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Habitat car, bike events Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee County will host its Third Annual Car Show and Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, Sept. 26. More...

LifeStyles

‘We Are the One’ opens library’s fall Music Sandwiched-In season

The Cherokee County Public Library will present “We Are the One” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 12:15-1 p.m. in the first Music Sandwiched-In concert of the fall season. A free lunch will be served by the Friends of the Library. More...

Arts Council will present Jazz Arts Trio in concert

Performance set for Sept. 29 in Fullerton Auditorium

The Arts Council will present the Jazz Arts Trio in concert on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Fullerton Auditorium. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Bradleys celebrate 50th anniversary

Bill and Kay Bradley of Gaffney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Sept. 25, 2009.   Mr. and Mrs. Bradley were married in 1959 in Gaffney. Their children are Donna Childers, Russ Bradley and Robin Bradley, all of Gaffney. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbara Johnson

Formerly employed by Burlington Ind.

Barbara Jean "Bob" Jackson Johnson, 72, of 159 Mount Clair Drive, Lexington, N.C., died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at her home.   More...

Harriet Hergert

Sister of Gaffney resident

Harriet Herald Hergert of Baltimore, Md., passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009.   She was the beloved grandmother of Edward J. Dobbins and Margaret Dobbins; beloved wife of the late Walter E. Hergert; loving mother of Chester L. More...

David Lee Eudy

Worked at Clariant Corporation for 37 years

BLACKSBURG – David Lee Eudy, 62, of 204 W. Lime St., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.   Born in Gastonia, Mr. More...

National News

Existing home sales drop in August after four months of gains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home resales dipped unexpectedly last month after a four-month streak of gains, providing evidence that the housing market recovery remains fragile.   More...

House stops Medicare premium increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to eliminate monthly premium increases for millions of Medicare patients next year.   More...

Peach Festival might be pared back

The South Carolina Peach Festival could become a weekend affair following the recent approval of the 2010 festival dates.   More...

County remains in drought

It’s probably little consolation to water-logged Pickens and Oconee counties, but recent torrential rains that led to flooding problems there have allowed state officials to remove the two counties from the drought list. More...

Board’s ‘conclusion’ raises eyebrows

The Cherokee County School Board should not have passed a motion to reach a “conclusion“ about an athletic trainer last week, S.C. Press Association attorney Jay Bender said Thursday.   More...

Local News

Town of Blacksburg hosting job training fair Sept. 29

“Our goal is to make participants more marketable to employers.”

Voters rarely expect candidates to be able to deliver on every promise made during their campaigns. More...

Homeowners reminded to file for Homestead Exemption

Have you applied for Homestead Exemption? You could be eligible for tax relief.   More...

Break-in reported

A Boiling Springs Highway farm reported a break-in between Sept. 9 and Sept. 10.   More...

Sports

History shows good things ahead for winner of Gaffney/ Byrnes matchup

It doesn’t take much for Gaffney head coach Phil Strickland and his football team to get amped up about tonight’s matchup with Byrnes. More...

Smooth Operator

Calm demeanor helps keep Ellis at ease on and off the gridiron

Raymond Ellis speaks in the same smooth manner he hits holes in the middle of a football game.   There are no wasted motions or words while Blacksburg’s sophomore running back and safety is focused on his passion in life. More...

Woodruff to provide another stern test for Wildcats

Blacksburg will take its shot at one of the state’s top Class 2A programs Friday night when Woodruff comes to visit. More...

Letters

In memory of Lance Cpl. Chris Fowlkes

Dear Editor:   More...

Teen implores ‘please let it go’

Dear Editor:   I’m writing regarding the Bank of America incident. My name is Donovan Rush DesLauriers. I am writing to you to ask the people to let it go. If you’re respectful, respect the employees of the bank too. More...

Columns

The best $3 I ever spent

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Like everyone, I’ve heard it said countless times that money doesn’t buy you happiness.   It’s taken quite a while, but I think I finally found scientific proof that this old saying isn’t quite accurate.   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?