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Today's News

  • Citizen's Guide to the 2017 General Assembly

    Landmark News Service

    Professional lobbyists aren’t the only ones who can have a voice at the General Assembly in Richmond. Thanks to the internet, you can see what legislators are up to and share your opinions.

    Here’s a guide to the basics for this year’s session, which begins Jan. 11 and runs through February

    Do Your Homework

    Become familiar with the legislation beyond what you read or hear.

  • 3 departments respond to Elk Creek fire

    Staff Report

    ELK CREEK ― Three local fire departments were dispatched to a fully-involved structure fire last Thursday morning, using more than 16,000 gallons of water to extinguish the blaze.

    According to a report from Assistant Chief Roger Watson of the Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the department was called to 523 Falls Road at 12:40 p.m. on Jan. 5. Upon arrival, firefighters found the residence fully engulfed in flames.

  • Carroll board picks new leadership

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – New leaders were elected to lead the Carroll County Board of Supervisors at a reorganizational meeting held Monday.

    County Administrator Steve Truitt conducted the election.

    Joshua Hendrick, the outgoing chairman, nominated at-large member R.J. “Bob” Martin for chairman. He was approved by a 5-0 vote, with Martin voting for himself. He was vice-chairman last year.

  • Readers Hotline 1/16/17

    No attempt
    Isn’t it a sad state of affairs when a truck [from a local jurisdiction] comes to your neighborhood and stops at the end of the driveway and makes no attempt to scrape the snow and ice off of your street so you could get out? Yet, our postman made three attempts to come up the hill. Finally parked his truck and walked to our mailboxes to deliver our mail. He got the job done. Lastly, a young man with a pickup and no chains came to our neighborhood and scraped our street where the truck made no attempt to do so.

  • Cavaliers rock C’burg; Fort rallies past Tide

    CHRISTIANSBURG ––Carroll County dominated the first quarter and cruised to its ninth win of the season, rolling over Christiansburg 64-45 in a River Ridge District girls’ basketball game Wednesday.

    The Cavaliers (9-1 overall, 3-0 district) took command with a 22-5 lead after eight minutes and carried a 37-18 lead into the second half.

  • Grayson County splits tri-match

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County split its two matches, Galax dropped two and Lebanon went 2-0 on the evening at a tri-match Wednesday at GCHS.

    With the heavyweights opening the action, Grayson County built a 36-13 lead through the 152-pound weight class before the Pioneers reeled off five straight wins to pull out the 44-36 team victory.

    Grayson County led 12-9 when the Blue Devils’ Garrett Harrington (126 pounds), Brant Cummins (132) and Dawson Allen (138) all recorded pins to widen the gap to 30-9.

  • Fort starts strong, topples Tide

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell used 9-0 runs on either side of halftime to separate from Galax and take a 57-33 win over the Maroon Tide in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

    “Same thing,” said Galax coach Verl Brown, whose Tide gave up a flurry of first-quarter 3-pointers in its previous game. “A guy stands out there and shoots [a 3-pointer], but then they turn around and shoot three? You’ve got to get out there on him.”

  • Grayson County, Galax girls pull off upset wins

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County’s girls came into Friday looking for their second win of the season. Narrows undoubtedly didn’t come into Friday expecting its second loss.

    The Blue Devils dominated the previously once-beaten Green Wave after the first quarter and ran away with a 46-29 win in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavaliers fall short of Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Adam Horton caught the inbounds pass inside the jump circle, wheeled and launched a near-halfcourt 3-pointer that hit nothing but nylon as time expired. The only thing between the Carroll County forward and hero status was one defensive stop that would have made his heave a game-winner.

  • Explosion injures residents of Carroll County house

    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Wytheville Field Office are investigating an explosion that occurred Thursday morning at a local residence.

    The incident occurred in the 100 block of Old Mabry Place near the intersection of Double Cabin Road.