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Today's News

  • Carico estate files $5M wrongful death suit

    INDEPENDENCE — The family of Timothy “T.T.” Carico has filed a $5 million civil claim against Minnesota-based ATV manufacturing company Polaris Industries; and Hilltop Cycle Inc., a Wythe County company that offers off-road vehicle repair services.

  • O'Quinn assesses security in Grayson schools

    INDEPENDENCE — Del. Israel O’Quinn (R-5th District) recently visited Grayson County schools to examine existing safety protocols and get some feedback from educators and administrators about security needs.

    O’Quinn, who represents Grayson and Galax in the Virginia House of Delegates, was recently appointed by Speaker Kirk Cox to serve on a bipartisan House Select Committee on School Safety. The committee was announced in early March, and O’Quinn is the only member of the committee from Southwest Virginia.

  • Jessup challenges Tate for council seat

    HILLSVILLE – A seat on the Hillsville Town Council for the Sulphur Springs District is up for grabs in the May 1 election, as Barry L. Jessup has challenged incumbent William L. Tate Jr.

    William L. Tate Jr.

    Tate, who was raised in and has been a life-long resident of Hillsville, has 18 years of experience as a council member and served two terms as the town’s mayor.

    Tate is also a member of Victory Way Baptist Church.

  • N.C. police kill man wielding machete

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    SPARTA, N.C. – A Sparta man died in an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the lobby of the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

    According to a press release provided by the sheriff’s office, Chad Eric Montgomery, 39, went to the sheriff’s office and asked to speak to a deputy.

  • TCRH opening cardiology clinic

    Twin County Regional Healthcare (TCRH) has announced the opening of Twin County Cardiology on April 16 and welcomed Dr. Paul A. Suri.

    Twin County Cardiology will be temporarily located in the Twin County Surgery practice, at 225 Hospital Drive in Galax.

    In a news release, TCRH said cardiology nursing staff members from the community have joined the Twin County Cardiology team.

  • Tide great pays visit to coach

    Tim Beamer, a world-class sprinter who played football with the Buffalo Bills and other pro teams during the 1970s, came to town on Tuesday to thank his first coach, Joe Lindsey. At the Lindsey home in Galax, Beamer wrapped his coach in a bear hug and said, “Thank you for giving me a chance, coach. It changed my life.”

  • Rush takes second at Liberty

    LYNCHBURG –– The State Line Rush homeschool basketball team finished second out of a field of 26 teams at the East Coast Nationals basketball tournament recently at Liberty University.

    The Rush cruised through pool play undefeated with victories over Front Royal, the F.I.S.H. Hawks of Florida and New Life Camp of Raleigh, N.C.

  • Readers Hotline 4/11/18

    Still standing
    The burned-out house at the corner of Hebron and Glendale is a disgrace to this community. Since Carroll County doesn’t have any laws to deal with such neglect, [somebody should do] the right thing and take action to clean up the mess.
    Editor’s note: Three children died in a house fire at that location in 2015. Have you considered that it might hold some emotional value to the family?

    Flip a coin

  • Public record for 4/11/18 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in December of 2017, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Parents, educators discuss school safety

    HILLSVILLE – Parents and citizens of Carroll County capitalized on the opportunity to express their concerns and ideas regarding school safety on a local level at the Parent Connect meeting that was held at Carroll County Middle School on April 5.