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Miss Goodson is the bride of Alex Franklin Trammell

Megan Elizabeth Goodson of Leesville, S.C. and Alex Franklin Trammell of Grapevine, Texas were united in marriage June 18, 2016. Gary Lamb officiated the 7 p.m. More...

September events at Chimney Rock

All events are subject to change. Visit www.chimneyrockpark.com for more information and updates. Labor Day Weekend Family Fun Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 4; Family Animal Encounters 2 p.m., Climbing Tower open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

“Young Starz” taking dance world by storm

The “Young Starz” hip-hop competition team of Elite Dance traveled to Myrtle Beach for the National Starpower International Dance Competition July 18-22 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

George Snipes

Mount Holly, N.C. — George Snipes, 80, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 26, 2016. He was born in Mitchell County, NC, son of the late Florence McKinney and Alonzo Snipes. He retired from A&E, where he was a plant manager. More...

Coreen Carnes

York — Coreen Waldrop Carnes, 72, of 13175 W. Highway 55, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at her residence. The family received friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 11 a.m. to noon at Midway Baptist Church of York. More...

Cheryl Westney

Shelby, N.C. — Cheryl Ross Westney, age 49, of 107 Enola Drive, Shelby, departed this life on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Kings Mountain Hospital. The family will be meeting at the home of her sister at 1563 Stony Point Road, Shelby. More...

Columns

GUEST COLUMNIST

Checking the national ‘dashboard’

You know those polls where they ask people if the country is heading in the right direction? One problem with that question is that it lacks context or detail. What makes us say yes or no? More...

IT’S JUST ME

Are there any ugly kids out there anywhere?

So I was watching the Game Show Network (I know; look at what my life has become) and noticed how the host was asking contestants what they did for a living. More...

National News

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen - Free Access

Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients.  More...

Civil War grave corrected 154 years later

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more than 150 years ago is to get a new headstone.  More...

Still no word from city on amount of money raised for proposed performing arts center

It’s been a task seemingly just as tough as locating presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s lost e-mails.  But Gaffney Mayor Henry Jolly said city officials should receive some time this week an update on the city’s fundraising More...

Ambulance struck on way to hospital; patient complimentary of EMS staff

An ambulance taking a Blacksburg man to a Cleveland County, N.C., hospital for treatment following a Thursday afternoon moped accident was likely totaled when it was involved in an accident of its own in Shelby, N.C.  More...

Local News

A ‘WILD’ ENTRANCE

Blacksburg football players blast through a Wildcat sign held by cheerleaders Friday for their pre-game entrance before the season opener at Lewisville. More...

WORKING ON THE CHAIN GANG

Gaffney resident Jay McKinney purchased the picture of the woman at right from someone who cleaned out a house in the Grassy Pond area. He discovered the picture above taped to the back of the woman’s photo. More...

Limestone College enrollment holding steady

Limestone College has seen little change in its enrollment over the past year.  Limestone had 1,241 full-time day students last fall. Limestone College President Dr. More...

Sports

Sensational Sarratt

Gaffney quarterback throws 6 TDs in leading Indians to 53-7 victory

All Gaffney wanted to do was give its athletes room to run against a larger Union defense. And for the second straight week, the Indians were up to the task. More...

Special teams continue to come up big in Indians’ victory over Union

Talk to any football coach about special teams and the first thing they’ll probably say is how integral those units can be to the overall success of a football team. More...

Gaffney defense, Decker flex muscle in beat down of Yellow Jackets

The Gaffney defense flexed its muscles for the second straight week by keeping Union County to just 200 yards of total offense in a dominating 53-7 win on Friday. More...

Letters

The transformative power of the performing arts

Dear Editor:  More...

Offers appreciation for series on proposed performing arts center

Dear Cody:  Bravo to you and your staff on the recent Community Matters series on the proposed performing arts center. Your investigation was a model of journalistic excellence.  More...

Other News

Strange, but true...

GPS device in stolen cigarette box leads to arrest HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A GPS device inside a stolen carton of cigarettes led to the arrest of two robbery suspects in Maryland. More...

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