December 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Eighth grader learns leadership lessons during 4-day conference

Surrounded by strangers, Katie Frye spent four days in a hotel ‘lock in’ experience in Charlotte focused on leadership.   More...

LifeStyles

A PEACHTREE CHRISTMAS

Santa and his elves paid a visit to Peachtree Centre before Christmas. The residents enjoyed a special supper as well as the gifts that Santa and the elves brought for them. More...

Hawks in flight:

Migrating raptors take flight at Pennsylvania's Hawk Mountain

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Peering through binoculars, Arlene Koch spies something tiny and dark on the horizon. More...

Cajun Corn Pudding can spice up meals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Meal planning usually starts with a meat or main dish, but often it’s the side dishes that add a special flair.   If your menu is a bit bland, add a little punch with this rich and creamy corn pudding.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ann Sheehan

Elizabeth Ann Duncan Sheehan, 45, of 149 Hetty Hill St., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Rozell Turner

Lillie Rozell McCraw Turner, 80, formerly of 303 Filter Plant Road, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Anne D. Childs

CONWAY – Anne D. Childs, 75, wife of Bob Childs, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home.   Mrs. Childs was born in Conway, a daughter of the late Richard S. and Lonita Britt Dusenbury. More...

National News

Rare ‘blue moon’ to ring in 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once in a blue moon there is one on New Year’s Eve.   Revelers ringing in 2010 will be treated to a so-called blue moon. According to popular definition, a blue moon is the second full moon in a month. More...

‘Square’ might transform credit card transactions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jack Dorsey revolutionized online socializing by co-founding Twitter in 2006. Now he wants to transform the way people exchange money.   More...

Senior citizen volunteers fight Medicare fraud

MIAMI (AP) – The first box that arrived at Shirley Shupp’s door was filled with braces to help with her arthritis. Then came a motorized scooter, just like the one the 69-year-old already owned. More...

SHOULDERING THE LOAD

A garden hose wheel or hose lumped like spaghetti just won't do when lives and property are at stake. A fire hose has to come off a fire truck quickly, easily and be put to work right away. More...

For mer GHS star named all-pro

Local folks as well as those around the state have become quite acquainted with Sidney Rice through the years. More...

Local News

Fire destroys house; investigators trace cause to chimney

A fire that destroyed a Beech Street home Sunday evening possibly was sparked by an ember from a chimney, the Cherokee County Fire Investigation Team determined. More...

CONTRIBUTION

Debbie McIntosh, director of the Cherokee Pregnancy Center, is shown accepting a contribution of $3,850 from Nancy Littlejohn, vice president of First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association, wh More...

Are they or aren’t they?

The Cherokee County Recycling Center has apparently been turning away people bringing Christmas trees for the “Grinding of the Greens.” For more than a decade, the recycling facility took old Christmas trees and ground them into mulch fo More...

Sports

Back on track

After opening round loss, Indians rebound with win over Butler (N.C.) at Upward Classic

Josh Corry has made a strong case in two games for being named to the All- Tournament team at the Upward Classic. More...

Saints not taking Panthers lightly

METAIRIE, La. — Displeased with how the Saints have played lately, coach Sean Payton wants to turn things around before the playoffs.   More...

Looking for a complete game

Blacksburg unable to overcome large deficit, falls to Chapman at Landrum Christmas Tournament

It was deja uv all over again for Blacksburg.   For the second straight day, Blacksburg played well —with the exception of one quarter.   Both games ended in losses at the Landrum Christmas Tournament. More...

Columns

Time to move forward

GUEST COLUMNIST

The House Judiciary Committee voted not to impeach Governor Mark Sanford, instead unanimously approving a resolution censuring the governor.   Censure might sound like a slap on the wrist, but in politics, it is far more. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The ‘almost top 10’ lists of decades past

What did you think of the “Top 10 stories of the Decade?”   If you’re like me, you didn’t even realize we are approaching the end of the decade. More...

THEIR VIEW

This should be a felony

South Carolina has some of the weakest penalties for cockfighting in our nation, so it should come as no surprise that this barbaric blood sport is a booming business in our state.  More...

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