January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Arctic air grips county, much of eastern U.S.

After enjoying temperatures in the 60s and in one or two cases the low 70s, local residents have again retreated back indoors this week, hoping to escape Old Man Winter.  More...

Local Relay officials set goal of $200,000 for this year’s campaign

Apparently the effort of local residents in garnering funds to snuff out cancer has lured quite the audience.  More...

LifeStyles

PAYING TRIBUTE

THE BATTLE OF COWPENS

On   Jan. 17, 1781, American forces secured a decisive victory under Brigadier  General Daniel Morgan at the Battle of Cowpens, killing 110 British soldiers, wounding approximately 200 and capturing 712. More...

WHAT’S UP

Church news l Eastside Baptist Church of Blacksburg will host a Men's Conference on Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 11 a.m. in Blacksburg High School Auditorium. The Messengers of Blacksburg First Baptist Church will sing. More...

GHS students shooting hoops to support prevention of heart disease

Gaffney High students are putting their collective hearts into an effort to raise thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mildred Martin

BLacKsBURG — Mildred Florence Martin, 87, best remembered as a loving daughter, wonderful sister, treasured mother, greatest Maw- Maw, and beloved aunt and friend, passed away saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home.  More...

Thomas Yeager Jr.

BLacKsBURG — Thomas wesley Yeager Jr., 63, 185 Knox's Farm Road, Blacksburg, passed away Friday, Jan.18, 2013 at Upstate carolina Medical center.  More...

Brenda Bostic

Brenda Kay conselyea Bostic, 62, of 211 Hackberry Drive, went home to be with the Lord on sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at her residence.  More...

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Simply Amazing

Reality Loves Cherokee County

Reality television apparently loves Cherokee County and its residents.  More...

Girl, 8, seriously hurt when struck by hit-and-run driver

A day after an 8-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hitand run accident on Hopewell Road in Blacksburg, the South Carolina Highway Patrol announced the arrest of a Gaffney woman who was allegedly behind the wheel. More...

Botched drug deal shooter gets 24 years

A 21-year-old Shelby, N.C., man admitted Tuesday he shot and ultimately killed another man during a December 2011 drug deal in Gaffney that went horribly awry.  More...

Local News

"Promised Land" comes to Limestone College auditorium

Mary McLeod Bethune had only $1.50 in her pocket in 1904 when she started her own college with five girls. More...

Doubts expressed over education funding plan

Property tax relief and more money for education are part of a new proposal from state education groups to overhaul how public schools are funded.  More...

Local residents asked to participate in cancer study

Cancer has taken millions of lives through the years but local residents will have an opportunity to lessen the disease’s impact on future generations.  More...

Sports

Williams commits to Ala. St.

Lineman still plans to visit Western Carolina

Gaffney’s Kerry Williams said Alabama State felt like home.  For that reason, the 6-1, 250 pound offensive lineman made a public verbal commitment to play at Alabama State next season.  Williams made his nonbonding decision during his More...

No style points, but Wildcats pick up win

Every game provides its own lesson, and Blacksburg’s pivotal region contest with Pendleton proved no different.  More...

LadyWildcats remain unbeaten in region play

The Blacksburg girls’ varsity basketball team’s special season continued Tuesday with a hardearned 43-37 win over visiting Pendleton.  Blacksburg remains atop the region at 9-0. They have an overall record of 14-4.  More...

Columns

AGING MATTERS

BG TIME creates a way for seniors to share stories

Can you recount how many times you have started telling a story to a child or grandchild, beginning with, “Back when I was your age…?” We tend to reminisce often about our lives as younger adults and how they compare to growing up More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

A key element here is to keep your amoeba intact

I first heard of the Palio in 2000 when my wife and I visited Siena, Italy. I was amazed at how long it had been held. Of course everything about Italy is rated in centuries.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Lottery, census computer options inevitable, needed   Business and financial transactions are increasingly being conducted by computer across the Internet.  More...

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