Today's News

  • Grayson gets back on track

    INDEPENDENCE –– Fort Chiswell came into Independence last Friday night looking for its first win of the season. When the Pioneers left town, they were still looking for their first win as Grayson County rolled to a 42-6 Mountain Empire District victory.

    The Blue Devils, riding a two-game losing streak, both in district play, scored on their first drive of the night, charging down field behind the passing of quarterback Tyler Lundy.

  • Cougars too much for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE ––  ‘Bigger, Faster, Stronger’ is a slogan that’s been pasted on the walls of high school weight rooms all across the country for years. If it’s not in Carroll County’s workout room as a visual form of motivation, it’s certainly been preached there.

    Friday night, bigger, faster and stronger rode a bus down Route 100 from the other side of Draper Mountain.

  • Tide annihilates Wave, 75-27

     As per Virginia High School League rule, once a 35-point lead is taken in a high school football game, the clock shall run continuously through incompletions, out-of-bounds plays, touchdowns and the like. Occasionally, time seems to just creep by anyway.

    Friday couldn’t get over with quickly enough for Narrows.

  • Teachers feel 'intersession' week benefits students

    At the Oct. 13 Galax City School Board meeting, Superintendent Bill Sturgill said the school system’s intersession week was a success again.

    “It takes a tremendous amount of planning and work that goes into pulling off that one week of school,” he said, and thanked teachers and staff for their work.

  • State of the Unions

    An old English rhyme says something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue are said to be the four key ingredients for a perfect wedding.

    According to The Knot, a popular website for wedding planning, something old represents continuity; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love and fidelity; and something new offers optimism for the future.

  • Supervisor candidates answer voters' questions

    HILLSVILLE – Candidates for Carroll County Board of Supervisors spoke about budgets, improvements and other issues at an Oct. 13 forum.

    Moderator Laura Terry asked questions posed by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the forum at Carroll County High School.

  • Fire damages home

    A fire on Bedsaul Road at about 9 a.m. Wednesday left one room of a house damaged, though no one harmed, according to Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

    A single room of a residence, along with its contents, were involved in the fire, which Hankley said was possibly electrical in origin. No one was home at the time.

  • City officer involved in crash

    Staff Report

    A Galax police officer was involved in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon while on duty, resulting in what Police Chief Rick Clark called “extensive damage” to the vehicle but no physical injury.

    Sgt. Shawny Jones was traveling west on Glendale Road at 2:55 p.m. operating a 2014 Dodge Charger police cruiser. He swerved to miss a vehicle making a left turn onto Glade Street, lost control and struck a tree.

  • Lyons unopposed for commonwealth’s attorney in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons is running unopposed in this year’s election.

    Lyons, who has served as commonwealth’s attorney since 2012, said at the Oct. 13 forum that he is running for re-election to continue the updates he’s implemented in the office and to continue to serve the people and law enforcement of Carroll County.

  • Nicolescu‑Waggonner, Lazo exchange vows

    Isabel Cristina Nicolescu‑Waggonner of Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Bucharest, Romania, and James Lazo of Los Angeles, Calif., were united in marriage Sept. 19, 2015, at Stonefarm in Elk Creek.
    Robert Lazo, brother of the groom, officiated.
    A reception was held on the lawn of the farm.