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York Named 10 Best Small Town Cultural Scenes

York County is filled with small towns that pack a big punch of charm, and York is no exception to that. Our county seat has now been recognized by USA TODAY through the 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. York, South Carolina made the 10Best list for Best Small Town Cultural Scene. The contest…

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Learn about the Catawba Indian Tribe

The Catawba Indian Nation is located in Rock Hill and is the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina. Their history is traced along ancesteral lands along the Catawba River dating back 6000 years. The Catawba Nation is believed to have lived across the Piedmont of South Carolina, North…

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Get to know the Anne Springs Close Greenway

Nestled into the Town of Fort Mill is a 2,100 acre nature preserve donated by the Anne Springs Close family. The land was dedicated to public to forever remain as it is, while the area around it booms with housing and business development. The nature preserve offers countless activities, but is most…

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York County bakeries you have to try!

When it comes to sweet treats, York County has you covered. From specialty chocolates to macarons, you can’t go wrong. Here’s a list of bakeries that you need to try for your next special occasion. Don’t worry, you can’t catch calories from reading this! Cupcrazed: Cupcakes that have graced your…

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Try these coffee shops in York County

What’s better than a great cup of coffee to start your morning? We have just the place that will hit the spot! With the weather warming up, grab one of the cold specialties on the menu! Here are are seven places in York County that are sure to get you fueled up for the day ahead: Knowledge Perk: You…

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Walk in the footsteps of the Friendship 9

The year was 1961. Rock Hill was about to be placed on the national stage for the Civil Rights Movement. For the past year, freshman at Friendship College in Rock Hill were training for a peaceful sit-in to protest segregation. On January 31st, ten students walked nearly a mile from Friendship…

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Experience the Arts in York County

No matter where you turn in York County, the communities are obviously impacted by various art mediums. Whether it be a coworking space for artists, galleries, community theater, or music, the arts are very much alive across the county. The Arts Council of York County has been committed for more…

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