Today's News

  • N.C. woman faces firearm, drug charges

    Staff Report

    A North Carolina woman allegedly gave officers false information before a search of her vehicle turned up numerous drugs and weapons.

    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that on Oct. 9, deputies were conducting a traffic check on Fancy Gap Highway at the intersection of Chances Creek Road when they observed a vehicle approach the check, stop in the road and then pull off to the side.

  • Sheriff candidates debate spending at forum

    HILLSVILLE – The three candidates for Carroll County sheriff faced off on Oct. 13 at the open forum hosted by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, with the challengers raising questions about police presence and spending under the current administration.

    Republican incumbent J.B. Gardner is running against independent challengers Shannon Goad and Chris Toney in the Nov. 3 election.

  • Rocky at the Rex

    “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a campy cult classic musical comedy film that spoofs old sci-fi and horror movies, came to the Rex Theater in downtown Galax last Thursday night.

    It featured a costume contest, elements of traditional audience participation and lots of silly, good-natured fun.

    The movie is enjoying its 40th anniversary year, which provided a delightful “Time Warp” for fans and newcomers alike.

  • Carroll deputy involved in crash

    Staff Report

    PIPERS GAP – A Carroll County Sheriff’s Department deputy was involved in a single-vehicle accident while responding to a call earlier this month.

    According to police reports, on Oct. 6 at 7:05 p.m., Deputy Brant Bottomley was responding to a breaking and entering in progress call on Pipers Gap Road. While traveling down Virginia 608 (Coal Creek Road) about one-tenth of a mile north of Virginia 815, Bottomley ran off the left side of the road in a curve, hit a patch of wet grass and slid into a power pole.

  • Support your local farmers' markets

    Grayson County 4-H members are encouraged to explore their interests and do projects throughout the year to gain skills and experiences to help them prepare for their future. “Monica Osborne has an interest in communications and a passion for supporting local farmers’ markets,” said Erin Cox of Grayson 4-H. “She wrote the following review with the hope of creating awareness and reminding locals of the goods that are available to them.”

  • Cave Spring blanks Carroll

    ROANOKE ––The middle two quarters at Dwight Bogle Stadium haven’t been kind to Carroll County.

    For the second week in a row, the opposition did all its scoring in the second and third periods, this time as Cave Spring tallied all 34 of its points in that span during a 34-0 River Ridge District win over the Cavaliers.

  • Fort Chiswell slips past Galax

    MAX MEADOWS –– Volleyball matches commonly have momentum swings, many of them in most cases, often swinging numerous times in even a single set. When momentum swung Thursday between Galax and Fort Chiswell, it tended to swing hard and it tended stick around for a while.

  • Bears surprise Blue Devils

    BASTIAN ––  The Grayson County Blue Devils mounted a gallant comeback effort in the second half last Friday night but fell short in a 26-18 Mountain Empire District loss to Bland County.

  • No. 5 for No. 6

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– When Steven Peoples of Galax set the state single-game rushing record of 502 yards against Graham in 2013, it came as part of a 54-7 cakewalk. Charles Harris threatened that record Friday at Mitchell Stadium before coming up 38 yards short.

    This time, the Maroon Tide needed every inch of Harris’ enormous yardage total.

  • Fadden, Hawks vie for court clerk job

    Five candidates are in the running for Clerk of Court in Carroll County in this November’s general election. Among those candidates are Barbara Fadden, a 10-year veteran employee of the clerk’s office, and B.P. “Phil” Hawks, an occupational therapist who previously served two-and-a-half years as a deputy clerk.