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Today's News

  • Warriors race on 'very tough' Capital View course, Hernandez leads the wat

    Sports editor

    At Eminence’s cross-country practice last Friday — the day before the Warriors would compete at the Capital View Classic — coach Scott McClamroch told his runners the course would be “a bit challenging but not too bad.” He found out otherwise the following day when his runners raced on the toughest course they will see all season long. With very few flat spots and long, windy hills, Capital View has a reputation as being a tough course that produces slow times.

  • Ladycats close out regular season with first trip to All 'A'

    Sports editor

    Playing in the first-ever All “A” Classic State Volleyball Tournament, Henry County’s volleyball team won its pool play, advanced to the Gold Division for the top 16 teams and went 3-2 during the two-day event. The Ladycats had the 28th District tournament — which started just a few days later — on their minds, but still left the Mid-America Sports Complex with solid performances after two games Friday night and three games Saturday.

  • Warriors back on winning side, blow past Evangel

    Sports editor

    A week after taking a disappointing loss to cross-county rival Henry County, the Eminence Warriors got back on the winning side of things in a big way Friday night with a 58-16 blowout win over visiting Evangel Christian in 8-man action.

  • Port Royal business is a Limited Edition

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    Limited Editions, Port Royal’s wholesale and custom art framing business, has unlimited potential according to owner Rick Ouellette. “We are a jewel,” he said.

    Ouellette, a self-proclaimed “born salesman,” became interested in the art business after striking up a friendship with folk artist Dexter Bowles, and Ouellette started selling prints.

  • Street paving to proceed in New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    During Monday night’s New Castle City Commission meeting, there was at least some positive news.

    Public Works Director Scot Treece requested that the commission obtain bids to resurface several streets this fall. “If we can get some done this fall,” he said, “we can go back in the spring and finish up.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 15, 2008

    Wednesday, October 15

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    American Red Cross Blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Henry County Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    Story Time at 10 a.m. at Henry County Public Library for children ages 2 to 5. For more information call (502) 845-5682.

  • It's over for four county teams

    In a span of just a few hours Monday night, four high school seasons in the county came to a screeching halt. For one team, it was a nail-bitting showdown against a much larger school that has turned into a rival. For another team, it was a great end — at least from my perspective — despite the loss. And for the two other teams, it was the finish to a successful inaugural season full of bumps and bruises.

  • Seven vie for four seats on N.C. commission

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When New Castle residents cast their votes Nov. 4, the result could be an entirely new commission — just one incumbent seeks reelection this year.

    Candidates for New Castle City Commission are Dennis W. Benham, Donna Gatewood, Linda Golden, Anthony Pierce, Tommy Lane Pollard, Charlie Sevier and incumbent Wanda Thurman.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.

  • Busting election claims and 'facts'

    I have a confession. I absolutely loathe politics. Yes, I loathe politics. I love leadership. But I don’t like the politics that so often comes with it.

    Since before I was old enough to cast my first vote, I’ve had no love for the mud slinging that’s become an unfortunate side dish at election time.

    Sometimes, the candidates are slinging a little more than mud. But it was four years ago, when George Bush, John Kerry and the Swiftboat Veterans for Truth that I discovered my favorite election time Web site is Factcheck.org.