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Duke inks partnership pact; nuclear plant project on track

Duke Energy remains on track to complete its $10 billion Lee Nuclear Station by 2021.  That was the word from Duke official Theo Lane who provided an update on the project at last week’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Retreat at Myrtl More...

LifeStyles

Miss Gates, Mr. Burr exchange vows June 25

Caroline Michelle Gates of Gaffney and Wesley David Burr of Elgin were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Southside Baptist Church in Gaffney.  More...

A bone fracture in later life can mean the end to mobility and independence

ROCHESTER, Minn. – With all the health concerns associated with aging, a broken bone may not seem so worrisome. More...

Hendersons celebrating 50 years together

Robert and Betty Henderson of 27 Pettit Court, Gaffney, are celebrating 50 years together today, Sept. 19, 2011.  Mr. and Mrs. Henderson were married in Cherokee County on Sept. 19, 1961. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grace Sims

Funeral services for Grace Sims, 92, of Magnolia Manor, 375 Serpentine Drive, Spartanburg, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. at Green Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Mills McHam officiating. More...

Paunice Sellars

Paunice Sellars, 89, of 3518 Corinth Road, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.   Born in Gaffney, she was the daughter of the late W.H. Sellars and Minnie Coyle Sellars. More...

Maurice Richards

BLACKSBURG – Maurice Richards, 64, of 206 Wilderness Trail, died Sept. 16, 2011, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in McCormick County, he was a son of the late Charlie G. and Lottie MaeWylie Richards.  More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

Blacksburg Middle

SCHOOL HISTORY: The school was originally built in 1957 and served students in grades 3-6. During the 1960s, Blacksburg Grammar School became Blacksburg Elementary No. 1 and Blacksburg Middle School became Blacksburg Elementary No. 2. More...

Construction of new county building going along ‘swell’

According to a county official, visitors were about to be taken on a bumpy ride to the new Cherokee County Administration building.  Cherokee County Councilman Tracy McDaniel told council members at their last meeting that he discovered a substa More...

People who work in skilled trades object of celebration

More than 200 skilled workers were honored Friday at Cherokee Technology Center for their roles in keeping America’s economy moving forward.  Irwin Tools of Huntersville, N.C., gave away tools and Tshirts during a special lunch celebration More...

Local News

Cherokee County’s unemployment rate rises to 14.3 percent

South Carolina’s labor force growth continued to outpace new hiring in August, leading to another increase in an unemployment rate that currently is fourth-worst in the nation.  More...

Blacksburg’s got a hemi

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham took advantage of a light agenda at Tuesday’s town council meeting to show off the municipality’s latest acquisition.  More...

Man found not guilty of swindling

A Cherokee County jury on Wednesday afternoon acquitted a 54- year-old Shelby, N.C., businessman, accused of taking financial advantage of a local gas station owner, on the rarely seen charge of swindling.  More...

Sports

DEFENSE!

It’s been more than a decade since that boy band “The New Kids on the Block” was popular.  It’s also been nearly that long since the Gaffney Indians beat Byrnes at Nixon Field.  More...

Davis plays big role in Indians’win

Big catches by a big receiver punctuated Gaffney’s big win over rival Byrnes on Friday.  Gaffneys 6-4, 190 lb. More...

Commentary

Road to 2011 state championship goes through Gaffney

As Byrnes High fans are fond of saying, the road to the Class 4A, Division I state championship goes through Duncan.  This year, that road is taking a detour through Gaffney.  More...

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How many squares do you see?

I have occasionally had to sit through presentation by what they call “motivational speakers” and I can say that the only thing they ever motivated me to want to do was go up there and smack ’em up side the head.  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?