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The Gutter Gorilla Difference

When it comes to gutter cleaning in Rock Hill, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in Rock Hill.

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Gutter Cleaning in Rock Hill, SC

We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.

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Foundation Damage

The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.

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Wood Damage

Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.

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Landscaping Damage

If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.

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Gutter Damage

When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.

If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in Rock Hill for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.

Common Signs of Clogged Gutters

One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in Rock Hill, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.

Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:

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Sagging Gutters

When debris like pine needles and leaves begin to build up in your gutters, the increased weight can cause your gutters to bend and sag. When this happens, your gutters can’t do their job of directing water away from your home. If your gutters appear to be sagging, chances are they are clogged.

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Birds and Pests

Animals like birds find gutters a very appealing place to make a nest. If you notice birds or other critters scurrying around in your gutters, it can be a tell-tale sign that your gutters are clogged with nest-making materials.

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Stains on Your Siding

If you see stains on your siding, there is a good chance that your gutters are clogged, and standing water is overflowing onto your siding. This overflow of water can damage the fascia boards behind your gutters and can also affect your roof’s shingles.

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Plant Life

It might sound far-fetched, but if your gutters have enough dirt and debris buildup, seeds within that dirt can sprout, causing a garden to grow in your gutters. If you notice signs of plant growth in your gutters, they are most likely clogged and need to be cleaned ASAP.

In today’s fast-paced world, we understand that your time is precious. If you believe your gutters are clogged but don’t have the time to check, we would be happy to travel to your home for an initial gutter inspection.

During your inspection, our team will check your gutters for clogs and debris. While we are inspecting your gutters for clogs, we will also keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear and other issues that might cause damage to your home. When we’re done, we will go over what we found and provide you with a cost-effective solution for any problems that arise. That way, you can spend more time focusing on your family and your life and less time worrying about fixing your gutters by yourself.

Gutter Installation in Rock Hill, SC

Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.

Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.

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At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in Rock Hill, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.

When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.

Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in Rock Hill:

  • We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
  • Our installation methods are tried and tested.
  • Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
  • We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
  • We are licensed and insured.
  • Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.

When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in Rock Hill. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:

  • Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
  • Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
  • The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
  • Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
  • Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
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Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in Rock Hill, SC

Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.

Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in Rock Hill, SC:

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Pooling Water
Puddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
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Leaks
The next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
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Displaced Hardware
If you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
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Mold
Check your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
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Peeling Paint
Have you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
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Uneven Gutters
If your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.

The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in Rock Hill

At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.

Ready to get started? Start your free estimate right from our website, or give our office a call today to learn more about our exceptional gutter services in Rock Hill. We will handle the heavy lifting while you spend your free time enjoying life!

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Leave no doubt! South Pointe dominates Beaufort in 4A state championship game

Five yards from the end zone with three seconds left in the first half, Waymond Jenerette made a play that might be remembered around Rock Hill for a while.The senior wide receiver who was lined up in the wildcat at quarterback took a shotgun snap, rolled out to his right as if he was planning to run, looked across his body, wound up and let it go. The ball then hung in the air for what felt like two minutes before finding the arms of wide receiver Armendiz Huskey — who was later found in the end zone clinging onto the ball as t...

Five yards from the end zone with three seconds left in the first half, Waymond Jenerette made a play that might be remembered around Rock Hill for a while.

The senior wide receiver who was lined up in the wildcat at quarterback took a shotgun snap, rolled out to his right as if he was planning to run, looked across his body, wound up and let it go. The ball then hung in the air for what felt like two minutes before finding the arms of wide receiver Armendiz Huskey — who was later found in the end zone clinging onto the ball as the halftime buzzer went off.

That touchdown gave South Pointe a 28-0 lead heading into halftime. And the Stallions never looked back.

One half and a handful of scores later, and that was it: South Pointe 41, Beaufort 7.

The Stallions are state champions again.

“Bringing a championship home, bringing one to Rock Hill, was important to me,” head coach and South Pointe alum DeVonte Holloman told a crowd of reporters postgame. He added, “I can tell you everything about every person if I have to. This is for my coaches, our football players, we stuck together through it all.”

