Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public record for 10/21/15 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in January in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers Hotline 10/21/15

    Even better
    I certainly hope that with the money the hospital spent on its MRI and new equipment, that it is an open one and not a closed one in a tube. So many people are claustrophobic. I know years ago I was caught in an elevator by myself for quite a while and I can never stand to be closed up like that. I have heard many people say the same.

  • Fire in dust system causes explosion

    A fire at Turman Hardwood Flooring Factory at 10:10 a.m. on Monday took several hours for the Galax Fire Department to extinguish, along with the assistance of an engine from the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department.

    It took until 2 p.m. before firefighters were able to finish up and leave the scene.

  • Two charged after search turns up meth

    Staff Report

    FRIES — Two Fries residents have been arrested on charges involving drugs and possession of firearms.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, Daniel Lee Smith, 30, of Fries, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of Schedule II drugs, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.