Today's News

  • Bomb threat investigated

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County High School was searched Monday morning for a possible bomb, but nothing was found.
    Cpl. Mathew Adams of the Independence Police Department said a school maintenance man found the bomb threat written on a bathroom wall.
    Members of the Independence Police Department and Grayson County Sheriff’s Department conducted the search.
    Officers remind anyone that making a bomb threat is a serious crime and anyone caught making a threat will face charges.

  • Carroll official staying put

     Carroll County Assistant Administrator Nikki Shank will continue serving in her capacity with Carroll, rather than accept another employment opportunity with Wythe County.
    Shank asked to rescind her resignation, and the search for a new assistant administrator was halted.Supervisors Chairman Tom Littrell said, “We hated the idea of Nikki leaving and are elated that she will continue to serve Carroll County. She has added an incredible value to our operation.

  • Hospital limits visitation to minimize spread of flu

    Twin County Regional Hospital is restricting visitation until the peak flu season passes.Temporary visitation guidelines effective immediately include:

  • Maroon Tide goes cold in final, falls to Bath County 32-29

    BUENA VISTA –– Scoring one point in the first 10 minutes didn’t spell doom for Galax. Getting none the final 5:36 did.

    While Bath County experienced its own scoring struggles, the Chargers’ shooting was the lesser of two evils Saturday as the Pioneer District champs held on for a 32-29 win in the Region C Division 1 girls’ championship game at Parry McCluer High School.

  • Tide stuffs Mustangs for title

    BUENA VISTA –– Emptying the bench toward the end of a lopsided game is nothing unusual. Pulling the starters with the majority of the fourth quarter yet to be played is almost unheard-of.

  • UPDATE – State tournament times set

    Gas up the minivan, Maroon Tide fans. You're taking a road trip Saturday.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/28/11

    Another reminder: calls reflecting on candidates for election will not be published in the Hotline.

    Heavy handed
    Thank you for an excellent editorial about the Carroll County Code of Ethics. The board silenced [a speaker] during meetings during citizen times and now the Carroll Board of Supervisors is using a code of ethics to hide another effort to control comments. Maybe they should learn a lesson from Tunisia and Egypt.

    Plow away

  • Some see inequity in Carroll's 'virtual school'

    RICHMOND — Carroll County in Southwest Virginia is known for its huge Labor Day flea market and its Blue Ridge Mountain vistas.
    In the past year, though, its school system has also gained popularity, attracting students from Virginia Beach to Fairfax County.
    What's the draw?

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  • Hall to serve 22 years for murder

    HILLSVILLE — Chad James Hall, 28, who shot his friend on the banks of Stewarts Creek in Lambsburg two years ago, will spend nearly 22 years in prison for the crime.
    As Hall described his state of mind in his sentencing hearing, he said he had been using methamphetamine and drinking beer on March 6, 2009, when he got into an argument with Justin Wade Edwards, 21, and shot him.

    Hall had previously pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder for intentional killing and use of a firearm.