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Cranberries make holiday baking shine

Native Americans used tangy fruit for food, medicine and dye

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Only a few years ago, cranberries were seldom seen outside the holiday season and even then they were primarily served as sauce with the turkey. More...

WHAT’S UP

Holiday schedules l The Cherokee County Solid Waste, Recycling, Landfill and Landfill Convenience Center departments will operate on regular schedules Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. More...

Humpback whales put on a show off Charleston

CHARLESTON (AP) — The whale was big. But what amazed Cheshire Rhett was the size of its tail – as wide as the boat was long.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carl Pennington, 72, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Carl Edward Pennington, 72, of 530 Rock Springs Road, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. More...

Bobby Randolph, 74, retired from textiles

Robert Melvin Randolph, Sr., 74, of 121 Randolph Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 at his residence.  More...

Barbara Bonner, 56, services set for Dec. 28

Services for Barbara Ann Bonner, 56, of 207 Dr. L.M. Rosemond Lane, will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church with the Rev. L.C. More...

Residents have 2 extra months to sign up for credit monitoring

DOR DATA HACKING CASE

South Carolina residents impacted by a massive data breach at the state Department of Revenue will have an extra two months to sign up for statefunded credit monitoring.  More...

New home start numbers show increase

Already looking forward to a busier 2013, the Home Builders Association of Cherokee County was able to report an increase in new home starts and building permit activity at the end of 2012.  More...

Local News

Teacher demand up, supply down

South Carolina is not producing enough new teachers in colleges to keep pace with demand, according to an annual survey on teacher openings released Friday by the state’s teacher recruitment office.  The Cherokee County School District hir More...

New subdivision under construction in Grassy Pond

Timing is everything.  The expression applies to almost all aspects of life, but is particularly important in real estate.  More...

Blacksburg mayor reflects

One of Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue’s most valued gifts might not currently be under his Christmas tree.  Thankful for the progress Blacksburg Town Council has made during the past year, Hogue said he is pleased with the direction in which More...

Sports

Gaffney boys, girls getting in holiday work

The holiday break for student-athletes means more than time away from books, teachers and daily assignments — for Gaffney hoops teams it is also a brief break from region competition.  Gaffney boys’ and girls’ hoops teams will More...

3 Saints named LAX preseason All-Americans

BALTIMORE, MD. More...

BEST of the BEST

Honoring the county’s top gridiron stars of 2012

Another football season has come and gone in Cherokee County, one full of stellar performances, amazing feats and heart-stopping victories. More...

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PAT BUCHANAN

Why God created the GOP

“God put the Republican Party on earth to cut taxes. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

That ol’ Santa magic has returned to my house

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received…or given for that matter?  Do you remember one that stands out above all the others ?  My wife and I were talking about this the other night as she was wrapping present More...

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