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LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

The best 9-year-old baseball players in the Southeast made their entrance Wednesday for the opening ceremony of the Cal Ripken Southeast Regional. More...

Festival folk expect big crowd for Colt Ford concert

Rising country music star Colt Ford has generated strong interest for the Peach Festival before his concert Saturday at Lake Whelchel.  The festival brought in a Nashville promoter to book Ford for its “Peach Jam” concert, which begi More...

LifeStyles

Heat is your vehicle’s worst enemy

Battery is most vulnerable component; next on list is the air conditioning system

With temperatures over the past several weeks sometimes topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit – traveling vacationers as well as stay-at-homes will encounter possible heat related vehicle failures.  More...

ANNIVERSARY

Hamiltons married 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Lindbergh Hamilton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2012.  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton have three children, Lisa McCleave, Marcella Petty and Lindbegh Jr. More...

MISS AMERICAN CLOGGER –

Halley Gainey, daughter of Tina and Sam Gainey of Gaffney, won the title of Junior Miss American Clogger in Commerce, Ga., on July 21, 2012. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JanetWeller, 60, accounting clerk

BLACKSBURG – Janet Elizabeth Weller, 60, of 471 Holly Grove Road, Blacksburg, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Hattiesburg, Miss., Mrs. More...

Horace Painter, 86, WorldWar II veteran

Horace Lee Painter, 86, formerly of 212 James Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

DonnaWilson, 63, retired from Cherokee County school system

Donna Horn Wilson, 63, of 204 Sherwood Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

Acting on a Widow’s Behalf

II Kings 8:1 Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

A Parting Hymn We Sing

A Parting Hymn We Sing  Author: Aaron Robarts Wolfe  (1821-1902)  Composer: Lowell Mason  (1792-1872)  More...

Father succumbs to heart problem; handicapped son dies of dehydration

FOUND DEAD IN HOME

In a tragic turn of events, a physically handicapped Blacksburg man died from dehydration Tuesday after his caretaker father died from an apparent heart problem the previous day, according to Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler.  More...

Raid nets total of 212 pot plants

A 65-year-old Blacksburg man was arrested July 17 for trafficking marijuana after Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators discovered 212 marijuana plants growing inside a Fitch Road home.  According to an incident report, More...

Maryland pair faces cocaine trafficking charge

A July 16 traffic stop on Interstate 85 led to the seizure of more than three kilograms of alleged cocaine and more than $11,000 in cash by the Blacksburg Police Department, according to an incident report.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

l An estimated $750 in theft losses were reported following the July 18 burglary of a Sierra Street residence.  According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a home in the 300 block between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 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...

8-year-old working to help sick children

A Corinth Elementary student is on a mission to help make sure children stuck in the hospital for Christmas can still enjoy the holiday season.  More...

Sports

Making a “Kase” for the Chase

Kasey Kahne wins second event of 2012, leads wild card race.

NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship wild card hunt took a definitive turn at the 1.058-mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.  More...

News & Notes

ffi A date has been set to test AJ Allmendinger’s “B” sample following his failed random drug test prior to the July Daytona race weekend. More...

Athlon Sports Horsepower Rankings

1. Jimmie Johnson  A Daytona crash is the only blemish on Johnson’s stat sheet since mid-May. Indianapolis is typically the event that Johnson, Chad Knaus & crew use as a jumping off point for the Chase.  2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Columns

THE RASMUSSEN REPORT

Bain attacks fail to shake up presidential race

Over the past few weeks, President Obama and his campaign team have launched a furious attack on Mitt Romney’s record as head of Bain Capital, a highly successful venture capital firm.  More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

One more item added to my list

My greatest fear is that I am going to have regrets about the way I have led my life.  I started a bucket list back in 2001 when it became apparent I lived to see a new millennium.  I never wrote out a list. More...

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