Today's News

  • Band keeps KISS 'ALIVE'




    A lot of tribute bands have big shoes to fill.

    The members of KISS tribute band ALIVE! have six-inch heeled, thigh-high, rhinestone-studded, silver, dragon-fanged boots to fill.

  • Cavs face talented but shaky Bulldogs

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County could quite conceivably be sporting a 3-1 record right now. Martinsville has as much athletic ability as any team in this end of the state.

    Call it the game of the week among teams with a combined 1-7 record.

    For a myriad of reasons, the Cavaliers (0-4) and the Bulldogs (1-3) just haven’t gotten it done in the win column so far this year, but one of the two will add a W tonight when they meet for a nondistrict game at Dan Green Stadium.

  • Richlands stuns Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County dominated early but faded down the stretch and suffered a rare Southwest District volleyball defeat Tuesday night, falling to Richlands 12-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 15-9.

    Defeated soundly in the first two sets, Richlands came to life in the third and won the final three sets to eke out the win. Carroll County (7-4 overall, 0-1 district) was on its way to a 3-0 match win, leading 11-9 in the third set, when the Blue Tornado went on a 9-1 run to take control.

  • Title plain as black and white


    Sports Editor


    DRAPER –– The addition of Graham to the Mountain Empire District this fall put a new perspective on the MED golf tournament, owned for the past 10 years by Galax. The former face of double-A Southwest District golf and a solid Region IV contender the past several years, Graham even handed the Maroon Tide a rare regular season district defeat just last week.

  • Nuckoll's Drug celebrating 115 years

    HILLSVILLE — Nuckoll's Drug invites the community to come and celebrate its 115 years in business Oct. 1 from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Events include live music, food and giveaways, including:

    • Live music by the Empty Pocket Band.

    • The Twin County Humane Society is planning an "adoption day."

    • A rabies clinic offering vaccinations will be available from 1 to 3 p.m. at the cost of $5 per pet.

  • Grayson agrees to move polling places

    INDEPENDENCE — Three polling places in Grayson County will change effective with the November election, despite election workers’ opposition to one of the locations.
    Peggy Baldwin and Gretchen Jones both work the polls for Grayson County in the Wilson District.
    Each took time during a Sept. 14 public hearing to ask the Grayson Board of Supervisors to consider changing the voting location in the Wilson District to the Mount Rogers Firehouse, instead of the Whitetop Community Center.

  • Plan aims to avoid droughts

    HILLSVILLE — There was no drought in support for Mount Roger Planning District Commission’s regional water supply plan in Carroll County.
    Both Carroll County and Hillsville Town Council, after visits from planners at their September meetings, approved their parts of the document that includes responses to threats of drought over the long term.

  • Goad, Littrell face off in Pipers Gap


  • Crossroads lands $230,000 grant for expansion


  • Animal shelter shuts down due to virus outbreak


    Eight dogs were euthanized and five others have died in the past week due to an outbreak of canine distemper at the regional animal shelter on Fair Street in Galax, which will be shut down until next Wednesday, or even longer.