Today's News

  • Secret Service recognizes Sgt. Carner


  • AmerLink properties go for cheap

     HILLSVILLE — "What's it worth?" auctioneer Charles Cox asked potential bidders about the AmerLink properties being sold Thursday to raise money for the failed company's bankruptcy creditors, including Carroll County.

  • Play to commemorate 1912 shootout


  • Daisy Comes Home: A Dog Rescue Success Story


    For the Dows, it was the best Christmas present they could ever ask for.
    The family’s boxer, Daisy, was returned to them before Christmas after being missing for a year-and-a-half.
    In July 2010, during a family gathering, the Dows’ rat terrier broke her leash and escaped from their yard on Nuckolls Curve Road in Galax. Soon after, Daisy slipped out of her collar and followed behind.

  • Maroon Tide nips Alleghany in OT

     SPARTA, N.C. –– A little bit of North Surry must have rubbed off inside of those borrowed uniforms.

    One night after loaning a set of uniforms to the undefeated Lady Greyhounds, winless Alleghany took Galax to overtime before the Maroon Tide held on for a 61-58 win Wednesday in the Alleghany Shootout.

    Galax outscored the Trojans 7-5 in the extra session to salvage a 1-1 finish in the two-day event.

  • Wythe boards up Grayson en route to 75-56 win

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County had hoped to rebound to a fifth-place finish in the First Bank of Virginia Tournament. The Blue Devils didn’t rebound, period.

    George Wythe dominated the backboards and relegated the Blue Devils to a sixth-place showing in the eight-team tournament with a 73-56 decision Thursday at Fort Chiswell High School.

    George Wythe (3-3) held a 3-to-1 advantage on the boards at one point late in the third quarter and finished with a 54-24 rebounding advantage.

  • Cavaliers roll to 3rd place

    MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County bounced back from its first loss of the season and handed host team Fort Chiswell a 69-53 defeat in the third-place game of the First Bank of Virginia Tournament Thursday at Fort Chiswell High School.

    The Cavaliers, who saw their six-game season-opening win streak halted with a second-round loss to Radford, will head into the new year with a 7-1 mark. Fort Chiswell dropped to 8-3 with its second straight defeat.

  • Keys To Success


  • Readers' Hotline 1/4/12

    Naughty for a reason
    I just want to let everybody know I have been trying to be extra naughty this year so I would get lots of coal. I need it since APCo raised its rates again. Merry Christmas.

    East vs. West
    I live in Grayson County on the east end and I could care less what the west end gets. Every citizen in the county deserves the same, not just certain ones. I am beginning to [dislike those] people up there on the west end.

    Thanks for the warning

  • Home owner is safe after Tuesday fire

    LAUREL FORK — Firefighters searched into Tuesday evening for the owner of a home at 21 Ivas Lane after his doublewide was destroyed in an afternoon blaze.
    Friends and family did not know the whereabouts of the man after firefighters from Laurel Fork and Hillsville spent much of the afternoon extinguishing the flames.
    Fortunately, the home owner, Kenneth Handy, returned home after being out of town for the day as firefighters were leaving for the night, according to Larry Sykes of Laurel Fork Fire Department.