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Today's News

  • Galax man injured in motorcycle crash

    Staff Reports

    A single-vehicle motorcycle wreck on Peaks Mountain Road at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday left the driver with unknown injuries, according to the Virginia State Trooper C.M. Delp.

    A 2000 Harley-Davidson driven by James Paul Leprad Jr., 56, of Galax, was traveling on Peaks Mountain Road when he swerved to avoid hitting a deer, Delp said. Leprad was flung from the bike and landed beside the road next to a barbed-wire fence.

    He was transported by Baywood Rescue with unknown injuries, said Delp.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 103 indictments

    HILLSVILLE – A Carroll County grand jury met on Sept. 19 and returned a total of 103 indictments against 64 individuals.

    Included in those indictments were five charges against Jason Andrew Broderick, 34, of Adrian, Mich. Broderick was involved in a police chase in Hillsville on April 10 that resulted in the total loss of a Hillsville police vehicle.

  • Police car rammed, injured officer shoots at driver

    According to police reports, an Austinville man stole two cars; led officers on two chases, both ending in crashes, last Wednesday and Friday; rammed a Carroll deputy’s police car head-on and attempted to hit other officers; and fought with Wythe police when they attempted to arrest him.

    He is charged with several offenses, including attempted murder of a police officer.

    The Carroll officer, who was injured when his car was struck, shot at the driver as he sped away from the scene.

  • Grayson school system plans for future

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board reviewed and held a public hearing for the school’s comprehensive six-year plan at the Sept. 12 meeting.

    No one signed up to speak for the public hearing, but those present were given an overview of the plan as presented by Susan Funk, director of student learning.

    The plan — also shared with the public on the school system’s website — has five goals:

  • Absentee voting for presidential election underway

    Absentee voting is underway in Virginia for the Nov. 8 election.

    Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at a local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail.

    To vote absentee, voters must meet one of 19 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia absentee ballot application.

    In-person absentee voting is available at local voter registration offices Monday-Friday during regular office hours and on Saturdays Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

  • Readers Hotline 9/28/16

    One simple question
    I give the female race just a little more credit than this hypocrite on TV right now, Hillary Clinton. You want to talk about women getting proper money in the workplace and she is a fighter for women’s justice. Won’t you ask her one simple question? How come the women who have always worked for you make 75 cents on the dollar compared to the men that work for you? You are nothing but a hypocrite. Every day that goes by, she pulls back the covers on yet another one.

    String beans

  • Public record for 9/28/16 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:

  • Readers Hotline 9/26/16

    Not enough
    The NCAA cancelled all college championship games in North Carolina due to the HB2 bill in that state. The president said there was a tremendous concern to doing the right thing in this complex issue. If the president was concerned along with the NCAA, then why don’t they cancel all sporting events and all activities in the state of North Carolina? Just a question. Why just championships if they are concerned about their athletes?

    Secret ballot

  • Festivals celebrate local character, bring communities together

    It’s that magical time of the year again: the leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, our tasters are set for holiday treats and the streets are lined with vendors, performers and other fun things for families to enjoy just about every weekend.

  • Cavs escape Maroon Tide

    After a cakewalk of a first set it appeared Carroll County was in for a short night in its nondistrict venture to Galax Monday. But with 110 total points played in the second and third sets, the Maroon Tide made the Cavaliers do quite a bit of work just to get out of town in four.

    Galax gave Carroll County all it could handle and was one point away from taking a two-set lead before the Cavaliers staved off the upset bid and finally came away with the 25-10, 26-28, 29-27, 25-14 win.