April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Arrest made in shooting

Gunshots rang out on Beech Street late Sunday evening with one bullet striking a man in the thigh as he was sitting on his front porch and another bullet going through a neighboring home’s porch window. More...

LifeStyles

For search and rescue dogs, training never stops

O ne dog works for cooked chicken livers, another works for peanut butter, while another works for some play time with a tennis ball. More...

WHAT’S UP

Meeting    Tuesday Woman's Club will meet April 13 at 4 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Sydney Gosnell. Co-hostesses are Mrs. Gene Cooper and Mrs. David Thompson. Members are reminded to bring their yearbooks.   Red Cross classes   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.Y. Hamrick

BLACKSBURG – J.Y. Hamrick, 76, of Blacksburg, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at his home.   Born June 5, 1933, in Cleveland County, N.C., he was a farmer. Mr. More...

Clem Pruitt

Clemeth Verdell Pruitt, 76, of 196 Ruth Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 5, 2010, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Ruth C. Parker

Ruth Cantrell Parker, 94, of 1434 N. Limestone St., formerly of Blacksburg, passed away Monday, April 5, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   Born in Boiling Springs, S.C., Mrs. Parker was the widow of J.Q. More...

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‘I didn’t get to see it; who won?’

LEDGER COLUMNIST

When a loved one or friend comes home for a visit, we all want everything to be perfect.   We cut the grass, clean the house and plan nice meals. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Janice and Dave Petty (top photo) visited a frosty Niagara Falls (above) in late January, tracing the footsteps of Dave's parents on their honeymoon almost 70 years ago. More...

Peeler takes matters into his own hands

INTERSTATE 85 WIDENING

Maybe taking a cue from a rambunctious Tea Party crowd, State Sen. Harvey Peeler is taking matters into his own hands.   More...

Worker seriously burned

A man working on the grounds of Milliken & Company’s Magnolia plant in Blacksburg was flown to Augusta Burn Center around press time Tuesday following an accident. More...

Pollen onslaught worse than usual; residents hoping for rain

If you look at it under a microscope, Dr. Jaime Lagos says the pollen from a pine tree looks very similar to the iconic shape of a Mickey Mouse head. More...

Local News

Company gets its exemption

A Concord, N.C., motorsports development company received its much sought-after noise ordinance exemption from Cherokee County Council on Monday.   More...

HOUSE BURNS

Fire gutted a home on Horse Creek Road in the northwestern corner of Cherokee County on Tuesday evening. Cherokee Creek Fire Capt. More...

Chief: Fire was obviously set

Firefighters dispatched to a woods fire off Quarter Round Road in the Goucher-White Plains area Monday afternoon quickly learned they weren’t dealing with a woods fire but a burning home.   More...

Sports

Landrum holds down Blacksburg, 4-2

The Blacksburg Wildcats could have put some distance between themselves and the rest of the region on Tuesday. But Landrum had other ideas. More...

Gaffney splits pair of games

Despite splitting two non-region games this week, Gaffney High baseball coach Jeff Osment believes his inexperienced team is making strides in the right direction.   More...

Six-run second lifts Cavs over jayvees

The Gaffney jayvee baseball team is known for its strong starts. The team’s late-inning performances are another story. More...

National News

Better rush if you want $8,000 tax credit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There is a potential to save thousands of dollars but time is running out. More...

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Poll

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?