May 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bishop among handful of firefighters certified to work NASCAR events

Blacksburg resident Eddie Bishop stood watch just a few feet from the track at Darlington Raceway when racer Denny Hamlin won the NASCAR Showtime Southern 500 on May 8. More...

LifeStyles

Old-fashioned day, talent show and a visit from their favorite ‘Buddy,’ keep residents busy at Peachtree

RIGHT: Peachtree Centre recently had an old-fashioned day, complete with old-fashioned sodas as refreshments for the residents. Everyone picked his or her favorite beverage, whether it was a creame soda, orange crush or other drink. More...

Melanoma increasingly common; curable when caught early

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Melanoma – the most serious form of skin cancer –is becoming increasingly common, according to the May issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource.   More...

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FIVE GENERATIONS – Representing five generations are Lillie "Tut" Littlejohn, Dora Littlejohn, Damaron Anderson, Cierra Hamilton and Zha'Niah Hamilton. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruby Moss

Ruby Francina Moss Moss, 97, of 305 Forest Lane Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 15, 2010.   More...

Nesbitt Parker

John Nesbitt Parker, 65, of 203 Austin Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 14, 2010, at his residence.   More...

Guy McCraw

James Guy McCraw, 80, of 2847 Wood Road, Mooresboro, N.C., died Friday May 14, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital.   A native of Cleveland County, N.C., he was born Oct. 31,1929, a son of the late Charlie J. and Ollie Mae Pearson McCraw. More...

Businesswoman charged with murder of prominent attorney - Free Access

Julia Bright Phillips taken into custody Tuesday morning

Accompanied by City of Gaffney Police detectives, investigators from York took a 66-year-old city businesswoman into custody late Tuesday morning on Wall Street and charged her with the murder of her longtime boyfriend, attorney Melvin Roberts. More...

March of Dimes surpasses goal

Goal accomplished. More...

Trustee wants board to give up salaries

School board member Mike Ellis is prepared to go without a salary if it means the district could save a teaching job.   More...

Local News

Gaffney High Air Force Junior ROTC continues tradition of excellence

The Gaffney High Air Force Junior ROTC will end another year with recognition as one of the nation’s top citizenship programs.   More...

Budget could affect trustees’ decision on superintendent search

The Cherokee County School Board will discuss in June whether to begin a search for a replacement for retired superintendent Dr. Bill James. More...

Bikes 4 Tykes

Motorcycle enthusiasts from South Carolina came together Saturday, May 1 in a “Bikes 4 Tykes” motorcycle ride to benefit the Cherokee Children's Home. More...

Sports

Lady Saints season ends in heartbreaking fashion

Two seconds away from overtime, Limestone women’s lacrosse players saw their season end with a heartbreaking 12-11 loss to West Chester in the national Division II quarterfinals.   More...

BRIEFS

Nadal, Federer   advance to finals   Roger Federer will meet Rafael Nadal in a second consecutive Madrid Masters final after beating David Ferrer of Spain 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 on Saturday. More...

Craig sprints for two state titles

Joe Craig finished his track career in style with two gold medals Saturday in the state Class 4A track championships.   Craig won the 100 and 200 meter races to capture a pair of individual state championships. More...

Letters

Fourth grade class says thanks

Dear Mr. Pennington and the C.H.A.P.S. Volunteers:   Thank you so much for allowing us to visit your museum as part of our recent field trip. We were extremely impressed with the quality and number of exhibits about our county.   More...

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The day the fridge died

Count the defrosting of refrigerators among the things they don’t do anymore.   Manually, I mean.   You know, by hand. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Clear guidelines would help in the future

Attorney General Henry McMaster made the right call when he decided not to pursue criminal charges against Gov. Mark Sanford over his use of state aircraft, business-class plane tickets and other spending.   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?