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CTC junior state champ in HVAC competition

Austin Cromer will be headed to national Skills USA competition June 23-25 in Kentucky

A good day of fishing is better than a full day's work.  At least this is the motto Cherokee Technology Center junior Austin Cromer lives when he isn't learning how to keep rooms cool.  More...

State Museum presents ‘Carolina Makers’ art exhibition featuring original works by South Carolina makers

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum’s next major art exhibition, Carolina Makers, will be opening Saturday, April 18.  The exhibition, presented by Time Warner Cable, celebrates South Carolina makers who are producing handmade More...

What’s Up?

Golf benefit A “Golfing for Good” benefit golf tournament will be held Saturday, April 25, at Gaffney Country Club, 267 Huggin Road. The tourney begins at 8:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

BRENDA MARTIN

BLACKSBURG – Brenda Kay Huskey Martin, 64, of 157 McKee Drive, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Edith Cox

Edith Dill Cox, 89, of 443 Starr Ridge Road, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Robert Tate

Robert Tate, 51, of Irene Apartments, Apt. 6-B, 815 W. Buford St., answered the Master’s call on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 919 N. More...

Charge upgraded after moped driver dies

A felony DUI-with-great-bodily injury charge leveled against an Inman man in the wake of a March 25 collision was upgraded this week to felony DUI involving a death in the wake of a crash victim’s death at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.&n More...

Use of H-Tax a point of contention in Blacksburg

Debate has reigned supreme about how the Town of Blacksburg doles out its allotment of Hospitality Tax funds, a point of contention among municipal officials and residents alike since its launch in 2008.  This past Tuesday proved no different.&n More...

Local News

Gobble, gobble, gobble: It’s turkey season

Excuse hunters throughout the Palmetto State if they fail to get any sleep over the course of this month.  Making sure their rifles are loaded and calls at the perfect pitch, thousands of hunters statewide took to the woods Wednesday to take par More...

Autopsy

An autopsy performed last Monday confirmed that a hunter found dead Saturday, March 28, in a wooded area off Robbs School Road died from an accidental discharge of his weapon, according to the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.  Coroner Den More...

Improving race relations

From finding ways to recruit more minorities as police officers to improving relationships in Cherokee County, church, community, business, police and education leaders came together once again Thursday while vowing to keep working together to better More...

Sports

Holding on to a dream

Undeterred by life’s ups and downs, Gaffney’s Craig continues toward his goal of an NFL career

Former Gaffney standout Joe Craig doesn’t understand exactly why blessings keep coming in his direction, but is sure to look to the heavens and offer a prayer of thanks.  “People don’t understand the things I’ve been thro More...

Limestone athletics among D-II’s best

Jumping all the way from 79th at the end of the fall sports season, the Limestone Saints currently rank 30th out of 220 schools in the latest standings of the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup at the conclusion of the winter sports season, placing them More...

Wildcats closing in on playoff berth

Batchler: All of our goals are in front of us

Early success has not swayed the approach of Blacksburg head baseball coach Josh Batchler, his team heading in to the season’s home stretch with an 8-2 mark.  “This region we are in is tough night in and night out,” he said. More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

You can ‘rough it’ and still have your satellite TV

I don’t mind roughing it.  We real men occasionally are forced to do just that, forced to face life without the luxuries, forced to forge ahead sans the modern-day conveniences and do the best we can with the resources available.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Get tougher on cockfighting

Cockfighting has a long, if inglorious, tradition in South Carolina. Maybe that explains why lawmakers haven’t been willing to make the penalties on cockfighting as tough as those related to dog fighting. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

Let’s recognize who the real haters are

One may reasonably wonder whether the militant left in this country is solely dedicated to manufacturing issues to keep the nation in a constant state of uproar, angst and disharmony. More...

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