Today's News

  • Rookie comes up big in Devil win

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Welcome to football, Mr. Cannaday. I’m sure you’ll find the accommodations very much to your liking.

  • Maroon Tide loses a wild one

    SALEM –– After combining for 957 multi-purpose yards, a dozen touchdowns, 83 points and more momentum swings than could be kept up with, the difference was one misplaced footstep.

    An anticlimactic two-point conversion attempt left a valiant Galax comeback one point short and the Maroon Tide opened its 2013 season with a 42-41 loss Friday to Glenvar at Highlander Stadium.

  • Oral B comes to Fries to film commercial

    FRIES — Oral-B has gone to the far reaches of the United States to visit locations named  “Manual Road” to promote its fall marketing campaign, which is intended to encourage manual toothbrush users to switch to its new product, the Deep Sweep electric toothbrush.
    The company visited Manual Roads in Erath, La.; Bainbridge Island, Wash.; and Standford, Ky.; before making their fourth stop at Manual Road in Fries on Aug. 17.
    The nationwide “WOW Experiment” tour is also a chance to film locals for the product’s new commercial.

  • Mayor will keep seat, despite state charge

    HILLSVILLE — A misdemeanor charge of impersonating a law enforcement officer would not lead to the mayor of Hillsville losing his elected position, even if it led to a conviction, according to state law.
    Hillsville Mayor Gregory Nelson Crowder faces the charge after a Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control investigation into an as yet unspecified set of circumstances that arose on March 14 in Bristol.
    The only statement made in the matter is from Crowder’s Bristol-based attorney, Bob Ward.

  • Programs for elderly facing cuts


    The District Three Governmental Cooperative Board of Commissioners adopted a leaner budget for next year, resulting in a lack of funding for programs geared towards the region’s aging population.
    This will be the third year in a row that these programs will see a cut, according to a press release.
    In contrast, funding for the public transit program budget has grown by $68,000, which is about 3.5 percent.

  • Galax episode of 'The Shed' airs Monday

    Locals who have kept up with the new Food Network series “The Shed” will see familiar surroundings on Monday night, as the next episode will chronicle the barbecue team’s visit to Galax in July for the 2013 Smoke on the Mountain competition.

  • Town makes flea market safety plans

    HILLSVILLE — Police and emergency officials have plans in place to help safeguard the hundreds of thousands people expected to attend the Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market this weekend.
    These efforts spearheaded by the Hillsville Police Department and Carroll County rescue squads have been designed to decrease response times and address the flea market’s greatest health risks, such as injuries through overheating, overexertion and falling.

  • He's eight

    Ryder Cole Rose celebrated his eighth birthday July 3. His parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries. He has three sisters, Cheyenne, Trinity and Samantha Rose of Fries.

    His great-grandparents are Robert Dowling and the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Allie and Arlene Osborne of Austinville. His grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and the late Connie Dowling of Fries. He also has a special friend, Ruby Hill.

  • Lucky 13

    Thirteen has been a “lucky number” for Paul and Melda Hill of Galax.

    They were married Aug. 13, 2000, and will be observing 13 years together. Thirteen people attended their wedding and their honeymoon in Florida was for 13 days.

  • Aldermans celebrate wedding anniversary

    Donnie and Linda Alderman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a week-long vacation with their family.

    Their children are Rodney of Galax, Brian and wife Monica of Cleveland, Tenn., and Rhonda and husband Robert of Statesville, N.C. They have two grandchildren, Jared of Charlote, N.C., and Ella Kate of Cleveland.
    The Aldermans are thankful for God’s many blessings.