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. Solicitor David Pascoe announced that the State Grand Jury had returned indictments against Richard Quinn on charges of criminal conspiracy and failure to register as a lobbyist. […]

Indians expect competitive battle with rival Rebels

GAFFNEY (4-4, 1-1) VS. BYRNES (7-1, 1-1) Today, 7:30 p.m. — The Reservation, Gaffney High School Freeport’s John Gaillot reiterates the philosophy each week that every Region III-5A game is a playoff game. Today’s matchup with rival Byrnes has an added layer as the winner will enhance their playoff spot. Although there is a remote chance that the Indians would […]


Hollis makes up for lack of height with speed and leverage to make impact on DL

He’s small in stature, but Zyan Hollis’ impact on the field this season has been hard to miss on Fridays. In an increasingly pass-heavy region, Hollis’ size – or lack thereof – has become one of his greatest assets. Hollis is listed on Gaffney’s s roster at 5-foot-6, and 220 pounds. If you’re standing right next to him, those measurements […]

NRC increasing oversight of Duke Energy’s Catawba Nuclear Plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday it was increasing oversight of Duke Energy’s Catawba Nuclear Plant in the wake of an investigation into an electrical component failure during a test earlier this year. The NRC determined the incident, which occurred last April, had a low to moderate safety significance. Increased oversight resulting from this finding will include a supplemental […]

October marks the beginning of flu season

Flu shots are now available at a number of locations throughout the county. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. Symptoms could include a sudden onset of fever, cough, muscle aches, sore throat, fatigue and nasal congestion or stuffiness. State health officials recommend everyone six months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year. The vaccine is […]


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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. Kings Mountain Police Chief Jerry Tessneer told a news conference that the chase began around 8 a.m. Thursday with a hit-and-run accident in Gastonia. […]

Rosia McDowell

Mrs. Rosia Reid McDowell, affectionately known as Coot age 83 of Charlotte, N.C. peacefully transition on October 17, 2017 at Charlotte Health Care. She was born in Cherokee County. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, October 21,2017 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at York Memorial Park, Charlotte […]

Salvation Army Christmas assistance make-up day scheduled

Local parents who will be struggling to provide good Christmas memories for their children this year, will have one more chance to sign up for Christmas assistance at the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has scheduled an Angel Tree application make-up day on Wednesday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Angel Tree Program provides toys and clothes […]


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