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Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Blacksburg will close May 12

‘It’s sad. I hate to see anything close down.’

Blacksburg residents will soon be losing one of their options for grocery shopping as the Piggly Wiggly store there will close May 12.  The news reportedly was broken to store employees on Monday and on Tuesday when a corporate spokesman officia More...

LifeStyles

Barbershoppers present annual show

Concert set for May 19 at Fine Arts Center in Duncan

The Palmetto Statesmen Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present “A Gospel Celebration” on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center in Duncan.  More...

HOMESTYLE HEALTHY:

Puerto Rican delicacies

Recently, my husband and I took a little vacation to Puerto Rico. Getting away to a tropical island for a little R&R was a most welcome treat.  Puerto Ricans are friendly, charming and very proud of their beautiful island, and rightly so. More...

Mary Black offers free series on deconstructing dementia

SPARTANBURG – There are 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, and while one in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s, it’s not just a disease of old age.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Powell Brown, 78, formerly of 102 College Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Billy D. Broome

Billy Drayton Broome, 76, of Tacoma, Wash., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord after a long illness.  More...

Gwendolyn Dorman Hammond

Gwendolyn Dorman Hammond, 84 of Villa Rica, Ga., passed away Friday, April 27, 2012.  She was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Barnack, England, the daughter of the lateWilliam Betts and the late Rose Betts. More...

Suspect in daycare theft case surrenders

A man wanted by Gaffney police since late March for allegedly walking into a local church’s daycare office and stealing more than $700 in cash and checks turned himself in on Monday to face the charge.  More...

Special Olympians take their turn in the spotlight

Things may not have gone exactly as planned or desired, but local organizers of the annual Cherokee County Special Olympics made sure to redeem the day — not for themselves — but for the dozens of athletes who waited more than a year for More...

Local News

Quilting Sew Easy store opens in Gaffney

Quilting Sew Easy will hold its grand opening Thursday in a store designed to provide a fun way for local residents to pursue the hobby without having to travel out of town. The quilt store at 1231 N. Limestone St. More...

Sales team leaving Gaffney

A log home builder is moving its Gaffney operations.  According to a Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce release, Appalachian Log Structures is moving its local sales team to its national headquarters in West Virginia.  The company built i More...

Winning isn’t everything in Lego robotics competition

As dozens of people huddled around a small platform at Cherokee Technology Center on Saturday, elation and dejection ebbed and flowed as tiny little robots made mostly of Lego building blocks either succeeded in performing designated tasks or missed More...

Sports

Living to fight another day

Offensive outburst leads Wildcats to big win over Fox Creek, berth in district final vs. Abbeville

Marcus Elmore had two doubles and a triple to pace the Blacksburg hitters Monday in a 10-4 victory over Fox Creek with a district championship berth at stake.  Elmore finished 4-of-5 with three RBIs. More...

No time to dance just yet

Prom will have to wait as county track stars focus on goal of winning state titles

Leah Fair was the region champ in three events to lead 11 Gaffney High girls track team members in earning a spot in the state qualifier meet.  More...

Sanders masterful in complete game win over Dixie

Malory Sanders pitched a complete game and smashed a triple Monday as Blacksburg won 10-1 over Dixie to advance to the district championship.  Sanders allowed just five hits and struck out six. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Taking a drive down ‘memory alley’

It would not surprise me if most of our younger generation did not know what an alley is, much less ever walked or driven down one.  Shoot, now that I think about it, there are probably a fair amount of my generation who have not had the experie More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

Winford and Millie McCraw read The Gaffney Ledger while they celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More...

THEIR VIEWS

Pedestrians must realize the risk of being killed

The S.C. Department of Public Safety calls them “Vulnerable Roadway Users.” And they are being killed and injured at a higher rate while overall deaths on S.C. More...

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