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Decorated war photojournalist featured in Smithsonian exhibit

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Military photojournalist Stacy Pearsall will have her work featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. More...

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: “Everyone is a champion”

(LEFT PHOTO) Cherokee County celebrated its most special athletes in an Olympic style competition Thursday on a day in which everyone was a champion. More...

A band apart: Special-needs musicians aim for world stage

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (AP) — They've performed at Disney World in Florida and marched in New York's City's Columbus Day Parade. Now the FREE Players Drum Corps is setting its sights on a trip to the 2018 world championships in Indianapolis. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Goldie McCraw

Gaffney — Goldie Helene Leilani Keliinoi McCraw, 91, of 611 S. Limestone St., went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Mary Black Health System-Gaffney.  More...

Fannie Mae Silvia

Gaffney — Fannie Mae Morgan Silvia, 91, of 791 Pleasant School Road, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at her residence.  More...

Margaret Mathis

Blacksburg — Margaret Diane Mathis, 69, of 313 Deana Lane, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Gastonia, she was the wife of twenty-seven years to Leon Mathis and the daughter of the late Margaret Yates. Mrs. More...

State News

Babies Romeo and Juliette make debut in Florida hospital - Free Access

Two sets of new parents were surprised to learn their babies were part of a Shakespearean connection at a Florida hospital just two weeks after another pair of infants premiered as Romeo and Juliet on the same day at a hospital in South Carolina. More...

More than 70 years later, WWII ace finds rest in Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — The remains of the World War II ace pilot known for decades only as file X-73 carried a metal ring with the insignia of his squadron.  Metal pins held together his leg and his jaw was missing the top front teeth. More...

Sexual harassment complaint filed against former coach

The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a sexual harassment complaint filed against a former Gaffney High football coach. More...

Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office deputies were called after a North Carolina man unknowingly purchased a stolen motorcycle March 28 in Gaffney. More...

Broad River Electric earns Visionary Award

Broad River Electric Cooperative (BREC) was awarded an Economic Visionary award Thursday night by Spartanburg Community College.  More...

City council considers salary study

Gaffney City Council is expected to move forward at its meeting today on a plan to boost its employees’ pay when it considers hiring a consultant to conduct a wage study. More...

Sports

2017 NCAA BRACKETOLOGY

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Smith’s blast tops Bulldogs

Using boxing lingo, the Gaffney High baseball team has been counter punching for most of the season, waiting for the opponent to deliver the first blow. On Friday, the Indians delivered the first punch - scoring three runs in the first inning. More...

WORKING TOWARD A GOAL

Limestone sophomore midfielder Matt Del Diuca looks for a teammate in a win against nationally ranked Lindenwood last Saturday. The No. 1-ranked Saints topped Pfeiffer, 24-8, on Saturday.   More...

Columns

ED FEULNER

The cure for the cure: Fixing health care properly

“This is not the end of the debate.” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said that on ABC’s “This Week” regarding the House leadership’s failed health care bill, and he’s exactly right.  More...

PAT BUCHANAN

Is Putin the ‘preeminent statesman’ of our times?

“If we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time. More...

IT’S JUST ME

Don’t take your life for granted

“I haven’t been back for awhile because I was afraid you folks would find something,” I told the lady in charge of the treadmill portion of the nuclear stress test I was to undergo. More...

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