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Today's News

  • Carroll girls pick up first win

    It’s called the beautiful game. In that respect, Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds was 100 percent half-right.

    After a nondescript first half, Carroll County put together what Edmonds described to his players afterward as “a beautiful half of soccer” as the Cavaliers defeated Galax 3-0 in a nonconference game at Galax High School.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/7/14

    Just stop
    I am tired of all these people whining all the time, being racist, saying stuff about aliens and all this crazy stuff. Leave people alone. If they want to be gay, they can be so. But judging them is not going to help any at all. So, please stop this crucial mess. This is the United States of America.

    Don’t burden Carroll

  • Tate, Walls seek Sulphur Springs seat in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — A former Sulphur Springs representative and mayor has challenged the incumbent for the northwestern ward of Hillsville Town Council in the municipal elections May 6.
    In an echo of previous contests, Bill Tate will try to unseat incumbent Billy Walls Sr. — though in the past their positions were reversed.

    Bill Tate
    Tate indicated that he wanted to run for town council because Hillsville has an image problem.
    Tate didn’t say that Walls was a part of what he sees as bad for the town.

  • Grants Supermarket could open by mid-summer in Galax

    Grants Supermarket, a family-owned grocery chain, announced April 3 that it will open a new store in Galax at the old Kroger building in the Twin County Plaza Shopping Center.
    Grants has been a family-owned company since it was formed in 1949, and owners say their goal is to present a personal, family atmosphere with their stores.

  • Jack Tales & Square Dances

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Visitors to Crossroads Institute were asked to put away their cell phones and iPads last Thursday and take a journey back to a time when people entertained themselves.
    Old-school entertainment was the latest discussion in the Bluegrass Gravy and River Quilts program, which is held for free each year at the Crossroads main building. This year’s series began on March 20, with a discussion about churches and gospel music history. On March 27, the group discussed the evolution of the local school systems.

  • Virginia Produce incident cause still unknown

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia Produce officials say they have hired an environmental firm to continue to investigate what sickened workers there on April 1, according to a company news release.
    Several employees got headaches and felt nauseous all at once at around 12:30 p.m. at the company’s Carroll County Industrial Park facility.

  • Agencies cooperated to handle emergency

    David Hutchins is Chairman of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors

  • Carr to challenge Griffith in 9th District

    ARARAT — Former Congressional candidate William Carr of Patrick County has announced that he will challenge Rep. Morgan Griffith in the Virginia 9th District Congressional race in November.
    Carr and Griffith were among the six candidates seeking nomination at the 2010 Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives seat.

  • New director will guide music center

    The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has appointed Richard Emmett as director of music programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center, located on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax.
    Just a few weeks into his new position, Emmett has spent his time meeting local talent, familiarizing himself with his surroundings and learning everything he can from his predecessor, Erynn Marshall.
    Walking into his office, Emmett immediately pointed to one of his favorite perks about his new job: a window that overlooks the natural beauty found along the parkway.

  • Zoning revisions continue in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE ― The Grayson County Planning Commission has taken on the tall task of revising the county’s zoning ordinance by a May deadline, with members examining and making revisions to several articles of the ordinance at five meetings thus far and several special called meetings since February.

    After originally voting to repeal the ordinance in January, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors put that on hold and instead charged the commission in February with revising the ordinance to make it more “user-friendly.”