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Today's News

  • EPA gets the lead out at chemical dump site

    LAMBSBURG — The clean up crew working to dispose of acid found at a former Old Pipers Gap Road business has now removed lead from the ground.

    Carroll County declared a local emergency in early October as the Environmental Protection Agency started cleaning up the acid at the Lambsburg site where workers once used acid to deconstruct computers and reclaim the gold inside.

    They found the acid in more than 300 barrels, which the crews offloaded into tanks to remove it from the property.

  • Hospitals offer remote access to neurological care

    Twin County Regional Hospital will soon provide a higher level of emergency stroke and critical neurology care — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — as part of a new teleneurology medicine program announced Monday in conjunction with Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

    Officials said Monday that TCRH will hold kickoff meetings next month to possibly launch the program in December. TCRH should receive the teleneurology equipment by mid-November.

  • Bypass Battle

    HILLSVILLE — Construction will soon start on an expanded and updated Race In — one businessman's plan to make sure potential customers don't bypass the store and a new fast food restaurant.

    The Town of Hillsville has approved Greg Crowder's plans to build a new 7,400-square-foot location behind the existing Race In, which would be torn down.

    Speaking of the plans Oct. 22, Crowder said construction on the new facility on West Stuart Drive could start any day.

  • Deeds, McDonnell state positions on issues

    As they do every four years, Virginians will choose a new governor Nov. 3. Ours is the only state constitution that prohibits the chief executive from running for re-election.

    Here are the positions on several issues of the two men running for governor: Creigh Deeds, a Democratic state senator, and Bob McDonnell, a Republican former attorney general.

    Why vote for you?

  • Un-bear-ably frightening

    HILLSVILLE — Before the ghosts and goblins took up residence in the FFA's Haunted Corn Maze, organizers had to exorcise an occupant firmly rooted in the natural world.

  • Public record for 11/4/09 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 Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Cheromei breaks 17-year-old mark at TCRH 5K

    David Cheromei set a new course record to win the Twin County Regional Healthcare/Galax Autumn Days 5K, presented by the Galax Recreation Department. Cheromei, a 30-yard-old from Marion, covered the 5000-meter course in 14 minutes, 53 seconds, trimming three seconds off of the previous course record, which had stood for 17 years since Merrill Hausenfluck set the standard of 14:56. Cher

  • Break up the Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- Look at it in golf terms: There are guys who are 12-handicappers who go out every week and try to shoot in the 60s.

  • Tide tops Bears, finishes 10-0 in MED

    Galax locked up the Mountain Empire District regular season championship and a spot in the Region C tournament Tuesday, knocking off Bland County 25-11, 25-17, 25-4 in the Maroon Tide’s regular season finale. Galax will host the MED tournament tomorrow (Saturday) with a perfect 10-0 record in district play, 15-4 overall. “This was a big win going into the district tournamen

  • Cavs, Blues, for it all

    HILLSVILLE -- This, folks, is what Friday nights in October were made for. Carroll County and Richlands will decide the Southwest District championship tonight (Friday) when the Blue Tornado (7-1 overall, 4-0 district) faces Carroll County (6-2, 4-0) at Tommy Thompson Field. It will be the fourth time in the past 12 years that the Cavaliers will have played for the SWD’s crown, h