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Weekend bringing with it much cooler temperatures

It’s unlikely anyone expected the recent pattern of pleasant weather to last. More...

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Historic Howser House open for tours Nov. 1 at Kings Mountain Military Park

The Brigade of Friends of Kings Mountain National Military Park will open the Henry Howser House to the public on Saturday, Nov. 1. The 1803 stone dwelling is located in a remote area of the park and is open to the pubic only two times each year. More...

GRANARD MIDDLE CHEERLEADERS WIN SECOND PLACE IN COMPETITION –

Granard Middle School’s 2014-2015 cheerleading squad recently participated in a cheerleading competition at Rock Hill High School. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Hammett – Lavine

Scott and Melissa Hammett of Blacksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Holland, to Stephen Lavine of York, son of Mike and Mary Lavine of Blacksburg. More...

Obituaries

Gene Cooksey, former head basketball coach at Blacksburg High

CALHOUN, Ga. – Earl Eugene (Gene) Cooksey, devoted husband, father, grandfather and coach, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at his home after an extended illness. More...

Miriam Whitaker, retired from Hubbell Lighting

COWPENS – Miriam Ann Wright Whitaker, 70, wife of the late Charles E. Whitaker, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 28, 2014, at Regional Hospice Home. More...

Boyce J. Rimmer

Boyce James Rimmer, 83, passed away at his residence on Oct. 26, 2014, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Pauline “Polly” Rimmer. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Grace Baptist Church in Gastonia, N.C. More...

National News

Iowa residents create Halloween hay bale art

CHARITON, Iowa (AP) — Residents in a southern Iowa county have been creating works of art from hay bales for Halloween. Lucas County's annual hay bale art contest features more than 30 entries in three towns this year. More...

‘PINK OUT’ WINNERS

Cherokee Technology Center students Brianna Osment, Eunice Smith and Kayla Ramsey were the winners in a “Pink Out” contest held by the high school career center as part of Breast Cancer A More...

Girls, 17, request jury trial

Two former Gaffney High students have requested a jury trial on assault and battery charges filed against them by the city police department. More...

TRUNK OR TREAT

Trick-or-treaters of all sizes, ages and costumes were on display at West End Baptist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat celebration on Wednesday. More...

Local News

Students get hands-on geometry lesson by launching rockets

Seconds after pressing a launch code, students watched model rockets take flight and a parachute carry their vessel safely back to its landing ground on the Gaffney High track. More...

Roof bids to be reviewed

On Monday, the county’s Judicial Services Committee is expected to review the bids to repair the leaky roof on the county law enforcement building. During a public bid opening Oct. More...

Police searching for man believed to be armed with machete

Cherokee County Sheriff’s officials continue to seek leads into the whereabouts of a local man believed armed with a machete. More...

Sports

Immovable objects

Gaffney duo combines strength, agility and touch of ‘meanness’ to dominate in the trenches

Opposing offensive linemen have uttered a common refrain when describing Gaffney’s inside tandem of defensive tackle Eb Covington and nose guard Davante Dawkins: “They’re good.” Covington, a stocky 6-2, 320-pound senior, and D More...

Indians’ defense to be tested against balanced Fort Mill offensive attack

The Gaffney Indians are coming off perhaps their most impressive win of the season. Tonight, they will confront a team that’s been on a roll. The Indians (3-6, 3-1) host Fort Mill (8-2, 4-1), winners of four in a row, at 7:30 p.m. More...

GAME CAPSULE

Fort Mill at Gaffney

TIME: 7:30 p.m.COACHES: Dan Jones, Gaffney; Ed Susi, Fort MillRECORDS: Gaffney 3-6, 3-1; Fort Mill 8-2, 4-1LAST WEEK: Gaffney beat Clover 35-5; Fort Mill beatYork, 30-14 More...

Columns

THEIR VIEW

Important amendment question on Nov. 4 ballot

It’s anybody’s guess as to exactly why South Carolina has elected its top military official, the adjutant general, but voters have an opportunity to fix that unsettling situation with “yes” votes on a constitutional amendment More...

SEN. HARVEY PEELER

A not so quiet summer

It has been a busy couple of months in South Carolina. The state as well as the nation has seen its fair share of drama. More...

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