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“Stories My Grandmother Told Me” explores the relationship of a young man and his grandmother

Tickets on sale now for CHAPS upcoming dinner theatre

The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society is pleased to announce their Fall 2017 Dinner Theater offering, “Stories My Grandmother Told Me” by the celebrated author of “ALWAYS…Patsy Cline,” Ted Swindley. More...

Mammograms and maniCURES

On Thursday, Oct. 12, Mary Black Gaffney is hosting a Mammograms and Mani- CURES event at the hospital from 5-7 p.m.  More...

Limestone College to present piano concert, silent film on Oct. 10

Ragtime, jazz, and silent film pianist Ethan Uslan will perform in concert at Limestone College on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Billie Manning Sr.

Charlotte, N.C. — Mr. Billie J. Manning Sr., 77 of Charlotte, passed away on October 4, 2017 at Novant Health. Funeral service will be held at noon on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Greater Gethsemane AME Zion Church, 531 Campus Street. More...

Martha Hefner

Blacksburg— Martha LaVerne Littlejohn Phillips Hefner, 70, of Blacksburg, formerly of Columbia, died Thursday, October 5, 2017. More...

Frank Heath

Frank Edward "Junior" Heath, Jr 89, of Kings Mountain, N.C., passed away on October 6, 2017 at his home. More...

State News

Monument would recognize blacks who served in Confederacy

COLUMBIA (AP) — Black South Carolinians in the Confederate military would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal made by two white Republican legislators. More...

South Carolina teen birth rate plummets over 25 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Breaking News - 10/9/2017 10:15 PM

Ron Garner resigns from school board - Free Access

After seven years on school board, Ron Garner has decided to resign. He cited a recent decision to move from Gaffney and concerns over the effectiveness of the school board. More...

City dismisses attempted murder charge

City of Gaffney police confirmed Friday afternoon that an attempted murder charge filed against a 31-year-old city man the previous week was being dismissed.  More...

Is bathroom remodeling proper use of A-Tax funds?

Gaffney Administrator James Taylor has reached out to state authorities regarding whether Limestone College is eligible for a share of the city’s Accommodations Tax money. More...

Local News

DRUMMER GIRL

Luther Vaughan 4th-grader Ashyla Wilkins plays the drums with Michael Henningsen, a member of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, on Thursday as part of Living History Day at the Cherokee County History and Art Museum. More...

Child support amnesty days scheduled November 16-17

All 199 people in Cherokee County in trouble with the law for falling behind on child support obligations are being given a special opportunity to make things right and potentially find a job that will keep them out of trouble in the future.  More...

APPLYING

Gaffney High School students work on college applications Thursday. More...

Sports

Top 10 shakeup - Free Access

Penn State moved up to No.  More...

‘Cats ‘Hull’ in win over Chesnee

Blacksburg defense turned away Chesnee three times at the doorstep of touchdowns Friday and Michael Hull sparked the offense with big plays in a 42-23 victory over their longtime rivals. More...

What a rush! Cavaliers run past Indians, 42-35

The Dorman Cavaliers came in with a game plan that was as effective as it was physical, and it worked to perfection through the first three quarters. More...

Columns

STAR PARKER

Judge Roy Moore bolsters GOP credibility

To the dismay of Washington’s Republican Senate leadership, Judge Roy Moore crushed Luther Strange in the runoff for the Republican nomination for the open Senate seat in Alabama, outpolling Strange by 9 percentage points.  Senate Republic More...

IT’S JUST ME

‘Project Neptune’

I got my tax bills last week.  I’m guessing most of you guys also received yours.  That’s “bills” … with an “s” … the plural version.  More...

LIBERTY BELLE

Dems vs. the facts

President Trump has unveiled a tax plan to ignite economic growth and simplify the tax filing ordeal. Sadly, top Democrats are responding with divisive rhetoric and lies. More...

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