July 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Greenes file appeal in suit vs. newspaper

A former Cherokee County School Board member and her son are appealing a recent ruling by a Circuit Court judge that dismissed their lawsuit against The Gaffney Ledger. More...

Limestone College getting new brickwork

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Construction workers dig out a drainage system Thursday morning on the Limestone College campus. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Little Theatre announces schedule of shows for 2009-2010

'Heidi' will kick-off new season in September

Phil Gibbons, president of the Gaffney Little Theatre, has announced the schedule for the 2009- 2010 season. Heidi, a beloved children's classic, has been adapted for the stage by June Waker Rogers from the novel by Johanna Spyri. More...

ANNIE'S MAILBOX

Dad not offended but hurt at daughter's desire to not use his last name

Dear Annie: I am 27 and happily married to a wonderful man. We see each other as complete equals and do not believe in gender roles. Growing up, my father and I didn't always see eye to eye, especially on this issue. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Jordans celebrate 50th anniversary

Cecil and Nancy Jordan of Blacksburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan were married in 1959 in Chesterfield. They have two children, Danny Jordan and Cindy Childress, and five grandchildren. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

John W. Norville

Retired from Esther Mills

BLACKSBURG - John William Norville, 86, of 1612 N. Mountain St., passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby, N.C. Born in Rutherford County, N.C., Mr. More...

Baby Shamyia Winshae Dover

Graveside services for Baby Shamyia Winshae Dover of 100 Fairfield Apartments, No. 10-A, daughter of Winfred Dover and Shreath Lowden, both of Gaffney, will be held Friday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Limestone Cemetery. More...

Thomas A. Martin

Formerly employed by Vulcan Materials

GROVER, N.C. - Thomas Anderson Martin, 52, of 103 Brookwood Drive, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. More...

Columns

In death, King of Pop touches another generation

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Alright, I have come to the conclusion that legends never die. For a short span of time, all of us have the opportunity to walk this planet and make our own footprint that future generations can live by. More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

The Hogue family was on a roll again in Baltimore, Md., where they hold The Ledger in front of "Cactus Willy." Pictured (from left) John Hogue Jr., Jackie Hogue, Vernelle Hogue and Rev. Bobby Hogue. More...

Barbecue teams gear up for festival competition

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Gaffney residents Mark Stalvey, Mike Wylie and Rick Kennedy set up their cooking rig Friday morning before the South Carolina Peach Festival barbecue competition. More...

Festival cooking heading into final days

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Wearing his "Two Old Men & A Grill" hat, Howard Wooten sat perfectly content Thursday afternoon in a lounge chair looking forward to a pleasant weekend of cooking barbecue. More...

Broad River boat ramp at center of lawsuit

The estate of an Asheville, N.C., woman who died after accidentally driving into the Broad River filed a lawsuit this week in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas against two utilities and the state Department of Natural Resources, alleging the wo More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of a 72-year-old North Carolina man. More...

City lists roads to be paved, but is there to $$ to pay for all of them?

It will take more than fuzzy math to make these figures add up. Gaffney City Council this week unveiled an ambitious list of road paving projects that will cost nearly $700,000. More...

Photo

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT - Cameron Culp received the Bob Prevatte Education Scholarship this year. Cameron played baseball on the GHS state championship team and also excelled in the classroom, finishing 16th of 409 students. More...

Sports

Gaffney hosts state tourney

The two local Babe Ruth All-Star teams - playing under the name of Cherokee Athletics - hope to put on quite a show for the local fans. More...

Post 109 advances with victory

Post 109 manager Jeff Osment didn't think there was reason for alarm after Orangeburg staved off elimination with a 13-7 victory over Post 109 at Commissioners Field on Wednesday. John Michaels proved him right. More...

POST 109 PROFILE

Name: Ryan Westbrook Age: 17 Position: Pitcher/ infielder School: Broome High School High School Stats: .397 batting average. Hobbies: Backyard football, Xbox and basketball. More...

Letters

Says he owes his life to Upstate Carolina Medical Center staff

Dear Mr. (Joe) Howell, Upstate Carolina Medical Center Administrator: On July 10, I had the misfortune of being stung by fire ants and went into anaphylactic shock. I was working at our flooring store on Hampshire Drive. More...

Appreciates the generous support to Bridging the Gap workshop

Dear Editor: Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! I wanted to thank you and The Gaffney Ledger for the generous support you have shown to The Bridging the Gap to Employment workshop our church is hosting June 30 through Aug. More...

Local 9-1-1 department should get thanks for hard work during murder investigations

Dear Editor: During the nine days in Cherokee County, many people were involved in the investigation. We all think about the law enforcement, but there were others. More...

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