Dell executive leads students in high-tech session

Imagine a movie world in which Mary Poppins is a scary villain and the horror movie classic “The Shining” becomes a romantic comedy. A group of 11th-grade students actually produced movie trailers showing a scary Mary Poppins and a love-struck Jack Nicholson in a more romantic version of the classic Stephen King horror story. These purposeful media mashups helped a […]

Georgetown skipper chimes in on behalf of his recruit

Former GHS star has slate wiped clean

A former Gaffney High School star basketball player, one of three students charged with disturbing school following a May scuffle in the school cafeteria, had his record wiped clean Thursday when police recommended dismissing the charge and a Municipal Court judge agreed. Darryl Leon Peak Jr., perhaps better known as “LJ,” was one of two former or present students to […]

Two arrested after police officer attempts routine traffic stop

Two men were arrested following a Wednesday afternoon incident in which a vehicle crashed into a mobile home during a traffic stop. The incident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. when a Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigator attempted to stop a driver on 8th Street for not wearing a seat belt. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called in to investigate […]


Town’s expenses exceed revenue

Though keeping a close eye on its coffers over the past year, an audit of the Town of Blacksburg found the municipality lost in upward of $61,000 during the recently completed fiscal year, according to Union-based accountant Terry Fant. During that time period, Blacksburg brought in approximately $1,532,340 in revenues, while having to dole out $1,593,697 in expenditures. The municipality’s […]


Relay falls short of goal

Unless suddenly blessed with $20,000 from a local donor, Cherokee County Relay for Life efforts will fall short of their $200,000 goal. But by no means does that imply this year’s campaign was a failure, said local Relay co-chairperson Sandy Thrasher. “It’s been a good campaign,” she said. “Participation has been steady throughout and teams basically brought in similar numbers […]


Some world-class, cool uncle-type of advice

It’s funny how our perception of time changes as we grow older. Remember when you’d get out of school for the summer and summer seemed to last forever? Remember when you could head out of your home on a summer morning and pack adventure after adventure into a single day? Truth be told, I’m starting to forget what that was […]


‘New’ board should move ahead in spirit of cooperation

So we leave in our rear-view mirror another Cherokee County school board election. Allow us to pause here to offer our congratulations on a number of fronts, perhaps most appropriately to the winners, those whose hard work and determination proved a formula for success. Certainly they deserve our respect and their seats among fellow trustees. But also deserving of kudos […]


Chances slim of catching Ebola virus

Is America poised for an Ebola outbreak that will kill hundreds of people? Health experts say no. The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa had topped 900 as of mid-week, and health care workers who were treating infected patients have become infected themselves, with at least one dying from the disease. It’s the worst Ebola outbreak the […]