August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bailey case unresolved more than a year later

Blacksburg teacher and coach Alex Bailey remains suspended with pay by the Cherokee County School District pending the outcome of a State Law Enforcement Division investigation.  More...

Ejections leave Lewisville short-handed heading into Blacksburg game

Lewisville will be missing eight defensive starters when it plays Friday’s game at Blacksburg.  More...

LifeStyles

WHAT’S UP

Church events The Hopewell Presbyterian Church of Blacksburg invites all to three powerpacked nights of revival from Aug. 24- 26 More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

You can’t just go around accusing cops

Have you ever felt as if you have been treated unjustly?  Somebody done you wrong, to paraphrase the song.  I’ll be the first to admit I’ve had those thoughts. Many times.  Not as much as I used to. More...

THEIR VIEW

Needed: Safe homes for children

Imagine that every student at James Island Charter High School were in need of a foster family. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

GOP should worry less about Trump and more about itself

Commentators and political consultants are working overtime to divine why Donald Trump’s candidacy is explosively successful despite his breaking all the established rules. They’re outthinking themselves.  More...

Bowl Eligible? South Carolina looking to host 1st bowl game - Free Access

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

Judge blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways - Free Access

Judge blocks Obama administration regulation on waterways    JAMES MACPHERSON     More...

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A BETTER RECREATION DISTRICT

Plan could result in mega-facilities

What kind of recreation facilities do you want to see in Cherokee County?  A swimming pool? More softball and baseball fields? A volleyball facility? Or are you satisfied with the current county facilities?  More...

Local News

Didn’t pass the exit exam?

You’ve got 3 mothns to apply for diploma

Cherokee County residents who did not pass the exit exam between 1990 and 2015 still have three months left to request a high school diploma.  State lawmakers eliminated the high school exit exam as a graduation requirement last year. More...

State, local unemployment levels fall in July

South Carolina saw its unemployment rate fall in July, though job gains were modest during a time traditionally marked by school closures and seasonal layoffs.  According to the latest report from the South Carolina Department of Employment and More...

Mother sheds tears of happiness at Saturday event

No matter how much she tried, there was little Tammy Bright could do about the stream of tears that poured from her eyes Saturday.  “They were tears, happy ones though,” she said. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Joel Fitzgerald

Previously worked at Kapstone

BLACKSBURG — Joel Kenneth "Snoopy" Fitzgerald, 49, of 122 Pine Grove Road, passed away Sunday, Aug. More...

Jimmy McAbee

Loved carpentry, NASCAR

Jimmy (Mac/toe) Wayne McAbee, 62, of 480 Lockhart Lane, passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

Mozelle Parris

Former owner, operator of Parris Florist in Cowpens

Mozelle Horn Parris, 93, formerly of 125 Ellis Road, Cowpens, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at Brookview Healthcare.   More...

National News

Reporter, cameraman killed on air; police chasing suspect - Free Access

A television reporter and cameraman were shot to death on the air during a live broadcast Wednesday morning in Virginia

ASSOCIATED PRESS   More...

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