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March for Babies walk set for Saturday

K.C. and April Barnhill were just shy of celebrating their first wedding anniversary when they found out April was pregnant. More...

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB RECEIVES DONATION

– First Piedmont Federal made a $4,600 donation to the Boys and Girls Club. ACE Bakery, through the Weston Foundation, matched the donation. More...

CCPL friends group celebrates National Friends of Libraries Week

Each year, thousands of patrons visit the Cherokee County Public Library’s locations in Gaffney and Blacksburg, or the library’s bookmobile at one of its many stops, but they may be missing out on another opportunity the library offers to More...

Obituaries - Free Access

JoAnne Owen

JoAnne Whitener Owen, 84, passed away on October 4, 2017 in Concord, California. She was the daughter of Frances Baber Whitener and Luther Hicks Whitener. Sister of the late Joe Hicks Whitener, Sr. More...

Rev. Jerry Revels

Cowpens, S.C. — Rev. Jerry William Revels, 71, of 135 West Church Street, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Matthew Ferguson

Spartanburg, S.C. — Matthew Wade Ferguson, 53, of 4015 Clifton Glendale Road, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at MUSC in Charleston.  More...

State News

Police fatally shoot armed man following 2-state car chase

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they have shot and killed a hit-and-run suspect who led officers on a two-state chase and was shooting at them as he ran to elude capture.  More...

Charges made in S.C. political corruption case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top Republican political consultant and two former state representatives were indicted Wednesday in a corruption scheme in South Carolina's Legislature that has now ensnared half a dozen lawmakers.  More...

MAKING A GRAND ENTRANCE

Construction workers install waterproof greenboard material Thursday around an architectural element for the main entrance at the Institute of Innovation. More...

‘Project Diamond’ package second reading approved by county council

Cherokee County Council on Monday approved a tax incentive package for another local industry that wants to expand.  On the heels of approving tax breaks for expansion projects for Tribal Manufacturing and American Decorative Fabrics, council ap More...

Local News

ROTARY GIVES

Limestone College President Dr. Walt Griffin (left) accepts a check for $4,000 from Rotary Club of Gaffney President Terry Dennis during the club’s meeting on Tuesday, October 1. More...

School makeup day set

The Cherokee County School District will hold a school makeup day Feb. 19, 2018.  Students and staff members will be in school to make up a Sept. 11, 2017 day missed due to inclement weather.   More...

New home starts up again

The local housing market rose a bit in September.  New housing starts rose from eight in September 2016 to nine last month, according to the Homebuilders Association of Cherokee County newsletter.  For the year, the county is up 24 percent More...

Sports

Coaches: Trump should invite South Carolina to White House - Free Access

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a "slap in the face" to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the national women's basketball champions. More...

Breaking News - 10/22/2017 7:26 AM

Limestone shocks Newberry - Free Access

On the strength of quarterback D.J. More...

Gaffney hammers Byrnes - Free Access

By LARRY HILLIARD Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com  More...

Columns

LEDGER COLUMNIST

New hope available for downtown Blacksburg

One of my favorite recreation spots is a few miles drive from the apartment I rent, just across the North Carolina border.  A greenway was developed along a 1.5-mile Broad River section near Boiling Springs, N.C., in 1994 through a public-privat More...

RASMUSSEN REPORT

Trump proving politicians not as important as they think they are

Shortly after World War II, Congress passed a law requiring the federal government to assume responsibility for managing the economy. In 1961, President John F. More...

STAR PARKER

Trump’s timely evangelical appeal

President Trump addressed this year’s annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do so. More...

National News

SC tourist fears he was hit in Cuba, years before diplomats

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Allen's phone started buzzing as word broke that invisible attacks in Cuba had hit a U.S. government worker at Havana's Hotel Capri. More...

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