Today's News

  • Benish runs for at-large seat on school board

    INDEPENDENCE — Dr. Robert Benish has joined this year’s political race to fill the at-large supervisor seat on the Grayson County School Board.

    Benish is one of three independent candidates vying for the seat this year. John K. Brewer and Tim L. “T.T.” Carico also will be listed on the ballot this November.

    The winner will fill the seat vacated by Gary Burris, who did not seek another term.

    Benish, trained in gastroenterology, has served Grayson County, Galax and surrounding communities for 28 years.

  • Hospice, home health celebrate decades of care

    Twin County Home Health recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, along with Twin County Hospice, which commemorated its 20th anniversary.

    Home Health Director Kippy Anderson and Hospice Director Larissa Baker took a few minutes to talk about their organizations’ impact on the area.

    Home Health focuses on providing care for homebound patients who are unable to leave without great effort; Hospice focuses on end-stage care for terminal patients.

  • Driver ends up in yard after Independence crash

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man received minor injuries last Wednesday morning after his vehicle crashed into a ditch on Main Street in Independence, trapping him inside.

    According to a report from Independence Police Cpl. Matthew Adams, authorities were dispatched at 8:19 a.m. to 179 W. Main Street on Sept. 23.

  • Judge: Woolwine can't withdraw guilty plea

    HILLSVILLE – A Carroll County judge on Tuesday denied a man’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea to a homicide charge and the case will move to the sentencing phase.

    Edgar DeHart Jr., the attorney for Christopher Dean Woolwine, indicated in court on Aug. 27 that his client wished to file a motion to withdraw his previous guilty plea to hit-and-run and second-degree homicide charges from a fatal crash on Halloween night of 2014.

  • Hebron Road wreck leaves one fatility

    Virginia State Police Senior Trooper S.E. Kinney is still investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash on Hebron Road,according to a press release issues by the VSP. The crash occurred Saturday at 8:10 a.m.

    A 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck, driven by Darby C. Hill, 45, of Austinville, was southbound on Route 635 when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree on the passenger side. Darby, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to Twin County Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

  • 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.

  • Readers Hotline 9/30/15

    What’s wrong, ladies?
    I am so tired of that bunch of clowns trying to run for president and having debates and saying childish things. Everybody knows that George Bush caused this mess and why people are praying to get rid of Obama and blaming him for it, I don’t know. I’m white and I’m independent and I didn’t vote for Obama back then. I voted for Hillary. She would make a good president. We need a woman to straighten this mess out. What is wrong with you ladies believing these men. They think they are better than us.

  • Celebrates birthdays

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her fifth birthday March 28 with a Frozen Elsa party at the Carroll County Search & Rescue Building with family and friends.

  • He's six

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned six years old on June 26. He celebrated with a monster truck party at Grayson County Pool.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward and has two younger brothers, Levi and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • He's one

    Julian Matthew Baker celebrated his first birthday June 19, 2015 with his big sister, Mackenzie and big brother, Lane.

    He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker. His grandparents are Donnie and Kathy Baker, Kathy Halsey and Donny and Becky Haynes. His great-grandparents are Bob and Alice Baker, Vivian Wilson, Betty Haynes and James and Pattie Bolt. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.