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Rock Hill

  • A violent storm that tore the siding from homes and shattered vehicle windows featured hail the size of golf balls. When all the damage is counted, it could amount to the millions.
  • City officials dropped most limits it had had on the books regarding short-term rentals. But all new permits will be limited to commercial zones.
  • Curtis Gordon came to the Haven Men's Shelter with a record. You could say things have improved for him.
  • The state Supreme Court's upholding of a six-week ban on most abortions has abortion-rights advocates not even sure whether there is a next step.
  • Rock Hill's historically Black South Side neighborhood doesn't have a supermarket where most of its residents live. Through urban gardening and a centrally located market, a small nonprofit named FARMacy is bringing healthy, fresh produce to its neighbors.
  • A federal judge has approved a bankruptcy settlement of about $100 million over Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper's failed plan to build a practice facility for his NFL team in South Carolina. The deal approved Friday will turn the land and the incomplete steel shell of what was supposed to have been the team's new headquarters over to the city of Rock Hill. It's estimated to be worth $20 million. Tepper's real estate company will pay York County $21 million, and $60 million will be split among the contractors who worked on the project before it was abandoned this year. All sides agreed to drop their lawsuits.
  • The South Carolina county where Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper started building and then abandoned a new $800 million practice facility has reached a settlement over $21 million in sales tax money given to the NFL team. A statement Wednesday night from York County says the Panthers owner will pay back the money. The county says its dispute with Tepper and his company handling the failed project was totally resolved. The settlement came a week after the York County Sheriff's Office and local prosecutor announced that Tepper and GT Real Estate were under criminal investigation if the public money was misused, emphasizing the probe didn't mean any wrongdoing happened. The law enforcement officials had no additional comment after York County announced its settlement.
  • South Carolina's first full district to employ ABii robots to help elementary students learn is enjoying their company. And, oh yeah, learning a little something along the way.
  • Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper's real estate company wants to revoke a bankruptcy settlement it negotiated with the city and county where its abandoned practice facility was supposed to be built in South Carolina. GT Real Estate Holdings says Rock Hill and York County are making exorbitant and unreasonable demands. Tepper's company offered $21 million to York County. It suggested giving the proceeds from selling part of its site in Rock Hill so the city would get at least $20 million. York County says it is entitled to more than $80 million. Rock Hill wants the bankruptcy case be heard in South Carolina instead of Delaware, where GT Real Estate Holdings is incorporated.
  • Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper's real estate company has proposed to pay more than than $82 million to creditors over an abandoned $800 million practice facility project in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Tepper's company GT Real Estate Holdings filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware on June 2. Under this plan, GTRE would resolve claims by paying $60.5 million in cash funded into a settlement trust for contractors and others, $21.1 million to York County and $20 million or more to the City of Rock Hill. DT Sports Holding, LLC, a Tepper entity, previously funded $20 million in debtor-in-possession financing. Tepper, one of the NFL's richest owners, had invested more than $175 million in the half-built facility. The plan requires approval from courts and creditors.