Today's News

  • Bears pull away, 21-6

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County battled evenly for more than three quarters for the second straight week only to come up short again in the fourth quarter, dropping a 21-6 nondistrict loss to Mount Airy, N.C., Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Granite Bears (2-1) held a slim 7-6 lead entering the fourth quarter but put together a quick six-play, 81-yard drive to widen the margin to 13 points two minutes into the fourth.

  • Bargain-hunters will collect in Hillsville


  • Local item on list of 'endangered artifacts'


  • Galax to build new outdoor stage

    An outdoor stage to be constructed this year in a wooded area behind the office of the Arts Council of the Twin Counties will commemorate 37 years of the Galax Theatre Guild.
    “When I came here and I saw this spot, I thought, ‘What a perfect place for an outdoor concert,’” said Laura Romanowski, director of the arts council. “We wanted something permanent to match the many years that the guild spent producing plays.”

  • Beware of the bloodsuckers


  • Marksman aims for "Top Shot" victory


  • Man hangs himself on New River Trail

    Police say a 34-year-old man hung himself from a tree in full view of users of the New River Trail near Dannelly Park on Aug. 30.

    A trail user called authorities at about 5:49 p.m. to get help from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and rescue squad personnel. The man used two dog leashes to hang himself from a pine tree, according to a deputy's report.

  • Blue Devils face tough task

    INDEPENDENCE –– By his own admission, Brett McPherson would be crazy to not be happy with where his football team is right now.

    Including its benefit game, Grayson County has lit up the scoreboard to the tune of 119 points the last two Fridays. A wretched defensive effort in that benefit game was followed by the Blue Devils locking down (albeit against a vastly overmanned opponent) in the season opener, a 55-12 win over Alleghany.

  • Tide welcomes Floyd back to town

    After a four-year hiatus, one of the longer-running rivalries in this part of the state will resume tonight when Floyd County travels to Galax for a nondistrict game in what will be the Maroon Tide’s 2011 home opener.

    After a pair of sub-par efforts on their home turf, the Buffaloes are probably hoping a change of scenery will do them good.

  • Carroll, Mt. Airy to finally meet on football field

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School and Mount Airy Senior High have been sitting just 21 miles apart for more than 40 years without their varsity football players ever having stood across the field from one another.

    That will change this week.

    A rivalry that never was but should have been will finally kick off Friday when the Granite Bears chug up Fancy Gap Mountain for a nondistrict game at Tommy Thompson Field.