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  • Plein Air Day set for Saturday, June 21

    The Summer Plein Air Day at Mt. Vale Vineyards is scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, rain or shine.

    Plein Air artists paint outdoors, working quickly to capture the light and complete their work in one day.

  • Car hits bus in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia State Police responded to a vehicle accident involving a Carroll County school bus on May 6.
    Police were called to the intersection of routes 221 and 669 in Hillsville on May 6, at around 3:30 p.m., where a car had pulled out into the path of the oncoming school bus, according to a police report filed with the department.
    The bus was operated by Nancy Cressell Justis of Hillsville, and the passengers on the bus totaled 27 — 12 students under age 8, and the other 15 between ages 8 and 17.

  • Hillsville man injured in crash

    A Hillsville man was transported to a hospital with injuries after being ejected from his vehicle in a wreck on Friday evening.
    According to a report from Virginia State Police Trooper Bryan Phipps, police and rescue were called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of U.S. 58 and Route 674 at 10:10 p.m. on May 16.
    The report said Matthew Herring of Hillsville was traveling west on 58 in a 2006 Jeep Liberty, when he ran off of the right side of the road and overturned at the intersection. Reports confirm that Herring was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Tide boys win big; Pulaski Co. edges Cavaliers

    NARROWS –– Mario Carranza and Joshel Urbina combined for five goals Wednesday night as Galax walloped Narrows 9-1 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ soccer match.

    Dominic DiGiacomo, Brayan Estrada, Isaac Jordan and Gabriel Solis added one goal each for the Maroon Tide, which outshot the Green Wave 34-4.

    Solis also assisted on two goals while Carranza, Edgar Guzman, Juan Sanchez and Felix Medina had one assist each for Galax. 

    Ricardo Ortiz stopped four shots for the Maroon Tide.

  • Maroon Tide scraps to 7-6 win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax’s resurgence continues.

    Two weeks ago, the Maroon Tide was sitting at 2-3 in the Mountain Empire District, its two wins coming against lowly Graham. Friday, Galax avenged the third of those three earlier losses – and did so in the span of four days – by stunning league-leading Grayson County 7-6 on the Blue Devils’ diamond.

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  • Registrars readying to issue voter IDs

    Virginia’s new voter ID law takes effect July 1 and requires voters to present a valid photo ID in order to be able to vote, and local registrars are getting ready for the change.

  • Study: 3,670 going hungry locally

    About 3,670 individuals in the Twin Counties miss about six meals a week, with the highest concentration of those living in Galax, according to a report by Feeding America.
    Feeding America Southwest Virginia runs two food distribution operations in Grayson County and one in Cana in Carroll County as part of its service network covering 26 counties and nine cities in the region.

  • VFW honors police officers

    HILLSVILLE — Uniformed officers lined up inside the Grover King VFW Post 1115 on the morning of May 15, as the smell of crisp bacon, country ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and donuts wafted from the kitchen.

  • Carroll to extend natural gas lines

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Industrial Authority (IDA) agreed at its meeting May 5 to extend the natural gas distribution system to Water and Center streets in Hillsville to pick up more customers.
    IDA member Andy Jackson made the motion to approve the extension, with the project cost not to exceed $30,000. The vote was unanimous.