Today's News

  • Grayson pleads guilty to dealing meth

     ROANOKE — A 36-year-old Carroll County man snared in a drug trafficking conspiracy has pleaded guilty in federal court, but he reserves the right to argue down the amount of methamphetamine involved.

    Jesse William Grayson got caught up in the same investigation that led to the conviction of Donald Scott Vaughan, who fled from a drug sting at Interstate 77's Exit 14 at high speeds across western Carroll County.

  • Free clinic needs help

     The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties needs your help. 

    We are seeing a minimum of 20 new applicants per week who qualify as patients. The applicants are residents of Carroll, Grayson and the City of Galax and have been residents for a minimum of six months. They are totally uninsured and have household incomes of 125 percent, or less, of the federal poverty level.

    That is $13,538 for a family of one, $18,213 for a family of two, $22,888 for a family of three, $27,563 for a family of four.

  • Bruins eliminate Cavs

     HILLSVILLE –– Whatever the differences are between the River Ridge District teams and those of Southwest Virginia, whether simple nuances or major disparities, those differences simply need more of an adjustment period than one evening can provide.

    An otherwise dominant Carroll County was ousted from the Region IV tournament for the fourth straight year by an RRD opponent as Blacksburg dealt the Cavaliers their first and only loss of the season, ending Carroll’s year with a 25-13, 25-17, 25-19 decision in Monday’s Region IV quarterfinals.

  • Mazon, Brown lead Tide to 41-0 win

     NARROWS –– Galax used a big second quarter to jump out to a 27-0 halftime lead and locked up the No. 3 seed in the Region C Division 1 playoffs Friday with a 41-0 defeat of Narrows at Ragsdale Field.

    The Maroon Tide improved to 7-3 overall, 3-1 in the Mountain Empire District and earned a share of the MED championship thanks to Grayson County’s upset win over Fort Chiswell.

    Terrance Mazon slung three touchdown passes on the night, all three coming in a 20-point second-quarter explosion.

  • Maroon Tide cruises to MED championship

     With the VHSL splitting volleyball championships into division beginning this year, Galax has had its eye on the school’s first state tournament berth for quite a while.

    The Mountain Empire District tournament only served as a means for the Maroon Tide to pick up steam.

    Galax entered the Region C Division 1 tournament as the No. 1 seed after breezing to the MED tournament championship with a pair of wins Saturday at GHS.

  • Cavs perfect heading into regionals

     HILLSVILLE –– For the second time in three years, Carroll County entered regional tournament play undefeated as the Cavaliers took down Richlands for the Southwest District tournament championship Thursday at CCHS.

    After winning a sloppy first game and seeing Richlands take the second game, the Cavaliers (22-0) regrouped and coasted the rest of the way for a 25-22, 25-27, 25-14, 25-15 win.

  • Galax returns to postseason

     Getting into the playoffs is a pretty cool deal, especially when getting there means ending an eight-year dry spell between postseason appearances. It’s cool to Galax coach Mark Dixon for a different reason. It means progress is being made.

  • UPDATE – Region playoff pairings set


    Region C

    Galax earned a first-round bye and will open Region C Division 1 volleyball tournament action Wednesday.

    The Mountain Empire District regular season and tournament champion Maroon Tide will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Eastern Montgomery H.S. against the winner of Monday's Craig County-Narrows first-round match. The championship is scheduled for Thursday at 7 at EastMont.

    Region IV

  • Murder case sent to grand jury

     HILLSVILLE — People gathered at a Pipers Gap home on May 18 saw horseplay between David Levelle Richardson of Galax and Bryon Jordan Wilson escalate into something more violent.

    No witness saw the shooting that killed Wilson, because it happened in the bathroom of the home on Coal Creek Road. But a witnesses testifying at the preliminary hearing in Carroll County General District Court Friday agreed that, after a fight, Wilson picked up an object and followed Richardson into the bathroom. 

  • Grayson County survives

     MAX MEADOWS –– Needing a win to keep its season alive, Grayson County hadn’t made a defensive stop all night. But when the Blue Devils needed one the most, they got three.

    Trailing by as many as 21 points midway through the third quarter, Grayson withstood two fourth-and-short opportunities by the Pioneers, then turned the stops into touchdowns to rally for a remarkable 35-28 win in a Mountain Empire District thriller at C.F. McKinney Stadium.