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Today's News

  • CCHS grads take next step

    HILLSVILLE — More than 280 Carroll County seniors took their first steps towards life after high school at commencement exercises May 20.

    A full grandstand of parents, grandparents, family and friends watched the ceremony, which took place at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Public record for 5/24/17 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These land transfers were recorded in January in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Fries budget plan includes tax increase

    FRIES ― Fries Town Council members met last week to discuss the details of their $1.4 million dollar budget for fiscal year 2018; which now includes a proposed 3-cent tax rate increase and other increases for water and sewer rates.

    On May 16, council members discussed the need for these increases; which mainly include funding for projects like upgrades to the town’s water plant. In an interview with Town Clerk Jill Hill after the budget workshop, she noted that the proposed tax increase would be the first in 13 years.

  • Readers Hotline 5/22/17

    Bless your heart
    To the person who turned in my package that I mistakenly left on the counter at the post office, you are the best. We need more honest people like you in this world. Bless your heart and thanks again.

    Degrading

  • Trial date set for Connell

    INDEPENDENCE — Terra Lynn Connell, charged in the 2016 dog attack death of a 15-month-old girl, has been scheduled for a two-day jury trial in Grayson County Circuit Court on Oct. 5 and 6.

    Connell, 30, was indicted by a grand jury in October on four charges, including possession of ammunition for a firearm after having been convicted of a felony; murder in the second-degree; failure to contain a vicious dog resulting in serious human injury; and abuse or child neglect.

  • Students explore career options

    Staff Report

    Grayson County 4-H partnered with several businesses in the Galax area and the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office for a Career Immersion event for 40 students.

    The event offered these students an opportunity to experience local careers and learn about their possibilities before graduation.

  • May 22 is deadline for registering to vote in June primary

    Landmark News Service

    May 22 is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s June 13 primary.

    Both major political parties are holding primaries in this year’s statewide elections for governor and lieutenant governor.

    Virginia and New Jersey are the only two states electing governors this year.

  • Warriors rally to hand Galax third straight loss

    The Galax Maroon Tide was one out away from an impressive victory over Chilhowie Wednesday when disaster struck.

    Chilhowie, trailing 3-2, pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh to chalk up the 5-3 nondistrict victory in a Conference 46 softball game at Mountain View Park.

    Hayden Cassell put the Maroon Tide on top 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning when she crunched a two-run home run over the leftfield fence to score Ally Bartlett, who had beat out a single with two outs.

  • Blue Devils deal Fort a second loss

    MAX MEADOWS –– Undefeated against the rest of its schedule, Fort Chiswell fell for the second time this season to Grayson County, which jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to a 14-5 win in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday.

    Leading 1-0 with the bases loaded in the top of the first, a Garrett Moore RBI single plated one Grayson run and two more crossed on an error on the play by the Pioneers (17-2).

  • Cavs top Bruins in 10 to stay perfect

    HILLSVILLE –– If the best things in life are worth working for, then Carroll County probably didn’t mind putting in a little overtime to maintain that zero on the right-hand column of its won-lost record.

    It took 10 innings for them to do it, but the Cavaliers twice rallied from behind before finally subduing Blacksburg 4-3 in a River Ridge District gem Tuesday night. Carroll County improved to 16-0 on the year with a nondistrict double header at home today (Friday) against Tazewell.