Today's News

  • Carroll posts top XC finishes

    ABINGDON –– Carroll County had two of the top three finishers in the boys’ race and placed third among 17 schools in the team standings at the Becky Selfe Invitational cross country meet, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring Sept. 12 at the Abingdon 4-H center.

  • Cavaliers rally past Galax

    For the better part of the first two sets Monday, Galax had Carroll County right where it needed, and itself was right where it wanted. But the Cavaliers had a couple of aces in the hole.

    Carroll’s Aubree Marshall served up back-to-back winners to close out the second set, preventing the Cavaliers from falling behind 2-0, and Carroll rallied from a one-set deficit to defeat the Maroon Tide 23-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-15 in a nondistrict volleyball match at CCHS.


    It’s coming home time in Hillsville and Independence and staying home time in Galax as the high school football season reaches Week 5.

    Galax will have a free Friday and an extra few days both prepare for Giles and to digest last week’s 28-27 loss to George Wythe.

    Both Carroll County and Grayson County celebrate their homecoming tonight but neither has exactly scheduled a patsy for its big night.


    Blacksburg (1-2)

    at Carroll County (1-2)

  • Tide swipes win from Fort Chiswell

    For a team on the verge of going down in straight sets, Galax did a pretty good job of turning its Mountain Empire District match with Fort Chiswell into a runaway.

    Having dropped the opening two sets by three points each, Galax found a spark and dominated the final three sets to stun the Pioneers 22-25, 22-25, 25-14, 25-15, 15-8 Monday at GHS.

  • Hillsville Walk MS raises $7,200

    HILLSVILLE – Teams and individuals participated last Sunday in the Hillsville Walk MS at the Grover King VFW Post grounds.

    The walk is an organized event that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

    This is the second year that organizers Regina Dalton and Karen Walker have put together the walk, and both are battling the disease. In addition to the walk, they host an annual motorcycle “Cruisin’ for a Cure” in July, which is in its sixth year.

  • Judge: Woolwine can't withdraw guilty plea

    HILLSVILLE – A Carroll County judge on Tuesday denied a man’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea to a homicide charge and the case will move to the sentencing phase.

    Edgar DeHart Jr., the attorney for Christopher Dean Woolwine, indicated in court on Aug. 27 that his client wished to file a motion to withdraw his previous guilty plea to hit-and-run and second-degree homicide charges from a fatal crash on Halloween night of 2014.

  • Gov. McAuliffe welcomes new industries

    It was a historic day for state and local leaders and the community on Monday, when a crowd of nearly 200 individuals gathered to celebrate two large businesses that recently made their home in Grayson County.

  • Riverside wreck requires extraction

    Staff Reports

    A single-vehicle accident around 9 p.m. on Monday on Riverside Drive in Galax required the assistance of the Galax Volunteer Fire Department to extract the driver, according to Capt. Mike Ayers.

    The accident occurred just past Nuckolls Curve Road. Firefighters arrived to find a Chevrolet Corvette upside down in the road with a single occupant heavily entrapped, with part of the dashboard pinning one of the driver’s legs.

  • Police warn of scammers claiming to be from IRS

    An IRS scam has been circulating in the Twin Counties area, and local police warn residents to use caution.

    Galax resident Karen Clark notified The Gazette that she received two phone calls last week from a Washington, D.C. phone number. The calls are a recording that state the individual is being sued by the IRS and they need to return the call to prevent being taken to jail. Clark called the number back only to be put on hold by the person who answered and was then disconnected.

  • Larrowe leaving as Carroll adminstrator

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Administrator Gary Larrowe announced last Thursday that he would be resigning his post effective Dec. 31.

    Larrowe has served as county administrator in Carroll since 2005, and has served as the county’s chief economic development officer and executive director of the Public Service Authority (PSA), Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and Carroll County Natural Gas System.