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Firefighters pull unconscious man from burning home in Blacksburg

An unconscious man was pulled from the burning bedroom of a Blacksburg home late Friday evening and subsequently flown by helicopter to a Charlotte hospital. More...

LifeStyles

Southern Exposure artists exhibit at Upstairs Artspace

Two Cherokee County women, Cynthia Link and Sara Dame Setzer, are among the exhibitors

The Upstairs Artspace in Tryon, N.C., welcomes the Southern Exposure artists' group with the exhibit "Southern Exposure Exposed." These talented, mid-career artists from the Upstate of South Carolina have been together 30 years - meeting to talk a More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

He'll find out the truth eventually

Dear Annie: My wife, "Nellie," and I are both professionals in our late 20s with no children. Twice a month, Nellie has a girls night out with three of her friends. More...

Upstate BBB president speaker at AAUW meeting

The Gaffney Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) will meet Monday, Oct. 13, at noon at the House of Pizza, 640 E. Frederick St. Kathy Barrett of the upstate's Better Business Bureau will be the speaker for the luncheon program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peter Imondi

Owner of Peter's Hair Studio

Peter John Imondi, 55, went home to be with the Lord at his home. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the partner of the late Malcom Ready and son of Marie Gaumond Imondi of Johnston, Rhode Island, and the late Silvio Imondi. More...

Betty R. Tate

Retired employee of the McArthur family

Betty Ree Tate, 84, of 1434 N. Limestone St., widow of Elma Smith and Nant haniel Tate, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at 9:50 a.m. at Peachtree Centre. More...

JN Upchurch

JN Upchurch, 75, of 614 Shelby Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

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HER MAJESTY CROWNED — Brittany Babb was named Blacksburg High's 2008 Homecoming Queen at halftime of Friday's football game against Dixie. Blacksburg won 35-12. More...

Council might move to rehire fired workers

VA CONTROVERSY

The two fired Veterans Affairs Office clerks said they will appear before the county's grievance committee in hopes of keeping their jobs. But the committee may not need to meet. More...

Landfill opponents will face off with county council again

Joan Wheeler hopes she has some CLOUT when she makes her second appearance today before Cherokee County Council to oppose Waste Management's planned construction of a $150 million recycling center and landfill on a 1,550- acre site in McKowns Mount More...

Memorial Day flap led veterans council to sever ties with Willard

Local Marine Corps League Commandant Frank Sossamon, ever the optimist, thought the rift between Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Sammy Willard and the local Veterans Council had been largely healed in a private meeting earlier this year. More...

Local News

So, how's the housing market in Cherokee County?

When asked recently by a reporter from Charlotte how business was going, local Realtor Bob Shelton responded with an insider joke. "It's great," he said he replied. "All two of my prospects showed up last week. More...

The End: Theater closes

After 70 years, the show is temporarily over at the Capri Theater in Gaffney. Owners Clyde and Mary Hudson closed the theater doors Aug. 24. The Hudsons had run the place since 1969 while facing stiffer competition from multiplex theaters. More...

Hard work by teachers and students credited for schools' success

Corinth Elementary Principal Brenda Sharts and Draytonville Elementary principal Janice Ford were pleasantly surprised last week when their schools met this year's No Child Left Behind goals. More...

Sports

Wildcats win (No.) one

Blacksburg celebrated homecoming with plenty of big plays in a 35-12 victory Friday over Dixie. More...

BRIEFS

Rocky has 5 tackles in Redskins' win Former Gaffney star linebacker Rocky McIntosh had five tackles in Washington's 23-17 victory over Philadephia Sunday. Washington improves to 4- 1 this season. More...

Vikes pick off win against Gaffney

Youth will be served. Not necessarily in high school football. More...

Columns

There are very few ugly people on soap operas

Welcome to my column, where you won't have to buy a converter box to read the high-definition version. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Newspapers aren't going the way of the hula hoop

Yes, the news is bad these days. Gas is at $4 a gallon and the predictions are it will keep rising. The real estate market is in the tank. Retailing is reeling. So are car dealers. Investment bankers. Who isn't feeling it? More...

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