Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 5/3/17

    Destroying America
    Whoever says Trump is doing a fine jobs needs to get their head out of the sand. He has done nothing but destroy America in these 100 days. If we don’t get him out of there, we are having nothing left. He is taking everything away from the ones who need it and giving it all to the ones that are millionaires and don’t need anything. I don’t understand what in the world people keep staying behind something like that. Everybody knows this was a stolen election.


  • Ogle's fire ruled arson, suspect indicted


    INDEPENDENCE — A Wythe County man has been arrested and charged in connection with an apartment fire above the former Frogs Ogle’s Deli in Independence.

    According to Independence Police Chief James Wagoner, David Christopher Rose, 29, was indicted by a Grayson County Grand Jury on April 28. Indictments were sealed until his arrest.

  • Community fills need when church sinks money into hole repair

    Camp Zion Church of Galax will host a multi-church dinner and bake sale fundraiser on Friday at the Fairview Ruritan building, but not for themselves.

    In true Twin Counties fashion, they’re doing it to help out a neighbor.

  • Public record for 5/3/17 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Robinson commits to G’boro

    HILLSVILLE –– Chase Robinson said that when he broke a leg in a motorcycle accident the summer before his senior season, he thought his football future had been thrown out the window. Instead, he has found an open door.

    Robinson, a senior quarterback-defensive back at Carroll County, committed to play at Greensboro College last week in a signing ceremony at the CCHS media center, joined by his parents, Mark and Lori Robinson, and his sister Kirstin.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 23-29




    Leading 4-3, Grayson County scored six runs on two hits, four walks and two errors in the decisive fourth inning of a 10-6 win over Galax.

    Autumn Halsey pitched a shutout and had two hits, including a two-run home run, as Grayson County rolled to a 10-0 softball win over Narrows.



  • Kennedy picks Presbyterian

    HILLSVILLE –– Mattie Kennedy has been a Cavalier for the past four years and will be a Blue Hose for the next four. She has always been a Warrior.

    One of Carroll County’s all-time greats, Kennedy signed a letter-of-intent last week to play basketball for Presbyterian College, a member of the Division I Big South Conference. Ability got Kennedy to the top tier of NCAA basketball, but her unyielding personality on the hardwood sure didn’t hurt.

  • Cavaliers improve to 10-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County has nothing to hang its head about. Carroll County has 10 reasons to hold its head high.

    Grayson County stayed very much in the game into the sixth inning and put the ball in play better than most against Carroll ace Sydney Nester. But making contact only resulted in one baserunner and the Cavaliers built upon a three-run lead with four runs in the sixth to pull away to a 7-0 nondistrict win Wednesday night.

    Carroll County improved to 10-0 on the year with the win.

  • Near-perfection not good enough as Blue Devils fall 1-0 to Highlanders

    SALEM –– Grayson County pitcher Maggie Kirk missed tossing a perfect game against Glenvar by just one batter. Unfortunately for Kirk and the Blue Devils, the only Highlander to reach base touched ‘em all.

    Cayla Alexander smacked a home run with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Glenvar edged Grayson County 1-0 in a nondistrict game Thursday.

  • Glenvar overtakes Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Despite a 30-minute rain delay and a heavy could cover that blotted out much of the available light, Grayson County and Glenvar got their game in. As it turned out, they got too much of it in.

    Grayson County rallied from a 5-0 hole and into the lead but the Highlanders regained the lead and pulled away, taking a six-inning 13-6 nondistrict win Thursday.