The team from Rock Hill emerged from Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson stadium in Columbia on Thursday night with its seventh state championship in program history.

It is the school’s first state title since 2017 and the first one for Holloman — who was doused in water in celebration and hugged by nearly everyone on the South Pointe sideline before the game’s last play.

“Man, it feels great,” Holloman said. “I’m proud of this group of coaches, group of seniors. From the moment I walked in, this was the dream. We got ourselves back here, and now we’re back.”

The Stallions (12-1) started fast. After forcing a Beaufort first-possession punt and moving the ball with one huge chunk play — a connection between quarterback Zay McCrorey and wide receiver Demari Kendrick — Stallion junior Caleb Sims plunged into the end zone from 4 yards out to punctuate the team’s first drive and send a message that would reverberate throughout the rest of Thursday’s contest. A successful extra point by senior Chip DiStasio made the score 7-0, South Pointe up.

The scores didn’t stop after that. The next came via a Ja’Quan Thompson 4-yard rush (14-0). Then arrived a McCrorey touchdown run from 1 yard out (21-0). And then came that toss to Huskey (28-0), another Thompson touchdown run from 8 yards out (35-0) and then another McCrorey rushing touchdown from 3 yards out (41-0 because of a missed PAT).

“It felt like I wasn’t even on the field, for real,” McCrorey said, his eyeblack smeared, a tradesmark smile on his face. “Because this is our first championship. It really means everything to us because we fought through adversity the whole year. Especially coach Holloman. You know, people doubted him, thinking he wasn’t going to get his first championship here: We told him at the beginning of the season we were going to get him one. And we finally did it.”

Others on the Stallion sideline felt like McCrorey.

“I’m just happy, man,” offensive lineman Jordan McVay told The Herald postgame, his eyes welling with tears. The senior was part of a strength for the Stallions all year long — including in his final high school game. “This team has been through a lot, man. And it just feels good to see it all pay off.”

Amid all the offensive triumph, the Stallion defense proved tough, too. Nearly invulnerable, in fact, besides a 35-yard touchdown run by Beaufort’s Caleb Ulmer with 1:32 remaining in the game to make it 41-7.

That was shown in the team’s many turnovers — which included a DJ Barksdale first-half interception, a Quan Peterson second-half interception at the 1-yard line that stuffed the last of any real Beaufort comeback hopes, a Johnathan Williams fumble recovery with just over 8 minutes left and another Barksdale interception with under 5 minutes left.

It also was shown in the final team box score: South Pointe finished with 566 yards of total offense and only allowed 165 yards.

“We work together,” running back Thompson told The Herald postgame. “Our offense builds off our defense, and our defense builds off our offense. And when both of us are doing great? ... That’s what happens.”

The Stallions, through and through, left no doubt on Friday night.

“This is a feeling like no other — we’ve been dreaming about this since we were 5 years old, man,” senior defensive back Chris McCullough said postgame, with his defensive-backfield brothers by his side.

The DBs at South Pointe call themselves the “seat belt gang,” a nickname that is easily explainable: You can’t go anywhere with a seat belt on.

Syracuse commit and senior cornerback Peterson chimed in: “To be right here, it’s unreal, man.”

Both McCullough and Peterson won state championships in basketball last season for South Pointe. They said that the football state title felt a bit different, though: The basketball one was a pleasant surprise, perhaps. But this one? In football? This one, by South Pointe’s standards, felt overdue, they said.

Was there any pressure in knowing that football success is an expectation at South Pointe?

Peterson offered a championship shrug: “I just don’t like to worry about pressure. Because you can’t really get pressured if you’re already built for it.”

South Pointe’s dominance wasn’t restricted to one unit or one phase of the ball: Everyone had part in the fun.

? McCrorey played his self-described “best game” of the season on Thursday night. He finished going 17 of 30 for 344 yards passing. He also added nine carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns — his long a 30-yard rush.

