Water, water everywhere

On your mark, get set, flow! County elementary and middle school robotics teams are drinking in the “Hydro Dynamics” game theme to learn all about water for this year’s robotics challenge. The First Lego League has challenged teams statewide to explore how water is found, transported, and used in the world. Students in fifth through eighth grade are using science […]

Lindsey Graham says U.S. military families should leave South Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that he believes it’s time to start moving the families of American military personnel out of South Korea as North Korea pushes the U.S. closer to a military conflict. Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he will also urge the Pentagon not to send any more dependents to […]

AAA Carolinas gives tips to properly transport your Christmas tree

Drivers face damages and fines from improperly secured trees

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – According to a new AAA survey, an estimated 20 million Americans who purchased a real Christmas tree in the last three years did not properly secure it to their vehicle, risking serious vehicle damage and dangerous road debris. Vehicle damage that results from an improperly secured Christmas tree, such as scratched paint, torn door seals and distorted […]


Santa Claus will be at the sixth annual Pancakes for Preservation breakfast on Dec. 9. The breakfast will be held in the event hall at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum at 301 College Drive. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call the museum at 489-3988 or purchase from a CHAPS […]

‘They whipped us’

A frustrated Gaffney High coach Mark Huff was a man of few words immediately following Nation Ford’s convincing 88-71 win at The Burial Ground on Friday night. “They whipped us,” said Huff in summing up one of the most disappointing home performances in recent memory by his Indians. The teams were ranked in the coaches poll and undefeated entering the […]

Outmanned Wildcats play Class 4A Daniel to wire before falling 60-50

The Blacksburg Wildcats’ game with Class 4A Daniel on Friday wasn’t a hallmark win. But the 60-50 road loss left Blacksburg coach Danny Ham with a self-satisfied smile. “What I’m most proud of is that (Daniel) has 6-4, 6-5 (players) across the board and our guys played with a lot of effort. If I get that kind of effort every […]

Peeler, Miranda help Gaffney grapplers to fifth place finish at 15-team tournament

Thanks to the efforts of Jacob Peeler and Jason Miranda, the Gaffney High wrestling team finished a solid fifth at the 15-team invitational at Patton High School on Saturday. Peeler at 120 pounds and Miranda at 220 pounds both finished first in their weight classes. There were other strong performances by the Indians as well as Mason Solmon placed third […]

Bryant leads Clemson to ACC title, berth in College Football Playoff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kelly Bryant long ago laughed off those worried he couldn’t succeed Clemson’s national championship icon Deshaun Watson this year. How’s the ACC championship game MVP look now? Bryant ran for a touchdown, threw for another and passed for 252 yards to help the top-ranked Tigers (12-1, No. 1 CFP) claim their likely spot atop the College Football […]


Avenging a loss in the conference finals a year ago, the Limestone College women’s basketball team built up a big lead midway through the game before closing out King University, 77-63, on Saturday in the NCAA Division II National Showcase Game on ESPN3. Senior Jasmine Richardson finished with 24 points and seven boards. The Limestone College men’s basketball team shot […]

Clemson introduces the first STEAM education endorsement in the U.S.

Michael Staton, College of Education CLEMSON, South Carolina — The South Carolina Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education have officially approved the Clemson University College of Education’s STEAM education endorsement, making it the first such endorsement in the U.S. The endorsement acts as a seal of approval for recipients of Clemson’s STEAM teaching certification, which trains teachers to use educational approaches […]