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Blacksburg ref gets Shrine Bowl assignment

Sometimes for Blacksburg’s Mike Patterson it seems as if 24 hours are simply not enough hours in a day.  Particularly during the fall, when the Iron City man must juggle three tasks — one as the operator of a local towing service, an More...

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Magnolia Debutante Club presents 10 young women at annual ball

Festivities held Saturday evening at Marriott at Renaissance Park

The Magnolia Debutante Club of Spartanburg presented 10 young women at its annual ball on Saturday, April 13, at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Owen – Gibson

Glenn and Virginia Stover Owen of Mooresville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. More...

BIRTH

Mallori Alannah Mann

Mariah McDaniel and Adam Mann of Gaffney announce the birth of their daughter, Mallori Alannah Mann, on March 27, 2013, in Upstate Carolina Medical Center weighing 6 lbs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Coleen Byrum

Funeral services for Coleen Moss Ellis Byrum, 92, of Aiken, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the Chapel of George Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Aiken.  Officiating was the Rev. Suzanne Byrum Walker. More...

George Tate Jr.

George Tate Jr., known as “Ray,” of 186 Cornelius Road in Spartanburg, widower of Mrs. Carrie Rodgers Tate, passed on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 10:15 a.m. at Spartanburg Regional Hospice House.  Son of the late George Tate Sr. More...

Jeri Blume

Jeri Cook Blume, 74, of Lincolnton, passed away April 12, 2013, at her residence.  A native of Casar, N.C., she was born March 25, 1939, daughter of the late Raymond Cook Sr. More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

Blacksburg High School

School History: Blacksburg High opened in the fall of 1975. Its current enrollment is 504. The school served students in grades 7- 12 until the school district implemented the middle school concept in 1998. More...

Hundreds attend official Know(2) launch

Cherokee County leaders unveiled an ambitious plan Friday evening focused on an effort to become the most educated county in the nation by 2025.  More...

County racing toward its own fiscal cliff

Like the federal government, Cherokee County is facing its own fiscal cliff.  According to information presented at Thursday’s budget committee meeting, Cherokee County Council might consider a hefty 10 mill tax hike to replenish a deplete More...

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Cherokee County Local Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee will be accepting applications from public and private nonprofit organizations for use in promotional and advertising efforts to bring tourists to the county.  More...

Rumored high school merger draws some ire

Never before has the simple gesture of raising their hands meant so much.  In light of a proposal by Cherokee County school trustee Alan McEntire to look into potentially consolidating Blacksburg and Gaffney high schools, Blacksburg town officia More...

Local News

Online donations help ‘Endians’ meet goal

An online donation from a robotics fan in Singapore helped the Gaffney High Endians meet their $1,500 fundraising goal on the crowd-funding online site Kickstarter.  Tim Posney from Singapore was one of 35 donors who contributed through an inno More...

Magnolia Ridge Apartment fire ruled accidental

A fire investigation that began last Friday following a blaze at Magnolia Ridge Apartments will most likely result in the cause being listed as accidental, Gaffney’s fire chief said.  More...

CHECKING US OUT

— Richard Smith, a company official with an automotive plant in Roding, Germany, is shown with the Rev. J.W. Sanders Jr. More...

Sports

Welcome back L.J.

Peak will re-enroll at Gaffney today after 1-year stay at Whitney Young

He’s back.  L.J. More...

Indians woes continue; lose to Riverside after leading 5-0

Riverside played with fire all game long on Friday but it was the Gaffney High baseball team that got singed.  The Indians pounded out 12 hits but couldn’t deliver the knockout blow as the Warriors rallied from an early 5-run hole for an 1 More...

Landrum scores early to down rivalWildcats, 7-1

The Landrum Cardinals were in control from the start on Friday.  The Cardinals jumped to a 4-0 first inning lead and were never threatened in a 7-1 win over Blacksburg on Friday.  The Cardinals added two more runs in the second.  The More...

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Voter distrust of government

Gun control advocates sound puzzled by congressional resistance to relatively modest gun control legislation. More...

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

Being an ‘Up Person In a Down World’

From the time the Pilgrims landed on the shores of America, Americans have faced various challenges. Our day is no different. Perhaps the greatest challenge for us today is KEEPING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN A NEGATIVE WORLD.  More...

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