Today's News

  • Free Clinic in need of help

    In the first fundraiser breakfast that Applebee’s hosted for the Free Clinic of the Twin Counties, over $1,000 was donated to the agency.
    A couple of months ago, the fundraiser only raised $94.
    Despite advertisements, the fundraiser has been on a decline since after the first few months.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/9/11

    Delivery thoughts
    There is a man and a woman that carries mail in Pipers Gap. When the woman carries the mail, you can depend on her being two hours later. The man gets here faster. The man should do it all the time.

    Does it well

  • ELECTION 2011: Vaughan wins Grayson sheriff's race


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent Sheriff Richard Vaughan in Tuesday’s election, which pitted him against challenger Mark Burnett, a former Grayson deputy who is now a sergeant with the Galax Police Department.
    Vaughan, an independent, received 68 percent of the votes (3,627) compared to Republican Burnett, who had 32 percent (1,713) of the votes, based on unofficial voting results from the State Board of Elections.

  • ELECTION 2011: 20-20 split gives GOP edge in Va. Senate

    UPDATED 11/10/11: Reynolds Concedes to Stanley

    MARTINSVILLE — Thursday afternoon, Sen. Roscoe Reynolds conceded the election for Virginia’s 20th Senate District to Bill Stanley.

  • ELECTION 2011: New faces prevail in Carroll races

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll voters selected newcomers over incumbents for the school board whenever possible and choose three new members for the board of supervisors.
    The only school board incumbent to return to office had no opposition — Reginald Gardner from the Sulphur Springs District.
    Still reflecting an anti-incumbent trend noticeable in recent elections, Carroll voters did not return school board members Harold Golding in Pine Creek, Phillip Berrier in Fancy Gap or Franklin Jett in Pipers Gap.

  • ELECTION 2011: Voters opt for Sunday beer, wine sales

    INDEPENDENCE — Voters in the town made their voices heard on a ballot issue regarding Sunday sales of beer and wine.
    The ballot questions asked if the sale of wine and beer should be allowed "between the hours of twelve o’clock p.m. on each Saturday and six o’clock a.m. on each Monday" in town.
    It was close, but 53 percent (135) of voters said yes, while 121 voters (47 percent) opposed the plan.

  • ELECTION 2011: New members join Grayson supervisors, school board


  • Carico not guilty of murder-for-hire


    UPDATED 11/14/11:


  • Carroll County caps season with 48-6 win

     STUART –– Carroll County gave up an early touchdown and responded with 48 unanswered points, finishing its season with a 48-6 nondistrict win Friday over Patrick County.

    Patrick County (0-10) scored on the third play of the game before the Cavaliers (3-7) took over. Logan Hodges scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Patrick Davis added another for a 20-6 lead. Carroll stopped a Patrick drive with less than a minute left in the first half when Davis came up with an interception inside the Cavalier 5-yard line.

  • Hidden Valley eliminates Cavs

    HILLSVILLE – Entering the Region IV volleyball tournament as one of the lower seeds, Carroll County was fortunate not to draw overall No. 1 Cave Spring. The consolation was minimal, though, as the Cavaliers got a date with the last team Cave Spring lost to. 

    Hidden Valley, fresh off a win over the Knights in the River Ridge tournament finals, needed less than an hour to dispatch the Cavaliers, coasting to a 25-15, 25-5, 25-11 win in the quarterfinals Tuesday.