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New Limestone campus jewel will be dedicated during reunion weekend

Limestone College will hold a dedication ceremony Friday, April 16, to celebrate the completion of a multi-million dollar restoration project at Winnie Davis Hall of History.   More...

LifeStyles

Red Cross auction ends March 31

Funds raised help support ARC Piedmont Chapter

If you’re in the market for a diamond tennis bracelet, here’s your chance to get one for a bargain price.   More...

16th annniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America hits the open road May 1-9

Cross country motorcycle jaunt stops May 8 in Asheville

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Get ready to start your engines motorcycle enthusiasts, NASCAR fans and Victory Junction supporters. More...

ENGAGEMENTS

Bell – Crawford   Katie Marie Bell of Inman and Michael Lewis Crawford Jr. of Gaffney will be married on June 13 at Cleveland Park in Spartanburg.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Belva Clarkson

SPARTANBURG – Belva Brooks Inman Clarkson, 91, widow of Thomas Bowen Clarkson Jr., passed away peacefully, with all of her children surrounding her, on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at White Oak Estates in Spartanburg.   More...

Frankie Rinehart

BLACKSBURG – Frankie Dale Ramsey Rinehart, 48, of 1736 Blacksburg Hwy., Lot 14, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at her home.   Born in Gaffney, Mrs. More...

Joyce Gibson

Brenda Joyce Motts Gibson, 61, of 219 Valley Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

National News

Outlaw pot growers in California fear legalization

REDWAY, Calif. — The smell of pot hung heavy in the air as men with dreadlocks and gray beards contemplated a nightmarish possibility in this legendary region of outlaw marijuana growers: legal weed.   More...

Senate OKs health care fix-it bill, House is next

WASHINGTON – Democrats muscled legislation through the Senate on Thursday reshaping parts of the new health care overhaul law, sending it back to the House for what is expected to be final congressional approval.   More...

YMCA boss eyes June startup for new facility

As a mason checks the red line emitting from a circling laser beam to determine if the cement block he just laid is level, another worker hustles a wheeled container brimming with cement down the hallway. More...

Fires were intentionally set, chief says

Less than two hours after Gaffney firefighters left the scene of a suspicious blaze that leveled a storage building on a Cherokee Avenue property late Wednesday, they were called back to the scene when a second fire was reported at an adjacent trail More...

Government to charge you for that tan

Getting a golden glow soon will cost you more green.   The Health Care Bill signed into law Tuesday includes a tax on indoor tanning. More...

Local News

Walkers to meet at Limestone College on June 4 to raise money for MS research

Three days filled with purposeful walking raised $270,000 last year to help people with multiple sclerosis in the Carolinas.   More...

POLICE REPORTS

 The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office seized four video poker machines from two area businesses March 18. More...

Iron City Festival hopes to build on success

Without a doubt, it’s a big year for the Blacksburg Business Association (BBA), annual sponsors of the town’s Iron City Festival. More...

Sports

Shelby native tabbed assistant director

A Shelby, N.C. man with a diversified resume and practical experience was tabbed as the Cherokee Recreation District’s assistant director Wednesday. More...

Clover outlasts Indians

Gaffney baseball coach Jeff Osment offered a blunt assessment of his team’s play after a 5-4 loss at Clover Thursday.   “It was just a total lack of concentration,” Osment said. More...

Saints ready for Saturday showdown

Fourth-ranked Limestone hosts eighth-ranked Saint Leo on Saturday in an NCAA Division II south region men’s lacrosse grudge match at “The Rock” where the opening faceoff is slated for 1 p.m.   More...

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Computer guru at age 3

A few weekends ago my favorite little niece begged me for a chance to play on my computer.   More...

THEIR VIEWS

More time will not make it easier

Gov. Mark Sanford’s consent decree with the State Ethics Commission raises nearly as many questions as it answers.   More...

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