? McCrorey spread the wealth: Kendrick took six catches for 169 yards, Jenerette finished with four catches for 107 yards, Huskey finished with three catches for 32 yards and Jakhari Webb finished with three catches for 28 yards.

? As great as South Pointe’s senior passer played, he was reinforced by a fantastic rushing attack. Sims took 15 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown and Thompson took 14 carries for 58 yards and two touchdowns.

? Anquerrious Davis finished with nine tackles and one tackle for loss. Isiah Steele (seven tackles), Johnathan Williams (six tackles, one TFL) and Jaylen Stratford also led the team on defense.

South Pointe’s run to Thursday’s state championship game did not only validate the team’s high preseason expectations, but also it was fun to watch.

The Stallions were the No. 3 team in the preseason media poll. They had no five-star recruits. No Derion Kendricks or Jadeveon Clowneys or Stephon Gilmores from South Pointe teams of old. And because of that, they played every game like they had something to prove to themselves, their city of Rock Hill and the entire state of South Carolina.

South Pointe won its season opener over Northwestern, one of the best teams in S.C. 5A football, before trouncing Shelby and then coming from behind to beat South Florence in triple overtime. The team did so with a defense that improved as the year went on and an offense that was explosive and balanced. The team was led by a senior-laden offensive line, a pair of upperclassmen running backs (Ja’Quan Thompson and Caleb Sims), a record-breaking receiver (Waymond Jenerette) and a quarterback who was an emotional leader as much as he was an imposing physical being. (McCrorey began his football career at South Pointe as a defensive end; he’s getting recruited as a quarterback and a tight end in college.)

In late September, the team’s mettle was tested when it scored a season-low seven points in a 14-7 loss to Spring Valley, another 5A school. But instead of being pulled apart, the Stallions appeared to bring themselves closer together. They went on to rip off eight straight wins — delivering the program its eighth straight region championship and its eighth overall Upper State championship in the process.

And on Thursday, the Stallions finished the job.

South Pointe postseason history: Upper State titles (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021); State championships (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021). The school opened in 2005.

Beaufort postseason history: Lower State titles (1935, 1945, 2007, 2021); State championships (1935, 1945)

This story was originally published December 2, 2021 10:06 PM.

South Pointe seniors head to state title with 1 goal: ‘Let’s go out and make history’

To some South Pointe football seniors, it still doesn’t feel real.“When we won the game, and we knew we were going to state,” senior quarterback Zay McCrorey told The Herald in a group interview earlier this week, “I just went home and cried. Because in ninth grade, we always talked about going to state our senior year. And we made it happen.”His senior teammate and linebacker Ty Chambers, seated right next to him in the South Pointe gym, chimed in: “Not only that. But starting at stat...

To some South Pointe football seniors, it still doesn’t feel real.

“When we won the game, and we knew we were going to state,” senior quarterback Zay McCrorey told The Herald in a group interview earlier this week, “I just went home and cried. Because in ninth grade, we always talked about going to state our senior year. And we made it happen.”

His senior teammate and linebacker Ty Chambers, seated right next to him in the South Pointe gym, chimed in: “Not only that. But starting at state. Like, starting!”

The South Pointe football team (11-1) is playing Lower State champion Beaufort for the 4A state title at 7 p.m. Thursday at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia. This program from Rock Hill isn’t new to this kind of spotlight: The Stallions have won six championships since opening as a school in 2005 — including four in a row from 2014-17 — and on Thursday will play in their eighth state title game.

But this senior class is new. These Stallion seniors are the first ones in a while without a football state championship experience. They’re new to this spotlight, this stage. And not only that — they’ve been dreaming about Thursday night for years.

“Up until now, we’ve been preaching how we want to be back here next week practicing,” McCrorey said. “Now there isn’t a next week. So let’s just go out and make history.”

You’ve already met this senior class on the field throughout this season. They’re a fun group, all with different roles and paths to where they are now.

