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Wylie Hamrick’s love letters take readers back to bygone era

Hamrick Mill founder's letters to his wife on display at History and Arts Museum

C upid's arrow captured the heart of Hamrick Mills founder Wylie   C. Hamrick in the 1880s through handwritten letters to his wife. More...

‘Aladdin Jr.’ features cast of 21

Gaffney Youth Theatre production runs Feb. 11-13, Feb. 18-21

Twenty-one talented youths will perform in the Gaffney Youth Theatre’s presentation of “Aladdin Jr.” on Feb. 11-13 and Feb. 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. More...

CHAPS hosts ‘Love Letters’ dinner theatre performances

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society, in conjunction with chc associates casting and services, will host a special CHAPS’s fundraising event.   Thursday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

W.A. Crocker

William (W.A.) Addison Crocker, 79, of 196 Goucher School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at his residence. More...

Rob Asselin

Robert Dale Asselin, 62, of 503 E. Buford St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at his residence. More...

Osborne Messer Jr.

Osborne Messer Jr., 66, of 133 Marietta St., Lot 2, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at his home.   Born in Cherokee County on Feb. 7, 1943, Mr. Messer was the son of the late Osborne and Annie Messer of Gastonia, N.C. More...

Sheriff Blanton won't seek re-election - Free Access

Staff informed of decision late Monday

Cherokee County will have a new sheriff in 2011 in the wake of Sheriff Bill Blanton's announcement late Monday afternoon that he will not be seeking another term in office. More...

Lawyer found dead; killer sought

At 79 years old, friends say Melvin Roberts was still sharp as a tack and still as feisty as ever.   While he had a bulldog attitude when it came to representing his clients in court, he also had a softer side. More...

Now playing at Starmax theaters: Nothing

The curtain has dropped — temporarily — on Starmax. More...

Local News

Local businessmen purchase tax lien on boulevard strip mall

$133,000 in back taxes owed on the property

Imagine owning a strip mall and fastfood restaurant for the average cost of a new home here.   It could happen. More...

Tech students sponsor career fair

Joanna Ramirez stuck her fingers inside a mannequin head and wiggled around the mouth with dental tools.   While she wasn’t working on real teeth, Ramirez was getting her first exposure to a future career as a dental hygienist. More...

Scores on state’s new standardized tests show ‘room for improvement’

While the name has changed, Cherokee County schools are still seeing a similar pattern emerge on the standardized state test for elementary and middle schools. More...

Sports

11 Indians advance to Upperstate

Gaffney High wrestling coach Thomas Voelker was almost speechless after his team’s performance at Thursday’s Region III-4A tournament. More...

Gaffney edges Jackets; move closer to region championship

The Fort Mill Yellow Jackets didn’t make as many three-pointers as they normally do. More...

Lady Saints upset No. 2 Pfeiffer; improve to 10-5 in conference play

The Limestone College women’s basketball team defeated Pfeiffer University 67-62 on Saturday night in an important Conference Carolinas contest.   The Falcons, who entered tonight’s game at No. More...

Columns

Call Me Mister is receiving national recognition

THEIR VIEWS

Historically, less than 1 percent of South Carolina’s elementary school teachers are African-American men.   More...

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THE MOSS REPORT

Creating jobs in South Carolina

The government should get out of the way and do whatever it can to help the private sector create jobs. The House took action last week to get the government out of the way and let the private sector flourish and create jobs. More...

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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?