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Chief justice to courts: Get cracking on DUI cases

With about a month to go before their deadline, area court officials are able to report significant progress towards meeting a tough mandate from the state Supreme Court.  More...

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Governor donates book to library for ‘Read to Me, Cherokee’ program

A children’s book, “Just One More Swim” by Caroline Pitcher and Jenny Jones, was signed and donated by Gov. Nikki Haley for the Leadership “Read to Me, Cherokee” program.  More...

BIRTHS

Ashton Ellis Bridges Shannon and Wendy Bridges of Mooresboro, N.C., announce the birth of their son, Ashton Ellis, on March 25, 2011, in Mary Black Memorial Hospital weighing 3 lbs. 11 ozs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lawrence "Reid" Hamrick

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – Lawrence "Reid" Hamrick, 59, of 1321 Lewis Farm Road, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his residence.  He was born in Cleveland County, N.C., on Dec. More...

George David Dominick

George David Dominck, 71, of 6686 US Hwy. 176, Pomaria, S.C., died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at his home.  More...

Doug Allison

Douglas Todd Allison, 41, of 509 Edgewater Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at his residence.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Brenda Harris Allison of the home and the late Harold Allison. Mr. More...

Vehic le burglar y cases on the rise

The Gaffney Police Department was called to investigate two additional incidents of vehicle break-ins June 18 at the Gaffney Premium Outlets, raising the number of affected vehicles to six during an 8-day period.  More...

City council OKs budget

“Some tough choices.”  That’s how City Council Finance Committee Chairman Bernard Smith described council’s efforts in balancing its 2011-2012 budget.  After a nondescript public hearing, council unanimously passed f More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

ffi A vehicle was reported stolen recently from Oakbrook Lane.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a grey-colored 2008 Honda Civic was taken from a property in the 100 block between 9:45 p.m. June 15 and 7 a.m. More...

MERGING —

Peeler Company Insurance will merge with CWS Insurance Agency on July 1. More...

Chamber launches tourism campaign

Bundling a bit of local hospitality in a bag, a partnership led by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce hopes to create first impressions which lure visitors back to the area for years to come.  More...

Sports

Saint star inks contract with Texas Rangers

Former Limestone College catcher Joe Maloney has not only officially signed his first professional contract with the Texas Rangers, who drafted him in the 10th round with pick 324, he has continued the production that made him the second highest draf More...

Limestone’s Prager named Female athlete of the year

Limestone College women’s lacrosse junior attack Racquel Prager has been named the 2011 Conference Carolinas Female Athlete of the Year as announced by the league on Monday.  Prager joins Mount Olive baseball pitcher Carter Capps as the Ma More...

Letters

Grateful for all who helped with 24th Cherokee County MOW Piedmont Golf Classic

Dear Editor:  I want to extend a special heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out in support of the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels 24th Piedmont Golf Classic.  Cherokee National Golf Course was a gracious host and we appreciate all their More...

Columns

READERS ON THE ROAD

Shown here with The Ledger at Yellowstone National Park are Howard & Janice Barnhill along with William & Kaye Cash. More...

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LEDGER COLUMNIST

Roll-out trash cart takes out side mirror

One of our loyal readers requested that I write about her experience with roll-out trash carts in hopes that a dangerous situation might be rectified. This person was driving down the road the other evening and met an oncoming car. More...

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