ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — They chopped through thorny brush and tugged at vines for hours until they saw what they were looking for.
Death row inmate leaves appeal hearing over shackles
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A man on South Carolina's death row for 20 years for killing his parents refused to attend a hearing appealing his sentence because prison guards wouldn't remove his...
Police: Man drove on college campus without pants
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of driving around a college campus without pants on has been arrested.
Winthrop University police Lt. Charles Yearta tells The State...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the crucial early-voting state of South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is making the first visit of his presidential campaign to South Carolina, where he'll be able to test his message in front of a largely black...
Hampton seeks revenge on Winthrop
Winthrop (18-10, 10-5) vs. Hampton (12-15, 7-7)
Hampton Convocation Center, Hampton, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Hampton seeks revenge on Winthrop after dropping the...
Pickett puts Winthrop over Charleston Southern 80-78 in 2OT
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett sank two free throws with four seconds remaining in the second overtime to give Winthrop an 80-78 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
CSU seeks revenge on Winthrop
Charleston Southern (13-13, 7-6) vs. Winthrop (17-10, 9-5)
Winthrop Coliseum, Rock Hill, South Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Charleston Southern seeks revenge on Winthrop...
Pickett leads Winthrop past Presbyterian 93-85
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Winthrop defeated Presbyterian 93-85 on Wednesday night.
Nych Smith added 22 points for the Eagles. Pickett made 9 of 11 shots.
Bjorn Broman had 19 points for Winthrop (17-8, 9-3 Big South Conference). Charles Falden added 14 points.
Man shoots 3 women, killing 1, then leads police on chase
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who killed a woman and wounded two others in South Carolina has been arrested after a short police chase in North Carolina.
York County Sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said 35-year-old Marques Heath shot two women in a Rock Hill neighborhood, killing one of them around 10:55 a.m. Tuesday.
Faris said at a news conference that Heath then shot a third woman about 15 minutes later.
Winthrop defeats Hampton 101-91
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith and Josh Ferguson scored 20 points apiece as Winthrop defeated Hampton 101-91 on Saturday. Ferguson also had eight rebounds for the Eagles.
Bjorn Broman had 18 points for Winthrop (16-8, 8-3 Big South Conference). Charles Falden added 16 points and six rebounds.
Winthrop is undefeated (4-0) when scoring at least 100 points this season.
Jones with 23 as Radford holds onto Big South lead 80-61
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 18 of his 23 points after halftime Saturday when Radford took control in an 80-61 win over Winthrop, rebounding from a stunning loss to maintain its spot atop the Big South Conference.
Winthrop was seeking to take over first place from the Highlanders after Radford was shocked, 68-67 on Wednesday when the nation's leading scorer, Chris Clemons drained a 35-foot shot at the buzzer for Campbell.
Broman leads Winthrop over Gardner-Webb 97-88
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Bjorn Broman tied his season high with 20 points as Winthrop defeated Gardner-Webb 97-88 on Thursday night.
7 Eagles make 3s in Winthrop’s 66-45 win over UNC Asheville
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 15 points, Bjorn Broman made four from the arc to reach 200 3-pointers in his career and Winthop defeated UNC Asheville 66-45 on Monday.
Broman became the seventh player in program history to make 200 3-pointers. Seven Eagles scored from the arc. Adam Pickett had 11 points and Kyle Zunic 10 for Winthrop (13-6, 5-1 Big South), which made 13 of 40 3-point attempts to 4 of 24 for the Bulldogs (2-18, 0-6), who lost their eighth straight.
Walton scores season-high 30 in Longwood’s win over Winthrop
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Isaiah Walton scored a season-high 30 points and Longwood knocked off Winthrop 75-61 on Wednesday night, the Lancers' first win over the Eagles in 10 games.
The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Eagles (11-6, 3-1 Big South) and dropped them into a second-place tie with High Point behind idle Radford (3-0).
JaShaun Smith had 12 points and Damarion Geter grabbed 10 rebounds with blocked four shots for Longwood (12-7, 2-2).
Smith with 19 leads Winthrop to 80-63 win over High Point
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Nych Smith scored 19 points off the bench, leading Winthrop to an 80-63 win over High Point on Saturday.
Bjorn Broman had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (11-5, 3-0 Big South) who have won three straight. Austin Awad added 12 points and four rebounds and Adam Pickett had 11 points and three assists.
Smith scored 10 points in the final eight minutes of the first half to carry Winthrop to a 39-32 edge at the break.
South Carolina teen accused of kidnapping, abusing woman
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teen is accused of breaking into a woman's home, beating her and forcing her to drive away as police arrived.
