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Arrested teacher placed on paid leave pending outcome of investigation

Investigations remain ongoing by the Blacksburg Police Department in the wake of the recent arrest of a Blacksburg Middle School teacher who is being accused of having inappropriate contact with a student.  More...

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L’Etoile Club to hold 59th annual winter dance Jan. 12 at Cherokee History and Arts Museum

The L’Etoile Club will hold its 59th annual winter formal on Saturday More...

McKay – Indie Folk Rock in concert Jan. 15 at library

Musical influences of Asheville-based group range from folk and country to rock and pop

The Cherokee County Public Library will host a Music Sandwiched-In concert by Wilhelm McKay on Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

WHAT’S UP

Yoga class at library l The Cherokee County Public Library will teach a Yoga class for women only every Thursday morning from 10:30-11:15. The class will be in the main conference room and will concentrate on breathing, stretching and relaxation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janie Sue Morgan, 85, worked as spinner in textiles

BLACKSBURG – Janie Sue Morgan, 85, of 718 Dravo Road, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at White Oak Manor of Spartanburg.  More...

Donald Wisher, 68, self-employed logger

BLACKSBURG – Donald Gene Wisher, 68, of 104 S. Charleston St,, went to do the timbers in Heaven on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  More...

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McBride was one of a kind   Occasionally one person can — and does — make a difference.  Those are the folks we remember. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST ‘What if ___ happened?’

With a new year, I’m sure a lot of us survey what we’ve done during the previous 365 days and wonder “how could I have done this/that better?”  If we’re all honest with ourselves, there’d be a laundry list of More...

High-tech sawmill buzzing into county

Cherokee County has landed a state-of-the-art sawmill operation.  Associated Hardwoods, based in Granite Falls, N.C., plans to invest $7 million in the project, which will employ as many as 29 people.  The company could close on the propose More...

WATCH THE GAME LIVE ON OUR WEBSITE

The Ledger Live basketball slate gets off to a fast start as the Gaffney boys and girls hoops teams take on Byrnes at The Burial Ground in pivotal Region II-4A contests tonight.  First up is the girls game, which will tip off at 6 p.m. More...

Burns targets July to open new dealership on Hwy. 11

Sam Burns hopes to celebrate his family’s 90th anniversary selling Chevrolets at his new dealership location in July.  More...

Local News

County getting cleaned up

A work crew that headed out Sunday morning to pick up litter along a local roadway could likely have continued going but the work came to an abrupt halt for a simple reason.  After covering just a mile and a half of roadway around Vaughn Road in More...

It’s official

Bericap expanding local operation

State development officials confirmed Thursday that Bericap North America will expand its existing manufacturing facility in Cherokee County.  The $29 million investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs over the next five years.  More...

2013 Relay for Life kicking off

The calendar might have flipped to another year, but the mission for local Relay for Life chairperson Karen Dixon and others remains the same.  Cancer has to go.  More...

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Prime time players

ANQUAN BOLDIN, WR, RAVENSDuring an emotional game in Baltimore — in aWild Card playoff contest that marked the finalhome game of Ray Lewis’ storied career —Boldin left it all on the field for the Ravens’leader. More...

Athlon Fantasy Flash

Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY is a fantasyfootball star just about every week, whether it’sthe regular season or the postseason. More...

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The Sunday School Lesson

Reflecting in the Mind of Christ

Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was m More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Have Thine Own Way Lord

Have THine Own Way Lord Author: Adelaide Addison Pollard (1862-1934) Composer: George Coles Stebbins (1846-1945) Many of the world’s best loved hymns have been written by women, and many of the world’s best hymn writers were humble folks More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?