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Ceremony marks final resting place of British soldiers killed in 1781

Three unknown British soldiers were finally given a memorial service Saturday near the gravesite where historians believe they were buried after the Battle of Cowpens.  More...

LifeStyles

There (s)he is... Miss-ter Blacksburg!

Phillip Cobb beats other talented .beauties' to capture coveted crown

The Blacksburg Women's Club sponsored a womanless beauty pageant on Saturday, May 19. Phillip Cobb, an employee of Freightliner Custom Chassis, captured the Miss-ter Blacksburg 2012 crown. More...

BIRTHS

Anastasia Grace Carter  Zoi Lee and Alex Carter of Great Falls announce the birth of their daughter, Anastasia Grace Carter, on April 20, 2012, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 8 lbs. More...

EATIN' OUT –

Peachtree residents enjoyed lunch recently at The Clock of Gaffney. According to those making the excursion, the restaurant's staff was gracious and the food superb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martha Jolly

BLACKSBURG – Martha Mabry Jolly, 84, formerly of 250 Blackwell Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Helen Fowler

COWPENS – Ruth Helen Fowler, 72, of 1100 Lake St., passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of Harold Gene Fowler and daughter of the late Dorsey Fowler and Myrtle Childers Fowler. More...

Virginia R. Martin

Funeral services for Virginia Ross Martin, 80, of 2001 Melrose Drive, Shelby, N.C., widow of John Lee Martin, will be held on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Maple Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert L. Dover, the Rev. More...

Political email sent from school district computer

A Cherokee County teacher allegedly used a school email address May 17 to forward a politicaloriented email to 74 people.  More...

Retired educator reaches ‘benchmark’

Janice Ford will have a place to sit down and take a break when the retired Draytonville Elementary School principal returns to visit her favorite school.  Draytonville Elementary faculty unveiled an engraved park bench in Ford’s honor dur More...

Local News

Blacksburg officials see Hwy. 5 corridor as potential gold mine

Blacksburg town officials have long known their municipality was located along a potential gold mine — S.C. Highway 5 — yet to be tapped.  More...

County declines city’s offer to share cost of sidewalk project

Cherokee County Council declined — for now — a city council offer to contribute most of the cost to replace a sidewalk that fronts the new county administration building.  More...

High school seniors learn about Cherokee 20/20 scholarships

Scholarship money and barbecue were on the minds of high school seniors gathered Thursday evening at Spartanburg Community College.  More...

Sports

Heartbreaker: Saints fall 11-10

Appearing in their seventh NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Game, No. More...

Post 109 faces first league test

Last season’s champs to be honored in pregame ceremony

When the right people are in the right place at the right time, miracles can happen - like Post 109’s first ever trip to the American Legion World Series.  Members of that team will be honored prior to the start of today’s 7 p.m. More...

Post 109 jrs. hope to take next step

Post 109 Jr. team

The Post 109 junior American Legion team will have plenty of new faces, but that doesn’t mean coach Aaron Epps is lowering his expectations.  “We’ll be young but that just means the new players will have to contribute,” E More...

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Obama's Bain attacks could backfire

The ham-handed Barack Obama campaign attack ads on Mitt Romney's former firm Bain Capital have drawn a lot of ire from other Democrats.  And not just because they were sloppily fact-checked (the ads hit Romney for layoffs long after he left Bain More...

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If you drop that ...

“Oh, look how pretty.”  More...

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