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Today's News

  • 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

  • Grayson County gets the point

     BASTIAN -- Grayson County picked a pretty opportune time to begin kicking its PATs again.

  • Cavs run over Grundy

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County’s first team offense scored on every possession and the Cavaliers remained undefeated in the Southwest District with a convincing 42-14 Southwest District victory Friday over Grundy at Tommy Thompson Field. It took Carroll County (6-2 overall, 4-0 SWD) just 23 plays to score five touchdowns on its first five possessions.

  • Covington spoils Tide's night

    Covington drove 77 yards in a little more than three minutes to spoil Galax’s homecoming, taking a 30-26 nondistrict win Friday over the Maroon Tide. Galax (1-7), which led 26-16 entering the fourth quarter, was stopped near midfield and punted to the Cougar 23-yard line with 4:39 remaining, holding on to a 26-22 lead.