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Today's News

  • N.C. driver killed in Carroll crash

    HILLSVILLE — A single-vehicle crash Sunday on Greenberry Road led to the death of a 37-year-old Winston-Salem, N.C., man, according to the Virginia State Police.
    Trooper J.R. Alderman responded to Greenberry Road, a little more than a half-mile north of Horton Road in Carroll County, after a 6:45 p.m. report of a crash involving a 2001 Cadillac, according to the report.
    The incident occurred when the vehicle was traveling north on Greenberry when it ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and a tree and overturned.

  • Drivers injured in Danville Pike wreck

    LAUREL FORK — Volunteers from both Laurel Fork and Hillsville fire departments responded to free those hurt in a two-vehicle crash at 11327 Danville Pike that occurred at 7:15 a.m. Monday.

  • Honaker, Ray finish strong to oust Galax

    BRISTOL –– Megan Ray might be the only high school basketball player who uses a jumpshot technique at the free throw line. Thursday, Ray jumpstarted her Honaker team when it needed her the most.

    In a nip-and-tuck battle with a Group 1A state tournament berth on the line, Ray scored 12 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter to elevate Honaker past Galax 54-48 in the Region 1A West semifinals at Virginia High’s Bearcat Den.

  • Galax back in state tourney

    UPDATE: Galax will play its Group 1A state semifinal game Friday at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center against 1A East champion Altavista. The winner of that game will play the winner between Radford and Surry for the state championship next Saturday (March 15) at 2 p.m. at VCU.

     

    BRISTOL –– They’re baaaaack.

  • Veto likely for student prayer protection bill

    Legislation aimed at ensuring students’ right to pray and engage in other religious expression at school has passed the General Assembly, but not by sufficient margins to overcome a promised veto by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
    State Sen. Bill Carrico’s bill passed the House of Delegates on a 64-34 vote on Feb. 26. It had earlier cleared the Senate, 20-18. Neither vote is enough to override a veto, which requires a two-thirds majority.

  • Officer warns of dangerous dogs in city

    Animal Control officer Veronica Bryant is warning the Galax community about a recent problem of dogs running loose in the city.
    Opening the door to let the dog outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes to use the bathroom, could result in more than an owner’s typical fears of the dog getting lost or killed in a car accident.

  • Hillsville's 'Ms. Biscuit' is Hardee's breakfast champ

    HILLSVILLE — When the best biscuit maker contest heated up among Hardee’s employees in four states, Mary Marshall of Hillsville kept her cool and baked away.
    Boddie-Noell, the largest Hardee’s franchise in the United States, named Marshall on Feb. 23 as the champion after months of competition among 700 biscuit makers from 335 restaurants from Virginia, the Carolinas and Kentucky.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/3/14

    Average Joe

  • It's time to explore health coverage options

    By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare

  • Three now filed for Hillsville ballot

    HILLSVILLE — An incumbent for the Laurel Fork ward of Hillsville Town Council will also appear on the May municipal ballot, according to the Carroll County General Registrar’s Office.
    Greg Yonce turned in his petitions last week to seek re-election.
    He joins Sulphur Springs incumbent Billy Walls, who is also seeking re-election, and mayoral candidate Billie Taylor.
    Tuesday at 7 p.m. is the last time that candidates can file to qualify for the spring election, the registrar’s office says.