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New software system helps 9-1-1 dispatchers respond more quickly

Dispatchers at Cherokee County E-9-1-1 put a full year of practice into action last week as a new computerized system aimed at getting vital information to First Responders and paramedics during medical emergencies became operational. In the past, when someone called 9-1-1 with a medical problem, dispatchers would have to turn to flip cards that told them what questions to […]


ffi A thief or thieves targeted a Smyrna church between Jan. 8 and Jan. 13 . According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, a Yorkbrand heat pump was taken from the premises of Canaan Methodist Church, Canaan Church Road. The unit is valued at $3,700. During another recent act of apparent copper theft, according to a separate incident report, a […]

Miss McDaniel and Mr. Balderas wed at Gaffney FreeWill Church

Erica Brooke McDaniel and Justin Rigo Balderas, both of Blacksburg, were united in marriage on Nov. 11, 2011, at Gaffney Free Will Baptist Church. The Rev. Dennis Tolley conducted the 6 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception, given by the bride’s parents, followed in the church fellowship hall. Taped music was played during the ceremony by Lisa Tolley. Selections included […]

Mr. and Mrs. Camp wed 32 years

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dale Camp of Gaffney celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on Jan. 5, 2012. Mr. Camp and the former Mauree J. Addis were married in 1980 at High Point Baptist Church by the Rev. Grady Pierce. Their children are Joseph Brandon Camp of Taylors and Austin Dale Camp of Gaffney.

Spar tanburg Youth Theatre announces Spring classes

SPARTANBURG – The Spartanburg Youth Theatre continues its 2011-12 Theater Education Program with an array of classes beginning the week of Feb. 13. The curriculum includes three separate levels of difficulty. ACT 1 level classes are designed for the youngest students and serve as an introduction to theatre. ACT 2 level classes are offered for students in grades 1-12. Each […]

Girl Scout Cookie sales now under way

SPARTANBURG – The annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, the $750 million, largest girl-led business in the country, began door-to-door sales on Friday, Jan. 13. The dates for the sales at local retail locations are weekends from Feb. 24-March 23. New this year is the Shortbread cookie packaging in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. It’s a tribute to […]

52nd annual Spring Show set for Feb. 29-March 4

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The stunning sights and perfumed whiffs of daffodils, tulips, blossoms and blooms will adorn Belgard Garden’s 28 gardens comprising “just a peek” into the fabulous Southern Spring Home and Garden Show set for Wednesday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 4, at The Park Expo and Conference Center. And in the background, the glorious music of Vivaldi, Cole […]

Union County Arts Council hosts ‘4 photographers’ show

UNION – The Union County Arts Council is sponsoring a new exhibit, “4 photographers,” and features the photography of John Byrum, Lisbeth Harvey Kelly, Billy Liner and Harold Senn. All of the photographers work in different styles of photography and the show will have photos that will appeal to most everyone. Byrumworks as a news photographer for the Spartanburg Herald- […]


Henry Gavin Fulton Bud and Susan Fulton of Blacksburg announce the birth of their son, Henry Gavin, on Dec. 30, 2011, in Shelby, N.C., weighing 8 lbs. 12 ozs. Maternal grandparents are Paul and Lucille Carl of Olin, N.C. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Elaine Fulton of Blacksburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Ralph Carl of West Hempstead, N.Y., and paternal great-grandmother […]