February 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Polls open at 7 a.m.; some locations have been changed

Cherokee County voters will take their turn at the polls Saturday to cast ballots for candidates seeking the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.  The GOP presidential preference primary will be the only race on the ballot. More...

LifeStyles

Local band wins competition, will perform at SC Teacher of the Year Celebration

After smashing voting records, Off the Wall band members found out Tuesday it won the sixth annual “This School’s Got Talent” competition.  More...

United Way names new President and CEO

The United Way of the Piedmont has selected Paige Stephenson as its next President and CEO.  More...

“Evolution of a Black Girl” coming to the museum Friday, February 26

On Friday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m., author, speaker, historical interpreter and award winning actress Morgan Avery McCoy will perform her riveting one woman show, “Evolution of a Black Girl, From the Slave House to the White House” at Ch More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deb Ellis - Free Access

Avid spades player

Gaffney, SC — Deborah Kaye Vinesett Ellis, 63, of 1840 N. Limestone Street, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at her residence. More...

Jimmy "JC" Carter - Free Access

Services will be Sunday

Jimmy Wayne “JC” Carter, 66 of Mooresboro passed away February 16, 2016 at his home. More...

Penni Griffin, First Lady of Limestone College

Gaffney, SC — Penni Oncken Griffin, social worker, educator, and First Lady of Limestone College, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

National News

NASCAR’S biggest losers hopeful of major upset at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The 1962 New York Mets, the mid-70s Tampa Bay Bucs and the current Philadelphia 76ers have nothing on Casey Mears.  More...

Rising to the occasion: Daytona’s overhaul ready for debut

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Trumps wins South Carolina primary; Jeb Bush ends White House bid - Free Access

Trump wins South Carolina; Jeb Bush ends White House bid   JILL COLVIN, Associated Press  THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press  More...

Trump faithful flock to rally

While Donald Trump was a little off with his estimate of drawing 5,000 to 6,000 people, or maybe even 7,000, to his stop in Gaffney on Thursday evening, there was no doubt he attracts a crowd.  More...

Girl, 13, shot by fleeing home invaders

A 13-year-old girl was struck by a bullet as two men fled from the scene of a home invasion Wednesday evening at a Chesnee home.  Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said the girl was struck in the leg and was taken to Greenville Memorial Hosp More...

Local News

County school receives huge grant

Ewing Middle School has been awarded a 5-year, $556,379 school improvement grant focused on strategies to develop stronger readers, career preparation and mentoring students.  East Carolina University education professor Dr. More...

Limestone community mourns death of college’s ‘First Lady’

The Limestone College community is mourning the death of Penni Griffin, the college’s First Lady who passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.  More...

GRAHAM WALL FOR CARSON

GRAHAM WALL FOR CARSON - Although he’s too young to vote, Graham Wall’s choice for the next United States President is Dr. Ben Carson. More...

Sports

Third ranked Limestone claims fifth straight conference title

The nationally third-ranked Limestone College (24-0, 19-0) women’s basketball team clinched its fifth straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship and secured the top overall seed in the upcoming conference tournament with an 80-65 More...

Sheridan sets lacrosse record

Senior keeper Patrick Sheridan became the Limestone men’s lacrosse program’s all-time leader with his 45th career win Wednesday when the nationally top-ranked Limestone College opened the 2016 Conference Carolinas schedule with a 23-3 dec More...

Wildcats defense roars in Saluda rematch

Blacksburg made sure there would be no letdown Wednesday evening in a 84-62 victory Saturday in the first round of Class 2A playoffs.  Blacksburg (16-5) were on upset alert entering the contest after Saluda shocked the top seeded Wildcats in las More...

Letters

Feminists are trying to prove apples are equal to oranges, but to do so, they have to cheat

Dear Editor:  On Monday, Feb. 15, you published an editorial from the Rock Hill Herald.  More...

Columns

LIBERTY BELLE

Democrats’ big lie about the Supreme Court

Democrats are giddy over the prospect of President Obama replacing conservative Justice Antonin Scalia with a liberal.  But Republicans are equally adamant about blocking Obama’s lame-duck appointment. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

We must always fight to protect the unborn

Our nation faces many challenges – from the threat of ISIS, to out-of-control spending in Washington, to a president who wants to change the very fabric of our nation. More...

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