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Company to build $14 million plant here

Steel Creek Galvanizing Company announced Tuesday it will build a new plant in Blacksburg.  The $14.1 million project will result in the initial creation of 72 jobs.  More...

Cops seize nearly $11K after vehicle stopped on I-85

An alleged smell of marijuana during a July 3 traffic stop in Blacksburg led to the arrest of a Jonesville man and the seizure of more than $10,900 in cash found hidden in various places within a vehicle, according to the Blacksburg Police Department More...

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Gaffney native’s ‘Good Hair’ gaining recognition - Free Access

Gaffney native Catherine Dee Holly is making a name for herself in the film industry. More...

GRADS HONORED

Shady Grove Baptist Church along with the Education Ministry honored their 2017 graduates during a special Baccalaureate Service held recently.  Students graduating from 5-year-old kindergarten, high school, and college were recognized and recei More...

“I AM Man” exhibit opening Thursday

CAVA’s Third Annual Peach Festival Exhibit, “I AM Man,” opens this week at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery. The reception for the exhibit will take place Thursday, July 13, at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vincente Maldonado, Jr.

Vincente Torres “Chimbo” Maldonado, Jr., 77, of 315 W. Montgomery Street, entered eternal rest Saturday, July 9, in his home. He was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was a son of the late Vincente and Beninge Maldonado. More...

Mary Mosteller

Gaffney, S.C. — Mary Holland Mosteller, 83, of Gaffney, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 7, 2017. She was born on June 21, 1934 in Springfield, Missouri to the late Rev. Paul Kendall and Viola Walker Holland. More...

Doris Love

Gaffney — Doris Jean Wyatt Love, 75, of 529 Edgewater Drive, passed away Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. More...

National News

Former Christie ally, 'Bridgegate' mastermind avoids prison - Free Access

A former ally to Gov. Chris Christie who was the mastermind of the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scheme will avoid prison after pleading guilty and giving testimony that helped convict two of the governor's former aides. More...

No monkeying around: Court weighs if animal owns its selfies - Free Access

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight as a federal appeals court on Wednesday questioned lawyers fighting about an animal's ability to hold a copyright to selfie ph More...

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police used cadaver dogs, a backhoe and other construction equipment Tuesday to help search a sprawling farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play. More...

Clemson trustees approve lowest tuition increase in 20 years for 2017-18 academic year

Consistent with its ongoing commitment to providing a world-class college education at an affordable cost, Clemson University’s board of trustees Thursday approved the smallest percentage tuition increase for South Carolina resident students in two d More...

McConnell reveals new health bill; will his GOP support it? - Free Access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell released his new but still-reeling health care bill Thursday, bidding for conservative support by letting insurers sell low-cost, skimpy policies and reaching for moderates with added billion More...

Leader of Multi-State Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison - Free Access

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office personnel helped investigate case

COLUMBIA — United States Attorney Beth Drake announced Wednesday that Eric Scott, 40, was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole in federal court in Greenville. More...

The ‘Sweet Life’ begins today for Mandy Gates - Free Access

A dream 20 years in the making will become a reality for Gaffney resident Mandy Gates today. Gates, one of three winners of the Gaffney Main Street Challenge, will open her frozen custard parlor, Sweet Life Creamery, today (Wednesday) at noon. More...

Local News

Waiting for the ‘Pull’

The SC Peach Festival Tractor Pull got off to a late start Saturday evening due to thunderstorms, which hurt attendance, but those who did show up at the Lake Whelchel site were treated to some mud-flying, engine-blowing excitement. More...

Legislative delegation discusses latest session

State Sen. Harvey Peeler offered no easy answers when asked Monday when a local government fund and education spending would be funded at levels required by state law. More...

Downtown shooting rekindles “Put the guns down now young people” movement

While the temperature on the nearest thermometer read about 90 degrees Monday afternoon, the humidity made it feel a lot more oven-like outside. More...

Sports

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Carolinas juniors competing at Cherokee National - Free Access

Event: 40th South Carolina Junior Match Play Host Site: Cherokee National Golf Club, Gaffney, S.C. Playing Dates: July 11-14, 2017 Social media: #SCJrMatchPlay   40th South Carolina Junior Match Play First Round Str More...

Limestone football to have conference opener streamed on ESPN3 - Free Access

Chosen as a featured game of the Division II Football Showcase, the Limestone College football team will have their first game as an associate member of the South Atlantic Conference against Tusculum streamed live on ESPN3 as part of an ongoing three More...

Columns

PAT BUCHANAN

Alone perhaps, but is Trump right?

At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. More...

GUEST COLUMNIST

Open government has come a long way

It was 10 years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s Fiscal Transparency Website — one of the first such sites in the country. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

It’s similar to what’s going on today

I’ve got a couple of things swirling around in my head this morning (Tuesday). One is funny. The other not so much. Let’s deal with the ‘not so much’ first so you can end up on a positive note. More...

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