January 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Top 10 2009 News Stories

A KILLER STRIKES   NO. 1: Perhaps it’s a little anticlimatic to designate a chilling killing spree that claimed five lives here in Cherokee County as the top story of 2009. More...

LifeStyles

Feeding birds is the ‘in’ thing to do

Attracting birds to backyard is low-cost way to relax and enjoy nature

More people feed birds than watch football, baseball or any other sport, or participate in any other outdoor activity. That's right. Bird feeding is in. More than 65 million Americans are doing it, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More...

New line of pancake mixes bursting with creative flavors

Take your choice of 7-Grain, Maple Burst or Buttermilk

NEWTON, N.C. – Just in time for cold-morning breakfasts, Tenda-Bake® has announced new pancake mixes that are bursting with creative flavor. More...

ANNIVERSARY

Couple celebrating 24th anniversary

Willie and Diannah Ellis of Gaffney are celebrating their 24th wedding anniversary today, Jan. 4, 2010.   Mr. and Mrs. Ellis were married in 1986 at Mikes Creek Baptist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Horace Howell

HICKORY GROVE – Horace Leland Howell, 93, a resident of Peachtree Centre, formerly of Hopewell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Wilma Neal

Wilma Louise Carroll Neal, 83, of 1009 Hamme Lane, Gastonia, N.C., passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.   More...

Robert E. Mosley

BLACKSBURG – Robert Eugene Mosley, 25, 763 Old Chester Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at home. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

 The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of an entire shed from Edwards Road. According to a police report, someone took a 10 foot by 12 foot shed from a property in the 100 block. More...

Photo

CONTRIBUTION — Tammy McGee, right, Director of Peach Center Ministries accepts a contribution of $7,700 from Denise Martin, Assistant Vice President of First Piedmont Savings and Loan Associatio More...

EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSES

Art teacher Noah Lindemann and several eighth grade students worked for a month creating a new mural to reflect the Granard Middle School motto “Excellence Without Excuses.” The mural was More...

Sports

2009: Fitting end to a great decade

A look back at the year’s top stories

1. GAFFNEY HIGH CLAIMS STATE TITLES IN BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL   Gaffney High has always been known for it’s prowess on the gridiron, claiming a S.C. high 16 state titles in the program’s history.   More...

BRIEFS

UConn dominates Gamecocks in bowl game   The Connecticut Huskies made a statement in the Southeastern Conference's backyard, while Steve Spurrier and South Carolina left embarrassed by what the coach described as a “sad, sad effort.& More...

Columns

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The thing we were sure would kill us, never did

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The other night when all of those college bowl games were on, I was flipping through the channels and found a show called “1,000 Ways to Die.” The announcer says at the beginning of the show that there are so many ways to lose your life, More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Quiet time with Jesus

The first week in December, I went to a big discount store to buy my weekly/monthly planner for 2010.   After a long but unsuccessful search for the kind I use, I sought the help of a store employee. Together the search   continued. More...

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