Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tide opens playoffs with Holston

    In the smallest division of Virginia high school football, there are only a handful of programs in the state that can say that they are ‘there’ every year. The rest of the Division 1 world is cyclical.

    Last year, Eastern Montgomery was at its apex. This year, it’s Galax. Two years ago, Holston was the one riding high.

    Two of the most recent upswingers will meet tonight when top-seeded Galax hosts No. 16 Holston in the opening round of the Division 1 Western Section playoffs at Galax High School.

  • Grayson County-Graham, take 2

    INDEPENDENCE –– When the new sectional playoff format for Group A football was announced, one of the more appealing aspects of the system was the possibility of facing a new, unfamiliar opponent in the postseason.

    Maybe next week.

  • Maroon Tide earns return trip

    NOTE: The start time for the Galax-Bath County region volleyball championship has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday.