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Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank
Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.
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Friday morning accident
Staff writer Tim Gulla was on the scene of this Friday morning wreck on South Granard Street at Willis Plaza and shot this video.

Local News

CLASS OF 2025

Corinth Elementary students hold up posters at Tuesday’s awards ceremony indicating what year they will graduate from high school.   More...

Two sign up to fill unexpired BPW seat

Two newcomers are running for a seat on the Gaffney Board of Public Works Commission in a special election scheduled for July 25.  Meredith Bridges McKey and Rosa Webber will seek to fill the unexpired term of commissioner Elijah Inabinette, who More...

Photos

LEEANNE CHARLOTTE THAYER celebrated her 1st birthday February 26. She is the daughter of Frank and Joy Thayer of Blacksburg. More...

Sports

Wildcats ready for a basketball summer

Blacksburg High basketball coach Danny Ham isn’t worrying about the game results when his players take to the hard court June 4.  More...

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Blacksburg running back Michael Hull is brought down by a host of defenders in Friday’s spring game at T.A. Campbell Stadium. Hull scored on a long run and caught a touchdown pass. More...

Tough opponents await Lady Cats on hard court

Thirty Blacksburg girls basketball players attended a team meeting Tuesday when coach Bobby Rodgers unveiled a challenging summer schedule.  More...

Columns

STEPHEN MOORE

Trump tax cut will boost jobs and growth

A recent front-page story in The Wall Street Journal proclaims that 3 percent economic growth isn’t achievable. We are told that 2 to 2.5 percent growth is the best we can do, because of low labor force and productivity growth. More...

OUR VIEW

We must continue Judy Wyles’ efforts

We find it difficult to express in words the sadness we feel with the death of Judy Wyles. Judy passed away May 12 after she fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Back in the day when I graduated ...

All these graduation ceremonies going on this time of year got me to thinking…and that can be dangerous!  Yep, got me to thinkin’ about when I graduated from Gaffney High School in 1969 and the University of South Carolina in 1973.& More...

High school grads get diplomas Thursday

More than 540 Cherokee County high school seniors will close a chapter in their lives Thursday when they participate in graduation ceremonies.  More...

‘Hit-and-run’ death ruled accidental fall

Ongoing investigations into an alleged hit-and-run that resulted in the death of a pedestrian have allowed authorities to conclude there was no vehicle involved. More...

LifeStyles

Students team up with sheriff, humane society in project to combat animal abuse

In an effort to reduce animal abuse and neglect in Cherokee County, Ewing Middle School sixth-graders spent nine weeks working on a project aimed to help educate the public about proper animal care, recognizing the signs of animal cruelty and creatin More...

Major gifts launch campaign to expand Miracle Hill Mission in Gaffney

Additional community support needed to begin construction

The Timken Foundation has given an anchor gift of $60,000, and the Campbell Foundation has offered a $30,000 matching gift to jumpstart fundraising for expanding capacity at the Miracle Hill Rescue Mission in Gaffney.  More...

MOW Dice Run

The fourth annual Dice Run benefitting Cherokee County Meals on Wheels will be held June 17.  All motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to attend this fundraiser and ride for a purpose, to support Meals on Wheels in feeding homebound, elderly an More...

Obituaries - Free Access

D.C. Peeler

Goldsboro – D.C. Peeler, 87, passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Willow Creek Nursing Home.  More...

Dave Peeler

Gaffney, S.C. — Dave McClain Peeler, 85, formerly of 904 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Magnolia’s of Gaffney.  More...

Hoyle Ramsey

Gaffney, S.C. — Hoyle Keith Ramsey, 91, formerly of 2951 Union Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Brookview Healthcare.  More...

Other News

Manchester police name bomber, hunt for accomplices

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concert-goers, some still wearing the More...

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