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LOCKS OF LOVE –

Four-year-old Madalyn Hope Hance donated more than nine inches of her hair to Locks of Love in memory of her great-grandmother, Sarah Bowman. More...

Limestone College Theatre presents ‘Reasons to be Pretty’ Oct. 17-19

Cultural ideas of beauty will be examined when Limestone College Theatre presents the play “Reasons To Be Pretty” for three performances Oct. 17- 19 .  The production is being directed by Dr. More...

Peak fall colors expected in Chimney Rock area mid- October to early November

CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. – Chimney Rock’s panoramic 75-mile views capture the full spectrum of Western North Carolina’s legendary fall foliage, and it’s getting easier to know when to catch it at the peak. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Delaney Bolin, 9th grade student at Blacksburg High

BLACKSBURG – Delaney Elizabeth Bolin, 14, 1040 West Pine St., died unexpectedly Oct. 9, 2013.  Born in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of Kevin Bolin of Blacksburg and the late Stacy Sprouse Bolin. More...

Joann Bonner, last employed by Magnolia Finishing Company

Joann Bonner, 33, of 105 Mascot Drive, answered the Master's call on Wednesday night, Oct. 9, 2013, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.  Daughter of Jolee Bonner and Dorothy Mae Bonner, she was born Aug. 10, 1980, in Cherokee County. More...

Lamar Hammett, retired from Board of PublicWorks

Lamar Poole Hammett, 86, of 823 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

DISTURBING VIDEO HAD BEEN POSTED ONLINE

Two students charged after fight

Assault charges have been filed against a female alternative school student for allegedly attacking and spitting on students during a fight outside a school bus parked at Gaffney High School.  In a disturbing video on Facebook, the female studen More...

LAPTOP, PHONE

SLED gets items seized in child porn case

Investigations remain ongoing into an alleged child pornography case that led to a local man’s arrest earlier this week, according to Gaffney police.  More...

County will outsource building inspection work ... for now

The county will use private contractors to do its building inspections — at least temporarily.  Reacting to a manpower shortage in its building department, Cherokee County Council on Monday agreed to contract with RCI of South Carolina for More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Hold the burgers, just give me two cases of beer

A man stole two cases of beer from a Shelby Highway convenience store Oct. 8.  More...

Firefighter games set for Saturday in Blacksburg

Onlookers will have an opportunity to witness tests of human strength, teamwork and specialized skill, along with some good natured ribbing, at the annual Cherokee County Firefighter Games on Saturday.  Held for the past 13 years at various loca More...

CB operators plan benefit Saturday

Local CB radio operators will host a benefit Saturday to help provide Christmas presents for underprivileged children in Cherokee County.  More...

Sports

WAITING HIS TURN

Understudy to Treyvon Parker, Cobb now has reins of the Wildcats’ offense

Tyler Cobb waited patiently three years for his turn in the spotlight as the Blacksburg High starting quarterback.  More...

With winning streak, playoffs still within reach for Blacksburg

Despite a winless record, Blacksburg could play its way into the playoffs by ending the season on a winning note. More...

Indians hope to contain Mavericks’ Massey

Last season, Gaffney did a good job of slowing down Mauldin’s dynamic quarterback Dre Massey.  It will be the same goal tonight when the Indians travel to Greenville to battle Massey and his Mauldin teammates.  “He’s just More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

No good options for Obama

Not long ago, the conventional wisdom in official Washington held that the so-called sequester spending cuts would be a disaster for the Republican Party. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s too much ... or maybe I’m just bitter

Lately, there has been quite the waste of perfectly good, cool alcoholic beverages at ballparks throughout the nation.  And guess what … I’m just fine with it.  More...

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