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Today's News

  • Don't let political burnout keep you from staying informed

    It has been eight months since the events of last year’s presidential election, and probably even longer since most of us have made it through a quiet morning of checking emails and reading news articles without seeing something questionable related to our nation’s politics.

    There’s no doubt, no matter which side you take in the argument, that our nation is divided right now; and those who are not still angry towards either the left or right side (or both sides) may have fallen into a bit of a slump when it comes to staying informed.

  • Changes coming to Cana rescue services

    CANA – Carroll County will utilize a mixture of paid and volunteer workers as part of a plan to enhance emergency medical services in the Cana area.

    County Administrator Steve Truitt said Wednesday that Carroll has been investigating options to reorganize its deployment of county EMS to improve the level of service and response times.

    “A particular focus of the new plan is the southern region of the county, ‘below the mountain,’ including Cana and other nearby communities,” Truitt said.

  • Citizens speak in support of coach

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – More than 100 people turned out at the Grayson County School Board meeting Monday night in support of Charles Campbell, who was not renewed as the assistant varsity baseball coach during the board’s June meeting.

    Because of the large crowd, the meeting was moved from the Grayson County Courthouse Board of Supervisors meeting room to the auditorium at Grayson County High School.

  • Faulkner is region's top EMS provider

    FRIES — Chrystal Faulkner, captain of Fries Volunteer Fire and Rescue and an employee of Galax-Grayson EMS, was recently named Regional EMS Provider of the Year by the Southwest Virginia Emergency Medical Service Council.

    As the winner, Faulkner also is a contender for State EMS Provider of the Year.

    Faulkner received the award during a picnic and awards ceremony in Marion on June 17, where 11 others were also recognized. She was nominated for the award by one of her peers, Tammie Hyatt.

  • Wytheville, Galax police look for robbery connections

    Staff Report

    Police in Wytheville and Galax are working together to see if bank robberies in both localities on July 7 are related.

    The incidents occurred about an hour apart, which means the suspect in the Galax robbery would have had time to reach Wytheville for the second incident.

    Wytheville Police Chief Rick Arnold said the two robberies had similar characteristics.

  • She's one

    Pari Elise Snider celebrated her first birthday April 19 with a Minnie Mouse party with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has three older sisters: Blair, Palin and Paisley. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur, Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Public record for 7/12/17 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 January in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Jason Delp: from Carroll to Cambridge

    By ABBY BODNAR, Staff

    CAMBRIDGE, England — Jason Delp, a 1999 graduate of Carroll County High School, recently earned an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the prestigious, 808-year-old University of Cambridge in England.

    The story starts long before this accomplishment, however, as Delp has received two other masters degrees and served in the military.

  • CCHS named one of Virginia's top schools

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County High School has been recognized by Virginia Living Magazine as one of Virginia’s top high schools and will be featured in an upcoming issue.

    “I would like to say that we are very proud that Carroll County High School is being recognized by Virginia Living magazine for its accomplishments,” said Assistant Superintendent Mark Burnette after receiving notification of the honor. “The administration and staff at the school deserve all of the credit for a job well done.”

  • Readers Hotline 7/12/17

    Plus-sizes
    I’m calling, not to complain about the presidency or having potholes in the road. I’m calling to complain about the city not having any plus-size clothing stores other than Walmart or Cato. We need [choices] with quality clothing that will fit 5-foot-2 people instead of all just 5-foot-10 and up. Fries, you have been doing some pretty neat things lately. Why not bring in a plus-size store in to the old company store? I would travel to Fries to buy the clothing. It would be really nice if we had [that] in Galax.