Take McCrorey for example: The Stallion quarterback, who’s so big he was a defensive lineman as a freshman, saw his first varsity start in the playoffs last season, after playing junior varsity all of last year. (He brings a lineman toughness to the quarterback position. He sometimes pancakes linebackers after handing the ball off to one of his running backs: “I like hitting people,” he said with a smile Monday. “I always tell my running backs that I gotta block for them because they block for me. I’m just returning the favor.”)

Or take Chambers, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound linebacker who plays bigger than he is. Head coach DeVonte Holloman calls him the “heartbeat of the team” — the kind of guy who brings the competitive edge out of a team with a legacy and tradition so polished. He scooped up a fumble and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown in the Upper State title game last week that changed that game’s tides.

“I saw the ball on the ground,” Chambers said, “waited for a whistle, they didn’t blow the whistle, so I picked the ball up and was running. Like full speed. I saw the end zone and said, ‘I gotta get that.’ I was just smiling running into the end zone.”

Or take Ja’Quan Thompson, the senior Stallion running back who with each game runs harder and harder. Ever since he transferred from TL Hanna his 10th grade year, he’s been an unselfish presence in a three-headed backfield and brought a quiet but important leadership to the Stallions, Holloman said.

And there are more guys like this. Patchwork stories define this senior class.

It’s what made them so determined, so hungry, they say.

“Holloman always wants to call practice short, but we’d be still wanting to go at it,” McCrorey said. “So then he gives us 15 more minutes.”

Thompson shrugged: “We love each other. We’re a family.”

The seniors are also talented. The stats speak for themselves.

McCrorey has thrown for 2,635 yards and 25 touchdowns — most of them to senior Waymond Jenerette (who holds South Pointe single-season records with 1,248 reception yards and 15 receiving touchdowns). Armendiz Huskey, Demari Kendrick, Khy’re Rawlinson and Jakhari Webb are part of dangerous the receiving mix, too.

The team has found ways to move the ball on the ground as of late, thanks to a dynamic backfield of Thompson (710 yards, seven touchdowns) and junior Caleb Sims (597 yards, seven touchdowns). They’ve been led by a senior-laden offensive line that has become a strength for the team after it “took its lumps” last year. The seniors on the line? Alexavier McMoore, Josh Greenwood, Jordan McVay and Logan Daye.

Their senior defensive leaders are no different. There’s Chambers, yes, but also defensive tackle Anquerrious Davis, linebacker Jaylen Stratford and defensive backs Chris McCullough, Isiah Steele and Quan Peterson (who’s committed to play football at Syracuse in the fall).

And you can’t mention the senior class without the team’s steady-legged kicking specialist Chip DiStasio. The senior in the regular season finished 94% on extra points (29-of-31) with 24 touchbacks and has only been more consistent in the playoffs.

All these seniors have waited for this moment for a long time.

And it’s here on Thursday.

“We were in practice last week,” McCrorey said on Monday. “It hit me bad. Holloman was talking about how he didn’t want it to end because he really loves us. It made me sad. (We) talk about it every day, how many days we have left. How much we have to cherish it.”

Chambers chimed in once more: “Our last Monday as a team.”

And Thursday marks the team’s last game, the last time this unheralded but perfect mix-of-a-group will compete with each other.

A final chance to be remembered forever, they say.

“Everybody is going to remember you if you win a championship,” McCrorey said. “So we can win, look back at it in a couple years and say, ‘We really did it.’ ”

Who: Beaufort (12-2) vs. South Pointe (12-1)

When and where: Thursday at 7 p.m. at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia

How to follow: All five games will be carried on Sinclair Broadcasting stations across South Carolina. Affiliates are WMYA (My40 Asheville-Greenville), WACH (57.2/1250/Columbia), WCIV (MyTV Charleston) and WWMB (CW21, Florence/Myrtle Beach). You can also stream the game on the NFHS Network with a valid subscription.

This story was originally published December 1, 2021 1:20 PM.

