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NRC decision could delay opening of nuclear plant here

Duke Energy expected to receive word next year from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on its construction and operating license to build a nuclear power plant in Cherokee County.  More...

LifeStyles

Miss George, Mr. Morton wed June 23 in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL – Brenna Marisa George and Jason Wallace Morton, both of Rock Hill, exchanged marriage vows on June 23, 2012, at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Rev. John Okain conducted the 6 p.m. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Miller – Daggerhart

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Smith of Morristown, Tenn., and David Jackson of Johnson City, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Lynn Miller, to Jonathan Hughes Daggerhart, son of the Rev. and Mrs. H. Gene Daggerhart of Gaffney.  More...

Author Kathleen Delaney guest speaker at Sept. 10 meeting of Gaffney AAUW

Gaffney transplant Kathleen Delaney entertained AAUW members at the September 10 meeting with biographical information and excerpts from one of her five novels.  Originally from California, Delaney moved to Gaffney seven years ago after retiring More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dorothy Whelchel, 85, Cherokee County native

BLACKSBURG – Dorothy Isler Whelchel, 85, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Hospice of Cleveland County – Wendover, Shelby, N.C.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Jack H. More...

Lois Dawkins, owned Little Angel Day Care Center in Louisville, Ky.

Lois Dawkins, affectionately called “Lot,” 85, of 1110 S. Petty St., Gaffney, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at 9 a.m. at her residence.  More...

Crystal Lynn Freeman, 20, attended Boiling Springs High School

Crystal Lynn Freeman, 20, of 1551 Overbrook Drive, Lot 23, went home to be with her heavenly Father.  She was the daughter of Michael Joe Freeman of Boiling Springs and Vicki Lynn Cobb of Gaffney. More...

Blacksburg woman killed in fiery crash

A 31 year old Blacksburg woman was killed early today in a two vehicle collision on Interstate 85 in Gaffney. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Elizabeth Delaney Hodge of 503 West Pine Street. More...

Body of Gaffney woman discovered

Missing since May

The body of a Gaffney woman, missing since May, was found near Fingerville Friday.  The skeletal remains of Crystal Lynn Freeman, 20, daughter of Vicki Cobb, also of Gaffney, were discovered near the base of a tree by hunters checking on their s More...

Gaffney dance team will be featured on TLC network reality show

Drinking from the cup of success many times during their time in Gaffney, an unquenchable thirst for another sip keeps Southern Dance Academy owners Chip and Misty Harrison on their pursuit of excellence. More...

Local News

College Day planned for seniors

More than 500 county high school seniors will have an opportunity to put their college dreams into action in October.  More...

Activity buses causing headaches for district

Imagine driving down the highway at 55 miles per hour in an activity bus loaded with students traveling to an athletic event and suddenly the bus loses power.  More...

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60 GOING ON 16 — It just so happens that my dad is turning 60 this week. More...

Sports

Wildcats win region opener

Blacksburg running back Deandre Surratt scored five touchdowns and Nick Hames had two critical fourth quarter interceptions Friday in a wild finish to a 49-42 victory over Crescent.  More...

Lady Indians notch pair of big region wins

The Gaffney High volleyball team is standing tall after a pair of big region wins.  Gracie Minor, Ashley Minor and Kelsey Spurlin were bright spots in leading the Lady Indians to a 3-0 win over Byrnes on Thursday.  Gaffney swept past Mauldi More...

State champs get boost

With the transfer of leading scorer L.J. More...

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Gentleness needed in disagreement

How a person reacts to other persons with whom they do not agree on important issues is a true measure of one’s maturity: intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

One day at a doctor’s office waiting room

I showed up for a doctor’s appointment recently only to find the doctor would be a little longer in surgery than he had anticipated, thus requiring myself and all subsequent appointments on this day to alter our schedules accordingly.  The More...

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