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School board loses a trustee

Blacksburg school trustee Jim Touchberry resigned Monday evening after moving to Lake Greenwood.  More...

LifeStyles

Bethel Baptist Church will host Rubye C. Sanders Valentine’s Tea

All-male fashion review highlights Feb. 15 event

In the spirit of Christian love and fellowship of Valentine’s Day, the Lillian Spears Circle of Bethel Baptist Church will host its first Rubye C. Sanders Valentine’s Tea on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Let CAVA teach you how to make a film

Award-winning filmmaker is instructor for classes

Abe Duenas, talented a local filmmaker and metalsmith, will teach the Cherokee Alliance of Visual Artists’ first filmmaking class at the CAVA Art Gallery.  More...

Additional academic award given in Miss Cherokeean Pageant

Samantha Bridges honored for having highest grade average

A Miss Cherokeean Pageant contestant has been recognized for her outstanding academic performance.  An academic award was given to the Miss Cherokeean contestant with the highest grade point average for the first semester. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Elizabeth Berry

Elizabeth (Beth) Louise Berry, 43, of Willow Springs, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Wake Medical Raleigh in Raleigh, N.C.  Beth was born Jan. 27, 1071, in Charlotte, N.C., to James and Jackie Mc- Fadden. More...

Dean Shirley

Edward Dean Shirley, 69, formerly of Gaffney, passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Reid House Assisted Living in Wellford.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Estee Shirley and Wilma Lovelace Shirley Love. More...

Kimberly Bowman Newlen

Kimberly Bowman Newlen, 57, died Feb. More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

We’ve been doing for 2 years what they would like to do

QUESTION: What is Cherokee County doing that the states of Oregon and Tennessee want to do?  ANSWER: Providing free tuition to community colleges for high school graduates.  How many times has it been said that Cherokee County leads the nat More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Staying out of other people’s wars

“If these negotiations [with Iran] fail, there are two grim alternatives,” said Sen. Richard Durbin, “a nuclear Iran, or war, or perhaps both.”  Sens. More...

THEIR VIEW

Shortening the GOP primary season

The Republican Party wisely will maintain South Carolina’s status as the site of the first GOP presidential primary in the South. More...

Breaking News - 10/9/2017 10:02 PM

Ron Garner resigns from school board, questions why board is needed - Free Access

Ron Garner will resign on Oct. 31 after seven years on the school board. In a farewell speech Monday, Garner cited a decision to move away from Gaffney and concerns over the school board's effectiveness as reasons for resigning. More...

SNOWMAGEDDON?

Emergency officials prepare for worst-case scenario

With gray clouds piling up, light snow beginning to fall and an ominous forecast before them, area emergency management and safety officials huddled Tuesday morning to plan for the worst while still hoping for the best.  More...

PEAK & PARENTS

Gaffney star L.J. Peak is accompanied by his parents, Lynette and Leon Peak, during Senior Night festivities Monday at The Burial Ground. More...

Local News

Service fraternity striving to provide positive role models for local fifth graders

There is a room full of student dreams Saturday morning as a future Gaffney High starting quarterback and successful business owners could one day leave Mary Bramlett Elementary.  More...

Settlement reached in fatal collision

The estate of a North Carolina man who was killed in a May 2013 crash in Blacksburg reached a $25,000 settlement with the insurance provider for the second vehicle involved, according to court records filed recently in Cherokee County Court of Common More...

AND THIS IS FOR YOU....

More than 600 Cherokee County teachers and staff members attended a health fair last month sponsored by Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center. More...

Sports

Wildcats blast rival Chesnee, 72-57

Blacksburg moves into three-way tie for second place in region race

The Blacksburg boys basketball team made Senior Night one to remember.  Senior Daquan McNeil had 18 points to lead four teammates in double figures as the Wildcats led from start to finish for a huge 72- 57 win over rival Chesnee on Monday.&nbs More...

SENIOR NIGHT CELEBRATION

Peak nets 40; Indians down Vikings to clinch second place

Mark Huff called Monday night’s first 16-minutes of play by the Indians the “ugliest half I ever saw.”  Fortunately, the Indians had another half to change Huff’s outlook.  More...

Winter storm postpones Limestone sports

Winter Storm Pax has wrought havoc upon this week’s schedule of home and road events for Limestone Athletics, resulting in numerous postponements.  Limestone’s baseball game at Wingate University that was scheduled for Tuesday has be More...

Letters

The rotten teeth of this county, state for decades

Dear Editor:   Tim Gulla’s long-awaited report on the status of the seized gambling machines was a breath of fresh air.  Although the end-of-the-road on this issue is still some distance away, the respectable people of Cherokee County More...

National News

Food industry seeks voluntary GMO labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) – People who want to know more about genetically modified ingredients in their food would be able to get it on some packages, but not others, under a plan the industry is pushing .  More...

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