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Painter new CTC director

During the past six years, Amanda Painter has been actively involved in student placements from Cherokee Technology Center (CTC) into the workforce and seen the importance business partnerships have on the county’s vocational high school.  More...

LifeStyles

CAVA hosts ‘Cherokee Collects’ exhibit

Opening reception Thursday evening

Susan Bridges-Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Bridges of Gaffney, created a beautiful oil painting to remember a trip she took with her mother to Italy.  More...

Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival celebrates 20th anniversary June 14-15

Local barbecue team "Sleep Easy and the Midnight Smokers" is among the teams preparing for one of the South's premier barbecue competitions in Tryon, N.C., this weekend. More...

Miss Jones, Mr. Carroll exchange vows

Lydia Hayes Jones of Kings Creek and Matthew Randall Carroll of Clover were united in marriage on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Bethany Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Clover. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Janie Wilson, 78, retired from textiles

BLACKSBURG – Janie Black Wilson, 78, formerly of 400 Battleground Drive, Blacksburg, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Peachtree Centre in Gaffney.  Born in Blacksburg, Mrs. More...

Wilma Camp, 81, retired from Margie Webster University

Wilma Camp, 81, of Peachtree Centre, 1434 N. Limestone St., passed on Sunday June 9, 2013, at 8:40 p.m. at her residence.  More...

Lillian E. Manning, worked at Dept. of Agriculture until 2002

Lillian Evelyn Manning was born in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 1949, and remained a lifelong resident. She was given eternal life on July 17, 2005.  More...

Reassessment notices arrive, bring confusion

Puzzled and frustrated about your reassessment notices?  You’re not alone.  Cherokee County residents began receiving reassessment notices in the mail Friday.  Shortly thereafter, the Cherokee County Tax Asssessor’s Office More...

Local adult education boss named state director of the year

After winning national and state honors as a teacher, Cherokee County Adult Education Director Lisa Hannon has continued to excel in her current role of leading the district’s efforts to help adults achieve their education goals.  More...

Local News

Mayor questions trustee’s motives

Once may be happenstance, but Blacksburg Mayor David Hogue is convinced a Cherokee County school trustee is unjustly targeting the municipality— in particular, the students attending its schools.  More...

PRINCIPAL HONORED —

Gaffney High Principal Marlene Davis was honored at Monday’s school board meeting with a State House of Representatives resolution sponsored by state Rep. Dennis Moss on June 5. More...

Blacksburg residents protest school trustee’s consolidation proposal

More than 100 parents crowded into the Cherokee County School Board meeting Monday and jammed the district office reception area to express their opposition against a trustee’s idea to consolidate Blacksburg schools.  More...

Sports

Indians to host Border war

The Border Showcase Classic is returning to The Reservation.  The 2013 edition of the BSC will be held at Gaffney High School on Friday, Aug. 16, Gaffney coach Dan Jones confirmed this week.  There should be plenty of drama, as well.  More...

Justice prevails as Inman tops Post 109, 5-1

The Gaffney Post 109 seniors couldn’t solve Inman’s Matthew Justice - again.  The Boiling Springs standout pitched seven scoreless innings as Inman did most of their damage early to down Post 109, 5-1, at Commissioners Field on Monda More...

POST 109 PLAYER PROFILES

Age: 18 School Attended: Southern Wesleyan Position: Pitcher Bats: R/L Throws: R Years of Legion Service: 2  More...

Columns

DAVID LIMBAUGH

You’d better believe this is Obama’s America

Isn’t it ironic that President Obama, having acquired the highest office in the land by agitating — all his political life — against privilege and discrimination, is now systematically wielding his executive power lawlessly to favor More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

There is much obsession with being ‘the first’

Most of us, I believe, are enamored with anything ‘first.’  More...

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