Today's News

  • Carroll school projects ready to bid again

    HILLSVILLE — Final revisions to the phase III construction plan for Carroll high and intermediate schools are complete and the projects are being rebid. At its Aug. 9 meeting, the Carroll School Board heard from Pinnacle Architect’s Randy Baker that the bid specifications would soon be ready to advertise.
    The goal of the construction project is to close the aging Woodlawn school. To do that, educators have to move those students to the intermediate school and the ninth grade to the high school to make room.

  • Religion has no place in zoning dispute

    Editor’s note: This editorial was originally published in The Roanoke Times in advance of a September trial in the Oracle Institute’s religious discrimination lawsuit against Grayson County. The trial has now been postponed until November.

    Laura George’s neighbors may not like her outspoken personality or her views on religion, but those matters have no place in a zoning decision.

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  • Twin County volleyball preview


    In her 31 years coaching Galax High School’s varsity volleyball program, Rose Houk has seen a season end one match too early one time too often. Three years ago, the Tide was ousted from the postseason with Houk sitting at 299 career wins. Last year, Galax’s season came one short of Houk’s career win No. 340, which will earn career milestone recognition from the Virginia High School Coaches’ Association.

  • Grayson County rips into Floyd County 64-40

    FLOYD – It sounds like a basketball score but it was actually the first football game of the season between Grayson County and Floyd County.

    When the dust settled, the Blue Devils came away with a 64-40 victory in a benefit game that doesn’t count in the regular season record.

    But the players approached the game as the opportunity to open the season with a victory and build some momentum for this Friday night’s opening game against the Alleghany Trojans in Sparta, N.C.

  • Tide races past Carroll

    If there was one thing Galax’s football team concentrated on during offseason workouts, it was speed. It took all of 12 seconds to show that the effort had paid off.

  • Fries man injured, another killed in crash

    WYTHEVILLE — A 58-year-old Ivanhoe man was killed and a 64-year-old Fries man was injured in a head-on collision on Ivanhoe Road Friday at 11:17 a.m.

    Virginia State Police Trooper C.O. Brown identified the driver who was killed as Richard Jefferson Jr., who was driving a Suzuki SX4 hatchback at the time.

    That vehicle was struck by a 2000 Ford Excursion, driven by James Douglas Underwood. The trooper reported that the Ford went across the line and into oncoming traffic.

  • Lamie to challenge Carrico in 40th District


  • Two plead guilty to meth charges


  • EMT, nurse left legacy of service