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Royally flushed: Judge rules owners can't get back poker machines seized in raid

A judge's decision will likely pave the way for state prosecutors to send $500,000 worth of video poker machines to a place where the games of chance will have no chance - a crusher. More...

LifeStyles

Miss Walker, Mr. Earls exchange vows April 5

Permelia Joanna Walker of Kings Creek and Matthew Tucker Earls of Blacksburg were united in marriage on Saturday, April 5, 2008, at Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Clover. The Rev. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Man shows all signs of being an abuser

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, "Sam," and I have been together for over two years. My family has been talking to me lately about breaking up with him. I don't think Sam is abusive, but my family feels he is. He is very controlling and I realize that. More...

Earth Day activities kick off National Park Week

BLACKSBURG - Kings Mountain National Military Park will kick off National Park Week on Saturday, April 19, with Earth Day activities focusing on "Earth Day Colonial Style. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lucille Teague

Homemaker and member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Hattie Lucille Allison Teague, 83, of 3012 Cherokee Ave., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Gary Smiley

Carpenter

GARDEN CITY - Gary Wayne Smiley, 55, of 11 Shamrock Circle, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008, in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. More...

Thomas Smith

Cherokee County native

Thomas Smith, 65, of Apt. 904, Iveywood Apartments, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2008, at 1:57 a.m. in Spartanburg Regional Medical System, Spartanburg. More...

Police preparing more warrants for eight suspects in home invasion

As Gaffney police continued their search for two of eight men suspected in an April 2 home invasion on Providence Road, the lead investigator was preparing a raft of new charges. More...

'It is the hardest thing for anyone to have to do...'

A lifetime's worth of pictures flood photo albums at the home of Gaffney resident Michelle Smith, chronicling special moments with family and friends through the years. More...

Local News

County administrator hopes to include employee pay raise in budget

Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary isn't making any promises, but he will pull out all stops to provide his employees with a pay hike in the proposed budget. A year ago, county employees received a 3 percent costof living raise. More...

Housing starts decline in March - again

The housing market slowed here during the first quarter of the year. More...

'March for Babies' to begin at Thomson Park

Annual participants in the Cherokee County March of Dimes' March for Babies will notice a change when they get to the starting lines on Saturday. For years the event has started at the tennis courts on the Limestone College campus. More...

Sports

No passing trend

David Reutimann defies fads; he's just an experienced driver with 'a lot to offer'

David Reutimann is an up-and-coming driver, but he doesn't really fit any of the latest trends in NASCAR. He's not a fresh-faced youngster or an established openwheel racing star, as are most of the drivers getting rides in NASCAR these days. More...

Rick Minter's OBSERVATIONS

Key story lines as the Cup Series takes a week off.

Drivers call for drug testing The admission by former Craftsman Truck Series driver Aaron Fike that he used heroin on race days last year has some of NASCAR's top drivers requesting more drug testing of racing participants. More...

Marlin enjoying life in the (not so) fast lane

Driver says limited schedule works fine

After 732 starts, 10 victories and more than $42 million in earnings in the sport's top circuit, NASCAR veteran Sterling Marlin has cut back to a limited Cup and Nationwide Series schedule this year in cars owned by Florida businessman James Finch. More...

Columns

You can't say I can't hit the broad side of a barn

LEDGER COLUMNIST

To this day, my friends call it the "Luke Skywalker shot." A legend in my own mind when it comes to my golfing abilities, it was just a few years ago that I faced a particularly challenging but all too frequent shot on the golf course. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Slick and Velina Owensby and new found friend Rose are pictured here with The Ledger in Belize City, Belize. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

This government is your government and I am honored to be your spokesperson in the House of Representatives. More...

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