Today's News

  • Carroll will look at gym's financial impact

    HILLSVILLE — Rather than seeking federal money for a high school auxiliary gym immediately, Carroll supervisors limited their next move to studying what the financial impact of another loan would be on the county.
    Supervisor Bob Martin apologized at the regular March board meeting Monday for springing a motion in connection with funding for a new Carroll County High School auxiliary gym on the other elected officials during supervisor’s time.
    Martin has several times championed the auxiliary gym.

  • Appeal of mayor's conviction to be heard in June


  • Baywood native saves wreck victim's life

    A Baywood native and officer for a Marine Corps base in N.C. made his family and fellow officers proud when he followed his instincts to rescue a motorist from an overturned vehicle during Winter Storm Leon in late January.

  • Man shot by deputies faces felony charges

    INDEPENDENCE — Randy Lee Anders, 33, of Mouth of Wilson, who was shot during an altercation with Grayson County deputies on April 29, 2013, is scheduled to appear in court on April 4.

  • Murder suspect transferred back to Va.

    DUBLIN — Chad Allen Reeves, 31, one of two suspects charged in connection with the killing of Brandon Billings 11 years ago, has been transported from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.

  • Legislators depart capitol without budget

    RICHMOND — Mental health reform? Check.
    Ethics reform? Check.
    State budget to fund core government services? Nope.
    Hopelessly divided over Medicaid expansion, General Assembly partisans departed the Capitol on Saturday afternoon at the close of this winter’s 60-day session without agreement on the next two-year budget.

  • Altavista ends Maroon Tide run

    SALEM –– With two reigning state champions in the Group 1A final four, it may have seemed a foregone conclusion that Radford and Altavista would square off in the championship game next week in Richmond, the only question being in filling in the details of how each would get there. But attention to detail this year got Galax 19 wins, and it gave the Maroon Tide a chance down the stretch at pulling off a mighty upset.

  • Fire destroys buildings, burns 20 acres

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  • Readers' Hotline 3/10/14

    As our country leaves normal to a more abnormal society, will gays have their own restroom? Face it, no one wants a person sexually attracted to them while they are in the restroom.

    Only rich should vote

  • Dog owners should take responsibility

    It’s easier and more convenient for dog owners to just open the door and let their pet outside for a bathroom break or a run around the neighborhood. After all, what harm could five minutes do?
    This is a thought that these owners eventually regret when they hear that sickening squeal of tires on the blacktop near their house.
    Or, when they open the door to call them back, just to find an empty yard.
    Or, when their local animal control officer notifies them that their dog has killed the neighbor’s poodle.