October 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Bikers take to the road in support of troops

With a thunderous chorus of exhaust for their traveling music, more than 120 motorcyclists and riders set out from Central Baptist Church on Saturday for a scenic 100-mile tour.  Saturday’s ride was more than just a pleasure cruise, howeve More...

LifeStyles

Appalachian State historian seeks information from former CCC employees at Kings Mountain National Military Park

Stories, documents, photos will be compiled into report for National Park Service

BOONE, N.C. More...

DAR chapter promotes monument to honor African American Patriots at Kings Mountain

The Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, has begun a fundraising campaign to honor five African American Patriots, among others, who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780.  More...

Pair wed Sept. 25

Jenny Marie McBee and John Christopher Suchenski were united in marriage on Tuesday Sept. 25, 2012, in a private sunset ceremony beside the sea in Myrtle Beach. The ceremony was performed by the Hon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anthony Woods, 53, car salesman in Greer

Anthony Arnaz Woods, known as “Boobie,” 53, of 117 Greenway St., passed on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at 9:57 p.m. in Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  More...

Bobby Wilson, 70, retired owner/operator of Wilson’s Chicken

Bobby Dean Wilson Sr., 70, of 209 Grubb St., passed away on Saturday, Oct. More...

Jimmy Martin, 67, owner/operator of Ambassador Heating and AC

BLACKSBURG – Jimmy Eugene Martin, 67, of 345 White Farm Road, Blacksburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Only one is left standing when it’s all said and done

There can be only one champion.  Just one.  At the end of the season, one team hoists the championship trophy.  Every other team goes, as they say, back to the drawing board.  If your team is among those “drawing board&rdquo More...

ReADeRS ON tHe ROAD

the Southern Jewels Platinum team from Southern Dance Academy won Overall team at the North carolina clogging challenge in charlotte. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Polls reflect voter reality, not pundits’ preoccupations

According to Political Class pundits, the race for the White House was turned upside down by a single debate. More...

BHS bleachers get ‘support’ from district

The Cherokee County School District moved quickly to ensure Blacksburg High can use bleachers on the visitor’s section when the football team plays its biggest home game in the past decade this week. More...

Expansion will add 50 jobs at Bericap

Bericap is planning an expansion that will add 50 jobs to its workforce, according to a source familiar with the project.  Bericap, a maker of plastic closures, is seeking an extension of its fee-in-lieu agreement at today’s Cherokee Coun More...

Authorities investigate Friday fire

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and SLED investigators are probing a Friday night fire that broke out in a Bolin Road, Blacksburg, home.  More...

Local News

Businessman realizes ‘home is where the heart is’

Though a resident of Kings Mountain, N.C., Rick Moore’s roots run deep in Cherokee County.  “I was born in Cherokee County and still have family here,” he said. More...

City, county close to land deal

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor said he expects the city to close on a 3-acre parcel adjacent to the new county administration building by mid-November.  The deal is part of an agreement with the property’s former owner, Milliken.  More...

Rev. Jackson completes his trek

Crossing the Savannah River into Georgia after six days of walking, the Rev. Ron Jackson shed tears of joy, all the while thanking God for his faithfulness.  More...

Sports

What a feeling!

Never mind if Shaq Davidson had only one game at quarterback under his belt.  The Gaffney quarterback made things look easy in Friday’s 22-18 upset win over the No. More...

Spurlin hauls in big catch

Gaffney senior wideout Bryce Spurlin didn’t have to give the question much thought.  “It was the biggest catch of my life because it was Byrnes,” Spurlin said, referring to his 42-yard reception that set up the Indians’ w More...

Holden, Blacksburg blank rival Landrum, 35-0

Blacksburg defensive tackle Jeremy Holden set a career high with six sacks in a 35-0 victory over Landrum for the Wildcats defense’s first shutout in nine years.  Landrum came away with no points on three trips near the end zone. More...

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