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Today's News

  • Historic district proposed for Spring Valley

     FRIES — A sizable portion of northeastern Grayson County has been recommended for addition to the state register of landmarks.

    The 4,220-acre Spring Valley community was settled in the 1760s, long before Grayson County was formed in 1792. William Bourne and his wife, Rosamond Jones Bourne, were among the first to settle in the area.

  • Fugitive sought after escaping police

     A Galax man escaped a foot chase Nov. 4 on Glendale Road in Galax.

    According to officers from the Galax Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff's Department and the Virginia State Police, Mark Houston Newman, 43, had been banned from Harmony Village Apartments on Glendale Road.

    Newman was spotted on Harmony Village property about 2:30 p.m. by a Galax police officer and Newman took off running. Officers gave chase, but he got away from them. 

  • Toy shop stocking shelves

    The shelves are stocked with oodles of stuffed animals and a few baby dolls and other items in between but, with some bare spots still left, there's only enough toys at Rooftop of Virginia's toy shop to make it through the first week when it opens Nov. 29. 

    Rooftop of Virginia's annual toy shop, which relies on donated toys, provides a chance for low-income families to purchase new and gently-used toys at a discounted rate. Rooftop of Virginia then uses the proceeds to buy more toys. 

  • Home work builds students' skills

     HILLSVILLE — The building trades class is providing solid footing to construct the Fuller Center house.

    In just days after getting building permits, the Carroll County High School students have nailed and glued a sturdy floor together for the 48-by-24-foot ranch house.

  • Grayson pleads guilty to dealing meth

     ROANOKE — A 36-year-old Carroll County man snared in a drug trafficking conspiracy has pleaded guilty in federal court, but he reserves the right to argue down the amount of methamphetamine involved.

    Jesse William Grayson got caught up in the same investigation that led to the conviction of Donald Scott Vaughan, who fled from a drug sting at Interstate 77's Exit 14 at high speeds across western Carroll County.

  • Free clinic needs help

     The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties needs your help. 

    We are seeing a minimum of 20 new applicants per week who qualify as patients. The applicants are residents of Carroll, Grayson and the City of Galax and have been residents for a minimum of six months. They are totally uninsured and have household incomes of 125 percent, or less, of the federal poverty level.

    That is $13,538 for a family of one, $18,213 for a family of two, $22,888 for a family of three, $27,563 for a family of four.

  • Bruins eliminate Cavs

     HILLSVILLE –– Whatever the differences are between the River Ridge District teams and those of Southwest Virginia, whether simple nuances or major disparities, those differences simply need more of an adjustment period than one evening can provide.

    An otherwise dominant Carroll County was ousted from the Region IV tournament for the fourth straight year by an RRD opponent as Blacksburg dealt the Cavaliers their first and only loss of the season, ending Carroll’s year with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-19 decision in Monday’s Region IV quarterfinals.

  • Mazon, Brown lead Tide to 41-0 win

     NARROWS –– Galax used a big second quarter to jump out to a 27-0 halftime lead and locked up the No. 3 seed in the Region C Division 1 playoffs Friday with a 41-0 defeat of Narrows at Ragsdale Field.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 7-3 overall, 3-1 in the Mountain Empire District and earned a share of the MED championship thanks to Grayson County’s upset win over Fort Chiswell.

    Terrance Mazon slung three touchdown passes on the night, all three coming in a 20-point second-quarter explosion.

  • Maroon Tide cruises to MED championship

     With the VHSL splitting volleyball championships into division beginning this year, Galax has had its eye on the school’s first state tournament berth for quite a while.

    The Mountain Empire District tournament only served as a means for the Maroon Tide to pick up steam.

    Galax entered the Region C Division 1 tournament as the No. 1 seed after breezing to the MED tournament championship with a pair of wins Saturday at GHS.

  • Cavs perfect heading into regionals

     HILLSVILLE –– For the second time in three years, Carroll County entered regional tournament play undefeated as the Cavaliers took down Richlands for the Southwest District tournament championship Thursday at CCHS.

    After winning a sloppy first game and seeing Richlands take the second game, the Cavaliers (22-0) regrouped and coasted the rest of the way for a 25-22, 25-27, 25-14, 25-15 win.