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Bridajia Wood wins Miss White Rose crown in Gastonia

Bridajia Wood was crowned Miss White Rose on June 16 in Gastonia, N.C. The pageant, sponsored by the Lay Department of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, provides scholarships for deserving youths attending college.  More...

FUN DAY AT IRENE POOL –

Pictured are most of the youths who participated in the "Noodle Olympics" held last Saturday afternoon at Irene Pool. More...

‘Mutt Strut’ set for Aug. 25 in Greenville

Canine companions welcome in 5K walk/run

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Humane Society and Papa John’s will host the first “Mutt Strut” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eva Smith, 60, employed by Dunlop

WESTMINSTER – Eva Nell Smith, 60, of 150 Rose Garden Circle, wife of Billy Maynard Smith who was formerly of the Love Springs Community, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at her residence.  Born in Blairsville, Ga., to the late C.A. More...

Vivian High, 96, retired nurse

Maude Vivian Clarke High, 96, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Magnolias of Gaffney with her son Harry at her side.  More...

Richard Ital, 75, Mississippi native

BLACKSBURG – Richard Jennings Ital, 75, of 199 Bee's Branch Road, Blacksburg, died July 13, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House, Kings Mountain, N.C.  More...

Jerusalem Project hits the road

Rarely are there guarantees in making deals, but Vince Tharpe of Blacksburg’s Art Alive decided to step out in faith, believing it would pay dividends for him and the lives of about 20 Cherokee County youngsters.  More...

Student focuses on fort to become national postcard champion

Tristan Ellis could picture the sounds of cannons booming in the night sky around Fort Sumter as his pencil traced the outline of a drawing for a Civil War postcard contest in May. More...

Local News

Limestone College named Chamber’s ‘Business of the Quarter’

The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Limestone College Charter Business’ “Business of the Quarter.” Ken Pelanda, business account executive for Charter Business, presented the award to Limestone Presi More...

POLICE REPORT

Numerous break-ins reported by county residents   A satellite navigation device was reported stolen following a vehicle breakin on Grace Street.  According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a Honda parked in the 100 block be More...

All-stars will be washing cars Saturday

The Babe Ruth 13-Year- Old All-Star Baseball Team will be holding a car wash Saturday, July 21, to raise money for their trip to Hickory, N.C., to compete in the Southeast Regional Baseball Tournament.  The car wash will take place from noon unt More...

Sports

Cal Ripken All- Stars descend upon Gaffney

A carnival, beach night theme and tickets to see country music star Colt Ford are just a few fun activities planned when the top 9-year-old baseball players in the Southeast come to town this week.  The Gaffney All-Stars are the local team playi More...

Baxter: Luke’s got the right stuff

As if the butterflies for Gaffney quarterback Luke Lancaster couldn’t already be any bigger.  Dealing with the pressure of manning the most important position at one of the state’s traditional powers, in addition to following in the More...

Work continues for Gaffney at passing leagues

Sometimes changes can be for the better.  In Gaffney’s case, the moving of a 7-on-7 passing league session with Broome and Berea from Monday to Tuesday removed one of the teams from the fray, yet allowed for the two participating teams to More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Sounds socialist to me

A lot of feathers have been ruffled by comments made by President Obama about business owners owing their success to others — and the government. More...

READERS ON THE ROAD

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN  On your next trip out of town or tour of duty, take a copy of The Ledger along and send a picture of yourself or your group reading the newspaper to: cody@gaffneyledger.com, or editor@gaffneyledger.com   More...

THEIR VIEW

Let voters know if they will need ID

South Carolina deserves a prompt answer on whether its new law requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls is going to be allowed by a federal court to take effect. More...

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