Federal trial pulls back curtain on basketball recruiting


The curtain to college basketball’s worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash. New allegations were made and more programs ensnared as witnesses took the stand in the trial of an Adidas executive and two others facing wire fraud and corruption charges. […]

Fallen South Carolina officer mourned as a hero


“Never be afraid of anything — and even if you are afraid, don’t let anyone know,” Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington said, repeating the advice Carraway gave him when he started in policing.

No. 4 Clemson welcomes break after emotion-filled stretch

The upheaval started two weeks back when Clemson named freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence as starter over well-respected senior — and last year’s starter — Kelly Bryant. A day later, Bryant told coach Dabo Swinney of his intent to transfer and left the program.

Michael strengthens into a hurricane, menaces Florida


MIAMI (AP) — A tropical weather system that rapidly strengthened into Hurricane Michael on Monday is likely to keep growing stronger ahead of an expected strike on Florida’s Panhandle by midweek, forecasters said. Michael could strengthen into a major hurricane with winds topping 111 mph (178 kph) by Tuesday night before an expected strike Wednesday on the Panhandle or Big […]

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Latest Top 10


Notre Dame moved into the top five, Texas and UCF reached the top 10 and the Southeastern Conference placed a season-high eight teams in the latest Associated Press college football poll. After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost on Saturday, there was significant movement throughout the AP Top 25 , except in the first four spots. […]

Today in History


  Today is Monday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2018. There are 84 days left in the year. Today is Columbus Day in the United States and Thanksgiving in Canada. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1998, the House triggered an open-ended impeachment inquiry against President Bill Clinton in a momentous 258-176 vote; 31 Democrats joined majority Republicans […]

Two new weapons unleashed to fight drugs

To say the newest additions to the Blacksburg Police Department have a nose for police work would be an understatement. Norbi, who was born in Hungary, and Rudi, who was born in Poland, came to the United States specifically to work in law enforcement and they are more than well equipped to carry out their mission of sniffing out drugs […]

Suspect in Shelby murder arrested in Gaffney

A murder suspect from Cleveland County, N.C., was apprehended last week in a Gaffney apartment. Davajiha Hoey, 20, of Shelby, N.C., was taken into custody by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, which was assisted by the Gaffney Police Department, the Cleveland County Sheriff ’s Office and Cherokee County Sheriff ’s Office, at Magnolia Ridge Apartments on Tuesday evening. Hoey […]

Improvement shown in end-of-course English and history exams

Cherokee County high school students had their highest passing rates on the English end-of-course exams in seven years. State test data showed English passage rates increased by 8.8 points to 76.9 percent. Statewide, the average score on English I end-of-course increased from 71.4 percent to 74.4 percent. The percentage of studentsscoringaCorbetterincreased statewide from 56.2 percent in 2017 to 62.1 percent. […]