Today's News

  • Burglary suspects indicted

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury on Monday indicted four men who were allegedly discovered breaking in to a Dugspur home Aug. 26 in daylight and then tried to elude police.

    The grand jury certified multiple counts against three brothers and another man in connection with the break-in.

    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.

    The incident happened at the home of David Branscome Jr., who returned home that day to discover the men.

  • Historic home gets help

    HILLSVILLE — After $250,000 worth of grant money had been spent fixing up the major systems in the Carter Home, the Carroll supervisors have pledged a remaining and necessary piece of work to get the historic building partially reopened.

    After two years of work that restored the chimney, roof, windows, gutters, electric system, plumbing and more, it was the state of one wooden floor that kept the house — which has its origins in the 1840s — from being reopened by the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation.






    Osbourn 47, Varina 28

    Oscar Smith 10, Oakton 7

    Championship Saturday

    Oscar Smith 54, Osbourn 24



    Dinwiddie 42, Liberty-Bealeton 21

    Phoebus 38, Stone Bridge 8

    Championship Saturday

    Phoebus 37, Dinwiddie 13

  • Bobcats rally past Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Radford rallied from a 10-point deficit into a four-point lead in a little more than a quarter of play and ruined Carroll County’s season opener, taking a 64-55 nondistrict win in a girls’ game Friday night.

    The Cavaliers took advantage of Radford’s zone defense to build a 28-18 lead just before halftime, but the Bobcats (3-0) were anything but passive to start the second half, coming out in a full-court trap and pressing their way back into the game.

  • Tide rolls by Titans; Devils thump Warriors

    In a rematch of last year’s Group Aee^Division 1 state quarterfinal, Galax bounced back from a slow start to knock off Twinee^Springs 55-39 Friday in a nondistrict game in Galax.

    The Titans, playing their season opener, jumped out to a 13-7 lead after one quarter before the Maroonee^Tide (2-0) rallied into a 24-23 halftime lead.

    Galax took a five-point lead into the fourth quarter and held Twinee^Springs to two points in the final eight minutes.

  • Public record for 11/19/08 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 3-Sept. 17 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • 'Nutcracker' features talented young dancers

    The three lead dancers in the upcoming fairy tale production “The Nutcracker” may all still be in high school, but their talent as experienced dancers would make the audience think otherwise.

    Performances of “The Nutcracker” by the Conservatory of Dance & Theatre will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Galax High School.

    To Taylor Edwards, Tino Sauter and Beth Galyean, “The Nutcracker” is more than just a dance recital. It is part of their way of life.

  • A local 'bailout' plan

    We've heard a lot lately about corporations and financial institutions seeking federal government handouts to keep from going bankrupt. It's a plan that leaves a bad taste, but here's something more appetizing to consider.

    Corporate giants aren't the only ones in need of a "bailout." There are dozens of smaller local companies and businesses struggling in this economy, and they don't have a government plan to back them up.

    All they have is us.

  • Letter to the Editor for 12/1/08

    Humane Society appreciates help

    Twin County Humane Society would like to express its gratitude to The Hardware Company and everyone that helped make its first Pancake Breakfast for Man’s Best Friends a huge success.

    It is because of caring animal lovers that we are able to continue to provide assistance to pet lovers in the Carroll, Grayson and Galax areas.

    The money raised will help to fund spay/neuter assistance, school and community education programs and adoption services.

  • Vaughan-Bassett to close Elkin plant

    ELKIN, N.C. — Vaughanee'Bassett Furniture Company announced Monday that it will "mothball" its Elkin plant in 60 days, which will lead to the loss of approximately 400 jobs.

    The Galax, Va.-based company emphasized, however, that it has no plans to sell either its plant or its equipment.