Today's News

  • She's three

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her third birthday March 28 with a Minnie Mouse party at Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall. She is the daughter of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville.

    Grandparents are Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. Great-grandparents are Joseph Ayers of Hillsville, Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.

  • County needs more home-grown jobs

    From the outside looking in, it seems careful and considerate planning went into the economic development effort that led to the announcement of Virginia Produce Co. expanding to four times its current size.
    Job creation efforts in Carroll County have many times in the past followed a simple money model.

  • Big boom in restroom not a bomb


    Fear of a possible bomb threat at Vaughan Bassett Furniture Plant #2 was defused by police on Tuesday, after officers were notified of an explosion in a restroom inside the factory.
    According to Galax Police Captain James Cox, officers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 7:57 a.m. When they arrived, the officers observed damage inside of a restroom that appeared to have been caused by some kind of explosion.
    Damage was structural and no one at the plant was hurt by the explosion, Cox confirmed.

  • No injuries in school bus wreck

    Virginia State Police responded to an accident involving a Carroll County school bus on Tuesday morning.
    State Trooper Shane Kinney responded to the call on Pipers Gap Road, just west of Mallory Road near the Lil’ Country Store. According to Kinney, the school bus was approaching a stop to pick up children when a Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Charles Alderman, 44, of Galax, slid across the center line and struck the bus. “He was approaching the bus and was preparing to stop when he slid across the center line,” he said.

  • Absentee voting begins for Nov. 5 election

    Absentee voting has started for the Nov. 5 general election in all of Virginia’s 133 localities.
    In order to vote absentee, voters must be registered to vote in Virginia and meet one of the eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia absentee ballot application.
    The application and additional information about absentee voting are available at www.sbe.virginia.gov.
    Eligible voters may cast their absentee ballot by mail or in person at their local registrar’s office. Applicants must list a qualifying reason for voting absentee.

  • Juveniles injured in car crash

    WOODLAWN — Virginia State Police, Carroll County deputies and rescue agencies assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Sept. 20 involving three juveniles.
    According to State Trooper Charlie Delp, the youths were traveling on Coulson Church Road in a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country Cruiser, en route to a church meeting, when the driver took a curve too fast and lost control of the vehicle. “He overcorrected, came across the highway, went over the embankment on the left side of the highway and struck several trees,” Delp said.

  • She's five

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her fifth birthday on Aug. 20 with a Dora the Explorer pool party at the Wildlife Club in Low Gap, N.C. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy helped her celebrate, along with special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn, and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Public record for 9/25/13 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Lora Jean Schuyler to Pamela Lynne Nale. .42 acre in the Oldtown District. Gift.

  • Maroon Tide fifth in N.C., Blue Devils win in Marion

    Just how well the Galax cross country team does at state is yet to be seen. But the Maroon Tide has already done pretty well at State.

    All three Twin County high school programs had strong showings in separate meets over the weekend, picking up individual and team honors in meets at N.C. State University and Hungry Mother State Park.

    Galax participated in the prestigious Adidas Cross Country Challenge on the Wolfpack’s home course in Cary, N.C. on Saturday, earning a seventh-place finish by the Tide boys in the Invitational Division.

  • Cavaliers stay hot at Galax

    Few onlookers, if any, believed Galax was out of it Monday night, trailing Carroll County two sets to none in their nondistrict volleyball rematch. Least of all the Cavaliers themselves, who had seen the Maroon Tide erase such a deficit en route to a five-set Galax win in Hillsville two weeks ago.

    This time around, Carroll County never allowed Galax the chance to swing the momentum.

    Having eked out a close win in set No. 2, the Cavaliers stormed away in the third and took a 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 win on the Tide’s home floor.