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March 1, 2003
Catherine C. Wilks, 74, social services caseworker Catherine Cauthen Wilks, a former caseworker with the state Department of Social Services who helped the needy in her Northwest Baltimore neighborhood, died of pneumonia Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 74. Born Catherine Cauthen in Hartsville, S.C., and raised in Rock Hill, S.C., where she graduated from high school, she attended Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill. Mrs. Wilks later moved to Baltimore, where she earned her bachelor's degree in French from then-Morgan State College in 1960.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | April 4, 2013
A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu. There is little reason you would know his name, but as a young man, Wilson made a virtual career out of hatefulness. He was a Klan supporter who burned crosses, hanged a black doll in a noose, once flung a jack handle at an African-American boy. In 1961, he was among a group of men who attacked a busload of Freedom Riders at a station in Rock Hill, S.C. In none of those things was he unique, so no, his name should ring no bells.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 15, 1993
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Heads always turned along Springsteen Road when the sleek, red Lexus sports car slid past, bearing a famous father to the nondescript offices of JVL Enterprises Inc.Few along this quiet Rock Hill road knew it was James Jordan, 57, who owned the small sportswear-manufacturing company in the windowless, cinder-block building.Rock Hill-based FBI agents went to JVL on Friday morning but left without commenting.Mr. Jordan's company, which made T-shirts, socks and shorts, had problems with unpaid bills for everything from temporary secretaries to industrial sewing equipment, according to records obtained by the Charlotte Observer.
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April 13, 2007
Hall J. Tircuit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia April 6 at a hospital in Rock Hill, S.C. The former Parkville and Cub Hill resident was 95. Mr. Tircuit was born and raised in Morganza, La. During the 1920s and 1930s, he played Dixieland trumpet for the Johnny Mann Band, worked as a Louisiana state trooper and later as a construction worker for the Army Corps of Engineers. He moved to Baltimore and started working for BGE in the early 1940s.
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April 13, 2007
Hall J. Tircuit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee and World War II veteran, died of pneumonia April 6 at a hospital in Rock Hill, S.C. The former Parkville and Cub Hill resident was 95. Mr. Tircuit was born and raised in Morganza, La. During the 1920s and 1930s, he played Dixieland trumpet for the Johnny Mann Band, worked as a Louisiana state trooper and later as a construction worker for the Army Corps of Engineers. He moved to Baltimore and started working for BGE in the early 1940s.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | February 27, 1994
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Melvin Branham scored a game-high 21 points to lead Winthrop past UMBC, 78-72, yesterday. The Retrievers (8-18, 6-12), who have lost eight of their past nine, were led by Skip Saunders' 16 points.Winthrop (4-22, 3-15) led 42-34 at halftime and held UMBC to 36-percent shooting from the field in the second half. LaShawn Coulter added 20 points and David McMahan 13 for Winthrop.Marc Lay added 12, and Pascal Fleury and Eric Wyatt 11 each for UMBC.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Robert Lee Gaines Sr., a World War II veteran who worked for 36 years at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant, died of cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 81 and lived in Turners Station. Born in Rock Hill, S.C., Mr. Gaines attended the Emmitt Scott School there. He worked for a time as a sanitation worker, and in 1943 married Eliza James, a childhood friend. Soon after his marriage, he joined the Army. He was sent into northern France with invading forces, and served there until after the end of the war. In December 1945, according to his discharge papers, he suffered a gunshot wound and was shipped home to Fort Bragg, N.C. He was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
Lurlena Johnson, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died of a heart attack Jan. 3 at Cromwell Center Nursing Home in Towson. She was 76 and lived in Baltimore's Walbrook area. Born Lurlena Barber in York County, S.C., she was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School in Rock Hill, S.C. She moved to Baltimore in the early 1950s, after her 1949 marriage to the Rev. Nathaniel Johnson Sr., former pastor of St. Phillip Baptist Church on North Carrollton Avenue, where she was a Sunday school and vacation Bible teacher, youth adviser and member of the choir.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | March 7, 1992
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament has gone uptown.After nine years in Fayetteville, N.C., the 15th edition of the tournament has shifted to the Winthrop Coliseum here, and conference officials and the league's coaches hope the move is symbolic of the ACC's progression to the top of women's basketball."
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | April 4, 2013
A few words on the death of Elwin Wilson. He passed last week in a South Carolina hospital at age 76. Wilson had endured heart and lung problems and had suffered a recent bout with the flu. There is little reason you would know his name, but as a young man, Wilson made a virtual career out of hatefulness. He was a Klan supporter who burned crosses, hanged a black doll in a noose, once flung a jack handle at an African-American boy. In 1961, he was among a group of men who attacked a busload of Freedom Riders at a station in Rock Hill, S.C. In none of those things was he unique, so no, his name should ring no bells.
