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History students hoping to make history

From ancient Greek civilizations to Chinese dynasties, three Blacksburg High students are busy making their way through world history.  More...

LifeStyles

Anna Alexander chosen 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg

Anna Alexander was chosen the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg, formerly Blacksburg's Junior Miss, in competition held Saturday, Feb. 19, in Blacksburg High School Auditorium. Anna is the daughter of Joseph and Vicki Alexander.  More...

Heritage Christian School celebrates homecoming

Heritage Christian School had its annual homecoming festivities on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Josh Patrick was named Mr. Heritage while Kelly Hall was crowned Miss Heritage (right photo). More...

Spartanburg Little Theatre will present ‘Willie Wonka’

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Little Theatre will present Willy Wonka on the stage of the David W. Reid Theatre in the Chapman Cultural Center on March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and March 6, 12 and 13 at 3 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Margaret Allison

Margaret Louise Allison, 86, formerly of 1224 N. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Peachtree Centre.  More...

Frank Ramsey

BLACKSBURG – Franklin Delano Ramsey, 73, of 156 Craton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. More...

Enid Dunn

Enid E. Dunn, 85, formerly of Cowpens, went peacefully home to the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 in Gaffney.  Born Aug. 25, 1925, in Walden, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late George and Elsie VanLueven Dunn. More...

School district investigative audit finds no evidence of wrongdoing

Interim superintendent Dr. Ed Taylor said attorneys and accountants have found no evidence of wrongdoing in an investigative audit involving expenses in six areas by the Cherokee County School District in recent years.  More...

Rev. Sanders’ attorneys ask for dismissal of complaint

Lawyers for James Sanders Jr. More...

VFW Post No. 3447 celebrates 75th anniversary

Veterans now — and forever.  Paying tribute to peers past and present, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post No. 3447 celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday with a number of activities at its location on Granard Street.  More...

Local News

Two people airlifted after accident

Two people were injured Sunday evening when a moped and a truck collided shortly before 7 p.m. at Highway 29 and Piney Knob Road.  According to witnesses, a woman and a young child were among the injured. More...

POLICE REPORTS

A 22-year-old Martin Lane man was treated after he was grazed in the head by a bullet during an attempted robbery Feb. More...

Mr. Mulvaney goes to Washington...and finds it ‘eye-opening’

Though he’s only been in office about seven weeks, new U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, (R— 5th District) says going to Washington, D.C., has been an “eye-opening” experience.  More...

Sports

Blacksburg wrestler places fourth in state

Just hours after Blacksburg High’s Garett Woodworth finished fourth in the South Carolina Class 1A/2A wrestling tournament, he was already thinking about next year.  “I’m going to win it,” the confident junior said.  More...

BRIEFS

Local flag football begins March 13   The Gaffney Flag Football League will begin play on March 13. The entry fee is $200. Cash and plaques will be awarded to the league champs.  More...

SCHEDULE

Today  College Basketball  Conference Carolinas  Tournament. Mt. Olive at Limestone. 7 p.m.   Tuesday  College Basketball  Conference Carolinas  Tournament Erskine at Lady Saints. 7 p.m.   More...

Letters

Your life has been touched by March of Dimes if ...

Dear Editor:  The March of Dimes continues to work tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.  Babies have been at the heart of their mission for decades. More...

Columns

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED...

‘This is the weirdest and luckiest wreck I’ve ever seen’

Death in its form and timing is often a mystery. When least expected, it sometimes occurs; when expected, it may tarry without human logic or reason. Never gamble on death; the odds are too meaningless.  More...

WHEN IN ROME...

Our most plentiful resource is the human kind

I was talking with my minister the other day about the Community Indicators Report — the countywide examination of where Cherokee County fares on certain pressing issues.  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?