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Blacksburg suspending relationship with solar panel firm

Blacksburg town officials will step away, at least temporarily, from a partnership with an Upstate solar energy company on Tuesday, citing communication breakdowns between the entities.  More...

LifeStyles

Like father ... like son

An opportunity for a little father-son bonding time, dozens of local residents pitched their tents for an allnighter outside of Chick-fil-A of Gaffney, taking part in the second annual Father-Son Campout last weekend.   More...

School lunch prices increase

Parents should prepare to pay a little bit more for school meals when students return to school in August.  School trustees unanimously approved a 10- cent increase in student lunch prices and a 20-cent hike in high school breakfasts.  More...

POWERLESS

A New Jersey-bound tractor-trailer driver trying to get from Broad Street to West Frederick Street after making a local delivery had to pause his journey Saturday when his tall big rig snagged a power line and ripped it from a home in the 400 block o More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elbert Dale Pierce

Mr. Elbert Dale Pierce, 68, of 427 Hidden Pond Lane, Sanford, N.C., formerly of Gaffney, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.  More...

Theresa E. Martin

Theresa Elizabeth Martin, 64, of 255 Long Branch Road, Chesnee, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012.  She was the wife of Dr. Kyle Martin of the home.  More...

Travis Dixon

Travis Flynn Dixon, 31, of 1600 Spangler Drive, Shelby, N.C., passed away June 13, 2012 at home.  Born September 28, 1980 in Cleveland County, N.C., he was a son of Dale Dixon and Sherry Hamrick Ivey. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Making a Fresh Start

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Stories Behind The Hymns

All Over The World

All Over The World  Author:  Eliza Edmunds Hewitt  (1851-1920)  Composer:  William James Kirkpatrick  More...

Murder suspect waives hearing

A 30-year-old Gaffney man accused of murdering his girlfriend at a Camellia Circle home earlier this year waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Gaffney Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon.  More...

HERE’S A NEW ONE FOR YA

Mineral oil being stolen from transformers

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators are probing two unusual thefts in Blacksburg in which someone entered Duke Energy power transformer stations and pumped the mineral oil out of several transformers.  More...

New county administration building ‘way ahead of schedule’

The county employees’ new home is “way ahead of schedule,” according to Cherokee County Interim Administrator Ben Clary.  No doubt, people passing by the new county administration building have noticed brick on the outside wall More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l Prescription pills were reported stolen from a South Charleston Street, Blacksburg, home.  Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies were told that someone took 28 pills of the painkilling drug Percocet and 7 pills of the painkilling dru More...

People living with bipolar disorder ride emotional rollercoaster

Patience has never been a strong suit for local resident Bob Cobb, relying much of his life on brute strength and sheer will to get things done.  These days, however, a trait the Cherokee County man claims as his weakest must become a pillar of More...

Mechatronics certificate being offered at SCC

Spartanburg Community College will offer a mechatronics certificate for the first time this fall to help prepare Cherokee County students for highly skilled jobs sought by local industries.  More...

Sports

Holding a Pretty Wheel

Joey Logano wins Pocono, scores second Cup Series win

Of all the race tracks to add a little spice to the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Pocono Raceway was not expected to be it. More...

Four Turns

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Tracks on Tap

SPRINT CUP SERIES   More...

Columns

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PAT BUCHANAN

Dress rehearsal for Mideast war?

“History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes,” said Mark Twain.  Observing the uprising in Syria, the atrocities, the intervention by rival powers, it all calls to mind the Great Rehearsal for World War II, the Spanish Civil More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Father’s Day gift? What?

There are some moments that render you speechless.  Surprisingly, for me it was one that typically would be easy for most, welcoming the opportunity without hesitation or doubt.  More...

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