Today's News

  • Austinville man charged in tractor theft

    Staff Reports

    An Austinville man has been arrested and charged with the theft of a tractor and farm equipment.

    According to a report released by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, deputies received a call on Sept. 25 about a tractor and other farm equipment stolen from a home in the Pleasant View community.

  • Jury finds woman not guilty of embezzling

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — A Galax woman was found not guilty of two charges of embezzlement from the Baywood Rescue Squad following a jury trial in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday.

    Nancy Lane Christman was charged in January by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury with embezzling funds from the volunteer rescue squad.

    According to Circuit Court Clerk Susan Herrington, the case was brought before a jury on Sept. 24-25. Herrington said the trial ended around 9:30 p.m. last Friday.

  • Grant pays for school security upgrades

    RICHMOND — Five schools in Grayson County will benefit from school security equipment grants recently announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

    The grants will apply to 519 schools and other educational facilities in 100 school divisions statewide. The total $6 million will go toward paying for video monitoring systems, metal detectors, classroom locks, electronic-access controls, visitor-identification systems and other security upgrades, according to a news release.

  • Fulton indicted for officer assault

    HILLSVILLE – A Woodlawn man was indicted by a Carroll County grand jury on Sept. 21 for two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of eluding a law enforcement officer following a March incident.

    Eric Michael Fulton, 40, was the driver in a police chase on the evening of March 3, according to court files.

  • State helping Galax promote tourism

    Galax is among 44 local tourism offices across Virginia receiving matching grants from the state as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program.

    The program receiving the grant in Galax is called, “The River, The Trail and Small Town Fun.”

    These grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars. The local organizations match the state grant funds by a minimum of 2:1 in order to support marketing projects.

  • Sage qualifies for 1A state tournament

    ABINGDON – One stroke in golf can determine who wins first or second place.

    That was the case Monday when the George Wythe Maroons finished with a team score of 357 to edge Thomas Walker by one stroke, 358.

    Patrick Henry and Eastside tied for third with a 369, the Galax Maroon Tide was fifth with a 371, Twin Valley sixth, 374, Auburn seventh, 379 and Radford eighth, 403.

  • Giles erupts to down Tide

    PEARISBURG –– A handful of little things in the first two quarters allowed Giles to squeak through to halftime with a one-point lead. A handful of big things early in the second half helped the Spartans race away into what would prove to be an insurmountable lead.

  • Accidental equipment rollover results in Baywood death

    A man mowing a residential lawn in Baywood was killed around 7:30 a.m. today when his lawnmower overturned down a steep slope, according to Grayson County Chief Deputy Ashby.

    Joshua Wayne Hash, 28, of Independence, an independent yard contractor, was  mowing a yard for residents of Longview Lane when he attempted to mow along a steep embankment that led to a wooded hollow.

  • Readers Hotline 10/5/15

    Local cardiac care
    After reading about the $4 million renovation to the Twin County Community Hospital, I was wondering if it will ever be possible for them to upgrade to a heart treatment wing at the hospital so that people who have heart attacks and heart surgery don’t have to be sent to Winston.

  • Carroll-Salem game cancelled

    The threat posed by Hurricane Joaquin has resulted in the cancellation of Friday's football game between Carroll County and Salem. It will not be rescheduled.

    The contest had been originally scheduled to be played in Hillsville but the decision was made Wednesday to move it to Salem Stadium and its artificial surface, which would be better suited to handle what is expected to be heavy rains Friday evening.