March 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

MOTOCROSS MANIA

Folks flocking from all over to Blacksburg track

For more than 360 days out of the year, Blacksburg is a quiet, rural South Carolina town of a little more than 2,000 where "if you're not yet part of the family, you are now. More...

LifeStyles

Health and wellness event set March 28 at Macedonia

A health and wellness event will be sponsored by Macedonia Baptist Church on Saturday, March 28, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Special groups will highlight Shady Grove Baptist Church's 'Friends and Family Day'

A number of special groups will highlight a "Friends and Family Day Pew Rally" at Shady Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, March 22. Sponsored by the church's Young Adult Ministry, the program will be presented during the 11 a.m. worship hour. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

She should just ignore inconsiderate gestures

Dear Annie: My husband's brother and his wife recently moved back home after living away for several years. I'm trying to be nice, but they are really getting on my nerves. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pam J. Wells

BLACKSBURG - Pam J. Wells, 61, of 136 Wendy Drive, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at home. A native of Oklahoma, she was a daughter of the late L.D. Stroup and Dorothy Kizziah Douglas and stepdaughter of the late Russell Douglas. More...

Christine Weber Dilts

Illinois native

Christine Sue Wyant Weber Dilts, 58, of 800 Beech St., passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Born in Meredosia, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John H. Wyant and Rosa Loretta Myers Wyant. More...

Nancy Speer

Retired from Silica Springs Fish Camp

Nancy L. Caldwell Speer, 94, widow of Robert L. Speer Sr., of 111 Grace Street, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2009. She was first married to the late John Duren Caldwell. More...

Letters

Doubts that Spratt has ever been 'ordered' to vote for anything

Dear Editor: I find it to be very disturbing that a number of people of all political interests continue to use the public media, including newspapers, radio and television, to spew out any absurd rhetoric to suit their individual purposes. More...

I do not answer to them; they answer to me

Dear Editor: We are well into the "change" promised during the presidential campaign. The promised transparency and openness of government has not happened. A majority of promises made by the newly elected president have already been broken. More...

Other News

Stimulus plan: Spend now, details later (promise)

WASHINGTON (AP) —President Barack Obama wants governors to hurry up and begin building bridges and schools to revive the economy. More...

Judge turns down plea deal; sends woman to prison

Circuit Court Judge Mark Hayes on Monday decided probation and restitution was not enough for a Blacksburg woman accused of forging a 97-year-old woman's checks and using the elderly woman's identity to pay personal bills. More...

House fire lights up downtown skyline

A boarded-up home on Walnut Street that had become a squatting place for homeless persons went up in flames Monday evening. Fire began in a second floor room at 209 Walnut St. after 7 p.m. More...

MARCH 28 FINAL DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN HOUSE RACE

Voter registration for the District 30 S.C. House of Representatives election to be held April 28 will close at noon Saturday, March 28. More...

Local News

Eleven county students named to region band

Cherokee County band students were well represented at last month's region band clinic at Fort Mill High School. Eleven county students were selected to the region band from statewide auditions held Jan. 10. More...

Armed robbers take $300 in cash from convenience store

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating the armed robbery of a Peachoid Road convenience store March 12. More...

'I'll have a piece of 3.14'

Friday the 13th was a lucky day for Pi at Blacksburg High School. Students held a Pi Day on March 13 based around the well-known mathematical constant used to determine the size and area of circles. More...

Sports

First home track meet postponed

Lack of lighting and fan seating cited for delay

Speedster Joe Craig and the rest of the Gaffney High boys and girls track team will have to wait a little longer to host the program's first track meet in decades. More...

Photo

Photo by LARRY HILLIARD BATTER UP - Gaffney first baseman Bubba Wright makes contact during batting practice Tuesday afternoon at Commissioners Field. More...

Sarratt hurls no hitter in Gaffney's 6-0 victory

Gaffney ace Julie Sarratt left a lasting impression on conference rival York on Tuesday. Sarratt didn't allow a hit and struck out 15 to lead the Lady Indians to a 6-0 win in the region opener for both teams. More...

Columns

Cherokee County is a good place to be

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It's easy to get caught up in all the negativity that surrounds us every day. For one reason or another we humans seem to enjoy complaining about one thing or another — or at times, everything. More...

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