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Today's News

  • Patrick Co. topples Cavaliers in 9

    HILLSVILLE –– Briana Steele connected on a game-tying, two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh and Patrick County pushed three runs across three innings later to take a 9-3 nondistrict softball win Wednesday over Carroll County.

    Carroll County (8-5) did most of its damage in a big second-inning rally, starting with a solo home run by Cheyenne Strickland, her fifth homer in two weeks. Eden Durnil later yanked a two-run double into the leftfield corner, and Ragan Halsey and Autumn Hill followed with RBI singles for a 5-1 Cavalier lead.

  • Edwards, Cavaliers blank Abingdon for key Southwest win

    ABINGDON –– Reece Edwards blanked the Southwest District preseason favorite over seven innings Tuesday night and Carroll County scratched out a 2-0 win over Abingdon.

    The Cavaliers snapped a four-game slide with the win, improving to 5-4 on the year, 1-0 in district play.

  • Tide comes to life, tops Bears

    Held hitless and trailing Bland County  5-3 entering the bottom of the third, Galax exploded for seven runs and eventually polished off the Bears in five innings with a 15-5 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

    Bland County led 4-0  after the top of the second inning but Galax used a combination of three walks, two errors and two wild pitches to push three runs across in the bottom half of the inning.

    The Bears tacked on a run in the top of the third but Galax finally timed Bland pitcher Haley Hodock in the home half.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/24/13

    Community asset
    Twin County Regional Hospital was an asset that belonged to the community. The asset was sold to Duke LifePoint a year ago. How much money is the community going to get, when will we get it, who will manage the money? When Wytheville and Danville hospitals received money, the community received millions of dollars.

  • Missing teen found, 22-year-old faces charges

    HILLSVILLE — A missing 15-year-old and a 22-year-old male wanted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor had not made a run for the border after all, as police found them still in Galax early Wednesday morning.
    Authorities had been searching for Desiree Travers since her family reported she had run away April 19, thinking she might be in the company of Carlos Enrique Reyna, 22, of Galax.

  • Galax firefighter treated for injury

    The Galax Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Ivy Wood Apartments on West Stuart Drive on April 19.
    Approximately 28 firefighters and five trucks responded to the scene that evening, where they remained for two hours, Hankley said.
    On arrival, the department found a heavy fire coming from the upstairs bedroom of a two-story duplex apartment owned by Dr. James Williams and occupied by Tom Simms, according to Fire Chief David Hankley.

  • Carroll holds hearing on tax rates

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    HILLSVILLE  — Carroll’s proposed FY 2013-14 budget includes an increase to 68 cents per $100 valuation for the real estate tax rate, to make it “revenue neutral” after the county experienced the first drop in property values in three decades, according to a budget presentation at a meeting held earlier this month.
    Because of this drop in values, the county won’t take in any more revenue from the reassessment, in spite of the higher rate.

  • Hillsville budget to balance with tax hikes

    HILLSVILLE — Changes have come to the way that Hillsville Town Council members plan their budget — they have sworn off dipping into savings to balance the fiscal year 2014 proposal.
    Adjustments to the real estate, meals and lodging taxes are also a part of making the proposal work, according to Town Manager Travis Jackson’s budget message.
    Town officials needed to make up a shortfall of $519,501 in the budget, including the general fund and the water and sewer services.

  • Arts Council presents 'Dixie Swim Club'

    The Arts Council of the Twin Counties’ production of “The Dixie Swim Club,” which opens May 30, follows the lives of five friends who met when they all joined the college swim team.

  • Public record for 4/24/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November of 2012 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: