August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Local News

Will the performing arts center be revisited? — “Of course,” mayor says

More than eight months after Gaffney City Council voted to stop the proposed construction of a $5 million performing arts center, Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said he intends to bring the issue back up.  Jolly made that comment last week after coun More...

New home starts up 43 percent in July

The local housing market is still picking up steam.  New housing starts rose from a 27 percent increase in June to a whopping 43 percent increase in July as compared with the same months a year ago, according to the Homebuilders Association of C More...

BHS to honor former employee

Blacksburg High will name its cafeteria in memory of Sheila Falls.  Trustees voted unanimously to approve the request Monday under a policy allowing schools to name portions of its building in honor of individuals. More...

WHAT’S UP

BHS Cheer Yard Sale   The Blacksburg High School varsity cheerleaders are hosting a Back to School Yard Sale Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. until at the Barn. There will be clothes, shoes, household items and more. More...

CHIEFS IN TRAINING

Gaffney Middle School recently hosted its annual Chief Training Camp for rising 6th graders. Students participated in activities which help familiarize them with the school, and ease the transition to middle school. More...

Future looking bright for county building

The Cherokee County administration building parking lot has a bright outlook.  However, it will be a few more weeks before that bright future becomes a reality.  Cherokee County Administrator Holland Belue said LED light fixtures have been More...

SAYING GOODBYE

Firefighters from across Cherokee County traveled to Blacksburg on Friday afternoon to say goodbye to one of their own. More...

Duke Energy regarding fate of local nuke project ... ... When we know, you’ll know

A Duke Energy official agreed in response to an official inquiry from state Sen. Harvey Peeler that local residents deserve to know what’s going on with the proposed William States Lee III Nuclear Station in Gaffney. More...

READY?

New Mary Bramlett Elementary fourth grade teacher Temperance James, top photo, gets assistance from a construction worker in moving a desk Friday in her classroom. Extensive renovation work was done at Mary Bramlett this summer. More...

Gaffney Fire Department going high tech

New technology recently obtained by the Gaffney Fire Department was put to use just hours later during a recent fire on Providence Road.  More...

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