Rock Hill poised to temporarily stop new home construction. Here’s what it means

Rock Hill City Council approved a first step toward pausing residential construction in the city.Monday’s decision comes as Rock Hill’s population has increased 47% over the last 20 years.The moratorium on new homes, city leaders say, will allow its staff time to review and improve codes to better handle development projects. Staff would refine rules on parking and alleys, architectural design, pump stations, amenities, open space and buffers. A moratorium also would help the city keep pace with building infrastruct...

Rock Hill City Council approved a first step toward pausing residential construction in the city.

Monday’s decision comes as Rock Hill’s population has increased 47% over the last 20 years.

The moratorium on new homes, city leaders say, will allow its staff time to review and improve codes to better handle development projects. Staff would refine rules on parking and alleys, architectural design, pump stations, amenities, open space and buffers. A moratorium also would help the city keep pace with building infrastructure such as roads and utilities.

“The pending ordinance basically shuts the door for just the time being so that folks won’t rush in under old standards,” said city attorney Paul Dillingham.

Building permit applications for most new home projects would not be processed for six months.

“We’d like to get to a day where our zoning code and our standards are such that you don’t have to look at every development with a microscope,” Dillingham said.

The moratorium would apply to building new homes, but not all of them.

“We do recommend that there would be exceptions, so that we wouldn’t just put a complete stop on development,” Dillingham said.

The moratorium wouldn’t apply to projects that the city already approved but houses haven’t yet been built. It also wouldn’t apply to additions on existing homes or lots that haven’t been developed within a built out subdivision.

“It’s mainly for new subdivisions,” Dillingham said. “The city manager would make a judgment call, and I’m sure he’d involve council if need be.”

Mayor John Gettys said the move isn’t an all-out ban on development.

“I describe this as a moratorium light,” he said.

Council also could grant individual exceptions for projects. The moratorium allows potential builders to bring in a sketch plan. If Council likes the plan, it could proceed as an exception.

Despite Monday’s unanimous decision, some council members say a moratorium might send the wrong message to builders about building in Rock Hill, while others say it could help developers lower costs.

There’s a need for code changes, Councilman John Black said. But Black said he’s conflicted about circumventing the typical process that could give developers the impression Rock Hill doesn’t want to build.

“I don’t mind the end result,” Black said of the moratorium. “I just have some reservations about what this projects.”

Councilwoman Nikita Jackson shared those concerns.

“I guess it’s going to set a tone for not wanting to develop a certain type of (home),” she said.

But City Manager David Vehaun said a pause in new residential building could be positive for developers, too.

“Developers still can bring projects in,” he said. “This doesn’t stop the development. It just allows (Council) to see the plan before it moves to the planning commission. That’s all this does.”

Submitting early sketch plans also could lower costs compared to investing in full site project plans for approval before Council sees it.

“This is actually, in my mind, something that’s very pro development,” Vehaun said.

Moratorium is not a new concept in Rock Hill.

Seven years ago, a city moratorium on apartment construction ended with new rules for where apartments can be built. That moratorium was set up for nine months.

Three years ago, the city passed a moratorium on new self-storage sites after a plethora of projects popped up across the city.

Throughout the last 10 years, other areas of York County also have approved or considered a moratorium, housing freeze or similar effort i high-growth areas.

Two years ago, York County set and extended a residential moratorium in Lake Wylie that remains in place.

A similar moratorium plan passed in Clover at the same time.

For Rock Hill’s moratorium to pass, it must go through a public hearing next month, a planning commission review and multiple council votes.

What to know about South Pointe state title game opponent, the Beaufort Eagles

It’s game day.The South Pointe football team has been counting down the hours all week to Thursday night’s 4A state championship game at 7 p.m. at Benedict College in Columbia. Players have been overcome with emotion. Coaches have reflected on their journeys.“I can see the finish line,” South Pointe head coach DeVonte Holloman said on Monday. “But I want to sprint through the finish line.”One team you probably haven’t heard much about — if you live in the northern pa...

It’s game day.

The South Pointe football team has been counting down the hours all week to Thursday night’s 4A state championship game at 7 p.m. at Benedict College in Columbia. Players have been overcome with emotion. Coaches have reflected on their journeys.

