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Today's News

  • Were acid concerns ignored?

    HILLSVILLE — A Lambsburg resident had some acid words for Carroll County officials who he said ignored problems at a business with hazardous wastes, which recently prompted an emergency clean up.

    Guy Clark told county supervisors that residents in the Lambsburg community felt their previous complaints about the site — made weeks before the clean-up began — went unheard.

    Clark said barrels of acid on the site were not hidden from view, and county officials should have done something sooner.

  • Public record for 10/21/09 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.

    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 

    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in March in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • GUEST EDITORIAL: Celebrating our textile heritage

    During the coming days, communities across the South will celebrate Textile Heritage Week — this year exploring how our mill hill ancestors survived the Great Depression.

    Many references have lately been made to the Depression because it remains the nation’s yardstick for deprivation and mass insecurity.

    Chronicles usually begin with the October 1929 stock market crash. The South’s mill hills were not only far from that Wall Street epicenter, they were, in so many ways, a world apart. Isolation can be awful, but it can sometimes be an asset.

  • Letters to the Editor for 10/12/09

    Healthcare a right of all citizens

    This is in reference to Patrick Kelly Sr.'s letter to the editor published Sept. 14 in which he stated that during a meeting at New River Community College, Rep. Rick Boucher did not respond adequately to the question, "Where in the [U.S.] Constitution is wording that would allow for the national government to be involved in health care?"

    I was not present at that meeting and I don't know what Rep. Boucher said, so I will not try to defend him.

  • Back-to-back titles for Bell

     RADFORD -- Brent Bell of Galax claimed his second straight class championship at Motor Mile Speedway with a pair of top-two finishes in the season-ending Adams Construction 150 on Sept. 12.

  • Cavs face surprisingly-good Marion

    HILLSVILLE -- Those planning on making the trip to Marion for Carroll County’s Southwest District matchup with the Scarlet Hurricane on Friday may want to make sure they get there on time. This one may be over in a hurry. Not that anybody is expecting a blowout. On the contrary, these two teams appear very evenly-matched, much more so than anyone may have expected at the beginning of the season.

  • Cavaliers battle past Galax

    Some foggy patches obscured vision Monday night for travelers heading from Hillsville to Galax.

  • Maroon Tide girls pick up XC win

    RINER -- Galax’s girls’ cross country team put together its strongest showing of the season Wednesday, winning the Auburn Invitational at Auburn High School.

  • Tide sweeps ‘08 nemesis

    MAX MEADOWS -- It’s hard to erase the memory of looking into the other side of the court and seeing another team celebrates a championship. Thursday night may at least make those memories a little less vivid for Galax. The Maroon Tide completed a season sweep Thursday night of Fort Chiswell, the team that had defeated Galax in five games a year ago to win both the Mountain Empire District tournament and a playoff for the season championship.

  • Cavaliers rout Abingdon 26-7

     ABINGDON -- Dillon Caviness rushed for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday as Carroll County pulled away from Abingdon for a 26-7 win in a Southwest District game at Falcon Field.