Today's News

  • Third quarter lifts Cavs, 71-60

    INDEPENDENCE –– Carroll County kept its season-opening winning streak going and handed Grayson County its first loss of the season, riding a strong third-quarter effort to a 71-60 win in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    Leading 36-33 after two quarters, the Cavaliers (4-0) opened the second half with a 19-2 run, hitting eight of their first 10 shots from the floor while holding the Blue Devils to 1-of-8 shooting with nine turnovers in the first 4:33 of the second half.

  • End of an era for Galax sports

    Thirty-one years ago, Rose Neese took over the volleyball program at Galax High School. The Washington County native planned on staying in town only a year or so.

    Back in those days, volleyball was an afterthought. Teams played about 10 matches in a season. Nets were held aloft by roll-away standards, the tops of which had to be tied to the bleachers to keep them rigid. Though players weren’t wearing knee-length skirts at the time, the idea of spandex uniforms probably would have gotten someone fired.

  • Potential employer passes on Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County has come up short in its two-year effort to lure a prospective new employer associated with a possible 150 jobs.

    County Administrator Gary Larrowe said in a news release that the economic development prospect will not be moving jobs to Carroll, and instead will hire a second shift at a present location that will use refugees from Burma.

  • CD celebrates Christmas on the Crooked Road


  • Jewelry stolen from Fancy Gap home

    Police in Carroll County are searching for a suspect after someone broke in to a Cana home on Friday morning and took several jewelry pieces.
    This happened at the home of Ollie McCreary, located at 1281 Fancy Gap Highway.
    According to police, when McCreary returned home from breakfast, she saw someone inside of her home. The suspect fled when she entered the house.
    Donnie Spangler of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said the breaking and entering case is still under investigation.


    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa,
    I want to give you hugs. I loved my toys last year. I have been a really good, sweet girl this year. I would like a whole, whole, whole bunch of Polly Pockets this year. I would like a big girl bicycle too.  Thank you
    I Love You!
    Lauren Bouchard

    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa, this is my first Christmas and I’m really excited!  I have been a good girl. I would like a fluffy puppy to play with that does tricks. Please bring my Mommy and Daddy a special present too.

  • Hill to serve 2 years for check fraud

    ABINGDON — A Hillsville woman will serve two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to counterfeit check fraud charges.
    Regina Hines Hill was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on Dec. 12. Judge James P. Jones imposed a sentence of 24 months on each count, to run concurrently. Hill will also be on probation for three years following her release from prison and will have to pay nearly $24,000 in restitution to a bank.

  • Grayson schools face cuts at all levels


  • Galax could lose road funding

    The City of Galax may face a $238,000 reduction in highway maintenance funds, Galax City Manager Keith Barker told Galax City Council on Dec. 12.

  • McDonnell calls for $800M in cuts