“I can see the finish line,” South Pointe head coach DeVonte Holloman said on Monday. “But I want to sprint through the finish line.”

One team you probably haven’t heard much about — if you live in the northern part of the state — is South Pointe’s opponent, Beaufort.

For the scoop on the Eagles, Herald sports editor Alex Zietlow interviewed The State and Island Packet high school sports director Lou Bezjak.

Here’s what you need to know.

Zietlow: South Pointe’s rise into the upper echelon of South Carolina high school football is well-documented. The Stallions have won six state championships since opening in 2005 and are making their eighth trip to a state title game on Thursday night. They’ve also have an NFL pedigree that has gained it national acclaim. Jadeveon Clowney is a South Pointe alum. So is Stephon Gilmore. Even their current head coach DeVonte Holloman had a stint with the Dallas Cowboys.

What’s the football program’s history at Beaufort like?

Bezjak: To be honest, they haven’t won a lot recently. They won championships in the 1930s, but this is only the second championship appearance since then, with the other coming in 2007. Mark Clifford did a great job at the school until he stepped down in 2017. Then Holloman took over in 2018, and then Bryce Lybrand got the job. He has done a great job changing the culture and getting the kids to buy in.

Zietlow: What is special about this year’s Beaufort team? What and who have been behind its run to the state title game?

Bezjak: Lot of experience and lot of guys who played early on varsity and now are juniors and seniors. Tyler Haley is a great dual-threat quarterback and Amariee Morris is the top running back. They’ve got three receivers who have more than 500 yards receiving that can make plays. The defense is stingy and has been a big driving force. Sophomore Eamon Smalls is a load to try and block up front. Alvin Wilson, a North-South and Shrine Bowl selection, has had a great year, too. James Dennison is the leader at linebacker and there are four to five guys in secondary that could make plays. Joe Caprarola is a good and reliable kicker as well.

Zietlow: What should we know about Beaufort’s head coach, Bryce Lybrand?

Bezjak: He is young and energetic and has done a great job recharging the program. He comes from a great high school program as a player at Greenwood and was a grad assistant at Clemson under Dabo Swinney. The kids seem to really love him and he really has the program going in the right direction. Lybrand also has a lot of respect for Holloman, who hired him to be on his staff at Beaufort.

Zietlow: OK, Lou, who you got and why? For what it’s worth, I’m choosing South Pointe.

The Stallions thrive off of being overlooked and underestimated. Their mantra — “Still South Pointe” — embodies the chip on their shoulder they wear and has carried them thus far in the playoffs. But I won’t provide any bulletin board material for them this week.

They’re just simply playing really well: Their offense is as balanced as its been so far this season. Their defense is opportunistic. They proved that they could overcome mistakes in a win on the road at Greenwood (where they gave up five turnovers), and they proved that they could play a near-flawless game, too, in the 4A Upper State title game against Greenville. All indicators, to me, say that the city of Rock Hill will have a new champion.

Bezjak: I really think the game is a toss-up. I have picked against South Pointe the last two weeks and have heard about it on Twitter from some of their fans. (Zietlow laughs: “Been there before.”) After watching Greenville beat A.C. Fora, the Red Raiders were my pick to win it all. Beaufort was one of my dark-horse picks to make it to championship before the playoffs began and backed that up by winning on the road at No. 1 Myrtle Beach.

Again, this should be a close one. But I’m going with Stallions to pull it out.

South Pointe Stallions: 11-1 (4-0) Region 3-4A champions, Upper State champions

Beaufort Eagles: 12-2 (4-1 Region 7-4A), Lower State champions

South Pointe coach: DeVonte Holloman, 3rd year as head coach at South Pointe

Beaufort coach: Bryce Lybrand, 3rd year as head coach at Beaufort

South Pointe postseason history: Upper State titles (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021); State Championships (2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Beaufort postseason history: Lower State titles (1935, 1945, 2007, 2021); State Championships (1935, 1945)

When and where: Thursday at 7 p.m. at Benedict College’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia

How to follow: All five games will be carried on Sinclair Broadcasting stations across South Carolina. Affiliates are WMYA (My40 Asheville-Greenville), WACH (57.2/1250/Columbia), WCIV (MyTV Charleston) and WWMB (CW21, Florence/Myrtle Beach). You can also stream the game on the NFHS Network with a valid subscription.

