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Today's News

  • Student initiative targets bullying

    HILLSVILLE — The world is already a difficult place without the added pressure and stress that come with school bullying, and that is what a group of students intend to combat and prevent through a new initiative.

    The Carroll County Special Projects Organization, formed in January 2013, was organized to provide a resource to students who had suffered from bullying, or who wished to become an advocate against bullying.

  • Town manager's charge amended to reckless driving

    WYTHEVILLE — Retta Nichole Jackson of Hillsville was found guilty of a reckless driving charge, amended from a charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI), in Wythe County General District Court on May 27.

    Jackson, who serves as town manager of Hillsville, was charged by Virginia State Police Trooper J.J. Graham on Nov. 16, 2014. According to the police report, Graham responded to Exit 81 on Interstate 81 at 5:30 a.m., when Jackson’s vehicle ran off the road and struck an embankment.

  • County: school offer is all-or-nothing

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Take it or leave it.

    That’s what the Grayson County Board of Supervisors wants the school board to know about its offer to give $1.1 million above the required minimum funding for the school system in the coming fiscal year.

  • Jury trial set in attempted murder case

    HILLSVILLE — With the appointment of a new attorney, Christopher Lee Duncan now has a jury trial date to hear his case at Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Duncan, 38, was arrested Dec. 1, 2014, in the Wards Gap area of the county. He faces a total of seven charges in the shooting of Marty Lee Hiatt.

    His trial is scheduled for Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.

  • Readers Hotline 6/3/15

    Knows how to say it

  • Raiders stun Galax in 1A West

    Matthew Branham was effectively wild. But at this time of year, anything that works is wildly effective.

    Branham’s two-hitter was enough to overcome seven walks and five wild pitches as J.I. Burton upset Galax 7-4 in the Region 1A West quarterfinals Monday at Felts Park.

  • Carroll comes on strong to stay perfect

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney Nester put a one-two punch on Chancellor Monday night in the opening round of the Region 4A North softball tournament played at Carroll County High School.

    Nester not only tossed a one-hitter but she also had a two-run home run to lead the undefeated Cavaliers to a 12-0 victory over the Chargers and advance to the semifinals today (Wednesday) at Fluvanna at 6 p.m.

  • Blue Devils surge to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County is a hitting team. The Lady Blue Devils have solid pitching and they’ll play defense better than most. But at its core, Grayson County is a team of hitters and will win usually by outhitting an opponent.

    Even if it takes a while.

  • Readers Hotline 6/1/15

    Deserving of more

  • Galax boys win Conference 46 track crown

    GLADE SPRING –– Galax notched its fifth boys’ track and field championship in the last six years at the conference/district level, holding off the host school 189-142 at Patrick Henry High School.

    The Maroon Tide picked up six event wins and seven runner-up finishes and advanced 18 athletes to the Region 1A West meet.