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Scheme lands man in federal prison

A Blacksburg man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte to 45 months in federal prison for a scheme to defraud Walmart stores in multiple states, according to the U.S. More...

Nominations for Oscar(s) due today

Modeled after the iconic movie awards, KNOW(2) will honor local residents for their volunteer service March 17 at its second annual “A Night at the Oscar(s).”  More...

LifeStyles

Who won the Oscars? - Free Access

List of winners at Sunday's 88th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: "Spotlight."  More...

Something for everybody on the Oscars red carpet - Free Access

The year's biggest night for red carpet glamour included something for everybody in bold color and soft shades, frothy wonders and sleek, body hugging looks. And there was, of course, plenty of sparkle. More...

Cadets participate in forum with veteran teachers

The 2015-2016 Teacher Forum welcomed Teacher Cadets from Blacksburg High School and Gaffney High School to its third quarter meeting at Gaffney High School on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Hosted by Cherokee County’s current Teacher of the Year, Dr. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kenneth Holmes - Free Access

Gaffney, SC — Kenneth Neal Holmes, 69, of 118 Brittany Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

Charles Brewton

Charles Brewton, age 61, of 1236 Bunche Lane, Cowpens, South Carolina, answered the Master’s call on Friday, February 26, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg, South Carolina.  More...

Nelson Butler

Nelson Butler, Jr., 73, of 200 Boiling Springs Highway, entered eternal rest on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. More...

State News

At 106 years, Columbia woman continues voting streak

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At 106 years old, Columbia resident Donella Wilson is continuing her voting streak.  Wilson, who voted Saturday in South Carolina's primary election, tells WLTX-TV that she knows voting is important .  More...

CRIMSON SCREEN HORROR FILM FEST

Teacher, former GHS students make their big-screen debut in ‘The Group’

Several Gaffney High products will make their big screen debuts in a short movie selected for the fourth annual Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival in North Charleston.  More...

It’s Hillary by a landslide

The voter turnout was small here but the support for Hillary Clinton was huge.  Clinton received 77.8 percent of the ballots cast in Cherokee County, or 1,870 votes, to easily outdistance Vermont Sen. More...

TREE FALLS ON HOUSE

This tree being removed from an adjoining lot Sunday came to rest on top of a Vermont Drive house. Nobody was home when the incident occurred. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORT

Local college students lose $2,525 in spring break scam

Several area college students were cheated out of more than $2,500 through an online scam for a spring break home rental in Daytona Beach.  More...

POLICE REPORTS

n A Gaffney woman filed a police complaint after someone used her debit card number to make a large purchase at Walmart.  According to an incident report, the city woman’s debit card number was used to make a $384.90 purchase at Walmart i More...

City councilman wants Irene Park open this summer

Since its closing in 2012, the plan to repair Irene Park pool has faced murky waters.  But Gaffney City Councilman Bernard Smith pledged to push hard to renovate the facility in time to open this summer.  More...

Sports

Senior Night Surprises

Limestone men rally to snap King 10-game win streak

Senior night began slowly for the Limestone men's basketball team Friday night in the Timken Center as the Saints faced off against the Conference Carolinas regular season champion King University Torando.  Limestone trailed by double digits at More...

Tied at halftime, LC women down King to finish with 27-0 mark

The nationally third ranked Limestone College women’s basketball team made history, posting an undefeated regular season after knocking off King University 70-61 Friday on Senior Night. More...

Blacksburg football schedule includes eight playoff teams

Blacksburg High football team will play a defending state champion and eight playoff teams when the 2016 season gets underway.  Blacksburg will play six non-region opponents after region realignment and new state classifications reduced the numb More...

Columns

IT’S JUST ME

The ‘croci’ are blooming; can spring be far behind?

So it looks like that one 4-inch snow and that thin sheet of ice are going to be the only winter precipitation we get this year. Which is fine by me, because goodness knows I’ve sure overstocked on bread and milk.  More...

THEIR VIEW

Start small with South Carolina term limits

South Carolina legislators who support term limits for Congress have filed resolutions with the avowed aim of a constitutional convention that would take up the issue. More...

DAVID LIMBAUGH

A respectful appeal to Trump supporters

As a Reagan conservative this is a particularly difficult primary season. We finally have what many of us consider a near-perfect candidate on the issues at a perfect time in our history, but obstacles persist.  More...

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