Giti Tire responds to local leaders’ complaints of unfair treatment at SC plant

A Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) representative has released a statement following complaints about labor practices at the plant in Richburg, S.C.David Shelton, Director of Industry Relations, released the following statement Monday afternoon. The response came after a group tried to hand-deliver a letter to the plant last week.The letter cited problems with labor practices and asked for a response from Giti by Dec. 3.Here is the content of the statement released by Shelton.“Giti Tire is proud to call South C...

A Giti Tire Manufacturing (USA) representative has released a statement following complaints about labor practices at the plant in Richburg, S.C.

David Shelton, Director of Industry Relations, released the following statement Monday afternoon. The response came after a group tried to hand-deliver a letter to the plant last week.

The letter cited problems with labor practices and asked for a response from Giti by Dec. 3.

Here is the content of the statement released by Shelton.

“Giti Tire is proud to call South Carolina home to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility where dedicated team members produce high-quality, American-made tires. We’ve been able to provide an exceptional array of jobs in Chester County for operators, technicians, polymer experts, engineers in chemical, mechanical, civil, computer science, and electrical fields, administrative, finance and accounting, and many others all while providing strong benefits and competitive salaries.

“As a member of the Chester County community, Giti Tire always welcomes sincere and legitimate input from our team members and other community members. As a core principle, Giti Tire works very hard to ensure we have all the facts and accurate information before taking action. We certainly hope others will also be diligent in confirming the facts and evaluating items coming from parties outside of our Chester County operations who are providing false and misleading information. We recognize this is part of an organized, union-led effort. People who have been a part of our community, and surrounding communities, know that you can have problems with union representation that can hurt job security and long-term success. These are facts people need to know before even thinking a union is best for them and their families.

“At Giti Tire, we have always recognized that our team members are the strength of our operations and the key to our future success. This was exceptionally clear as the United States reopened from the COVID-19 shutdown. Like many companies, we experienced an increase in demand for our products, requiring a dramatic production response. Our Giti Tire team joined together and sacrificed time and energy to restart operations and serve our customers. Once operations fully restarted and demand normalized, our production and schedules also returned to a more balanced work life experience and we were able to provide a salary increase for many.

“Over the last 20 months, Giti Tire has also increased employee communications and engagement as we have worked to navigate the pandemic. Our 600 employees are our number one priority and most valuable asset. We believe they can, and should, be able to communicate directly with us without the need of a third party such as a union.

“Therefore, we always welcome the opportunity to hear from employees and provide open lines of communications. We also want to ensure citizens in South Carolina know the facts and we look forward to sharing our story. Chester County is an excellent home for Giti Tire. We are continuing to invest in our South Carolina operations as we plan to be here for many years to come.”

A group of concerned citizens walked to the gates of the Giti plant on Nov. 23.

They attempted to hand-deliver a letter signed by a coalition of 27 local leaders, including two S.C. State Representatives, county officials from York and Chester counties, Chester City council members and Chester Mayor Wanda Stringfellow.

They also were joined by representatives of the United Steelworkers Union, which released a statement last March denouncing Giti.

The group was not allowed to leave the letter at the security gate at the entrance to the facility.

A law enforcement officer on the scene took a copy of the letter and promised to contact S.C. State Rep. John King when it had been delivered. As of Tuesday afternoon, King said, to his knowledge, the letter hand not yet reached Giti officials.

The letter, obtained by The Herald, asks for a meeting to discuss unfair working conditions at the plant.

“Workers have reported mandatory overtime, unpredictable schedules, low wages, and the inability to have time off with their families without retaliation. When workers have raised concerns your company has begun intimidating and even threatening to close the plant if they decide to exercise their right to protected, concerted activity,” the letter reads.

This story was originally published November 30, 2021 3:35 PM.

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