April 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans in spotlight Saturday

Local residents can cover 255 years of military history Saturday on the Cherokee County Veterans Museum grounds.   More...

Senate OKs I-85 proposal

State Sen. Harvey Peeler pushed through legislation in the Senate last week that will hasten improvement to Interstate 85.   More...

LifeStyles

Merry Go Round Festival in Shelby April 24-25

13th annual event features two days of fun

SHELBY – The 13th annual Foothills Merry Go Round Festival gets under way Saturday for two days of carnival fun at Shelby City Park.   The park opens Saturday at 11 a.m. More...

Chimney Rock Park hosts ‘Bark in the Park’ Saturday

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Guests are in for a dog-gone good time at Chimney Rock’s sixth annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   More...

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CLUB HAS BUSINESS MEETING – The Tuesday Woman's Club had its annual business meeting on April 13 at the home of Mrs. Sydney Gosnell. Co-hostesses were Mrs. Gene Cooper and Mrs. David Thompson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billy McCarley

SPARTANBURG – Hayne Edward “Billy” McCarley, 71, of 3187 S. Church St. Ext., died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at Mary Black Memorial Hospital.   More...

Lillian Holmes

Lillian Davis Holmes, 94, formerly of 260 Draytonville Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.   More...

Harold B. Lick

COWPENS – Harold Benjamin Lick, 45, of 102 Emily Lane, formerly of 402 W. Lime St., Blacksburg, died unexpectedly April 16, 2010, at home. More...

Columns

From The Beatles, to AC/DC and beyond

LEDGER COLUMNIST

One cannot predict the precise moment when friendships are formed.   I was riding a school bus in the ninth grade one afternoon in 1988, carrying home two greatest hits albums by The Beatles I had borrowed from a classmate. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Lessons from America’s space exploration

Saturday, April 17, marked an important day in American history: the 40th anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth.   More...

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‘SWAMPED’

Road projects cover Gaffney

To get around Gaffney these days, you might need some hiking boots or a GPS system.   Since early April, heavy machinery and workers holding “Slow” and “Stop” signs have been common sights, thanks to road construction. More...

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CLOSED FOR BUSINESS — Workers with the South Carolina Department of Transportation had to temporarily shut down Gaffney's entrance ramps to Interstate 85 South on Thursday afternoon to help cont More...

TO HONOR MOTHER EARTH

Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner Mickey Caggiano helped plant a crepe myrtle tree Thursday for each grade at Luther Vaughan Elementary. More...

Local News

Authorities seize DVD movies from Hyatt Street convenience store

Agents with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office seized 95 DVD movies from a Hyatt Street convenience store Monday as part of an investigation into a complaint that obscene materials were being sold the More...

Things to do this weekend

Fire up your Harley or Honda   More...

Gaffney gets a trainer; Blacksburg loses theirs

Gaffney High School didn’t have to leave the county for its new athletic trainer.   The school board hired Blacksburg High trainer Andy Holmes on Monday for the same position at Gaffney High next school year. More...

Sports

Peak, Davidson invited to elite camp

Gaffney High basketball players L.J. Peak and Shaquille Davidson will be in select company this July.   The two local basketball players have been invited to the Freshmen All-American Camp in Chicago. More...

Indians capture region title

The Gaffney High golf team was celebrating - again - after its latest Region III-4A championship on Thursday. More...

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SAFE AT HOME - Gaffney's Amber Partin slides safely into home plate in the team's win over Fort Mill this past week. The Lady Indians wrap up their regular season today at home against Northwestern. More...

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