Today's News

  • Nichols pleads guilty to reduced charges in embezzling case

    Sharon Fulton Nichols, Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s former human resources manager, entered a guilty plea to three reduced charges of “accessory after the fact” in Grayson County Circuit court on March 21, in connection with another case involving three accounts of embezzlement from the non-profit agency.

  • Kroger bids farewell to Galax


  • Candidates file to run in Grayson town elections

    One new candidate has filed to run against incumbents for a seat on each of the town councils in Grayson County.
    Council elections in Independence, Fries and Troutdale will be held May 6.
    For Independence, Jeffrey Z. Miller is the newcomer filing for candidacy, while incumbents Cecil Adams, Buddy Halsey and Tom Maxwell will seek re-election. Mayor Butch Reeves will also seek re-election.
    Both the elected mayor and council members serve four-year terms.

  • Man killed, two injured in Parkway crash


  • Father, son plead guilty to meth charges

    BHILLSVILLE — An August 2012 Twin County Drug Task Force investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing in Cana yielded convictions against a father and son.
    Both men pleaded guilty to drug charges on Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court.
    Authorities in clinical-looking white coveralls and breathing masks spread out meth-making items and ingredients on a tarp in front of the home at 53 Amazing Grace Lane, under the shade of a tree on the warm and sunny summer day almost two years ago, after a search warrant was served.

  • Galax school calendar breaks with tradition

    There is less than one month left before Galax City Public Schools will have a final decision on a calendar for the 2014-2015 school year.
    After looking into the possibility of a balanced calendar — a new concept that includes periods throughout the school year for breaks, remediation and enrichment activities — Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill will soon have to decide whether he wants to recommend the new concept or the traditional calendar to the school board next month.

  • Landowners protect more than 4,500 acres of farms, forests

    Story submitted by New River Land Trust

    INDEPENDENCE — The New River Land Trust and the Virginia Outdoors Foundation worked with local landowners to conserve more than 4,500 acres in 2013, including a cluster of easements in historic Spring Valley in Grayson County.
    Spring Valley landowners Ray Vaughan Poole, Janie Gentry and Timothy Luper combined to protect 350 acres.

  • Governor vetoes guns in cars bill

    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s first use of the veto pen — on a gun rights bill he previously sought to weaken with an amendment — is more symbolic than substantive.
    While its effect doesn’t change the law on storing guns inside a private vehicle, it’s a clear reminder to McAuliffe’s gun control base that he’s in their corner.

  • Bid for a Cure auction set for March 22

    The 13th Annual Bid For A Cure event will be held at Crossroads Institute on Saturday.
    The Twin County area saw the beginnings of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) fundraising in 1998, when Kelly and Susan Haga’s infant son was diagnosed with the disease. For several years, they organized an annual walk-a-thon, and In 2001 they stepped up their efforts when they had another child diagnosed with CF.

  • Car strikes and injures Carroll man

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll deputies received a report of a person who had been run over by a vehicle near the intersection of Mill Stone and Elkhorn roads last Wednesday around 4 p.m., leading to one arrest, according to Sheriff J.B. Gardner.