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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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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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Get to know the Sylvia Theater

If you’ve ever taken a trip to downtown York, it’s hard to miss the glow of the vintage bulbs on the Sylvia Theater. The building is a staple to downtown York. The building has stood as part of of the downtown for more than 100 years. After a devastating fire, Mr. George O’Leary build the Shandon…

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