back four decades is moving, with help from a neighbor.

Pine Grove Christian Academy will move from The Journey at Lake Wylie to New River Church in Lake Wylie South Carolina in August. It will become New River Christian Academy serving grade K-5 and afterschool. → Read More

A motorcycle driver was killed in a U.S. 21 lane change wreck near Rock Hill.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle and Chevrolet SUV wrecked on US 21 South near Rock Hill. The motorcycle driver was killed. A Lancaster man was uninjured. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating. → Read More

Power out, trees down after heavy storms in Rock Hill and beyond. Here’s how many.

Duke Energy, Rock Hill and York Electric Cooperative report power outages and trees are down in Rock Hill after heavy afternoon rain storms. Firefighters and city staff responded to fix down lines. → Read More

Rock Hill is asking customers to use less water

Rock Hill South Carolina wants home and business owners to voluntarily use less water. High heat and usage, along with construction at a Cherry Road plant, mean water could become harder to provide. → Read More

Gasoline leaked near Lake Wylie. 4,000 gallons, York, SC officials say

About 4,000 gallons of gasoline released into the ground near Lake Wylie in York County, South Carolina. Health officials say the public needs to take no action as the gas did not get in the lake. → Read More

York County’s top ranked I-77 traffic site may not get its diamond. So, what’s a SPUI?

SCDOT has options for the I77 interchange at Hwy 160 in Fort Mill. Diverging diamond and single point urban interchange or SPUI could cost $40 million to $60 million. RFATS and the public can have input. → Read More

Plans for All Play Together park moving toward completion. How soon will it be ready?

All Play Together group in York County, South Carolina plans to build a park with features like gated play, ramps instead of steps, smooth surfaces, accessible swings. The group is hoping to reach its goal soon. → Read More

More than 2,100 new Lancaster County homes and apartments planned. That’s just July.

Lancaster County and Indian Land South Carolina development plans include more than 2,000 new homes and apartments on US 521 at Shelley Mullis, West North Corner and Shiloh Unity roads. Roselyn has the most. → Read More

More than 2,100 new Lancaster County homes and apartments planned. That’s just July.

Lancaster County and Indian Land South Carolina development plans include more than 2,000 new homes and apartments on US 521 at Shelley Mullis, West North Corner and Shiloh Unity roads. Roselyn has the most. → Read More

One of the busiest bridges crossing into York County will be down a lane. Here’s when

One lane into Lake Wylie South Carolina on Buster Boyd Bridge will close Thursday for Charlotte Water to do maintenance work on a pipe. The lane will close 9 to 4. Both lanes into North Carolina will stay open. → Read More

‘Needed for a long time’: This Tega Cay police move could serve the city for decades.

Tega Cay South Carolina police opened a larger police station with a jail on Wednesday. The former site originally was a real estate office. The new station has a grand opening planned in late July. → Read More

Rock Hill’s biggest donut hole may be closing. But not everybody is happy about it.

Rock Hill South Carolina could annex an industrial and business site beside where the Carolina Panthers may build a practice site. Business owners do not want to be in city limits. City council gave first vote. → Read More

Rock Hill just won All-America City status. Here’s what impressed the judges most.

Rock Hill South Carolina was named a 2019 All-America City by the National Civic League. The award is the second for Rock Hill, which won in 1969. Miracle Park, Knowledge Park and Impact York County helped. → Read More

Police and shooting will be aplenty at a York children’s home this week. Here’s why.

A children’s home in York South Carolina will have police and sheriff’s officers for three days of active shooter training this week. Sounds of gunfire will be heard on Kings Mountain St. June 25-28. → Read More

Upset with Lake Wylie water ban? So is U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman. Here’s what he did.

Lake Wylie, South Carolina, residents have been under an outdoor water use ban since May. Blue Granite Company says it will continue until October. U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman is upset with the company now, too. → Read More