December 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Of f icers gearing up for potential road woes

With the threat of a snowy Christmas, Trooper Billy Elder said the South Carolina Highway Patrol was gearing up the best it could to respond to problems that might occur on local highways during the busy holiday weekend. More...

LifeStyles

CHRISTMAS IN BLACKSBURG

The Blacksburg Business Association sponsored “Christmas on the Square” on Saturday, Dec. 11. More than 150 visitors were on hand to celebrate the season. More...

Enjoy a rockin’ New Year’s Eve in Newberry

NEWBERRY – Festivities will begin Friday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. for an exciting New Year’s Eve at the Newberry Opera House.   More...

KIDS HELP WITH TOY DRIVE

KIDS HELP WITH TOY DRIVE – The 2K class of West End Weekday Ministries celebrated the birth of Jesus with giving hearts. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rev. Lloyd Jefferies

The Rev. Lloyd Thompson Jefferies, better known as “Uncle Buddy," 63, of 109 Flint St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at 9 p.m. at Upstate Carolina Medical Center. More...

Myrtle E. Littlejohn

Myrtle Ellis Littlejohn, 91, of 508 Winchester Drive, widow of Marion H. Littlejohn, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at her residence. More...

Pablo P. Lopez Sr.

Pablo P. Lopez Sr., 78, of 113 E. Allen St., passed away Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at 8:30 p.m.   He was the son of the late Pedro Lopez Sr. and the late Juana Lopez of Caugas, Puerto Rico, where he was born on Jan. 12, 1932.   More...

Snow in Christmas forecast

Could it be? More...

Downtown storefront decorated in honor of troops earns first-place prize

There are certain gifts that money can’t buy. More...

Local News

MEALS ON WHEELS DONATION –

Robert Phillips, production manager at Cherokee Cogeneration and a Meals on Wheels volunteer, recently donated a $1,000 check to Terry Dennis, executive director of Meals on Wheels. More...

Four area students earn GWU degrees

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Four area students received their degrees from Gardner-Webb University during the recent 2010 fall commencement exercises.   More...

A VISIT FROM SANTA

Santa visited Cherokee County Disabilities and Special Needs this year and handed out gifts from under the tree that were presented to all consumers, made possible by generous donations from the Cherokee County community. More...

Sports

CREATING A LEGACY OF THEIR OWN

After helping S.C. State write a new chapter in its storied football history, Julius Wilkerson and Malcolm Long take first steps toward making NFL dreams come true

Legacy matters. More...

U.S. government had “extreme interest” in Steinbrenner probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox expressed “extreme interest” in a 1970s criminal investigation of New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for illegal campaign contributions, according to documents re More...

“TATTOO U?”

Pryor among Buckeyes banned for 5 games in 2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Welcome to Tattoo U.   What started out as a trip to a Columbus tattoo parlor by a couple of football players has created all sorts of mayhem for star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Ohio State.   More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

There’s good news and bad news

South Carolina ranks well above the U.S. average in high school graduates who go on to college — 71 percent in our state to 63 percent nationally. More...

BRITTANY N. GUTHRIE

What Christmas is all about

Letters to Santa have been written, stockings hung with care, presents from parents set out underneath the tree. Tonight the big man comes to town and kids are waiting in gleeful anticipation. More...

TIM GULLA

No one on my list really needs anything

I don’t know if you’re rowing in the same boat as I am, but Christmas shopping this year has been exceptionally difficult.   More...

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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?