Today's News

  • Carroll rejects bids, scales back projects

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll School Board members rejected all construction bids in a special meeting Tuesday, in an attempt to keep the cost of construction efforts at the high and intermediate schools under $15 million.
    The school division’s budget is based on the award of Qualified School Construction Bonds for nearly $15 million. This money must pay for the additional space needed to turn the intermediate into a sixth through eighth grade facility and shift the ninth grade to the high school in order to close the aging Woodlawn School.

  • Independence Day Celebrations Planned


  • Harrington helps kids in need


  • Animals For Adoption This Week


    These animals are waiting for homes at the Galax-Carroll-Grayson Regional Animal Shelter, at 201 Fair St. in Galax. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. For more information, call 236-8501.

    Strays without collars are held five days before they are available for adoption. Strays with collars are held for 10 days. The owners of animals with tags are contacted immediately. Animals become available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Truck driver injured in I-77 crash

    HILLSVILLE — A 48-year-old commercial truck driver from Liberty, N.C., was injured in a one-vehicle accident at Interstate 77's mile marker 11 at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

    The report by Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Alderman said that driver Scott Wayne Stremmel, operating a 2007 Peterbilt for Carolina Tank Lines, ran off the road to the left.

    The rig continued through the median and then through the guardrail and down an embankment before coming to a stop.

  • Bolt seeking re-election in Grayson


  • Community rallies to help Galax 'superfan'


  • Secret Agent for the South


  • Carroll budget balances with no tax increase

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll supervisors — hearing no citizens speak about the 2012 fiscal year proposal — approved a $33.98 million budget during its June 13 meeting.
    This included adopting the tax rates with real estate (59.5 cents per $100 valuation) and personal property ($1.60 per $100 valuation) tax rates unchanged.
    Including the school funding and library fund, the entire county budget totals $71.9 million

  • Gas prices could deter travel

    Gas prices are predicted to deter some Virginians from traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend, with close to 1.1 million expected to celebrate Independence Day with a trip of 50 miles or more from home.
    A decrease of about 2.4 percent in the number of travelers is expected from last year’s holiday.
    The July 2010 numbers represented a robust increase in the number of Virginian’s traveling for Fourth of July, said Martha Meade of the American Automobile Association.