NEWS
By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,sun reporter | January 14, 2007
Students at River Hill High School knew something was awry Tuesday when Alan Meade Beier, a popular science teacher, did not show up for class and police searched his room. Little did the students know that the 52-year-old Beier, who was named the school's 2001 Teacher of the Year by the senior class, would be charged with several sex offenses stemming from alleged inappropriate contact with two students. Charges include three counts of sexual child abuse, three counts of second-degree assault and three counts of fourth-degree sex offense.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Robert Lee Gaines Sr., a World War II veteran who worked for 36 years at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant, died of cancer Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was 81 and lived in Turners Station. Born in Rock Hill, S.C., Mr. Gaines attended the Emmitt Scott School there. He worked for a time as a sanitation worker, and in 1943 married Eliza James, a childhood friend. Soon after his marriage, he joined the Army. He was sent into northern France with invading forces, and served there until after the end of the war. In December 1945, according to his discharge papers, he suffered a gunshot wound and was shipped home to Fort Bragg, N.C. He was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of corporal.
NEWS
March 1, 2003
Catherine C. Wilks, 74, social services caseworker Catherine Cauthen Wilks, a former caseworker with the state Department of Social Services who helped the needy in her Northwest Baltimore neighborhood, died of pneumonia Monday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 74. Born Catherine Cauthen in Hartsville, S.C., and raised in Rock Hill, S.C., where she graduated from high school, she attended Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill. Mrs. Wilks later moved to Baltimore, where she earned her bachelor's degree in French from then-Morgan State College in 1960.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
Lurlena Johnson, a retired Social Security Administration employee, died of a heart attack Jan. 3 at Cromwell Center Nursing Home in Towson. She was 76 and lived in Baltimore's Walbrook area. Born Lurlena Barber in York County, S.C., she was a graduate of Emmett Scott High School in Rock Hill, S.C. She moved to Baltimore in the early 1950s, after her 1949 marriage to the Rev. Nathaniel Johnson Sr., former pastor of St. Phillip Baptist Church on North Carrollton Avenue, where she was a Sunday school and vacation Bible teacher, youth adviser and member of the choir.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | February 26, 1999
How loud was it? So loud that you couldn't even hear Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell's resounding sideline show. That's loud.It was so loud at Hill Field House last night, so loud and hot and packed with fans, that every basket was a holiday, a celebration, a day off from school.Early, the public address announcer warned fans not to lean on any railings. Late, he asked them not to throw ice at the cheerleaders.It was that kind of night.The NBA's Wizards were playing at the MCI Center, just an hour's drive away, and the usual array of Division I big-timers were dribbling away on ESPN, but you could have all that for a nickel.
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | February 27, 1994
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Melvin Branham scored a game-high 21 points to lead Winthrop past UMBC, 78-72, yesterday. The Retrievers (8-18, 6-12), who have lost eight of their past nine, were led by Skip Saunders' 16 points.Winthrop (4-22, 3-15) led 42-34 at halftime and held UMBC to 36-percent shooting from the field in the second half. LaShawn Coulter added 20 points and David McMahan 13 for Winthrop.Marc Lay added 12, and Pascal Fleury and Eric Wyatt 11 each for UMBC.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | February 26, 1999
How loud was it? So loud that you couldn't even hear Coppin State coach Fang Mitchell's resounding sideline show. That's loud.It was so loud at Hill Field House last night, so loud and hot and packed with fans, that every basket was a holiday, a celebration, a day off from school.Early, the public address announcer warned fans not to lean on any railings. Late, he asked them not to throw ice at the cheerleaders.It was that kind of night.The NBA's Wizards were playing at the MCI Center, just an hour's drive away, and the usual array of Division I big-timers were dribbling away on ESPN, but you could have all that for a nickel.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | May 25, 1993
A seismologist says that some Eastern earthquakes, like the cluster that shook Columbia two months ago, probably occur when stress builds up in weak areas of Earth's crust -- the same areas that fractured 200 million years ago when North America and Europe pulled apart and opened up the Atlantic Ocean.John G. Armbruster, a researcher with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, said these fractures filled with molten rock, which gradually hardened into ribbon-like veins called "dikes" that are found all along the East Coast.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 15, 1993
ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Heads always turned along Springsteen Road when the sleek, red Lexus sports car slid past, bearing a famous father to the nondescript offices of JVL Enterprises Inc.Few along this quiet Rock Hill road knew it was James Jordan, 57, who owned the small sportswear-manufacturing company in the windowless, cinder-block building.Rock Hill-based FBI agents went to JVL on Friday morning but left without commenting.Mr. Jordan's company, which made T-shirts, socks and shorts, had problems with unpaid bills for everything from temporary secretaries to industrial sewing equipment, according to records obtained by the Charlotte Observer.
NEWS
By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | May 25, 1993
A seismologist says that some Eastern earthquakes, like the cluster that shook Columbia two months ago, probably occur when stress builds up in weak areas of Earth's crust -- the same areas that fractured 200 million years ago when North America and Europe pulled apart and opened up the Atlantic Ocean.John G. Armbruster, a researcher with the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, said these fractures filled with molten rock, which gradually hardened into ribbon-like veins called "dikes" that are found all along the East Coast.
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