Today's News

  • Lord's Acre Sale set for Sept. 26

    The annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Sale features home-baked pies and cakes, home-canned goods, fresh-cooked foods, handmade crafts and bushels of fall produce for sale at Felts Park in Galax.

    The event supports local churches, and is sponsored each year by the Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association.

    This year’s sale is on Saturday. The day begins with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Grayson board considers EMS ordinance

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors heard a request from Galax-Grayson EMS Chief Ron Passmore at the Sept. 10 meeting.

    Passmore presented an ordinance pertaining to EMS agencies for the board’s consideration.

    Passmore explained to the board that the ordinance, if put into effect, would officially designate how EMS services are provided in Grayson County.

  • Training center gets support from Galax, Grayson


    Galax City Council and the Grayson County Board of Supervisors have vowed to join the fight to keep the Southwestern Virginia Training Center open, after hearing from representatives of a parents’ group last week.

    The Parent Advocacy and Advisory Council (PAAC) seeks to get governmental assistance in keeping the training center in Carroll County open and functioning. The mental health facility is set to close in 2018 unless the state government intervenes.

  • JoyFest quilt sells for $15,000

    Staff Reports

    “Sold! $15,100!” That was the climatic shout of the auctioneer at the Joy Ranch quilt auction on Sept. 12.

  • A Nightmare on Mill Street

    HILLSVILLE – “Will you hand me that head?” “Am I bloody enough?” “Can you paint the back of my ear?”

    No, these aren’t questions heard on the set of a new Hollywood horror film. These questions, and even stranger ones, will be common conversation for those involved in the Night Watch Haunt in Hillsville.

  • Readers Hotline 9/21/15

    Pony Express
    Don’t give up. You will get your mail. My neighbor was in a local nursing home. This was in 2005 when I mailed her a card. On Aug. 19, 2015, 10 years later, I got the card unopened in my mailbox marked “return to sender.” It had been to Greensboro. It was postmarked there Aug. 19, 2015.

    Salute to service

  • Carroll teachers and students recognized

    HILLSVILLE – At the Carroll County School Board meeting on Sept. 8, teachers and students were recognized for outstanding accomplishments.

    Steve Mason and Matthew Tompkins, educators at the Carroll County Alternative Education Center, were recognized as Outstanding Specialists with the Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) program.

  • Savannah Road wreck still under investigation

    Staff Reports

    A man is sought by Virginia State Police in connection with a single-vehicle wreck at about 4 p.m. Wednesday on Savannah Road in Baywood.

    According to witnesses at the scene, an unknown man, described as a bald white male, was driving a black four-door Subaru sedan along a curve on Savannah Road when he lost control of the car, skidded through the yard of a private home, and overturned before it came to rest.

  • Police seize marijuana worth $300,000

    Staff Reports

    According to a report released by Galax Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, a road check on the night of Sept. 17 resulted in a marijuana bust early the next day that confiscated approximately $300,000 worth of plants.

    The more than 100 marijuana plants ranged from six to 10 feet tall.

  • Christian Family Fun Day is Sept. 19 in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – The 4th annual Christian Family Fun Day will take place this Saturday, focusing on the theme of kindness.

    People from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia are expected to attend, with the total reaching into the thousands.

    Richard Edwards, organizer of the event, said, “We want to create a fair atmosphere for kids and families who may not get to go anywhere else all summer, where they don’t have to worry about money.” This is an all ages event and everyone is invited to participate.