2021-03-15 E-Edition

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Erika Quinn, daughter of Erik and Christy Quinn, was crowned Miss Cherokeean Saturday. Other winners will be published in Wednesday’s Ledger. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

International company to build $93 million facility; employ 263

Project Pigeon will drop a $93 million investment in Cherokee County, according to sources with knowledge of the deal. Project Pigeon is the codename used by DHL Logistics for its planned warehouse and distribution center at the Sunny Slope industrial park near the site of a former migrant camp. DHL is the global leader in the logistics industry, specializing in […]

SLED charges former public works director

A former Blacksburg public works director was arrested Thursday by S.C. Law Enforcement Division agents on an embezzlement charge involving more than $4,000 in town funds. Michael Grover Smiley, 44, was charged in arrest warrants with embezzlement of public funds, value less than $10,000. Smiley was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center and released on a $5,000 bond set […]


It was one year ago Americans were asked to stay at home for two weeks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. There had been talks of the virus that was overwhelming hospitals in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of 2020, but at the time, it seemed as if it wouldn’t make its way to the United States; or […]


Occupation: Progressive Screen Printing and Embroidery Hometown: Gaffney, SC Family: Wife, Sasha Mathis, 4 daughters, 4 grandkids Education: Gaffney Senior High School Favorite book: Anything about space Favorite movie: Never Back Down Favorite song: I Am A Highway by Audio Slave Favorite entertainer: Tyler Perry Favorite food: Seafood Hobbies: Playing video games Your Dream Car: El Camino Cat or Dog […]

Details of Thursday’s police chase that ended in fatal crash released

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller has released new details about a multi-state chase that ended with two people dead in a grisly accident in Gaffney. According to the sheriff, the chase began Thursday about 6:35 p.m. in Cleveland County when a North Carolina trooper attempted to stop a white Jeep Cherokee whose driver had four outstanding felony warrants. “The trooper […]


Cherokee County employees Jenny Parnell, Kaylee Cash, Sierra Walker, Teresa Fuller and Beverly Carver were recognized at the most recent Cherokee County Council meeting for their contributions in the vaccine distribution to first responders. To continue reading this article, log in or click here to subscribe.

North Carolina man dies in Wednesday crash

A North Carolina man died following a Wednesday evening motor vehicle accident on Rutherfordton Highway. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler identified the victim as Flay Ronald Lovelace, 73, of Forest City. The accident occurred in the 800 block of Rutherfordton Highway near Vick’s Classic Auto Parts. Evidence at the scene indicated the collision occurred at 7:48 p.m., but it wasn’t […]


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