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Today's News

  • NOV. 3, 2009 ELECTION RESULTS

    Unofficial results in the gubernatorial race from Carroll County show that Republican candidate Bob McDonnell took a resounding 72.98 percent of the vote totals with 5,228.

    It was the same story in Grayson, as McDonnell managed 3,026 votes (70.29 percent). McDonnell also took Galax with 818 votes compared to 490 votes for Deeds.

    Deeds appealed to only 1,932 Carroll voters, earning 26.97 percent of the ballots cast, while gaining only 1,279 (29.70 percent) in Grayson.

  • Cavs add another volleyball trophy

    HILLSVILLE -- After absorbing some serious hits due to graduation after last season, some wondered how much Carroll County volleyball might tail off this year. They have their answer: one whole game. The Cavaliers, who entered the most recent Region IV tournament with a 22-0 record, will take a 21-1 mark into the regionals after breezing to the Southwest District tournament championshi

  • Pioneers end title drought

     INDEPENDENCE -- All things considered, Grayson County can take it as a positive step just to have been playing for a district title Friday night. But Fort Chiswell left no doubt who the best team in the Mountain Empire is.

  • Maroon Tide finishes strong

     GALAX -- The weather may have been clear, but there was a storm brewing in Galax Friday night as the Maroon Tide ended the 2009 season with a bang.

  • Area runners headed to state

     DALEVILLE -- Galax and Grayson County will both be well-represented at the Group A cross country championships after posting strong finishes at the Region C meet last Wednesday at Greenfield Recreation Park.

  • Cavaliers fall flat at Graham

     BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- It wasn’t very difficult to spot the team trying to keep its season alive.

  • Carroll lifts acid emergency

     HILLSVILLE — The Lambsburg emergency caused by thousands of gallons of acid used by a former business on Old Pipers Gap Road is all over — except for the billing.

  • AmerLink could be sold to pay debts

     A motion before the bankruptcy court in Wilson, N.C., seeks to change log home manufacturer AmerLink's reorganization into a complete liquidation.

  • Maynard, Irwin seek supervisor's seat in Wilson

    INDEPENDENCE — Only one Grayson County incumbent will face a challenger this year in the Nov. 3 general election.

    The race for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors pits Republican incumbent Mike Maynard against Democratic challenger Kate Irwin.

    Incumbent Elk Creek Supervisor Brenda Sutherland will run unopposed, as she seeks her first full term. She is serving a one-year term as a result of a special election in 2008.

  • Rooftop puts end to long waits

    Dozens of locals who are feeling the heavy blow of the economy have been sleeping overnight on Mondays in the cold air at the front steps of Rooftop of Virginia, hoping to be one of 10 clients each week to acquire emergency assistance funds to pay rent, water or electric bills or purchase fuel to heat their home.

    On Monday mornings, before the doors open at 8 a.m., 60 people who have fallen below the poverty line are already waiting outside of Rooftop's office on North Main Street in downtown Galax.