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Woman accused of twice vandalizing burial ground

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A mystery in the Blacksburg area allegedly was solved recently when a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office detective charged a Blacksburg woman with twice vandalizing a gravesite on Antioch Road.  More...

LifeStyles

‘I’m going crazy, don’t you wanna come along?’

Limestone star lacrosse player is happy to be portraying insane character on stage

Sylvia Queener is living a double life as the days countdown towards her graduation from Limestone College. More...

Get ‘A Taste of Freedom’ – new cookbook published by Cherokee County veterans

A collection of recipes honoring servicemen and servicewomen from Cherokee County has been published by the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs.  Titled “A Taste of Freedom,” the cookbook has more than 650 recipes submitted by loved one More...

Union Arts Council accepting photo contest entries

UNION – The Union County Arts Council is now accepting entries for the 2013 Photography Contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Danny Turner Jr., 52, worker as postal carrier

BLACKSBURG – Danny Turner Jr., 52, of 247 Bridges Road, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, in Charlotte.  More...

Danny (Duke) Painter, retired from Cherokee Finishing Company

Danny Robert (Duke) Painter, 64, of 150 Far- View Drive, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.  More...

Gloria Lewis, loved to read and garden, and never met a stranger

Gloria Diane Virginia Lively Lewis, 57, of 139 Cherokee Ridge Road, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Born in Kleinlangheim, Germany, she was the daughter of Margaret Peter. She was a homemaker, loved to read and loved gardening. More...

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HAVE YOU CONSIDERED

At last, the egg is vindicated!

Life may be defined as a series of decisions each with resulting consequences. Decisions impact both our earthly life and eternity and are important. More...

THE MOSS REPORT

Rush to legislative deadline

A critical deadline is fast approaching for legislation to move from the House to the Senate and Senate to House if a bill is to be enacted this year. The ‘crossover’ deadline is May 1. More...

Suspect now faces murder charge

Shooting victim dies in hospital

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators upgraded an attempted murder charge to murder following the Friday night death of a 29-year-old Gaffney man who was shot last Monday night outside a city convenience store.  More...

DRUG SUSPECT ROUNDUP

Police take 17 into custody; look for 3 more

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies remained on the hunt for three more people Saturday in the wake of a multi-agency roundup of alleged drug law violators that began Thursday.  A total of 17 of 20 wanted individuals had been taken i More...

Local News

BHS students sign pledge

A Union County high school student was texting and driving 85 miles an hour on prom night recently when his pickup truck rolled over three times, a Highway Patrol trooper said.  More...

Special Olympics Tuesday at GHS

Finally, an occasion in which everyone is deemed a winner.  Scores of local athletes will once again convene at the Gaffney High School track complex Tuesday, taking part in the 2013 edition of the Area 12 Special Olympics.  More...

Offices moving

County officials are awaiting the delivery of some equipment to finalize the move of the Probate Court and 9-1-1 department to the new administration building.  Cherokee County Council agreed in December to relocate both departments from the Pea More...

Sports

Pair of Bulldogs expected to join Gaffney staff

A couple of Boiling Springs assistants will expected to join the Gaffney High football coaching staff.  Pending Cherokee County School Board approval, Jonathan “Blue” Cooper and Randy Birch are expected to join the coaching staff in More...

Wildcats can’t hold early lead

For the second straight playoff game, the Blacksburg High baseball team couldn’t hold a lead.  Up 4-0, the Wildcats allowed Liberty to chip away for a 5-4 win in an elimination game Friday.  The Wildcats end their season while Liberty More...

Gaffney MMA fighter wins UFC debut

Gaffney’s Sara McMann made short work of her opponent in her UFC debut Saturday.  McMann, an Olympic wrestling silver medalist, took down Sheila Gaff twice before pinning her to the mat and pummeling her with repeated blows to the head unt More...

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HEAD OF THE CLASS

Reading council honors student work at Young Writer’s Gala

Listed below are the district winners in the Young Writer’s Gala for the 2012-2013 school year:  K-1 Poetry1st Will Wilkins “Snowball Fight” Grassy Pond Elementary2nd Nathan Beheler “The Tiny Bug” Limestone-Central3 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?