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Today's News

  • Ward is six

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned six years old on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a Redskins pool party at Wythe Rec Center. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence.

    He has three brothers: Braeden, Luke and Grayson. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Public record for 4/4/18 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • 50 years after death, locals look back at King’s legacy

    It has been 50 years since the loss of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but his influence on society still reverberates today in the opportunities and access that he fought for.

    Killed by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., King had accomplished so much in his 39 years ― leading marches from the streets of Selma to the nation’s capital to demand equal rights for all people, heading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and winning the Nobel Peace Price.

  • Chase ends with crash, officer assault

    Staff Reports

    Caleb Michael Smith, 22, of Austinville, was arrested April 3 and charged after a pursuit that originated in Galax and went through parking lots, on the wrong side of the road and onto Interstate 77.

    Smith hit police cars, crashed his vehicle and allegedly assaulted an officer, according to a joint news release issued by the Galax Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsville Police Department.

  • Grayson social services director charged

    Staff Report

    MARION — The director of the Grayson County Department of Social Services is facing multiple charges, following two incidents last month involving charges of intoxication.

    Anthony Glenn Isom, 31, of Marion, was charged by Grayson and Marion officers in the incidents, which occurred March 19 and 20.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, a citizen called the sheriff’s office around 2 p.m. on March 19, reporting that they’d spotted a male subject walking, who appeared to be intoxicated.

  • Carroll court clerk's office makes changes

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Clerk of Court’s office has continued making improvements, with many technological enhancements focused on maximizing efficiency for citizens.

    The clerk’s office processes an extensive amount of data, documents and other public records — all of which have to be stored, while remaining easily accessible. Statistics and reports confirm that Carroll is now the second-highest in caseload in the 27th Judicial Circuit, with a 16 percent workload increase since the previous year.

  • Grayson edges Carroll; Galax falls at Glenvar

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Shawn Campbell and Grayson County carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning but had to weather a late Carroll County rally before the Blue Devils escaped with a 3-2 nondistrict win Thursday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

  • Tide, Devils take easy tennis wins

    Galax surrendered a total of three games over nine individual matches Wednesday and blanked Radford 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ tennis match at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-0) racked up five 8-0 wins in singles on shutouts by Noah Hutchens, William Patton, Coleman Morgan, Landon Dixon and Luke Reeves. Alex Bartlett scored an 8-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

    Galax also took a pair of 8-1 wins and an 8-0 shutout in doubles.

  • Tide lights up Highlanders

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    Galax bid farewell to a dozen seniors off of last year’s state championship boys’ soccer team, including nine starters. The names may have changed, but so far the tune’s still the same.

    The Maroon Tide unleashed a torrent of goals midway through the second half Wednesday night and improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 7-1 nondistrict win over Glenvar.

  • Cavaliers slug past Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- In a game that boasted a combined 21 runs and 32 hits, the Carroll County Cavaliers came away with a 15-6 nondistrict victory over home-standing Grayson County last Thursday.

    The large crowd of fans attending the game was treated to an offensive show that produced 24 hits for the Cavaliers and three home runs while Grayson had eight hits and one homer.