November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans offered free meals

For our men and women who serve in the armed forces, risking life and limb to ensure the safety of Americans both home and abroad is simply part of the job. More...

LifeStyles

Sub Deb Club will have ‘A Night to Remember’

Annual Harvest Ball is set for Saturday, Nov. 14, at Cherokee National

The Sub Deb Club will hold its annual Harvest Ball on Saturday, Nov.14, at Cherokee National Golf and Recreation Club. Themed “A Night to Remember,” festivities begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 11. More...

WHAT’S UP

Bloodmobile    The Piedmont Blood Center’s bloodmoible will be at the following locations in Cherokee County this month: Munchies Gas and Go in Blacksburg, Friday, Nov. More...

Sorority meets Nov. 2

XI Alpha Delta of Beta Sigma Phi met Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the home of Libby Reed. The meeting was called to order by Patty G. Andrews, president. The sisters recited the opening ritual that was followed by the roll call with 14 members present. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mary H. Parker

The loving and cheerful life of Mary Louise “Polly” Harris Parker of 3621 Holts Chapel Road, Greensboro, N.C., came to an end on Nov. 9, 2009, at her home.   More...

Mamie Hannon

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Mamie Mullinax Hannon, 90, of 716 Sipes St., passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at White Oak Manor.   Born in Cleveland County, Mrs. More...

Carrie Jones

Carrie Sue Parkman Jones of Charlotte, N.C., passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at the age of 83.   Born Sept. 3, 1926, in Saluda, Mrs. More...

Columns

Sing with me: ‘Michael rode upon the shore’

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Have you ever done or thought something for years and years believing it to be correct only to discover it wasn’t?   You think you know where this is heading, don’t you? More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Lou Phillips and her grandchildren Austin, Ethan and Breawna Rollins, read The Ledger in Montana. Grandson Dustin is not pictured. More...

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RUNOFFS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 24

COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION

Despite a surprisingly heavy turnout in the rainsoaked Blacksburg area Tuesday, voters will have to return to the polls in two weeks before determining a Democrat and Republican winner in the special election for Cherokee County Council District 7. More...

Chemical spill closes rest stop

Cherokee County Emergency Preparedness and the Macedonia Volunteer Fire Department were forced to close an Interstate 85 rest stop Tuesday afternoon when a chemical drum leaked from a tractor trailer. More...

County veterans park slowly but surely coming together

After years of inching towards the finish line, members of the committee overseeing fundraising and planning for the Cherokee County Veterans Park are starting to take much longer strides.   More...

Local News

Run Fit

YMCA hosting cross country event

Winning may be the first thing on the minds of runners in the upcoming ‘Run Fit’ event hosted by the Cherokee County Family YMCA. More...

County to assess equipment

It’s a decision faced by consumers every day: spend money to repair that old piece of equipment or buy new.   Cherokee County Council will be making the very same decision at today’s 4 p.m. More...

Enclave celebrates 10 years

The Timken enclave from the Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (CCDSNB) Work Activity Center recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary with the company. The group was originally placed at Timken on October 11, 1999. More...

Sports

Time to turn it up

Historically, Indians play at different level in postseason games

In addition to taxes and death, you can add Gaffney playing its best football in the playoffs to one of life’s certainties. More...

Scott: ‘The talent level is so much better this year’

With several talented newcomers, team chemistry is a work in progress.   But there is no question about the Limestone Saints’ talent. More...

Coach has projected starters from start

You’d think after 13 years that Gaffney boys’ basketball coach Mark Huff would be through with firsts.   But this season marks the first time that Huff began practice with all five projected starters on the floor. More...

State News

VA promotes way to honor veterans

COLUMBIA –People looking for ways to participate in Veterans Day activities need only look to a tape recorder or video camera – and the nearest war veteran. More...

Special Sections

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?