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Today's News

  • REMEMBER WHEN: October 26-November 1

    2009

    Carroll County scored five touchdowns in its first 23 plays, hammering Grundy 42-14. Five different Cavaliers had at least one TD each, including Ulisis Moreno, who scored twice and was 6-of-6 on PATs.

    Covington rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter, driving 77 yards in the final four minutes for a 30-26 win over Galax. 

    Grayson County attempted its first PAT kick in more than two years, and Mario Ruiz’s boot was true as the Blue Devils nipped Bland County 7-6.

  • WEEK 10 PRIMER

    So here we are. Two games to go.

    Barring any weather-related postponements, by about 10:30 p.m. seven days from today the regular season will come to a close and the bloated 192-team playoffs, divided into six classifications, will be finalized. Of the 306 football-playing high schools in the state, 21 teams still carry hopes of taking a perfect record into the postseason. As far as Twin County teams go, one’s in, one’s out and one’s still trying to decide.

     

  • Blue Devils hammer Graham

    If sets were doughnuts, Camryn McGrady would have gained about 50 pounds Tuesday night. As it was, the Grayson County senior came up just a tad light.

  • Board says 'academy' owner misled students

    The Board for Barbers and Cosmetology has recommended revocation of a cosmetology license belonging to Peggy Marie Haynes, after learning that her salon and cosmetology school in Cana, I Style Salon and Academy, was not properly licensed.

    During an informal fact-finding conference on Aug. 11, the board reviewed statements and evidence that was gathered after several students attempted to complete Haynes’s cosmetology program, only to be denied access to the exam that is required by the board for students to obtain their cosmetology license.

  • Hillsville residents debate zoning request

    HILLSVILLE — The Town of Hillsville’s Planning Commission is considering a request to re-zone 319 Edgewood Drive from an R-1 (medium density residential) lot to R-2 (multifamily residential).

    During a public hearing at Hillsville Town Council’s Oct. 27 meeting, three individuals made their arguments concerning the proposal.

  • Woman to serve 4 months for indecent liberties

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville woman will serve four months in prison for taking indecent liberties with a 15-year-old child while serving as the child’s custodian.

    Tammy Renee Stuckert, 37, of Hillsville, was originally charged with rape and attempted sodomy after the incident in question took place at her residence at Laurel Ridge Apartments on June 21.

    Stuckert turned herself in to the police three days later, and admitted that she’d had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old male that she was babysitting at her apartment.

  • 9TH DISTRICT: Griffith seeks second term

    Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith is up for re-election this year, running against independent challenger William Carr in the Nov. 4 election.

    Griffith was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives 9th District seat in 2010. The district includes the City of Galax and Carroll and Grayson counties.

    Before that, Griffith served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994-2010, where he was House Majority Leader from 2000-2010.

  • Day of the Zombies!

    HILLSVILLE — The experiment started as a test of a formula to give lazy teenagers more energy.

    But things went wrong — as mad science often does — and now the playground at the Carroll County Recreation Park is infested with zombie teens.

  • Readers Hotline 10/29/14

    Flabbergasted
    I just read a comment by one of the best that flabbergasted me. This person has been sucked into believing that Obama grew up poor and living with only his mother. That is laugh out loud funny. Obama exaggerated his upbringing because he wanted people to believe he grew up in the ‘hood. He grew up pretty well to do. There wasn’t a problem of money for his family or him. Obama will go down in history as the worst president. Thank Heaven our state is rejecting Medicaid expansion. We can’t afford it.

  • 9TH DISTRICT: Independent challenges Griffith

    Independent candidate William Carr is challenging incumbent Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) in the U.S. Congressional race in the 9th District of Virginia on Nov. 4.

    Carr is a 69-year-old retired businessman from Ararat. He grew up on a 300-acre farm in eastern North Carolina, and graduated from N.C. State University in Raleigh in 1969. He is married, a father of four, and a grandfather of six.