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Jury returns verdict in surgeon’s favor

A jury of seven men and five women determined Thursday afternoon in Cherokee County Court of Common Pleas that a local surgeon was not medically negligent in his care of a Blacksburg woman.  More...

LifeStyles

A moment’s inattention can spell disaster when using outdoor grills

Summer months bring another season for Americans to use their grills for that burger, hot dog, steak, or grandpa’s special marinated prime rib roast. More...

Fingerstyle acoustic guitarist guest at Blacksburg library for Music Sandwiched-In concert June 9

Californian will play and sing his blues and folk compositions

The Blacksburg Public Library will host musician Dorian Michael in a free Music Sandwiched-In Concert on Thursday, June 9, from 12:15-1 p.m. The Friends of the Library will serve free refreshments. More...

BPW SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS –

The Gaffney Business and Professional Women awarded two $800 scholarships during the 2011 Gaffney High Awards Program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Donald Tate

Miles Donald Tate Sr., 77, of 103 Camelot Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2011.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Carolyn Holtzclaw Tate and son of the late William Boyd Tate and Beulah Harris Tate. More...

J. T. McAbee II

Jeffrey Todd McAbee II, 22, of 3164 Union Hwy., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Jeffrey Todd McAbee of GaffneyandShannonMcAbeeSetzer ofBelmont, N. More...

Columns

WHEN IN ROME...

‘Hot? Well, there’s nothing you can do to change that’

Ah, the sounds of summer: “I’m hungry.” “I’m bored.” “I’m hot.” More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Wait a minute, this isn’t toothpaste

I got up yesterday morning in my usual chipper mood, sprang from the bed onto the floor like a well-oiled pogo stick, took a moment to breathe in the morning air, said hello to all the blue birds chirping and warbling about my shoulders and then set More...

Political Cartoon

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Skateboarder dies day after colliding with pickup truck

A 22-year-old man struck by a pickup truck while skateboarding on Union Highway early Thursday died Friday morning at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center from his injuries, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler confirmed.   More...

PLOW DAY

Wood-burning engine on F150 turns heads

Amid the antique tractors and plows tilling the land Saturday, Cherokee County resident Robert Correll showed how late 1800s technology can still be relevant in modern travel.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l More than $750 in theft and damage losses were reported following a burglary on Huntington Square Drive.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone kicked in the back door of an apartment in the 100 block between 9:30 p.m. More...

Charlotte Bobcats’ mascot in town Friday

.Rufus' will kick off Boys & Girls Club's annual summer reading program

After nine months of sitting through lessons and sifting through textbooks, the last thing many local students want to do is pick up a book of their choice and read.  However, there is never a bad time to pick up a book.  More...

Students eagerly do chores to raise money for Japan disaster victims

A few chores done around the house by Grassy Pond Elementary students has led to a sizable donation towards recovery efforts in Japan.  Students raised $650 during a 3-week period in May by selling coupon books for their parents to redeem for ch More...

Sports

Cherokee County Youth Basketball League

Gibbs’ full-court drive lifts Tarheels to win

Juwan Gibbs saved his biggest hoop for last.  More...

Struggles continue for juniors

Posty 109 falls in non-league game to Shelby

There was no climactic walk-off homer. No pitching gem. More...

McIntosh plans for life after football

With the owners’ lockout into its second month, there’s no telling when the NFL players will be back at work and since only so many hours can be spent at the gym, guys are finding all sorts of ways to keep busy.  Steelers receiver Hi More...

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