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Today's News

  • Gillespie concedes U.S. Senate race

    RICHMOND — Republican candidate Ed Gillespie on Friday afternoon conceded the surprisingly close U.S. Senate race to the Democratic incumbent, Mark Warner.

    Warner received 49 percent of the vote, to Gillespie’s 48 percent. That margin would have entitled Gillespie to a recount, but he said Friday that he won’t seek one.

    The State Board of Elections on Friday showed Warner leading by more than 16,000 votes out of more than 2 million total ballots cast — a margin of about one percentage point.

  • Bassett thanked for past Christmas parties

    I was Made in America by a Factory Man.

    Starting this letter is difficult.  I have so much to say and I want to be sure that I can convey my gratitude both completely and accurately. So, I’ll just start with the obvious: Mr. John D. Bassett III, thank you.

    Thank you for the Christmas parties and the stockings. I felt so lucky and included to be able to go into that loading dock with my parents and meet everyone that they worked with.

    One caveat however, I always knew that was Ronnie McGrady in that Santa costume.

  • Davis charged with DUI, grand larceny

    Casey Shane Davis, 22, of Galax was arrested and charged with grand larceny of a truck on Nov. 4.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, Davis was charged after police received a report of a suspected drunk driver on Webster Street. The victim overheard the description of the vehicle involved and discovered that his truck had been stolen after he went to check on it.

    The vehicle was recovered on Webster Street after having been involved in an accident. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,500.

  • Driver in fatal crash charged with homicide

    CANA — Christopher Dean Woolwine, 29, of Christiansburg has been charged with second-degree homicide resulting from a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Oct. 31 in Carroll County.

    Woolwine’s 4-year-old son died as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. Police say Woolwine was fleeing the scene of an earlier wreck along the same stretch of U.S. 52.

  • Volunteer extraordinaire named citizen of the month

    HILLSVILLE — Community volunteer Jessica Talley was October’s Citizen of the Month for the Town of Hillsville, nominated by Hillsville Town Council Member David Young.

    Talley was honored with the Citizen of the Month award plaque during town council’s Oct. 27 meeting, after Young read a summary of Talley’s community involvement and accomplishments. “[Talley] enjoys serving the people of Hillsville, and loves supporting events for the betterment of the community and its citizens,” Young said.

  • Grayson sweeps conference XC titles in strong area showing

    The three area cross country teams had strong showings in their respective conference meets last week with Grayson County sweeping the boys’ and girls’ Conference 39 championships, Galax taking the boys’ title and advancing the girls’ team in Conference 46 and Carroll County advancing two boys and its girls’ team out of Conference 24.

    Conference 39

  • Cox, Bourne run Grayson past Narrows

    NARROWS –– Grayson County has dominated its series with Narrows over the previous five years, winning all five by an average margin of 32 points, but times were when the two would put on a yearly battle with one another.

    For the first half Friday, the 27th meeting between the two schools was shaping up to be like the old days.

  • Dixon tops 2,000 in Tide win

    Last Friday was Halloween but Galax certainly didn’t hand out any treats to visiting Bland County.

    It was business as usual for the Maroon Tide as they rolled over the Bears 48-8 to keep their record unblemished at 4-0 in the Mountain Empire District and a solid hold on first place with one regular season game left this Friday night against Grayson County.

  • Patriots win on field position

    HILLSVILLE –– All lame references to Halloween aside, Carroll County threw a serious scare into Patrick Henry.

    Facing a team that had hung 70 points on them a year before, the Cavaliers staged an inspired defensive effort that left them trailing just 7-0 entering the fourth quarter before a pair of turnovers resulted two touchdowns’ worth of breathing room for the Patriots in what was a much closer-than-it-sounds 21-0 River Ridge District win Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Carroll aces quarterfinal test

    BASSETT –– Going merely by the seeding in the Conference 24 volleyball tournament’s first round, No. 5 Carroll County pulled off a mild upset with its win Monday at No. 4 Bassett. But judging by the Cavaliers’ performance on the court, there was nothing ‘mild’ about the rout they enjoyed.