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Tractor accident proves fatal

A 76-year-old Blacksburg man died from suffocation Monday after he was pinned underneath a lawn tractor at an Old Buffalo Church Road home, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.  More...

LifeStyles

Having some fun… IRON CITY STYLE

Hundreds of folks turned out on a beautiful Spring day Saturday to enjoy the eighth annual Iron City Festival in downtown Blacksburg. More...

Couple wed April 17

Sevilla Candenise Miller and Tarleton Lerzander Goodwin were united in marriage on April 17, 2013, in a 3:40 p.m. double ring ceremony at the Cherokee County Matrimony Chapel. More...

BETHEL HONORS RETIRED EDUCATORS –

Bethel Baptist Church recently honored its members at morning worship services who retired from the Cherokee County School System. They were presented gifts for their many years of service. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

William C. Deal

William Clinton Deal, 80, of Naples, Fla., died Thursday, April 4, 2013, after several months of declining health. He was born in Concord, N.C., to the late Robert and Miriam Martin Deal.  More...

Harold D. Fair

Funeral services for Harold Dean Fair, 49, of Forest City, N.C., husband of Debra Fair, will be Thursday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with the Revs, Michael A. More...

Vibert L. Fraser

Funeral services for Vibert Lenox Fraser, 73, of 326 Starr Ridge Road, husband of Annie Williams Fraser, will be Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. More...

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President Obama’s symbiotic relationship with the abortion industry

When I read that President Obama refused to comment on the murder trial of abortion butcher Kermit Gosnell “because it’s an active trial,” I knew immediately he wasn’t being truthful.  More...

LETTER

Solicitor’s office seeks Volunteer Arbitrators  Dear Editor:  More...

Veterans museum at center of Saturday celebration

For Iraqi War veteran Todd Humphries, there remains no greater honor than being able to serve his country.  But even as his name sits firmly in the company of countless valiant servicemen and women, a quick look back through the annals of histor More...

City taking action against code violators

Amidst the nearby dilapidated vacant houses, Roy Montgomery operates a modest mission home on North Granard Street and takes pride in his neighborhood.  He and his boarders routinely cut the lawns and pick up the trash of the vacant homes.  More...

Local News

Blacksburg PD adding seized Hummer to fleet

Interstate 85 has been a cash cow for the Blacksburg Police Department, its stretch of the roadway providing thousands of dollars in cash and items courtesy of alleged drug dealers.  Now, the Iron City police force is thankful to those seeking t More...

PLANNING

Mark Hazle, chairman of KNOW(2)’s Campo Giorno, explains the event’s logistics to elementary school PE teachers Tuesday. More...

STEM lesson leaves Gaffney High statistics students up in the air

Local fire trucks and utility bucket trucks took Gaffney High statistics students as high as 80 feet in the air this week to track the flight patterns of whirligig models. A whirligig is folded paper that spins like a helicopter when dropped. More...

Sports

Peak to keep busy in Nike league

Gaffney star scored 20 points at Los Angeles event

Gaffney’s L.J. More...

Wildcats streak into postseason

Blacksburg High baseball coach Josh Batchler can pinpoint the game that turned around this team’s season.  More...

Fifth-place Lady Indians invited to playoffs

After a one-year absence, the Gaffney High softball team has returned to the state playoffs.  The Lady Indians learned Tuesday they were one of two fifth-place region teams to be included in the playoffs.  Gaffney will open district play Th More...

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