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Museum producing hit musical comedy “Always...Patsy Cline”

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society is gearing up for its latest dinner theatre “Always…Patsy Cline.” This international hit musical will be performed for a limited four-show run May 4-6 with a special Sunday matinee M More...

Annual Irish Fest held in downtown Gaffney

The City of Gaffney held its annual Irish Fest March 17-18 in the downtown area. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tracy Wright

Spartanburg — Tracy Lynn Wright, 49, of 1503 John Dodd Road, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, in Inman. Graveside services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Little Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellford, S.C.. More...

Zoe Childers

Blacksburg — Zoe Roberts Childers, 88, of 170 Childers Trail, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at Mary Black Health System - Gaffney. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Gordon Mortuary Chapel.  More...

Margaret Huskey

Gaffney, S.C. — Margaret Phillips Huskey, 92, of 620 Cherokee National Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.  More...

Columns

RASMUSSEN REPORT

To see future of auto industry, look away from Washington

One fact consistently forgotten by political activists is that politicians don’t lead the nation, they lag behind. The culture and technology lead us forward. More...

ERICK ERICKSON

The hue and cry is tiring

The website BuzzFeed recently ran an article that a liberal activist paid for documents that showed Exxon-Mobil had paid money to the Trump Organization through a third party to ensure Rex Tillerson became Secretary of State. More...

LEDGER COLUMNIST

Why would anyone do such a thing?

There are many, many, many things that I do not understand. Just sitting here thinking about it made me realize there is much more that I do not comprehend than there is that I do. Electricity. Women (pretty much all of them). More...

Councilmen exit 3-hour closed-door session with pay raise proposal for county workers

Cherokee County employees will get another pay boost in the new fiscal year budget. More...

Blaze leaves home with extensive damage

A Monday afternoon fire caused extensive damage to the interior of a Robbs School Road home.  The Grassy Pond Volunteer Fire Department initially was dispatched to the 300 block regarding a fire alarm activation but a passerby quickly notified 9 More...

Local News

Kings Mountain National Military Park seeks volunteers for Park Day

BLACKSBURG – On Saturday, March 25, 2017, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 sites in 30 states to answer the call to service on Park Day. More...

Richards nominated

Gaffney resident Colby Richards is a freshman at Memphis College of Art and has been recommended for a unique opportunity.  Richards was nominated by his drawing professor to attend the Horn Island Program. More...

County’s return on ACOG investment is $40 to $1

When it comes to the Appalachian Council of Governments, Cherokee County is getting the best bang for its buck.  More...

Sports

Gaffney QB and RB take unofficial visit to N.C. State

Gaffney stars Cam Rice and Tyshun Sarratt took an unofficial visit to North Carolina State this past weekend.  The ACC school has shown interest in the juniors, Gaffney coach Dan Jones said.  Rice was moved to running back after starting on More...

LOWERING THE BOOM

Limestone linebacker Raymond Hall unloads on a running back during Saturday’s Blue and White Game at The Reservation. The game drew more than 500 fans who braved threatening skies and a lightning delay.   More...

Indians blank Dorman

The Gaffney boys soccer team had a statement win on Monday, blanking region rival Dorman 2-0 at The Reservation.  Both teams played cautiously in a scoreless first half until Angel Garcia nearly put the Indians on top midway through the second h More...

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