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Today's News

  • Trustee sues AmerLink for $25 million

    WILSON, N.C. — Several of AmerLink's officers and sister companies conspired together to commit fraud, claims the court-appointed trustee in a lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • Two plead guilty to meth conspiracy charges

    ROANOKE — Two Hillsville men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to deal methamphetamine, after a two-year investigation by the Twin County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
    Federal agents had sought search warrants for the homes of Rigoberto Ruiz-Ruvalcaba of 328 Saddle Up Trail and Stacey Harold Bullion of 63 Lewis Lane as early as April 2009.

  • Homecoming foe no pushover

     This isn’t your father’s Craig County. It isn’t even your older brother’s Craig County.

    This year, everybody’s favorite homecoming opponent is getting some.

    “They’re really good. I was even more impressed when I started looking at film on them,” said Galax coach Mark Dixon of the Rockets, Galax’s opponent tonight for, ahem, homecoming.

  • Elk Creek points battles come down to the wire

     ELK CREEK –– A father-daughter combo and several close finishes highlighted the championship points races at Elk Creek Dragway.

    With the Sept. 11 event rained out, the final points standings reverted to the previous weekend’s totals, with three classes decided by nine points or fewer each.

    Bobby Hash of Independence took the Super Pro Eliminator points title by one point over Linn Joines, 1,046-1,045. Gary Boyer (965), Billy Lewis (904) and Tracy Kilby (882) rounded out the top five.

  • Cavaliers, Blue Devils set for showdown

     Carroll County rebounded nicely last week from a pretty thorough defeat the week before. Tonight, Grayson County will get its chance to do the same.

    The Cavaliers conclude their nondistrict schedule and the Blue Devils look to bounce back from their first loss of the year as the two meet in Independence for a 7:30 kickoff at Bill Strong Field.

  • United Way expects challenging campaign

    The biggest challenge facing Twin County United Way in its annual fundraising campaign is the closing of so many factories where workers would donate a portion from their paychecks each week to the non-profit organization.

  • United Way expects challenging campaign

    The biggest challenge facing Twin County United Way in its annual fundraising campaign is the closing of so many factories where workers would donate a portion from their paychecks each week to the non-profit organization.
    The goal this year is to connect with those people again and reach new donors who want to support United Way programs, said Mike Frazier, president of the TCUW board.

  • GHS Homecoming Court 2010

     

    Galax High School's homecoming will be held Sept. 24.

  • Clinic struggles with more patients, less funding

    The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties will host an open house Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at its new location at 140 Larkspur Lane, Suite C, in Galax.

  • Carroll could allow RV parks

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll officials are preparing to make revisions to the subdivision ordinance to allow recreational vehicle developments, but they do not believe that the proposed RV resort along the New River Trail will proceed.
    The Carroll Board of Supervisors and Carroll Planning Commission have scheduled a joint public hearing for Oct. 12 to get comments on a few changes to the subdivision ordinance, which is intended to control residential growth in the county.