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Rock Hill Herald


Founded: The Herald's origin dates back to The Lantern, a weekly newspaper started in 1872. Owned by a local entrepreneur, J. M. Ivy, it was renamed The Herald in 1874, and it would be known as The Evening Herald until 1986, when a Sunday edition was added. The publication time switched to mornings in 1989.
The Herald was privately held by several owners until 1985 when The News & Observer Co. of Raleigh purchased the newspaper from the Patrick family. Its last publisher under family ownership was Wayne Patrick, whose family still lives in Rock Hill. On Jan. 1, 1990, The Herald and its three community publications – the Yorkville Enquirer, the Clover Herald and Lake Wylie Magazine – were purchased by The McClatchy Co. The Herald bought the Fort Mill Times in 1998.

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S.C. House leaders outline plans for immigration reform
Updated 01/08/08 - 12:00 AM
Competing Senate bill awaits House action

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Updated 01/08/08 - 12:00 AM
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Court to hear challenge to hospital discounts
Updated 01/08/08 - 12:00 AM
COLUMBIA -- Lawyers representing uninsured and underinsured S.C. hospital patients hope to convince the S.C. Supreme Court on Thursday that their clients were routinely denied discounts offered to the insured through 2004.


Market: Ideally situated for growth near the North Carolina border, York County is the second-fastest-growing county in the state, according to 2005 reports. While the state population increased by only 4.3% between 2000 and 2004, it grew by 10.9% in York County, where Rock Hill is the largest city, with 57,902 residents. The county seat is in the historic town of York, with 7,028 residents, but most of the newcomer activity centers around Fort Mill township, home of Springs Industries and former home of Heritage USA, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s failed Christian theme park. Along with lakeside living options, numerous public parks and green space, the area boasts a mild climate, affordable housing and easy access to the Carolina beach destinations. By car, Charleston is only about three hours away, and Hilton Head is about four hours. Fishing, hunting, NASCAR racing, antiquing, beachgoing and waterskiing are among the favorite pastimes.

Location: The Herald is approximately 20 miles south of downtown Charlotte, N.C., and approximately 85 miles north of Columbia, S.C., the state capital. All major Southern cities are within easy driving distance, from Atlanta (277 miles or five ½ hours) to Orlando, Fla. (561 miles and 11 hours). Asheville is just under three hours from Rock Hill and Raleigh is just under four hours.

Office Locations

Main Office
132 W. Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 11707
Rock Hill, SC 29731

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Business Office
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(803) 329-4000

Circulation Office
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(803) 329-4022

Newsroom after hours
(803) 329-4008

Classified Ads
(803) 329-4044

(803) 329-4040

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