January 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

A week late, but better than ever

Despite a chill in the air that forced most attendees to bundle up, Saturday's 9th annual parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. benefitted from good crowds and greater participation than ever, according to event organizers. More...

LifeStyles

Realistic expectations:

Losing weight in 2008 can be a resolution that sticks

Did you make a New Year's resolution to lose weight or eat healthier? If so, you've had some time since the first of the year to get started on it. Are you still sticking to it? More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Being gay is no reason to turn back on a friend

Dear Annie: I'm a 15-year-old boy and have been best friends with "Alex" since we were 5. Last year, Alex told me he thought he might be gay. He said he really liked this other boy we know and made me swear never to tell anyone. More...

Peeler - Edmundson vows said Jan. 19

Kimberly Dawn Peeler and Michael Ray Edmundson were married Jan. 19, 2008, at Elm Street Church of God. Stephan Anderson conducted the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony that was followed in the church fellowship hall, given by Anita Edmundson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William Stratford, M.D.

William Stratford, MD passed away Jan. 15, 2008, after an extended illness and complications following open heart surgery at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Binghamton, N.Y. Dr. More...

Richard Rains

Self-employed salesman; former professional wrestler

James Richard Rains, 69, formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Frances J. Willis

Retired nurse

Frances Thompson Johnson Willis, 80, formerly of 115 W. O'Neal St., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

County, state choose Obama

This time, county voters were in lockstep with their state brethren in picking a presidential primary winner. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama received 1,994 votes in Cherokee County to outdistance former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and N.Y.. More...

Miracle Hill reaches goal

Miracle Hill Rescue Mission through the years has made an impact in the community, giving the homeless and those suffering from drug addiction a path toward change in their lives. More...

Local News

Hospital reports possible theft of jewelry box containing $29,000 worth of items

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office was asked to investigate an allegation that almost $29,000 in jewelry went missing after a Blacksburg woman's arrival at Upstate Carolina Medical Center emergency room last November. More...

Landowner remains hopeful about project despite ruling

Pacolet Highway might still be home to a new housing development. More...

FLIPPED

An accident on I-85 Sunday afternoon snarled traffic until an overturned vehicle could be removed from the roadway. More...

Sports

Gaffney gets past Vikings

This time, the Spartanburg Vikings couldn't hold off their rivals. Jeff Brown scored 18 points and Jazz Palmer added 16 to help the Gaffney Indians rally from a 12-0 hole to beat Spartanburg, 81-76, Friday and snap a 3-game region losing streak. More...

Indians make decision on college

Gaffney's J.B. Shippy will remain an Indian. Shippy has made a verbal commitment to the Newberry College Indians, according to Gaffney High coach Phil Strickland. More...

Wildcats go cold from field in loss to Carolina

Blacksburg boys basketball coach Travis Miller has seen this before. The Wildcats played tough defense but struggled offensively - again - this time in a 49-33 loss at Carolina on Friday. The Wildcats remain winless in the region. More...

Inside Report

INSIDE REPORT

ATTORNEY GENERAL EDWARDS? WASHINGTON, D.C. - Illinois Democrats close to Sen. Barack Obama are quietly passing the word that John Edwards will be named attorney general in an Obama administration. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Shut up and eat your green beans

If you'll pardon the dangling preposition, I've always believed that you get what you pay for. That's not to say that I'm opposed to buying items on sale. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED ...

Not ashamed to show emotions

It was dusk and I noticed the outside lights begin to turn on. I reached into my briefcase and took out a book. Reading would help pass the hour I had between flights at the airport in Louisville, Kent. More...

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Poll

Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?