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Today in history: English author Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was born in London.

Today's Highlight in History: On September 24, 1717, English author Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, was born in London. On this date: In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America's federal court system and creating the post of attorney general. In 1869, thousa

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-24 04:34:00

The Latest: Mayor says shooting a 'terrible tragedy'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a church in Nashville (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says a shooting at a church is "a terrible tragedy for our city." Barry issued a statement Sunday afternoon after a suspect opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Chri

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 19:45:05

'Strong Mayor' or 'Weak Mayor'

Image courtesy of the City of Union Voters in the City of Union will be asked whether or not they want to change the city's system of government from Mayor-Council or "Strong Mayor" to Council or "Weak Mayor" in a referendum tentatively scheduled to be held Jan. 9, 2018. UNION - Should the City of

UNION DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-24 05:30:32

Event focuses on books for youngsters

Even as a newborn, Angela Padgett's daughter had a bounty of books awaiting her. The collection may have seemed premature, but it's paved a path to success already, the Shelby woman says. "My daughter is now in the third grade and reading at a fifth-grade level," Padgett said. She credits this succe

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-24 16:42:44

Group plans to unveil plan for battlefield conservation

A group working to preserve land around area Revolutionary War battlefield sites in the Upstate will unveil its draft plan Friday in Gaffney. The Upstate Battlefield Preservation Group is reviewing properties around Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park and Musgrove Mi

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 21:08:19

Blacksburg High stadium, other projects approved

Cherokee County school trustees Monday authorized funding for several construction projects throughout the district. Trustees approved $3.75 million for a new football stadium at Blacksburg High School; $1.5 million for a weight room addition to be built at Gaffney High School; $750,000 for heating

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 13:52:53

Infectious Diseases A-Z: Hepatitis A outbreak

Outbreaks of the highly contagious hepatitis A virus have public health officials concerned. An outbreak of hepatitis A in San Diego led public health officials to declare a public health emergency. Officials in San Diego say more than 65 percent of those affected have been homeless or illcit drug u

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:37:43

Treating more than the disease: Giving kids with cancer Brighter Tomorrows

Even though survival rates continue to improve, going through treatment can be incredibly difficult for children dealing with cancer and their families. But organizations that focus on lifting the spirits of patients and their families and helping them stay positive during treatment have become a we

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 16:18:11

Breast cancer survivor shares her story

Sarah Thebarge, a breast cancer survivor and inspirational speaker, will be featured at Gardner-Webb's Dimensions program on Tuesday, Sept. 26. This event will be at 9:25 a.m. in Stewart Hall of Tucker Student Center on GWU's main campus, 110 S. Main St., Boiling Springs. It's free and open to the p

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-22 14:24:05

Cleveland County to welcome Bishop T.D. Jakes

One of the world's leading faith leaders will appear in Boiling Springs for Empowerment Conference 2017. Bishop T.D. Jakes, known for his work as an author, filmmaker and pastor, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. It's

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-22 14:22:23

The Huddle: Cowpens hosts bluegrass concert

Cowpens Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Adair dropped us a line to say that the town of Cowpens will sponsor a bluegrass concert Saturday. The band Backline will perform at the Cowpens Farmers Market on Main Street from 6-9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. **** Breaking Bread for Jesus, which o

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 01:15:27

Early Halloween highway horror: Flaming pumpkins jam traffic

SAN ANTONIO, Fla. (AP) - In an early Halloween highway horror, a truckload of burning pumpkins has been blocking traffic on a Florida interstate. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said in a news release that a tractor-trailer hauling pumpkins struck a guard rail on southbound Interstate 75 n

WSPA.COM - 2017-09-22 16:08:19

Coroner on scene of accident involving tractor in Anderson Co.

We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest. MORE NEWS: Coroner: No signs of trauma after man found dead down embankment in Chesnee We have a crew headed to the scene. Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest. MORE NEWS: Coroner: No signs of trauma after man found dead dow

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-22 01:47:00

Free high risk prostate cancer screening today

SHELBY - A free high risk prostate cancer screening event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Levine Cancer Institute-Cleveland, 201 Grover Street Shelby. The screening is presented by Carolina Urology Partners and Carolinas HealthCare System-Cleveland. To qualify for the free screening: Males wh

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-22 09:45:00

Drivers on York County road may need to find detour for the next month

A section of S.C. Highway 97 will be closed starting Sept. 25 until the end of November, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation. S.C. 97, or Wylie Avenue, will be closed for repairs between Hickory Grove and Smyrna, according to SCDOT. The road will be closed from north of Rai

ROCK HILL HERALD - 2017-09-22 20:29:00

Mayo Clinic Minute: Symptoms, solutions for carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates numbness and tingling in your palm from the thumb to ring fingers. It occurs when a nerve on the palm side of the hand is compressed or irritated in some way. Often, a combination of risk factors contributes to the development of the condition, whic

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 19:32:21

Courtyard at Chesnee Community Center dedicated to local couple

CHESNEE, SC (WSPA) - A courtyard at the Chesnee Community Center was dedicated in honor of a local couple, Friday afternoon. The couple, Linda and Doug Underwood, were there for a ceremony Friday which unveiled a new sign thanking them for their dedication to the community center. The Spartanburg Co

WSPA.COM - 2017-09-22 20:10:08

More drug arrests from Sheriff's Office

The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office made two more drug arrests this week during the department's mission to disrupt the flow of drugs in the county. "Our business is arresting drug dealers, and business is booming," Sheriff Alan Norman said. The goal of the Sheriff's Office is to arrest high-level

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-23 19:18:52

Teen earns Young Woman Achievement Award

Ivy Michaela Mull, 18, of Shelby, recently completed six years of intensive work earning her Young Women's (YW) Recognition Award through her participation in the Personal Progress program in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The YW Recognition Award is the pinnacle achievement for a

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-22 15:20:56

Aldridges, Cowan team up for matinee concert

If you missed out on buying tickets for Darin and Brooke Aldridge's holiday concert, here's your chance to see them perform earlier the same day. The "Sweethearts of Bluegrass" have added a matinee show and tickets are for sale. It begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and features the Aldridges with r

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-22 14:29:08