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Today's News

  • Drivers injured in Grayson crash

    Two Independence drivers were injured April 1 in a head-on crash that occurred around 1 p.m. on U.S. 58, about six miles west of Independence near the old Bridle Creek School.
    Virginia State Trooper Cameron Keesling said a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Casey McKenna, was traveling east on 58 when the vehicle crossed the center line in a sharp curve and struck a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Gaither Miller.
    Keesling said both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be removed by rescue personnel.

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigators went back to search Timber Road, the scene where bones of a deceased subject were found April 1, while they awaited forensic results from the state medical examiner’s office.
    Deputies returned to the Cana area with volunteers from Carroll County Search and Rescue to again look for clues in connection with the remains found there by a resident picking up trash, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.

  • Scramble for the Eggs

     

    Hundreds of children made a mad dash for candy-filled Easter eggs at the Galax Parks & Recreation Department's annual egg hunt on March 31. In addition to sweets, some eggs had paper slips that earned the finder a prize.

  • Banjo masters to perform in Galax

     

  • Carroll pitcher reaches milestone

    HILLSVILLE –– Lillie Kimble is far from being a professional athlete. She doesn’t play the stock market, the ponies or Texas hold ‘em. But she has earned 300K in a little more than two years.

    Kimble, Carroll County’s third-year starting pitcher, recorded the 300th strikeout of her career Saturday as the Cavaliers swept a pair of no-hit nondistrict softball wins from Galax.

  • Cavaliers earn sweep of Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– Galax was unable to get the go-ahead hit it needed in the first game of its double-header at Carroll County. The Cavaliers made sure the opportunity didn’t arise again.

    Carroll scored on a walk-off single to nip the Tide 5-4, then used a no-hitter by Ryan Gravley to secure a 3-0 win and claim a nondistrict sweep Saturday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/4/12

    Line is busy
    This is in regard to “texting away.” It is not the cell phone record they need to check. It’s the school phone records they need to check about “texting away.”
    Editor’s note: No more calls about this matter. Or texts.

    Lots of nerve

  • Grimes charged in killing

     

  • Public record for 4/4/12 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Furry friends find homes