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Sarratt Farms auction packs ’em in from all over the place

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During his farm’s first cattle auction just a few years ago, Bill Sarratt was able to fill his barn with friends, neighbors and colleagues who recognized the quality and value of his offerings. More...

LifeStyles

Gateway Festival spotlights Kings Mountain’s historic past

Saturday, Oct. 8, will be festive day featuring living history, music, food and lots of fun

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. – The City of Kings Mountain will host its annual Gateway Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. throughout the downtown area.  More...

SteveYoung,‘TheAmericanTroubadour,’ will present concert at library on Oct. 4

Nationally known musician Steve Young will be at the Cherokee County Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. More...

J.I.T. Manufacturing employees lend a hand to Meals onWheels

After hearing Terry Dennis, executive director of the Cherokee County Meals on Wheels, explain how vital the organization is to the local community, employees of J.I.T. Manufacturing sprang into action and volunteered their help.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Denzil “Kelly” Kearse

Denzil Earl “Kelly” Kearse, 76, of 276 Jolly Road, passed away on Saturday, Oct. More...

Billy Joe Hayes

Billy Joe Hayes, 56, of 420 Suttle Street, Shelby, N.C., departed this life on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Wendover Hospice in Shelby.  A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Jack Hayes and Flossie Allen.  More...

Ray Lookadoo

Wilford Ray Lookadoo, 80, of 115 Scruggs Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. More...

Columns

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The newspaper myth

National newspaper week, October 2-8, is a time to celebrate the unique role newspapers play in our society and dispel the myth that they are going away.  Itmay be difficult for some to see through the fog of recession and digital disruption, bu More...

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READERS ON THE ROAD

Terry Duncan and Bryant Clary were in Fresno, Calif., recently working with SRE. They took The Ledger with them to Sequoia, Calif., on Sept. 27. More...

Homecoming Royalty

Chelsey Culbreth was crowned the 2011 Blacksburg High Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the Blacksburg-St. Joseph’s football game Friday. More...

Dog show stresses fun factor, not pedigree

A dog’s pedigree didn’t matter at the 5th annual Kirby Memorial Baptist Church Dog Show on Saturday.  More...

Local News

Police charge 17-year-old girl, three juveniles in BB gun vandalism spree

A 17-year-old girl and three juveniles have been charged by the Gaffney Police Department following an investigation into a Sept. 16-22 vandalism spree during which nine vehicle windows, and one home window, were shot out with a BB gun.  Det. More...

Overcrowding leaves trustees few choices

Adding mobile units or tweaking attendance lines are two options

Rotten wood is clearly visible on one corner of a mobile unit near the new gym Corinth Elementary opened a decade ago.  More...

Trapped horses rescued

Goucher-White Plains firefighters rescued three horses Saturday after a horse trailer became unhitched from a truck and overturned down an embankment.  The accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. More...

Sports

Cutting it close

Elmore, Ellis come through in the clutch, leading Blacksburg to narrow victory over St. Joseph’s

Just call Marcus Elmore the leader of the “Cardiac Cats.”  More...

Clemson still undefeated after beating up on Va. Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Now Tajh Boyd and No. More...

Spurrier: Changes in store for Gamecocks after loss

COLUMBIA — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says there are changes ahead — and that's usually not a good thing for his quarterback.  Stephen Garcia threw two interceptions and the 10thranked Gamecocks sputtered badly on offense in More...

Letters

Our most successful ride yet

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What we should look for in new superintendent

Dear Editor:  More than two years ago the Cherokee County Community Foundation along with the United Way and Upstate Workforce Investment Board undertook a project called Community Indicators in which we polled community leaders on the issues of 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?