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BHS will host state showdown

High school students statewide will test their knowledge of world history March 9 when Blacksburg High hosts the state’s third annual History Bowl competition.  More...

‘House of Cards’ stirring interest in (the real) Gaffney

Towering above Interstate 85, it is difficult for motorists to ignore the massive Peachoid water tower.  Constructed as a shrine to Cherokee County’s bustling peach crop, literally millions pass by the enormous structure on a yearly basis. More...

LifeStyles

Gaffney Little Theatre revives classic, improbable farce

Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ set for production March 7-10

The   Gaffney Little Theatre will open its 2012-2013 mainstage season with Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. More...

12 take part in Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Program

Festivities get under way Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

BLACKSBURG – The Blacksburg Women’s Club will sponsor the Distinguished Young Woman of Blacksburg Scholarship Program on Saturday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Blacksburg High School Auditorium.  More...

Family Life Christian Theatre to present four performances of ‘Little Mermaid’

Kathryn Schultz Miller is an expert at taking children’s stories and adapting them for schools, theatres and drama groups for larger and smaller casts. The story Little Mermaid is no exception. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

J.E. Laughlin Jr., U.S. Army veteran of Korean War

SHELBY – Junious Esper “J.E.” Laughlin Jr., 79, of Hammock Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover.  A native of Cherokee  County, he was the son of the late Junious Esper Sr. More...

SLT sets auditions for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

SPARTANBURG – Auditions for the Spartanburg Little Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire will be held March 11- 12 in the David W. Reid Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center.  More...

Gene Patrick, 86, retired from Overnite; U.S. Navy veteran

Floyd Eugene Patrick, 86, of 125 Robinhood Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Other News

The Sunday School Lesson

A Glorious Reign Ahead

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.  More...

Stories Behind The Hymns

Deep River

Deep River Author: Unknown Composer: Unknown   More...

Truck fire slows I-85 traffic flow

Southbound Interstate 85 traffic had to be detoured off the highway Thursday morning in Gaffney after a tractor-trailer caught fire near the 93 Mile Marker.  More...

Blacksburg gets new clerk

Blacksburg municipal officials did not have to look far when it came to replacing longtime town clerk and treasurer Dell Bagwell.  During a special called meeting last week, the governing body opted to approve the transfer of current town employ More...

City wants to raze house where body found

Dilapidated structures have become an increasingly common sight amidst the foreclosure crisis.  Yet what lurks behind closed doors might be much worse than nothing at all.  The city’s building department was summoned to investigate on More...

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POLICE REPORT

Noise complaint leads to arrest for underage drinking

City of Gaffney police cited two young men after responding to a noise complaint at a College Drive party Feb. 23.  More...

No new home starts in Jan.

The new year didn’t exactly start out with a bang for local home builders.  There were five new home starts in the county in January compared to six in January 2012, according to the monthly homebuilders report.  The average value of More...

SOOOOOOUL TRAIN

— Sporting a giant afro, Luther Vaughan Elementary School student Milik Phillips makes his way down the line Monday as students recreate a scene from the variety show “Soul Train” d More...

Sports

Johnson scores second 500 victory

Jimmie Johnson wins Daytona 500, Danica Patrick makes more history

NASCAR’s new Gen-6 car gave way to a new style of drafting in the Great American Race, while newcomer Danica Patrick once again made history. The ultimate result, though, was all too familiar. Jimmie Johnson scored career Cup win No. More...

Four Turns

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Sprint Cup Standings

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND 1. Jimmie Johnson (1) 47 — 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 42 -5 3. Mark Martin More...

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RASMUSSEN REPORT

Let’s speak plain English about spending cuts

To borrow a phrase, Mainstream America and Washington’s Political Class have become two nations separated by a common language.  This gap was highlighted by a recent Pew Research Center poll showing that “for 18 of 19 programs tested More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Hey buddy, wanna buy a used guitar?

One of these days I’m going to find a hobby and stick with it, but apparently not just yet.  While I have no official attention deficits, and can be remarkably focused at times, I’ve learned that my focus on hobbies starts with compl More...

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