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Festival barbecue winners can take their butts to Vegas

There will be more at stake than simple bragging rights when the South Carolina Peach Festival holds its fifth annual barbecue competition July 12-13. More...

LifeStyles

10 youngsters take part in Little Miss and Miss Blacksburg Tiny Tot Program

Winners will be named March 3 at Distinguished Young Women of Blacksburg Program

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women’s Club will sponsor the Little Mister and Miss Blacksburg Tiny Tot Program on Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in BHS Auditorium. More...

Renowned organist Aaron Goen to give concert March 3 on Limestone’s Aeolian-Skinner organ

Renowned organist Aaron M. Goen will present a free concert on Limestone College’s Aeolian-Skinner organ Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. More...

MLK art, essay winners honored

The 10th annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Stephenson Dining Hall at Limestone College on Monday, Feb. 18.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ruth Bolin, retired from textile industry

Ruth Mullinax Bolin, 89, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the wife of the late Pressley Bolin and daughter of the late Steve and Lillie Parker Mullinax. More...

Billy Wyatt, 55, skilled photographer and blues guitarist

MILLWOOD, W.Va. – William Dean Wyatt, 55, of 113 Carney Drive, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley, W.Va.  More...

Billy Gene Moss, worked as a loom fixer in textile industry

Billy Gene Moss, 71, of 701 Cleveland Ave., Grover, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Blacksburg, Mr. Moss was the husband of Sherry Chase Moss of the home and son of the late J.D. More...

ANNUAL CHAMBER BANQUET

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides (right) takes a little time to speak with local resident Ingo Angermeier prior to Tuesday’s Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce awards ban More...

County soon to be named Work Ready Community

Up until now, Cherokee County Development Board Director Jim Cook could only talk in generalities when pitching the attributes of the local workforce to industrial prospects.  Soon, though, Cook will be able to quantify local workers’ skil More...

Police believe driver of crashed car suffered medical problem

Gaffney police said Tuesday they believe a 26-year-old city man was experiencing a medical problem behind the wheel when he veered into a West Montgomery Street doctor’s office parking lot and collided with a parked pickup truck.  More...

Local News

Plans under review

For new recreation district office

The plans for the new Cherokee County Recreation District office are in the hands of the city’s building department.  Tony Lavender, the city’s zoning director, said city officials are completing their review of the plans.  Recr More...

Dispute between trucking firm and state agency moving to federal court

$300,000 in unemployment taxes at stake

An unemployment insurance tax dispute between a local trucking firm and the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce apparently will be decided in a federal court.  More...

Estimated crowd of 1,000 attends ‘Skit Guys’ show

Laughter may be the least costly of the world’s medicines, but each cackle, giggle or howl from those at Broad River Electric Cooperative auditorium last Thursday had some sort of value.  More...

Sports

LadyWildcats named all-state

Dameron, Sanders selected as region’s player and coach of the year

The Blacksburg girls basketball team fell a few steps short of a state championship, but the Lady Wildcats ended up with two all-state selections.  As the two top vote getters on the all-region team, Jasmine Dameron and Shalesa Degree were selec More...

Chester phenom puts brakes to Indians’ offense in tourney

Chester freshman Jake Wright lived up to his hype on Monday.  Wright, who is already being recruited by Florida St. More...

Saints move up in rankings

The Limestone College women’s basketball team continued to move up in the national rankings, jumping one spot to No. More...

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THEIR VIEW

State’s prisons benefiting from sentencing reform

While we thought the sentencing reform that lawmakers enacted in 2010 had the potential to slow the number of inmates going into our state’s prisons and save tax dollars, we had little hope it would happen as soon — or dramatically &mdash More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Here’s what’s happening

The pace of activity is picking up rapidly at the statehouse. Please consider this legislative update your personal news briefing.  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?