Debbie Whitesell, mother of 19-year-old Karson Whitesell, who died after a gunman opened fire at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill, said she can relate to the agony of the parents of 17 teenagers that died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 during a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Whitesell said the hardest part of the day her daughter died was calling the teen's phone and receiving no answer.
The York Comprehensive High School student council raised nearly $5,000 to make hundreds of stuffed animals to give to sick children at two Charlotte hospitals and the Ronald McDonald house. The students started the fundraiser about two months ago and made close to 450 stuffed animals.
After four York County law enforcement officers were shot in the line of duty, Winthrop University will hold First Responders Appreciation Day at the men's basketball game at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Winthrop Coliseum. Winthrop Athletic Director Ken Halpin said that the event will recognize all that first responders do for the community in York County. In January four officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence incident. York County Sheriff's Office Det. Mike Doty died after the shooting. Sheriff's sergeants Buddy Brown and Randy Clinton were wounded, as was York Police Department Sgt, Kyle Cummings. A Rock Hill business is underwriting the ticket costs for first responders to attend the game.
A judge sentenced Douglas Veihdeffer, 61, to two years probation Monday after Veihdeffer pleaded guilty to voyeurism when he placed a camera in his bathroom as landlord to record women using the toilet and shower. Veihdeffer apologized in court. The maximum for the misdemeanor crime is three years prison but prison time was suspended by the judge. Prosecutors and the victim wanted Veihdeffer to go to prison, but Veihdeffer had no criminal record. And made one "bad choice," his lawyer said. The secret cameras were found in 2017.
Northwestern’s Jamario Holley wanted to take advantage of South Carolina’s football scholarship offer before they filled their two open wide receiver spots. The talented junior committed to the Gamecocks Feb. 2, 2018, and talked about his decision with The Herald.
Businesses in downtown Fort Mill decorated windows with blue balloons and ribbons and displayed blue lights to honor Det. Mike Doty of the York County Sheriff's Office Friday on his birthday. Doty would have turned 38. Doty died last month after police say he was shot during a domestic violence call in York County.
Almost 100 people gathered on the side of Carowinds Boulevard Friday to mark what should have been York County Det. Mike Doty’s 38th birthday. Instead, the group was dedicating a section of the highway the Detective Mike Doty Memorial Highway.
Signs were installed Wednesday at ends of a stretch of Carowinds Boulevard in York County, South Carolina to be named for Sheriff's Office Deputy Mike Doty. The unveiling is Friday on Doty's birthday with a ceremony for his family. He would have been 38. Doty died Jan. 17 after being shot Jan. 16 in what police said was an ambush by a domestic violence suspect outside York. The road was chosen to honor Doty because he lived in Fort Mill and was part of the county drug unit that worked often along Carowinds Boulevard.