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Iconic Blacksburg figure leaving after nearly 24 years

Never one to go against protocol, Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue felt Tueday’s town meeting was the perfect time to go against the grain.  Returning from executive session, he sought to go against a motion to approve the resignation of longt More...

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For Simpsonville woman, chocolate is much more than a candy bar

SIMPSONVILLE (AP) — For Makesha Duncan, chocolate is so much more than a candy bar. It's about good health and fair trade. It's an art, a passion, a growing business and something that's rich in taste, value as well as antioxidants.  More...

UCAC will host watercolor workshop by Larry Mauldin

UNION – The Union County Arts Council is in the process of signing up students for a watercolor workshop to be taught by watercolorist Larry Mauldin of Spartanburg.  More...

McKissick Museum explores‘Dawn of Freedom’

COLUMBIA – During the end of the Civil War, some South Carolina slaves escaped to the northeastern end of Hilton Head Island, in a small community known as Mitchelville. Named for Union Gen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Larry Westmoreland, worked in mining industry

BLACKSBURG – Larry Hubert Westmoreland, 65, of 208 West Carolina St., passed away Thursday, Feb.14, 2013, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. More...

Anne Kimberlain, 69, born in Grover, N.C.

Anne Sue Love Kimberlain, 69, of 306 Mimosa Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Brookview Healthcare Center.  More...

Oliver L. Mullinax

BLACKSBURG – Oliver Lanford Mullinax, 72, of 680 Mullinax Circle, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Crawley Memorial Hospital in Boiling Springs, N.C.  Arrangements will be announced by White Columns of Blacksburg.   More...

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But what about drunk drivers?

The big story in the news now is gun control. And well it should be. More...

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An ode to elderly pickup truck drivers

When I’m driving, I’m generally headed to a specific destination. I’m going from Point A to Point B and usually there is a time frame involved during which I am almost always running late .  More...

‘Perfect storm’ blankets county in white

In some ways, the snow that fell Saturday on Cherokee County was a perfect storm — not in the cataclysmic sense but in the overall lack of drama.  More...

Town considers ways to honor late officer

Optimism and laughter are described as trademarks of Blacksburg Police Sgt. More...

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BPW to spend $500,000 on water plant upgrade

The Gaffney Board of Public Works plans to spend nearly $500,000 to upgrade its water plant in the next fiscal year.  According to general manager Donnie Hardin, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has recommended the More...

New building gets ‘spring’ cleaning

It’s still winter but that didn’t stop Cherokee County Council from giving its new administration building a good spring cleaning.  At a recent meeting, council voted to pay IH Services $4,246 to do a thorough cleaning of the buildin More...

COOKIE HANDOUT —

Hoping to brighten the day of the men and women who serve Cherokee County, the Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors of Kirby Memorial Baptist Church in Gaffney boarded their activity buses Saturday More...

Sports

Shaq makes top 100 list

Gaffney’s Shaq Davidson is rated among the top 100 players in his class.  Davidson comes in at No. 96 in the Class of 2014 according to Rivals.com’s latest rankings released this past week.  More...

An Unhappy Ending

To lose a home playoff game would have been difficult for Blacksburg coach Darryl Sanders to take no matter how it happened.  To lose, 49-43, after being in control for most of the game made it worse.  More...

Gaffney freshman wins upperstate; Mabry makes 3rd trip to state tourney

Heading into Saturday’s upper state wrestling tournament, Gaffney freshman Zach Clary had a big bullseye on his back.  But the high stakes didn’t faze Clary as he captured the upper state championship in the 106 pound weight class.&n More...

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New textbooks reflect Common Core standards

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Origin of Common Core Common Core is a state-led effort to develop consistent academic standards for all students in English and math. 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?