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Courthouse project will cost $760,000

A project that will renovate the stately Cherokee County Courthouse will cost nearly $800,000.  The actual construction is expected to be a pricey $700,000. More...

LifeStyles

‘Granville Automatic’ tells stories from the past with quiet, lyrical sound

Duo in Music Sandwiched-In concert Sept. 26

The Cherokee County Public Library will welcome Granville Automatic for its first fall “Music Sandwiched In” concert on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 12:15-1 p.m. More...

Limestone exhibits feature colorscapes, propaganda, Asia

The Limestone College Art Department is currently featuring its first three exhibits of the year, at two different locations on campus.  “Colorscapes and Introspections” is an art exhibit on display in Granberry Gallery and features More...

Romanian pianist Eugene Alcalay to perform on Limestone’s Steinway

Concert Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Fullerton Auditorium

Limestone College will present its first Steinway series concert of the new school year on Tuesday, Sept. 24, as pianist Eugene Alcalay takes the stage at Fullerton Auditorium for a 7:30 p.m. performance. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Iva Lee McDaniel, worked as battery filler in textile industry

BLACKSBURG – Iva Lee McDaniel, 91, of 477 Bluebird Lane, Blacksburg, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Wendover Hospice Home.  More...

Lillian Martin, 72, native of Virginia

Lillian Rebecca Huckstep Martin, 72, of 302 Cedarwood Drive, Shelby, N.C., wife of Herman Martin, passed on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C.  More...

Jane Goodwin, retired from Wesley Home Retirement Center

Jane Goodwin of Future Care, Baltimore, Md., passed on Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 2013, at her residence.  More...

Space-age food safety goes to school

Ever since man first walked on the moon, space research has become the one solution whenever there have been calls for greater food safety on Earth.  Now Cherokee County and South Carolina schools will benefit from a food safety system originall More...

Cowboy Dan aboard his trusty steed ‘Bubba’ will ride into Gaffney to preach the Gospel

Never claiming to be an expert at anything, there is one thing that Kansas native Dan Boyd does name as his claim to fame — his avid love of being a cowboy.  More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Late night explosion rattles windows on South Johnson street

A South Johnson Street resident investigating a loud noise that shook her windows late Sept. More...

Founder’s buys building

Lancaster-based Founders Federal Credit Union has purchased the former SunTrust Bank branch location on West Floyd Baker Boulevard, recently filed property transaction records show.  More...

Readers report numerous instances of debit card fraud

Numerous readers of The Gaffney Ledger have been reporting instances of debit card fraud and possible card skimming in recent days.  While it was unclear Thursday if the issues were widespread or isolated, the South Carolina Department of Consum More...

Sports

BIG-PLAY POTENTIAL

Blacksburg’s Mitch Lockhart flashed that ability with a couple of TD catches vs. Centurions

Mitch Lockhart brings big plays and big potential to a Blacksburg High offense searching for a spark through the first three games.  More...

Wildcats set to write new script to season as region slate starts

Quarterback Tyler Cobb and defensive back T.J. More...

Indians battling injury bug during bye week

As the Gaffney Indians enter their bye week, they find themselves dealing with a case of the injury bug.  As many as nine Indians are nursing injuries, according to the team’s injury report.  The hardest hit area has been on the offen More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Political class consciously choosing to serve Wall Street, not Main Street

It’s become common over the past year or two to note how well Wall Street is doing while Main Street is still struggling.  Sadly, that tale of two economies has resulted from a conscious choice by those at the very top levels of our nation More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is the sun peeking through the war clouds?

Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, “God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America.”  Observing the unfolding of the Syrian crisis, the Iron Chancellor was a More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

The most hated word in a child’s dictionary

My parents always used to tell me, “You’ll see when you have children of your own!”  Being the knuckleheaded chap I was (some will say I still am), it was easy to give a slight shrug of the shoulders and shake my head, passing More...

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