January 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver who walked away from hospital after wreck charged with felony DUI

A North Carolina woman who allegedly walked away from a Spartanburg hospital while being treated for car crash injuries last August was denied bond Wednesday morning after turning herself in to face a felony drunk driving charge.   More...

LifeStyles

Limestone presents landmark ‘Quartet for the End of Time’

Messiaen’s mystical score written and first performed in Nazi prison camp

In the dead of winter, French composer Olivier Messiaen gathered with a group of musicians to perform his new work before an audience of prisoners and guards inside a World War II prison camp.   More...

A CUT FOR LOCKS OF LOVE

Magdalena Alcantara displays her new hair style as she holds her freshly cut hair. Magdalena, an All-Star student at Alma Elementary School, will donate her hair to Locks of Love. More...

WHAT’S UP

Notices    The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society Inc. is accepting nominations for board members. Names and addresses of interested individuals should be submitted before Feb. 5 to CHAPS Nomination Committee, P.O. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Zeb W. Mosley

CONWAY – Zeb W. Mosley, 74, of Hwy. 90, husband of the late Mary Frances Mosley, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Waccamaw Community Hospital.   Mr. More...

Claudia B. Kirby

COWPENS – Claudia Barnett Kirby, 65, of 148 Top Notch Road, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, at Smith Phayer Hospice House in Landrum.   More...

Letters

This time the system worked and the American people won

Dear Editor:   This time the system worked.   Often I hear people complain about how our government fails to respond to the concerns of Americans and how a select few control our politics. More...

Road crews preparing equipment, making sure manpower available

The conditions this weekend aren’t expected to be ideal for motorists or light-covered living room rugs. But if it’s icicles you’re after, there might be a bumper crop. More...

3 taken to hospitals after head-on crash

Three young people were taken for medical treatment following a head-on crash Thursday afternoon on Leadmine Road. More...

Local News

Nonprofits on display at Chamber of Commerce event

Long known for the assistance provided in times of need, now instead of issuing funds, nonprofit organizations have been the ones asking for funds in recent years, victims of the nation’s economic downturn. More...

Batchler will be inducted into Hall

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce has announced this year’s winners of the Hall of Fame Award and the Duke Energy Award for Public Service. More...

State DOT signs off on contractor for College Drive enhancement project

The state Department of Transportation has signed off on Sossamon Construction as the low bidder for the College Drive enhancement project. More...

Sports

Vikings star to miss Pro Bowl

Rice injured in setback to New Orleans

Former Gaffney High standout Sidney Rice will have to wait until next year to play in his first Pro Bowl.   Rice was banged up in Minnesota’s loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. More...

Indians look to dominate at tourney

REVENGE.   Gaffney High wrestling coach Thomas Voelker said that motivation will be on the minds of a few of his wrestlers at today’s Region III-4A tournament at Fort Mill. More...

BRIEFS

Dog training course Jan. 29-30   Comfort and Joy Kennels will be demonstrating obedience training for hunting or just to enjoy an obedient dog. This will take place in Charlotte at the Merchandise Mart on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. More...

Columns

Accountability? What accountability?

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Are you down with AYP?   This is not a fun nickname for a student section at an ACC basketball game. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Fool me once; fool me twice

This adage has come home to roost in South Carolina in discussions of point of sale. That is the means of returning a piece of property to its rightful place on the tax rolls when value has been capped at 15 percent during previous reassessments. More...

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