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Today's News

  • Galax picks up first MED win

     BASTIAN -- Galax sophomore Jordan Vaughan carried 25 times for 185 yards and Galax used a quick start to roll past Bland County 20-6 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday.

  • Tide boys, Devil girls win MED

    HILLSVILLE -- For the 19th time in its 21 years of existence, Galax won the Mountain Empire District boys’ cross country championship, placing four runners among the top five on a bright sunny day Wednesday at the Southwest Virginia Training Center. The title was the third straight for the Maroon Tide, which was led by individual champion Travis Cockerham, who posted a winning time of 18 minutes, two seconds to outrun Grayson County’s Jimmy Oli

  • Grayson blasts Green Wave

    INDEPENDENCE -- Three games ago, it seemed as if Grayson County couldn’t buy a win.

  • Richlands rolls after half

    HILLSVILLE -- Finding itself caught up in a close game at halftime is nothing new to Richlands this year.

  • Suspect faces federal charge in Hillsville robbery

     ROANOKE — A 50-year-old New Castle man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an Aug. 6 bank robbery in Hillsville.

    Richard Donald Hawes was originally charged with the robbery of Grayson National Bank under state law, but that charge will be dismissed in favor of a federal prosecution.

  • Governor announces 55 new jobs in Grayson

    RICHMOND — Governor Timothy Kaine today announced that Carolina Profile Design Corp., a lithographic commercial printing company, will invest $3 million to expand in Grayson County, creating 55 jobs. The company will add a metal machining process to its existing operations. Virginia successfully competed with Illinois, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the project.

  • Two plead guilty to pot hauling charges

    ROANOKE — One man accused of hauling 313 pounds of marijuana to an Interstate 77 exit in Carroll County has been sentenced to five years for his role in the incident, and a second suspect has pleaded guilty.

    Two men, Mario Martinez-Casillas and Ramiro Esparza-Ibanez, had been named in a three-count federal indictment on charges that stemmed from the Carroll Sheriff's Office investigation.

  • Town reacts to county rate hike

    HILLSVILLE — After seeing the proposed increases in the Carroll Public Service Authority's rates, Hillsville officials wondered why the county found the town's prices so unaffordable back when they considered combining forces on public utilities.

    After Hillsville built a sewage treatment plant to process wastewater from both the town and the county and after years of negotiation, Carroll County decided to expand the amount of wastewater it sends to Galax for treatment, much to the consternation of town officials.

  • Carroll, Galax iron out details of sewer agreement

    HILLSVILLE — Details remain to be ironed out in the public sewer cooperation between Galax and Carroll County, as the Woodlawn sewer system gets ready to come online.

    After Hillsville built a sewage treatment plant to process wastewater from both the town and the county, Carroll County decided instead to expand the amount of wastewater it sends to Galax for treatment, much to the consternation of town officials.

  • EPA gets the lead out at chemical dump site

    LAMBSBURG — The clean up crew working to dispose of acid found at a former Old Pipers Gap Road business has now removed lead from the ground.

    Carroll County declared a local emergency in early October as the Environmental Protection Agency started cleaning up the acid at the Lambsburg site where workers once used acid to deconstruct computers and reclaim the gold inside.

    They found the acid in more than 300 barrels, which the crews offloaded into tanks to remove it from the property.