Today's News

  • Carroll grand jury issues 89 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A question remained after the grand jury met Monday: Would a charge arise in the case of a Carroll County man who was shot and killed in October?
    Law enforcement responded to a call at 70 Rippey Hollow Road in early October, where an accidental shooting had been reported.
    Dead at the scene was Kevin Heath Frazier, 29, who appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head fired from a relatively close range. Deputies recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene.

  • Dance conservatory presents classic holiday ballet

    The tradition continues with The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’s annual production of “The Nutcracker.”
    This family favorite will bring the holiday season to life with the magic of waltzing snowflakes, beautiful dancing, fanciful characters and a thrilling trip into the Land of Sweets.

  • Devils downed by Warriors’ hot start

    INDEPENDENCE –– Chilhowie dominated the opening minutes of each half and never let Grayson County within striking distance the rest of the night, taking a 77-62 nondistrict girls’ win Friday night.

    The Warriors (2-0) took a 13-5 lead in the first six minutes and 37 seconds and opened the second half on a 9-3 run. The closest the Blue Devils (1-2) would get in the first half was 24-19, and Grayson would only creep to within nine points twice in the second half.

  • Cavs hit 100 as Ty hits 1,000

    INDEPENDENCE –– Ty Cannaday of Grayson County scored the 1,000th point of his career Friday night. At times it seemed as if Carroll County would match that total in 32 minutes.

    The Cavaliers smothered the Blue Devils defensively, scored points in bunches, shot 50 percent from the floor on 74 attempts, knocked down more than a dozen 3-pointers and got double-figure scoring from five different players, putting a damper on Cannaday’s landmark effort with a 101-70 nondistrict win.

  • Surry man found dead on Parkway

    FANCY GAP — Exposure appears be a possible cause of a death for a Surry County, N.C., man found near milemarker 202 of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Saturday, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
    Carroll Deputy Cody Edwards responded along with a parkway ranger to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Dec. 7 at about 10:47 a.m., according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    The ranger ran a license check on the gold SUV at that location and found it was registered to Grover Cleveland Davis, 76, who had been reported missing since Dec. 5.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/9/13

    Watching my speed
    They sure made a mistake when they put the 35 mph instead of 45 on the Galax four-lane next to Pizza Hut and through there. I try to go by the speed limit and people are passing me like I am sitting still. Just running around me, and everything. That is going to cause accidents instead of helping. It’s a shame, really.

  • How about a limited government?

    John J. Nunn of Galax is a retired furniture manufacturer and internet service provider.

  • Governor's school could expand, as local interest contracts

    HILLSVILLE — While Southwest Virginia Governor’s School officials contemplate an expansion of their program, Carroll educators wonder if they can reignite their students’ interest in the special math and science curriculum in Pulaski.
    Sherry Pugh, assistant director and math teacher, represented the governor’s school before the Carroll County School Board at its Nov. 12 meeting while sharing the expansion proposal.

  • Va. highway projects face legislative roadblocks

    RICHMOND — A fight over landmark road funding legislation resolved late in this year’s General Assembly term evidently was just the opening round as two bills were prefiled last month seeking to take away some, or all, of its revenue.
    The transportation plan added a method for raising another $40 million for U.S. 58 projects. If passed, the bills could take away the funding mechanisms that would have provided that money.

  • Rex to close in January for repairs, new lighting

    The Rex Theater in Galax will be closed for three months starting in early January while the ceiling is replaced and the lighting is upgraded, according to Galax Tourism Director Ray Kohl.
    The doors will lock on the city’s historic performance venue following a hectic chain of scheduled holiday events.