The Herald reports Rock Hill police responded to a report of domestic violence on Sunday between a woman and 19-year-old Zuinquarius Dimitry McCrorey.
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Broman, Pickett spark turnaround, Winthrop tops Prairie View
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett scored all but one of his 15 points in the second half when Winthrop came from behind to defeat Prairie View A&M 76-62 on Saturday, pushing its win streak to four.
Man uses food stamps to offer community free holiday lunch
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man says he used the $70 he gets each month in food stamps to cook a Christmas meal for his community.
Winthrop pours in 14 3-pointers in 88-74 win over UMES
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Zunic scored 10 of his career-high 21 points in the first half when the Eagles built a 19-point lead and Winthrop defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore 88-74 in a Thursday morning game.
Zunic had four 3-pointers as Winthrop (6-4), second nationally in 3-point field goals per game at 13.4, made 14 of 38 from distance. The Australian sophomore also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Pickett, Awad score 18 each, Winthrop cruises to 109-66 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Adam Pickett scored 18 points in a near-perfect game, making 6 of 7 from the field including all five attempts from behind the 3-point arc, grabbed seven rebounds and picked up six assists as Winthrop defeated Hiwassee College 109-66 on Sunday.
Christmas is a passion at home that sparkles with 184 trees
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — For Rock Hill resident Cathy Griffin, Christmas is more than a holiday, it's a passion.
Griffin's home is lined with 184 Christmas trees, big and small, plus 139 different Santas, wreaths, Christmas quilts and pillows and decorated tins and pots.
"Christmas is my thing. This is my hobby," Griffin said.
It's a hobby that has brought joy to Griffin's friends and family members, especially her 5-year-old and 3-year-old grandchildren.
Coroner: 3 dead from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say three men in South Carolina are dead after an accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.
York County sheriff's deputies tell media outlets they were called around 5 p.m. Saturday to a home in Rock Hill, where three men were found unconscious and not breathing.
SC woman loses $160K to scammer posing as Dierks Bentley
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman has lost $160,000 in a Twitter scam involving someone posing as a country music star.
The victim's sister told Rock Hill police on Tuesday that she thought she had been sending cashier's checks and gift cards to Dierks Bentley for around two years.
Sheriff: 9-year-old arson of martial arts studio solved
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they've found the people who set fire to a South Carolina martial arts studio, vandalizing it with racist graffiti nine years ago.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson says a tip earlier this year led investigators to re-examine the June 2009 fire at Pak's Martial Arts Center in Rock Hill.
Scerbinskis scores 20, Winthrop beats Warren Wilson 116-76
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Raivis Scerbinskis scored 20 points, Nych Smith had 19 points and seven assists, and Winthrop beat Warren Wilson 116-76 on Saturday.
Smith led all scorers with 14 first-half points and Scerbinskis' 3-pointer with nine minutes left put Winthrop at the century mark for a 45-point lead. The Eagles led by as many as 49, made 16 3-pointers and outrebounded Warren Wilson 63-35.
Rodriguez’s jumper lifts ETSU past Winthrop 76-74
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Jeromy Rodriguez's jump shot with 21 seconds left put East Tennessee State ahead for good in a 76-74 win against Winthrop on Saturday.
After Winthrop called timeout, Isaiah Tisdale swiped the ball from Nych Smith who then fouled Daivien Williamson with 11 seconds remaining. Williamson made one of two free throws, and after the Eagles secured the rebound, Kyle Zunic missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Winthrop sets school scoring records in 134-99 win
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Michael Anumba scored 19 points to lead six teammates in double-digit scoring and Winthrop set a school record for total points and first-half points in beating Division III Pfeiffer University 134-99 on Tuesday night.
Bedbugs found in courthouse in South Carolina for 2nd time
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina courthouse has been evacuated after bedbugs were found there for the second time in just over two weeks.
York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said specially trained dogs found evidence of bedbugs in both courtrooms of the criminal court building Thursday as well as in offices on both floors.
3D Systems: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) _ 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) on Tuesday reported a loss of $11.6 million in its third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 10 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 2 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 2 cents per share.
Bedbugs found inside offices at South Carolina courthouse
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Bedbugs have been found inside a South Carolina courthouse.
York County Clerk of Court David Hamilton said the bedbugs were found in private offices and not in public areas at the Moss Justice Center in York.
Police seek judge candidate accused of punching husband
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Police in South Carolina are searching for a probate court judge candidate accused of punching her husband in the eye.
