Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.




    * Grayson County hung 58 first-half points on a team that would go on to win a state championship, blasting Clintwood 61-6. The game was scoreless with less than four minutes to go in the first quarter when the Blue Devils detonated for eight touchdowns by halftime.

    * Galax ended a 12-game losing streak to Radford, taking a 30-0 halftime lead in a 43-0 win over the Bobcats. Three Galax backs rushed for between 45 and 85 yards each as the Tide outgained Radford 306-120.


  • Tide rallies past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax can count itself very fortunate that humans have five digits at the end of each extremity instead of just four. There was barely enough room for the Maroon Tide to stick anything but a pinky toe in the door as it was being slammed.

  • Grayson advances to golf regionals

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County finished second in the Conference 39 golf tournament last Wednesday, earning a trip to next Tuesday’s regional tournament.

    Seven teams participated in the tournament held at Tazewell Country Club.

    First place, with a team score of 315, went to Virginia High of Bristol, with the Blue Devils putting a 352 on the board. Both will advance to the Region 2A West tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Draper Valley Golf Course.

  • Galax second at Conference 46

    WYTHEVILLE –– Nobody was going to lay a finger on George Wythe. No way, no how, and that was pretty much a given, even before the first ball was teed up Thursday at the Conference 46 golf tournament. But for a runner-up, Galax was as close to a sure thing as they come.

  • Haynes 3rd, record falls at Galax XC

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley’s Emma Rogers posted a time Wednesday at the 23rd running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet that would have won the event just about any other year, and done so by more than a minute just about any other year.

    But Wednesday wasn’t just any other day.