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Today's News

  • Man injured after crashing twice Saturday

    HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man needed medical care after crashing twice within minutes on Snake Creek Road on Saturday at around 2 p.m., according to a report from the Virginia State Police.
    Trooper R.B. Phipps investigated the incident and found that Ethan Funk was driving a 1989 Chevy Corsica on Snake Creek Road westbound towards Hillsville.
    At about 2:05 p.m., the vehicle ran off the road in the 4000 block of Snake Creek Road and struck a parked vehicle belonging to Daniel Richardson, according to the police report.

  • TCRH to begin roofing project

    Twin County Regional Hospital will begin the first phase of its facility improvements as a part of the new Duke LifePoint affiliation, beginning with a roofing project. On Sept. 19, the emergency department patients and traffic will temporarily be routed to the main entrance of the hospital.  
    Hospital personnel will be on hand to offer assistance.
    In a press release, TCRH thanked everyone for their understanding and said the hospital "looks forward to future projects that will enhance patient care for the community."

  • Blue Devils back in the mix

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County ended Galax’s string of 44 straight wins against Mountain Empire District competition Thursday, surging to a big lead in the fifth set and holding off the Maroon Tide 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 17-25, 15-8.

    The win gives the Blue Devils (6-1 overall, 3-0 district) the early MED lead. Galax’s first MED loss since 2008 dropped the Tide to 7-1, 2-1.

  • Clintwood gets last laugh, 49-7

    CLINTWOOD –– A year after one of the most humiliating defeats in the long history of a storied football program, Clintwood can now turn the page.

    The Green Wave had Friday, Sept. 17 circled on its calendar ever since giving up 58 first-half points in a 61-6 loss at Grayson County last year and can now get down to the business of defending its 2011 state championship after thoroughly dismantling the Blue Devils 49-7 in a nondistrict game at Ralph Cummins Stadium.

  • Galax positively gets it done

    RADFORD –– Galax hasn’t gotten to where it’s been the last couple of years by constantly being patted on the back by its coaching staff. Part of the job of Mark Dixon and his deputies is to find mistakes, point them out and correct them. But it’s hard to find fault when you walk off of Norm Lineburg Field with a win.

  • Hillsville citizen raises rescue squad concerns

    HILLSVILLE  — Perceived poor paperwork practices by the disbanded Hillsville Rescue Squad has raised questions for one town citizen, and town council has finally set a deadline for the squad to move equipment out of its building.
    Nancy Beasley, speaker at the Sept. 10 Hillsville Town Council meeting, pointed to State Corporation Commission filings and guidestar.org, a review of charities for donors, as proof of laxness by representatives of the squad.

  • Hiding fugitive son leads to parents' conviction

    ABINGDON  — After trying to hide their son from the authorities, a Woodlawn couple was found guilty on two charges in federal court last Friday, according to court officials.
    Ricky David Robinson, 54, and Cynthia Lee Robinson, 50, faced a two-day jury trail on one count each of harboring a federal fugitive and of conspiracy to harbor a federal fugitive, according to a news release from the federal prosecutor’s office.

  • Galax woman's inspiring story included in new book

    Cindy Halley of Galax is sharing her story of hope and inspiration through the book, “The Faces Behind the Pages that Inspire.”
    Halley owns GODpillow in downtown Galax, embroidering words of courage and motivation onto pillows of prayer. GODpillow promotes healing through prayer and meditation.
    Starting in October, Halley and dozens of other women will travel around the country and around the world, leading people on a journey as they tell their inspirational stories.

  • Carroll approves emergency water agreement

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Service Authority officials are trying to find some common ground with Hillsville in a special water agreement.
    At its regular meeting Sept. 10, PSA members approved an agreement with blanks where prices should be, for use should the need arise.
    The matter came up as part of the authority’s approval items, which the members approved without discussion.

  • Fire destroys Independence home

    Firefighters believe blaze started from overheated dryer