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Today's News

  • Allen home now in historical society's hands

    HILLSVILLE — The audience for the “Thunder in the Hills” dramatic adaptation of the 1912 courthouse shootout last Saturday got to witness a new milestone in relation to a prominent participant in the incident that left five dead and seven wounded and sent two Allens to the electric chair.

  • HoustonFest is one of Stanley's last stops

    This year’s HoustonFest music festival in Galax’s Felts Park will feature two distinctive sounds from the beloved “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” film soundtrack.
    In 2001, both Ralph Stanley and The Whites were hand-selected from among bluegrass music’s finest to participate in the soundtrack and appear in the film. Both artists took home Grammy awards when the soundtrack won Album of the Year.

  • Database chronicles history of local veterans

    The organizing committee for the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial and American Legion Post #245, in partnership with ProNets Business Computer Solutions, have launched a free database chronicling the history of the area’s veterans.

  • Cavaliers vs. Tide inconclusive

    Galax and Carroll County maintained a furious pace for nearly the entire 80 minutes of regulation, working to set up the one goal that would make the difference. In the end the difference – or lack thereof – was a pair of goals that all but set up themselves.

    Each team scored a ‘well why not’ goal but neither could otherwise penetrate the other’s defense as the two settled for a 1-1 draw in a nonconference boys’ game Thursday at Galax High School.

  • Carroll girls pick up first win

    It’s called the beautiful game. In that respect, Carroll County girls’ soccer coach Wayne Edmonds was 100 percent half-right.

    After a nondescript first half, Carroll County put together what Edmonds described to his players afterward as “a beautiful half of soccer” as the Cavaliers defeated Galax 3-0 in a nonconference game at Galax High School.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/7/14

    Just stop
    I am tired of all these people whining all the time, being racist, saying stuff about aliens and all this crazy stuff. Leave people alone. If they want to be gay, they can be so. But judging them is not going to help any at all. So, please stop this crucial mess. This is the United States of America.

    Don’t burden Carroll

  • Tate, Walls seek Sulphur Springs seat in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — A former Sulphur Springs representative and mayor has challenged the incumbent for the northwestern ward of Hillsville Town Council in the municipal elections May 6.
    In an echo of previous contests, Bill Tate will try to unseat incumbent Billy Walls Sr. — though in the past their positions were reversed.

    Bill Tate
    Tate indicated that he wanted to run for town council because Hillsville has an image problem.
    Tate didn’t say that Walls was a part of what he sees as bad for the town.

  • Grants Supermarket could open by mid-summer in Galax

    Grants Supermarket, a family-owned grocery chain, announced April 3 that it will open a new store in Galax at the old Kroger building in the Twin County Plaza Shopping Center.
    Grants has been a family-owned company since it was formed in 1949, and owners say their goal is to present a personal, family atmosphere with their stores.

  • Jack Tales & Square Dances

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Visitors to Crossroads Institute were asked to put away their cell phones and iPads last Thursday and take a journey back to a time when people entertained themselves.
    Old-school entertainment was the latest discussion in the Bluegrass Gravy and River Quilts program, which is held for free each year at the Crossroads main building. This year’s series began on March 20, with a discussion about churches and gospel music history. On March 27, the group discussed the evolution of the local school systems.

  • Virginia Produce incident cause still unknown

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia Produce officials say they have hired an environmental firm to continue to investigate what sickened workers there on April 1, according to a company news release.
    Several employees got headaches and felt nauseous all at once at around 12:30 p.m. at the company’s Carroll County Industrial Park facility.