Today's News

  • Healthy food comes with price in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Student meal prices will rise this school year, but so will the nutritional content, Carroll County school officials stress.
    The Carroll School Board approved breakfast prices of 90 cents for elementary students and 95 cents for older students and lunch prices of $1.65 for elementary and $1.75 for older students, after moving to meet new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations under the most recent updates to the “dietary guidelines for Americans.”

  • Grimes charged in man's death


  • New officer breaking down barriers

    A young Galax police officer learned a hard lesson when his mom showed him some tough love in middle school, completely changing the direction he was headed.
    Silverio Gonzales, whose family came to Virginia from Mexico, hated middle school and did just enough to get by.
    When he told his mom he didn’t want to go to school anymore, she sent him to Florida to pick oranges.
    “She taught us that education is the most important thing we can do for ourselves,” said Gonzales, who just joined the Galax Police Department as its first bilingual officer.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/1/12

    Says it’s a diary
    I’m calling about the reader that said they don’t think we should shoot fireworks in the sky to try to get God’s attention. I agree. I, too, am a good Christian. I have been to church and I am against people reading the Bible because it is a diary. We should not be shooting off fireworks to distract Him from reading the diary. When I first started, I did not know it was His diary. I thought it was a very sad, handwritten book. But you, sir or ma’am, have showed me the way and the light.

  • Ward's three

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned three years old on June 26. He celebrated with an outer space cake and a party at his home. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He also has a little brother, Levi.
    His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Sawyers to turn one Monday

    Karma Marie Sawyers will turn one year old July 30.

  • Hortons celebrate anniversary

    Cecil and Judy Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2.

    They have two children, Gary Grantand Michelle Ann Shaffner. Also, they have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Public record for 8/1/12 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 April in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Billy R. Whitaker of Galax, guilty of littering; pay $300 fine and $81 costs.

  • Relay for Life raises $62,324

    A total of 526 people on 37 teams participated in the 2012 Galax-Carroll Relay for Life, held July 27 at the Carroll County High School track.

    The teams raised a total of $62,324 for cancer research. The event began at 6 p.m. with a survivors’ lap and continued throughout the night, ending with a closing ceremony at 2 a.m. Saturday.

  • E-mails misleading about voter re-registration

    False information is circulating about a supposed requirement for inactive voters to re-register in Virginia.
    The State Board of Elections is aware of incorrect information circulating via mass e-mails, stating that voters who have not voted since the 2008 general election must re-register to vote 25 days prior to election day of Nov. 6 in order to eligible to vote.
    “There is absolutely no requirement to re-register in Virginia,” the board said in a news release.