Today's News

  • Carroll to fund 93% of school request


  • Alderman faces challenge for seat

    HILLSVILLE — Two candidates will seek the office of Pipers Gap Ward representative on Hillsville Town Council in the May 1 municipal elections.
    Incumbent Orba Alderman will seek re-election to council, while facing a challenge from David Young.

    David Young
    Young said he’s been serving community organizations for decades, and he sees more opportunities to help if he’s elected to Hillsville Town Council.
    Young volunteers his service as photographer and treasurer to the Hillsville Fire Department.

  • Osborne, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Randy Osborne of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carlie Marie, to Austin Clay Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Osborne and Phipps are 2006 graduates of Grayson County High School. 

    Osborne is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
    Phipps is a 2010 graduate of Radford University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communication. He is employed with Commonwealth Laminating and Coating in Martinsville.

  • Publi record for 4/11/12 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 January in the Galax General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:
    Michael S. Campbell of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Weather blamed for fire's spread


  • Galax schools sue contractors over leaky windows

    After attempting to come to a resolution through mediation, Galax City Public Schools has decided to move forward in a lawsuit against Vannoy Construction and architecture and engineering firm OWPR Inc. due to problems with leaking windows that were installed at Galax High School by subcontractor Bell Windows.
    Earlier this year, the Galax school system filed suit against the companies, but hoped to avoid going to court.

  • Play will return to stage in May


    Due to popular demand, the original stage play “The Comforter” is returning to the stage of the historic Rex Theater in Galax next month.

    Written by Alisha Brackens of Galax, who stars as the fan-favorite “Aunt Abby,” the play is the story of a family dealing with loss through laughter, song and pain.

    The play is presented by A&L Productions, with stage direction by LeeAaron Brackens and musical direction by Alex Cutler.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/11/12

    Let ‘em walk
    I am a Carroll County citizen and I am absolutely against the supervisors raising our taxes. This is ridiculous for the old people. The school system needs to cut back on a lot of stuff that is not very beneficial, beginning with the buses after school.

    Not so needy

  • Fries man killed in moped accident

    A 70-year-old Fries man on a moped, entering Virginia 94 traffic, pulled out in front of another vehicle Monday, causing a fatal accident, according to Virginia State Police.

    The report by Trooper C.W. Keesling identified the man as James Allen Lineberry of 340 Quarry Road.

  • Citizens to the Rescue