September 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blacksburg High has personal interest in taking ALS challenge

The last thing Blacksburg High football coach Drew Chisholm expected was the chill in his bones Thursday evening when senior football players dumped a cooler filled with ice water over his head.  More...

LifeStyles

Tweetsie celebrates the golden age of steam locomotives with Railroad HeritageWeekend

Event includes shop tours, historic documentaries, memorabilia display, Cherokee dance performances and a doubleheader train ride

BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – For one weekend only, North Carolina¹s first theme park will pull out all the stops as it celebrates the golden age of steam railroading, featuring Tweetsie’s historic coal-fired steam locomotives.  More...

Hand pain not inevitable with aging

Chronic hand pain and dysfunction aren’t inevitable aspects of aging, but hands are vulnerable to injury and degenerative conditions after years of wear and tear.  More...

Newberry Opera House’s new season features some of today’s greatest artists

South Carolina Elvis Festival is set for Sept. 11-14

NEWBERRY –This season the Newberry Opera House will host well over 100 performances by some of the greatest artists performing today.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniel Vohrer, 29, a native of Gaffney

Daniel Glenn Vohrer, 29, of 125 Marc Anthony Drive, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home.  Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Daniel Wayne Vohrer and Rebecca Decker Vohrer, both of Gaffney. More...

Margaret Jo Huffman, retired from Wal-Mart

Margaret Jo Parker Huffman, 67, of 316 Drayton Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  Born in Gaffney, she was the widow of Eugene Huffman and daughter of the late Hilton H. More...

Don Ramsey, retired from Community Cash after 50 years of service

Donald Gary Ramsey Sr., 84, of 807 Beech St., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

My beloved Reds are limping to the finish line

I’d like to thank Walt Jocketty for ruining my summer of baseball enjoyment.  Jocketty is the general manager and president of baseball operations for the Cincinnati Reds.  MY Cincinnati Reds.  The Cincinnati Reds that I have lov More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Has Hillary ever been right?

Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question:  When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy?  The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Obama to do more to aid Syrian rebels years ago. More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Vox explanation highlights gap between political world and everybody else

A recent column on Vox.com may have inadvertently highlighted the gap between the nation’s political elites and the rest of the nation. More...

HEY, YOU CAN’T BUY THAT ON SUNDAY MORNING

Well, technically anyway

Buying a new pair of skivvies on a Sunday morning in Gaffney is OK, but not a new pair of jeans or a belt.  More...

Police chief among victims in recent rash of burglaries

Blacksburg Police Chief Jamie Ham was among the victims in a rash of burglaries this week under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  More...

Local News

Students show their true (college) colors

Blacksburg and Gaffney High celebrated the traditions and school spirit Friday that make the college experience great.  County teachers and students wore clothes representing their favorite schools while participating in “College Colors Da More...

POLICE REPORTS

l Air conditioning units and furniture were reported stolen following the burglary of an Investment Drive, Blacksburg, residence.  More...

Local historian shares story at men’s meeting

Local author and engineer, Col. John Hunsuck spoke recently at The Salvation Army of Cherokee County.  The topic of the lecture was his new paperback book. More...

Sports

Left singing the blues

Valiant effort by Indians falls just short in high-scoring affair with Dorman

Think a 28-14 advantage after one quarter of play is a safe lead?  Such a false misconception made the Gaffney Indians think twice, maybe three times.  After five lead changes in the second half, the Dorman Cavaliers finally surged ahead fo More...

THE NOTEBOOK

Ward comes of age   Following Friday night’s thriller at The Reservation, Dorman star receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside took to Twitter to relay his thoughts on the game. More...

Finally!

Wildcats end 12-game losing skid with win over Lewisville

Blacksburg unleashed a punishing ground game and forced two timely fumbles Friday night in a 46-36 victory over Lewisville to end a two-year losing streak. More...

National News

Now, that’s odd

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. More...

Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.  Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play is not suspected and that he just wants More...

Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase.  State police say 31-year-old David J. More...

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Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Gaffney) sponsored a resolution Dec. 7 for the Senate Committee on Interstate Cooperation to study the potential impact of not recognizing Daylight Savings Time. Do you think DST should be abolished?