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Today's News

  • Galax woman killed in I-77 crash

    A 59-year-old Galax woman died Wednesday in a traffic accident on Interstate 77 in Bland County.

    According to Virginia State Police, Patricia Ann Austin (who also went by the last name Blankenship) of Tower Road in the city was killed when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer.

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  • Suspect shoots self when stopped by police

    DOBSON, N.C. — A North Carolina man suspected of stealing a firearm in Carroll County fatally shot himself on Dec. 16 after he was approached by officers.
    According to information from the Surry County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Department, Anthony Lee Watson, 27, of Dobson, N.C., shot himself in the head with a handgun after officers followed a car he was riding in. The officers were attempting to arrest him on the Carroll County gun larceny warrant and charges in Surry County and Mount Airy, N.C., that included possession of stolen property.

  • No privacy in the privy at CCHS

     

  • Public record for 12/21/11 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 Aug. 25-Sept. 9 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Floyd County hands Carroll girls their first loss, 58-47

     HILLSVILLE –– Floyd County rallied from a five-point halftime deficit behind the hot shooting of Krista Cox and dealt Carroll County its first loss of the season, 58-47, in a nondistrict game Friday.

    The Cavaliers had opened the season with six straight wins and led 30-25 at intermission, but Cox sank four 3-pointers in the second half as the Buffaloes (7-1) outscored Carroll County 33-17 over the final two quarters.

    Cox hit six 3-pointers in all and finished with a game-high 20 points. Maria Kuchenbuch scored 13 for Floyd County.

  • Third quarter lifts Cavs, 71-60

    INDEPENDENCE –– Carroll County kept its season-opening winning streak going and handed Grayson County its first loss of the season, riding a strong third-quarter effort to a 71-60 win in a nondistrict game Friday night.

    Leading 36-33 after two quarters, the Cavaliers (4-0) opened the second half with a 19-2 run, hitting eight of their first 10 shots from the floor while holding the Blue Devils to 1-of-8 shooting with nine turnovers in the first 4:33 of the second half.

  • End of an era for Galax sports

    Thirty-one years ago, Rose Neese took over the volleyball program at Galax High School. The Washington County native planned on staying in town only a year or so.

    Back in those days, volleyball was an afterthought. Teams played about 10 matches in a season. Nets were held aloft by roll-away standards, the tops of which had to be tied to the bleachers to keep them rigid. Though players weren’t wearing knee-length skirts at the time, the idea of spandex uniforms probably would have gotten someone fired.

  • Potential employer passes on Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County has come up short in its two-year effort to lure a prospective new employer associated with a possible 150 jobs.

    County Administrator Gary Larrowe said in a news release that the economic development prospect will not be moving jobs to Carroll, and instead will hire a second shift at a present location that will use refugees from Burma.

  • CD celebrates Christmas on the Crooked Road