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Blacksburg home goes up in flames

A Friday night fire possibly caused by a lightning strike destroyed a Blacksburg home.  Antioch Volunteer Fire Department and all East Side firefighters were dispatched to the 600 block of Rock House Road at approximately 8 p.m. More...

LifeStyles

Dinosaurs invade State Museum

Robotic monsters come to life and take a bite out of time

COLUMBIA – This summer, take a journey back in time when monsters walked the earth, swam in the sea and soared through the sky as the South Carolina State Museum presents its newest exhibit, Dinosaurs: A Bite Out of Time.  More...

WHAT’S UP

Barbecues Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department will be selling barbecue and hash on July 4 at the main and sub-station, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until sold out. Pints are $8 each; 2 pints are $15, 3 pints are $22, and 4 pints are $30. More...

MARRIAGES

The following marriages have been filed in the probate court of Cherokee County:  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Fortenberry, retired from Duke Power

BLACKSBURG – Johnny Richard Fortenberry, 67, 1730 W. Cherokee St., went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home.  More...

Keeman White

BLACKSBURG – Keeman Craig White, infant son of David Craig White and Miranda Marie Nuzum, went home to be with Jesus on Friday, June 27, 2014, at Novant Health Gaffney Medical Center.  More...

Millard Westmoreland

Millard Fillmore Westmorland, 82, of Gaffney, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  Services are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Shuford- Hatcher Funeral Home, Downtown Gaffney.   More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

Do you think he would do it for 50 bucks?

During a vacation a few years ago, I learned that the degree to which you will trust a complete stranger depends on if the stranger has a 4-wheel drive vehicle equipped with a 2-inch-ball trailer hitch.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Hillary inevitable?

Looking back over the last century there were two great coalition builders in presidential politics: FDR and Richard Nixon.  Franklin Roosevelt broke the Lincoln lock on the presidency that had given Republicans the White House in 56 of the prev More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Celebrating checks and balances

Last week, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling against the president’s right to get around Congress by making recess appointments. More...

Primaries cost taxpayers $4.11 per vote

Cherokee County spent $26,000 on primary elections June 10 on a day when many local residents stayed away from voting booths.  Voter turnout was 20.92 percent in Cherokee County for the June 10 primary elections, according to figures released by More...

Miss SC has ties to Gaffney

COLUMBIA (AP) — Miss Anderson Lanie Hudson has won the Miss South Carolina pageant.  Hudson was crowned Saturday night in Columbia. More...

Victim’s son gives thumbs-up to ‘Southern Fried Homicide’

Despite being videotaped and interviewed for roughly eight hours, David Roberts didn’t know how the cable television show Southern Fried Homicide was going to portray a case involving the murder of his father and the conviction of Julia Phillip More...

Local News

Trustee urges delaying building plan until 2016

School trustee Alan McIntire sent the following email to his fellow trustees, urging them to consider delaying plans for a referendum on a school building plan. More...

U.S. Supreme Court ruling

Police must have search warrant to examine cell phones

If police want to look at the contents of your cell phone, the U.S. Supreme Court bluntly and unanimously ruled Wednesday in a decision hailed by civil rights and privacy advocates, they’ll need to get a search warrant first.  More...

Town accepts low bid for museum

Blacksburg moved closer Tuesday towards starting work on a new museum to showcase a vintage fire truck and the Iron City’s history.  Town council formally accepted a $520,249 price tag from low bidder Sossamon Construction for the museum p More...

Sports

Racing To The Top

Local motocross rider earns another trip to national championship

Trey Green has known what he wanted to do with his life since he was just six-years-old.  After riding his first dirt bike, the Gaffney resident began dreaming of becoming a professional motocross rider.  More...

Post 109 jrs. earn split with first place Inman

The Post 109 junior team did something no other league team has been able to do on Friday—beat Inman.  Post 109 earned a split in their doubleheader and handed Inman its first league loss with a 4-3 win in the nightcap.  With the spli More...

Post 109 Player Profiles

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