October 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighters putting a charge

It’s an easy rule to remember and a bad one to forget. More...

LifeStyles

A taste of Southern Hospitality

Old habits die hard.   Growing up in Cherokee County, Tom Wheeler learned to make the most of the land, using trees and other parts of nature for recreation and work, believing it was his duty to preserve it as a gift to later generations. More...

Making Halloween fun ... and safe

With visions of 9/11 fresh in their minds, parents were not too sure about allowing their children to go door-to-door for Halloween eight years ago. More...

WHAT’S UP

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Obituaries - Free Access

Willie Jean Pearson

Willie Jean 'Phony" Pearson, 62, of 107 Lincoln St., passed on Wednesday morning, October 21, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at his residence.   More...

Bishop Philip Williford

Bishop Philip Williford, 77, of 521 Osborne Road, Winston-Salem, N.C., passed peacefully Oct.15, 2009, at his home.   He was born December 24, 1931, in Lexington, N.C., to his parents, Bishop J. W. Williford and Annie Overby.   More...

Gloria S. Peahuff

Gloria Singleton Spencer Peahuff, 61, of 296 Meansville Road, Apt E-30, Union, S.C., passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, S.C.   More...

Mother pleads guilty to unlawful neglect; sentenced to nine years

A Circuit Court judge said he would need evidence from a medical expert to positively link a mother’s drug use during pregnancy to the medical problems her twin sons continue to suffer from today, more than two years after their births.   More...

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PUMPKIN PAINTING — Blacksburg High School student Lauren Roberts paints one of many pumpkins delivered this month by Food Lion. More...

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LOOK AT THIS — Mary Michaels and Jean Byars were presented with $645 from the Friends of the Library on Tuesday in recognition of their efforts to help establish a used book store at the Caldwel More...

POLICE REPORT

 A thief took nearly $1,000 in items from a Lakeview Drive, Grover, home during an Oct. 16 break-in, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. More...

Unemployment rate unchanged

After two straight months of decline, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate held steady in September with little change among the ranks of the working and those looking for work.   More...

Sports

Coa ch speak

“(Landrum) has a very good football team.” – Mickey Moss Blacksburg head coach More...

Lanier’s credo: Thou shalt not run my way

Player Profile

B rett Lanier is one of the last Blacksburg players an opponent wants to cross on the football field.   More...

Wildcats want to keep mojo with region win

Pick your poison. More...

Letters

We just wanted him to participate like all the others in the 11th grade

Dear Editor:   We live in Blacksburg and transport our child to Gaffney every day. He is in a Special Education Class most of the day except for P.E., which is two to three days a week. More...

Columns

I’m not a big fan of this football points system

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Without a doubt, those who constructed the web called the Bowl Championship Series knew exactly what they were doing.   More...

LEDGER READERS ON THE ROAD

Leemonda Humphries, Cheyann Humphries and Julie Humphries visited Phillip Humphries (right) at N.C. Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, N.C., recently and took The Gaffney Ledger along with them. More...

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