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YMCA memberships have nearly doubled since new facility opened 11 months ago

Local YMCA officials gambled that constructing a new, larger facility in a growing area of the county would expand their reach and significantly boost membership.  YMCA officials won that gamble as memberships have nearly doubled since the new Y More...

LifeStyles

Miss Langston, Mr. Martin exchange vows on March 19

Nikki Langston of Rocky Mount, N.C., and Matthew Martin of Gaffney were united in marriage on March 19, 2011, at Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church. Dr. Clyde Thomas and the Rev. Joshua Hurley officiated the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

D.P. IS LOOKING FOR A HOME

D.P. lost her home and her family when her elderly parents had to move into a nursing home. She is totally house trained and is a very loving and playful Boston Terrier mix. D.P. More...

City of Kings Mountain plans festive 4th

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The City of Kings Mountain will celebrate the 4th of July with the Revolutionary 4th at the Walking Track Park. Along with music and muskets, there will be the largest fireworks show between Charlotte and Asheville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Irene Dail Spearman Lipscomb

GEORGETOWN – Irene Dail Spearman Lipscomb, 98, died June 16, 2011, at Tidelands Community Hospice House in Georgetown.  More...

James “J.W.” “Jake” Peterson

James “J.W.” “Jake” Peterson, 85, a resident of 109 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Kings Mountain Hospice House.  More...

Lewis Lester

Johnny Lewis Lester, 72, of 142 Mabry Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the husband of Elaine Spencer Lester and son of the late Elzie Van Lester and Frances Allison Leste More...

A HAIR-RAISING EXPERIENCE

Tina Teasley and her 7-year-old granddaughter, Cassidy Echoles, have some fun together on the “Scrambler” ride Friday night at the Cherokee Plaza Fair, which was held from Wednesday until More...

Jobless rate inches upward

Following national and state trends, Cherokee County’s unemployment rate inched up slightly in May though experts say positive signs can be found in the state’s numbers.  And chief among those positive signs, according to one expert, More...

Retirees left in limbo

Gaffney High drum major Lee Goble asked school trustees June 13 to address the uncertainty over longtime band director Francis Norris.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi Gaffney police are investigating a brazen theft in which two shoplifters used a tool from Walmart’s hardware section to break into a display case in the electronics section.  More...

Cherokee County House members like new plan

Calling it a fair plan, state Rep. Steve Moss said Friday he is looking forward to learning more about the rural Bethany community he will represent under new election lines.  More...

Blacksburg man opening Japanese restaurant here

Lee Whiteside has a strategy to lure Gaffney restaurant-goers: Offer healthy, quick and affordable meals with a Far East flair.  Whiteside has signed a lease-purchase agreement with Satillia Investments of Macon, Ga., on the former Long John Sil More...

Sports

Gaffney golfer falls in match play championship

STAFF REPORTS   After rallying to win his semifinal match on Saturday, former Gaffney High golfer Adam Goins came up short in the match play final round Sunday.  More...

Post 109 dominates Inman

Some day soon a team may figure out how to beat Post 109, but it certainly wasn’t Friday.  Post 109 moved to 8-0 with a convincing and thorough 15-2 beating of visiting Inman.  More...

SCHEDULE

Today  American Legion Baseball Spartanburg at Post 109. 7 p.m.   Tuesday  American Legion Baseball  Post 109 at Inman. 7 p.m. Chester at Post 109 Jrs. 7 p.m.   More...

Columns

Financial meeting a positive step for S.C.

On Tuesday, June 14, Governor Haley hosted a meeting between state government’s financial leaders and representatives of Standard and Poor’s, one of the nation’s most highly-respected credit rating agencies. More...

Tornadoes: Why 500-plus in May?

If the Bible and the Christian faith have nothing to say about current events taking place in the world in which we live, then neither are as relevant as often claimed. 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?