Today's News

  • Blue Devils, Cavaliers advance runners to state

    Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders advanced to the Class 2 state championships and Carroll County will be represented by Kristin Wheatley in the Class 4 meet next week by virtue of their top finishes in region cross country meets earlier this week.

    NOTE: The Region 1C meet was held Thursday. Results will appear in Monday’s edition.

    In the Region 2D meet at Lebanon Primary School, Grayson County’s Ben Pinckney and Cy Anders earned spots in the state meet with their top-10 finishes.

  • Cavaliers sweep Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– In their old Southwest District days, Carroll County would often compile a sparkling regular season record only to fall to a River Ridge District team in the regionals. The Cavaliers’ brief membership in the RRD produced four years of struggles in one of the strongest volleyball districts in the state. It seems that Carroll County has never had a bit of luck against the River Ridge.

    Luck had nothing to do with it Tuesday.

  • Hendrick seeking re-election in Carroll

    Sandy Hendrick, incumbent for the Laurel Fork District seat on the Carroll County School Board, spoke briefly with The Gazette about his desire to retain the seat and his feelings about the future of the school system.

  • Fire destroys house in Woodlawn

    WOODLAWN — A structure fire on Mount Zion Road in Woodlawn on Thursday at about 2:20 a.m. left no known injuries, but burned a house to the ground, according to information posted online by the Galax Volunteer Fire Department.

    Firefighters were summoned from Galax, as well as the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and Rescue and Barren Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    The structure was a two-story farmhouse, reported to have been unoccupied and only used for storage. It was a total loss.

  • County questions treasurer spending

    INDEPENDENCE — Lawyers for Grayson County confirm an investigation of some treasurer’s office expenditures stemming from a 2016 audit is still pending; meanwhile, Treasurer Kelly Haga says he believes the matter was resolved — to the best of his knowledge.

    The expenditures are pending a review by state police, county officials said.

    In a recent interview, Haga said he has resolved questions raised by an audit last year regarding his use of a county-issued credit card.

  • Readers Hotline 11/1/17

    Airport is critical
    I keep seeing comments in the paper about Twin County Airport. I hope these people complaining realize the only way we can attract industry or maintain industry in our area is to have a functional airport.

    Weathering the storm

  • Baywood, Fairview schools recognized

    Baywood and Fairview Elementary Schools were both recognized recently, as a result of their continued improvement as reflected by Standards of Learning (SOL) scores.

  • Free clinic offers services to eligible Grayson residents

    INDEPENDENCE — The Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory and Henry College in Marion, is reaching out to the Grayson County community with its expanding range of services.

  • Car chase cases seen in Carroll Court

    HILLSVILLE — Two cases involving car chases, one from late last year and one from early this year, were seen in the Carroll County Circuit Court on Tuesday.
    The case of Kevin Nelson Beasley, 27, of Austinville, the subject of a three-day manhunt, was continued until February 21 in the Carroll County Circuit Court on Tuesday, according to the Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s office. He was initially set to enter a guilty plea on Tuesday.

  • Hall contests Hendrick for school board seat

    Virgil Hall is running against incumbent Sandy Hendrick for the Laurel Fork seat on the Carroll County School Board. In his own words, he described why he feels he’s a good fit for the position.
    “I’ve lived in Carroll County all my life,” said Hall, who along with his son and grandson, is a graduate of Carroll County High School. After 30 years with VDOT, said Hall, he now owns and operates a small business, Hall’s Excavating and Hauling.