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Today's News

  • Carroll grand jury issues direct indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury released a total of 14 direct indictments against seven individuals in September.

    Richard Dale Guynn, 43, received four charges, which include malicious wounding, shooting into an occupied vehicle, abuse and neglect of a child, and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

    According to the indictments, the grand jury charged that Guynn “did feloniously and maliciously shoot into an occupied motor vehicle” on May 6.

  • Town upgrades team's helmets

    FRIES - Football players at Fries School started the year off right with brand new football equipment, after a request to upgrade the team’s helmets was made at a Fries Town Council meeting in August.

    A concerned parent approached council on Aug. 5, with concerns about the state of the football team’s helmets. “Some of these kids have been wearing these helmets since kindergarten,” she said, noting that the protective padding in many of them had hardened and become brittle.

  • Can outhouse race champs be dethroned?

    By DON RICHESON, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Teams are already starting to form to vie for the $600 cash prize in the Grand Privy Race, the premier event in the 32nd Annual Mountain Foliage Festival set for Oct. 11.

    There should be many on hand to cheer the outhouse racers on. The festival is among downtown Independence’s largest events of the year and drew 3,000 people last year on a rainy day, so this year the crowds will likely be even bigger.

  • An Open Letter to Shoplifters

    GUEST EDITORIAL

    By Nathan Lyons, Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney; and Douglas Vaught, Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney and Galax City Attorney

  • Fries man shot, suspect arrested

    A Woodlawn man was arrested on malicious wounding charges on Saturday, after an altercation near Sunnyside Store resulted in gunfire.

    According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, officers received a call reporting “shots fired” at approximately 6:13 p.m. on Oct. 4, at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Stable Inn Road, just south of the Town of Hillsville on U.S. 52.

  • Shooting victim airlifted from Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE - The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating a confirmed shooting in Hillsville.
    Emergency officials were called to Sunnyside Store on Fancy Gap Highway at approximately 6:16 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, an unidentified person was found with gunshot wounds.
    A landing zone was set up at Carroll County High School to transport the patient for treatment. The extent of the injuries has not yet been confirmed.  
    State police have confirmed that an arrest has been made.

  • Vaughan third in region, moves on to state

    JONESVILLE –– Appomattox took home the team championship and Joseph Clark of Giles claimed the individual title while Grayson County’s Jacob Vaughan kept his season alive Thursday at the Region 2A West golf tournament at Cedar Hills Country Club in Lee County.

  • Bruins pull away from Carroll

    HILLSVILLE –– When Blacksburg seized the momentum, there was no giving it back.

    The Bruins used significant runs in all three sets Thursday night to sweep Carroll County 25-17, 25-22, 25-16 in a River Ridge District match.

  • Defense falters for Devils, Cavs

     BEN HUR –– Grayson County enjoyed far and away its most successful night rushing the football this season, but the Blue Devils were unable to keep Lee High out of the end zone and dropped a 43-28 nonconference decision Friday at Five Star Stadium.

    Will Peters spotted Grayson County (0-5) an early 6-0 lead with a 14-yard touchdown run but the Generals (5-0) came back with four unanswered touchdowns by the early stages of the second half.

  • Spartans outslug Galax

    Galax came out of its corner and punched Giles squarely in the nose by scoring 23 points in the first quarter, and the Maroon Tide had put up more points by halftime – 30 – than the Spartans have allowed in a game all season. But Giles hasn’t won 20 consecutive outings, one of them a state title game, by having a glass jaw.