April 5, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Check credentials of people offering storm damage repair

Some things do deserve a second look.   Especially when it comes to one’s vehicle. More...

LifeStyles

Brenda Watts one of five national finalists in Betty Crocker contest

Local residents can help her win first place

Malt shoppe memories ice cream cookie...praline crumb caramel cheesecake bar...creme brulee cheesecake bar...red velvet rich and creamy cookies...peanut buttery fudge bars.   It's hard to choose one, but someone has to do it.   More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS – Mason Meadows and Ayden Meadows, representing five generations of their family, are pictured with their great-great-grandmother, Betty C. More...

United Kingdom’s hottest show at Newberry April 20

'One Night of Queen' celebrates the music of Freddie Mercury

NEWBERRY – The United Kingdom’s hottest and most successful rock show, One Night of Queen, celebrates the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen at the Newberry Opera House on Tuesday, April 20, at 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marie Whitford

Marie Love Dorman Whitford, 88, of 803 Lyman St., died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. She was the widow of Alex Lawrence Whitford and daughter of the late William Holden Dorman Sr. and the late Hyacinth Guthrie Dorman. More...

Frank Duffie

Franklin Delano "Frank" Duffie, 70, of 121 Crescent Circle, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 2, 2010 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C.   More...

Donnie Byars

BLACKSBURG – Donnie Wayne Byars, 58, of 458 Houser Road, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at his residence.   Born in Gaffney, Mr. Byars was the husband of Reba Bivens Byars of the home and son of the late Ervin James and Vryle Byars. More...

Letters

That note comforted my heart

Dear American Citizen:   On March 20th, my son who is a Marine in Afghanistan was injured along with two of his buddies. My heart and soul had been broken not knowing how seriously he was hurt, and being a mama, not being able to be there. More...

Teachers could face furloughs

A projected $6.5 million school budget deficit could lead to employee furloughs and staff cuts in Cherokee County schools next year.   More...

25,000 EGGS

Hundreds of children showed up at Restoration Church International in Gaffney on Saturday for the church's annual Easter egg hunt.   More...

Local News

THIS IS EGGZACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR

Three year-old Brianna Dawkins finds one of the many well-hidden Easter eggs at Elm Street Church of God in Gaffney on Saturday. More...

Visit to Haiti touched Gaffney woman’s soul

Pictures may be worth a million words, but sometimes even that is not a sufficient enough description. More...

Blacksburg elections moved to August

Blacksburg town officials unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance that would move municipal elections to August from its traditional date in March. More...

Sports

Local grapplers grab 3 state championships

The Gaffney Elite Wrestling Team earned respect and three state championships at the amateur youth state wrestling championship last month at Eastside High School. More...

Northwestern sweeps two from jayvees

It came down to clutch hitting and flawless fielding — and the Northwestern High jayvee baseball team had more of both in a doubleheader sweep of the homestanding Gaffney Indians on Saturday. More...

BRIEFS

Lady Wildcats rout Christ Church   The Blacksburg High Lady Cats improved their region record to 2-3 with a 10-1 victory over Christ Church.   Malory Sanders struck out six to earn the win. More...

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The Splat Patrol is out to get me

So, how ya liking this warm weather? It’s got me thinking two things.   And one of them is not golf because my golf game is officially gone.   More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

Growing old GRATEFULLY

Walking toward my pew for a Sunday morning worship service, a lady with whom I graduated from high school stopped me with these words: “We need to talk. Some of our classmates have asked me to tell you something. More...

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