The Herald of Rock Hill reported Monday that Diondra Chianta Love is charged with second-degree domestic violence in an August attack on Steven Love.
Congressman blasted for off-color joke amid Kavanaugh drama
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman's off-color remark at a campaign event in which he made a joke involving the Supreme Court nomination battle in Washington has drawn fire.
No charges after 2-year-old dies locking self in hot vehicle
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they will not charge the father of a 2-year-old boy who died after walking out of his South Carolina home and locking himself in a hot car.
Rock Hill police said when officers arrived around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Lamartray Adams Jr.'s father was running toward them with the boy in his arms. The child died a short time later at the hospital.
Sheriff: SC teens tried to drown kitten in Snapchat video
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina teenage boys are charged with trying to drown a kitten in a video posted to Snapchat.
York County Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris tells The Herald of Rock Hill that the 13-year-old and 15-year-old were charged as juveniles Thursday with felony animal cruelty. The Associated Press does not typically identify those charged as juveniles.
3D Systems: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) _ 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) on Tuesday reported a loss of $8.9 million in its second quarter.
The Rock Hill, South Carolina-based company said it had a loss of 8 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and stock option expense, were 6 cents per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis.
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who was given shelter from the rain is accused of propositioning the homeowner's 13-year-old daughter.
No one hurt when freight train derails in South Carolina
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — No one was hurt when several cars on a freight train derailed in South Carolina.
York County Emergency Management Director Chuck Haynes told news outlets that a Norfolk Southern train had several cars derail around 7 a.m. Wednesday east of Rock Hill near the Catawba River.
Steel company to create 180 jobs in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new steel manufacturing company says it will start operations later this year, creating 180 jobs in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Commerce Department said in a news release Thursday that Schuff Steel Company will spend $9 million to renovate an existing fabrication plant in Rock Hill.
The commerce department said Schuff Steel is one of the largest and most experienced structural steel fabricators and erectors in North America.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A school security guard accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in North Carolina is under arrest and out of a job.
News outlets report 26-year-old Mario McIlwain of Rock Hill, South Carolina, is accused of assaulting the girl from February until May at a middle school in Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the girl's mother notified them June 21 about the assaults.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — James Wells, a member of a South Carolina civil rights protest group known as the Friendship Nine, has died.
Monique Ramseur with the Robinson Funeral Home confirmed that the Rock Hill lawyer died at his home Sunday at age 77.
Wells spent a month in jail in 1961 after and eight other black men were charged with trespassing at a whites only lunch counter in Rock Hill, The Herald of Rock Hill reported.
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say they will never know the cause of a fire that damaged 12 vehicles in the parking lot of an amusement park because the blaze burned so hot it destroyed the evidence.
York County fire inspector Donnie Helms said in a report he determined the June 22 fire was not intentionally set in the Carowinds parking lot.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — It appears a woman picked a poor time to rob a South Carolina liquor store.
A woman was arrested Thursday in Rock Hill by York County sheriff's deputies who were training nearby.
The Herald of Rock Hill reports 40-year-old Kelly Nicole Walden has been charged with strong armed robbery and lying to police.
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of an empty tour bus has died after rear-ending a flatbed truck carrying a tank in stopped traffic on a South Carolina interstate.
Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 73-year-old William White of Rock Hill was ejected from the bus in the crash Thursday near the Graniteville exit on Interstate 20.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican member of South Carolina's congressional delegation has come out in support of a different candidate challenging Gov. Henry McMaster for the GOP nomination for governor.
During an event Monday in Rock Hill, U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman announced his support for Greenville businessman John Warren over McMaster in the upcoming June 26 runoff.
CLOVER, S.C. (AP) — Investigators think a man found dead inside a wall at a South Carolina flea market became trapped when he tried to break in the business.
Clover Police Chief Randy Grice said 33-year-old William Powers was found trapped between an exterior and interior wall of the flea market Wednesday after someone complained of strong, foul odor.
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested in the beating death of a man in South Carolina earlier this week.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told news outlets that 22-year-old Charles Thomas Ridings of Denton, North Carolina, has been arrested in Charlotte.
Tolson says Ridings is charged with murder, armed robbery and grand larceny in the death of 45-year-old Scottie Starnes near Rock Hill.
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — Officials say a train carrying tons of soybeans has derailed in South Carolina.
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Barfield tells The Herald of Rock Hill that no one was injured when several cars of the train went off the tracks around 3:30 p.m. Monday. Barfield says there were no public safety or traffic concerns on or near the tracks that run parallel with state highway 9.