Today's News

  • Carroll urges VDOT to improve I-77

    HILLSVILLE — Even as Interstate 81 undergoes widening, the Carroll County supervisors believe the amount of problems on Interstate 77 justify improvements, too.
    It seems like traffic jams on the interstate going through the county have become more common, Supervisors’ Chairman Tom Littrell noted while introducing a resolution at the Sept. 12 meeting.
    “I’m sure most of us in this room at some point… have probably hit a parking lot [traffic jam] on I-77, particularly if you’re going northbound, trying to get to 81,” he said.

  • Ohio couple charged with pawn shop break in

    HILLSVILLE — Town police say an Ohio couple was caught in the act of breaking into Gardner's Pawn Shop early Saturday morning, leading to multiple charges against the husband.

    Town officers responded to Gardner's Pawn at about 1:07 a.m., according to a news release from the Hillsville Police Department. Officer Brandon Quesenberry along with Carroll Deputy David Walls took up positions at the rear of the building.

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  • God & Grayson County

    The Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., is executive director of the Oracle Institute in Independence

  • Trail assault investigation continues


  • Hill pleads guilty to check fraud charges


  • Glendale/58 project wrapping up soon


  • She's three

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her third birthday on Aug. 20 with a Scooby Doo party at Liddle Tykes Child Development Center. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy of Woodlawn. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana. Her paternal great-grandmother is Ovela Easter of Cana.

  • Tide pulls away from Grayson

    Grayson County showed Galax in one game just how far it has come in one year. Galax showed in all three that there is still work to do.

    Galax’s versatility and experience shone through in the key moments of a first-set win and carried on through the rest of the evening as the Maroon Tide took a 26-24, 25-11, 25-21 win in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match Thursday.

  • 58 first-half points leads to Blue Devil wipeout

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County was favored to beat Clintwood Friday night but no one expected the manner in which the Blue Devils won the nondistrict game. 

    Grayson County put 58 points on the board in the first half and coasted in the second half to a 61-6 nondistrict victory to remain undefeated with a 4-0 record. 

    Actually, Grayson County scored 58 points in a span of 14 minutes and 7 seconds of the first half.