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House damaged by fire

A fire that caused extensive damage to a Starr Ridge Road home late Sunday was traced back to a television.   Fire broke out at about 10:40 p.m. More...

Inman blanks Gaffney

The numbers just don’t seem to add up: 10 hits and zero runs.   Unfortunately for Post 109, the math translated into a 6-0 loss to homestanding Inman on Tuesday. More...

LifeStyles

Sanders Bros. gets hit with another lawsuit

Already facing a foreclosure action as a result of its alleged failure to repay millions in bank loans, Gaffney-based Sanders Brothers Inc. More...

“TH E FOREIGNER” ARRIVES IN GAFFNEY

The Gaffney Little Theatre became a "crazy house” of sorts last weekend as the the performing arts venue presented "The Foreigner” to a mass audience.   More...

Kings Mountain prepares for 4th of July holiday

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC — The City of Kings Mountain will celebrate the 4th of July with the “Fabulous 4th” on Saturday, July 3rd at the Walking Track Park in Kings Mountain. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Huskey

BLACKSBURG — Grace Hammett Huskey, 92, 1231 W. Cherokee Street, died June 20, 2010. She and the late Neubert R. Huskey were married over 50 years. More...

Bobby Eugene Vinesett

Bobby Eugene Vinesett, 80, of Chester, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010, at Lucy Corr Village.   A native of South Carolina, he was the son of the late Kyle D. and Zemrude Vinesett. More...

Earl T. Mullinax

Earl Thomas Mullinax, 70, of 134 Phillips Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Technical Sergeant Wayne Brown and Senior Airman Benji Peterson are deployed to Baghdad, Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  More...

National News

Smoking about to get real expensive in New York

Lawmakers in New York are considering raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes to $4.35, up from the previous $2.75. If approved, it would be the nation’s highest cigarette tax. More...

Mueller becomes new sheriff

Edges Burgess in runoff election

THE TOTALS   Rick Burgess: 3,842 Steve Mueller: 4,190   A second-place finish in the June 8 primary election turned into a firstplace finish for Steve Mueller during Tuesday’s runoff for the Republican nomination for Cherokee Coun More...

Sco-Mar arsonist sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 54-year-old Gaffney man charged with torching the Sco-Mar Textiles Outlet on East Robinson Street last June blames alcohol for the incident. More...

Event will pay tribute to heroes

On a weekly basis each fall, local resident Rick Patterson brushes shoulders with men deemed as “modern-day heroes,” looking into the eyes of professional football players as a NFL side judge. More...

Local News

Let the Chamber serve you barbecue Friday

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce is having a lunch barbecue on Friday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.   The cost for the lunch is $7 per plate and includes a smoked pulled pork sandwich, barbecue slaw, baked beans and chips. More...

HAM —

HAM — Brandon Bailey uses a ham radio during a field day held by Cherokee County Amateur Radio Club members. More...

City budget OK’d

In this time of cash-strapped local governments, Gaffney City Council on Monday approved final reading of its 2010-2011 fiscal year budget that contains a pay raise for employees and pays for needed capital equipment. More...

Sports

A silent summer at complex

Local officials hope to land regional tourney in 2011

For the past six summers, the Cherokee County Youth Recreation Complex was alive with the crack of bats, cheering grandpas and grandmas and coaches yelling instructions to their players as the site played host to a state tournament. More...

WINNING WESTBROOK

Post 109 ace Ryan Westbrook delivers a pitch against Spartanburg at Duncan Park on Monday. Westbrook allowed 10 hits in eight innings to pick up the win. More...

Cal Ripken League All-Star team rosters

Major League All-Stars Courisia Allen Landon Batchler Damian Leo Eubanks Dylan Casey Gibson David Noah Hamrick Wesley Humphries Robert Luke Lyons Noah Austin McAbee Andrew Morris Matthew Overton Trent Satterwhite Steven Alec Spencer Manager Bob Hum More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

I don’t recognize some names on this ballot

Small town politics is so much more personal than any other type of election. And that makes it that much more interesting.   In the majority of these local elections, the voters know those seeking office. More...

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