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Today's News

  • Author chronicles rise of Carter's empire

    HILLSVILLE — In attempting to write a book on a local mining magnate and land baron, Ned Irwin has gone against the wishes of one of the most powerful men that Hillsville ever produced.
    George L. Carter made it as difficult as possible for following generations to understand his life and actions by leaving as little trace as possible, in death much as in life.
    But Irwin continued the research of the late Ray Stahl and produced “The Last Empire Builder: A Life of George L. Carter, 1857 – 1936.”

  • School celebrates with 'Fall Into Art' event

    Art demonstrations, food, crafts, music and more were part of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts' annual "Fall Into Arts" event on Sept. 22 in downtown Galax.

  • TCRH offering new digital mammography

     

  • Chamber's name is being used in scam

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Chamber of Commerce officials warn that their organization’s name is being used in a phone scam.
    Do not turn over any personal information to anyone that calls in an effort to place advertising on recyclable bags through the chamber, Executive Director Sherry Shaffner warns.
    That is not something that the chamber is doing.
    Shaffner has so far received two calls and an e-mail informing her of the scam.
    The e-mail said that a member received a call from some on who identified herself as “Tori. “

  • Crooked Road is not political

    Joe Wilson of Fries is a co-founder of The Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail; and former director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/1/12

    In comparison
    I agree with “so attractive.” I like to go to Walmart and let my husband sit on the bench while shopping. He is real old and I am, too. But, every time we leave Walmart he always gives me a compliment and tells me not to feel bad about myself, because other people really don’t look that good.

    Not so good

  • Hillsville woman passes away after wreck

     

  • Lord's Acre harvest sale is Sept. 29

    The 61st Annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Sale on Saturday will feature home-baked pies and cakes, home-canned goods, fresh-cooked foods, handmade crafts and bushels of fall produce for sale at Felts Park in Galax.
    The event supports local churches, and is sponsored each year by the Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association.
    The day begins with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Grayson agrees to support airport project

    INDEPENDENCE — With the Grayson County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote at the Sept. 13 meeting, Carroll County, Galax and Grayson County have all officially agreed to provide funding for a new phase of a Twin County Airport building project.

  • Scammers pose as legitimate businesses

    Thieves continue to use the Internet, mail and phone service to steal millions from unsuspecting victims across the Western Virginia region and the nation.
    The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia urges consumers to recognize the most common tactics used by crooks to scam money.
    Most thieves masquerade as legitimate businesses and ask consumers to send money via such hard-to-trace methods as Western Union, MoneyGram or Green Dot MoneyPaks.