Today's News

  • Carroll IDA sharpens goals and roles

     HILLSVILLE  — The Carroll Industrial Development Authority continues brainstorming ways to become more of a catalyst for business and job growth in the county.

    As the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority spearheads large regional efforts, IDA members want to find ways to complement its work with a focus on issues at the county level.

  • Fatal crash may have medical cause

     UPDATED 9:37 p.m.  — The Thursday accident on Interstate 77 that ended the life of a Vienna, W.Va., man may have been caused by a medical issue, authorities believe.

    The accident near the 7.2 mile marker is still being investigated by Virginia State Police.

  • Grayson: tax hike would be required


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have had their first look at a proposed 2011-12 school budget that includes $5.56 million in local funds — and indicated that a tax increase is the only way to fund the request.
    The Grayson County School Board officially presented its $21 million budget proposal to the supervisors during a joint meeting March 28 with about 30 citizens and school personnel in attendance.

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  • Belton seeks Republican nomination

    Kenneth Belton of the Baywood community announced last week that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Oldtown District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Belton is a founding member of and EMT for Baywood Search and Rescue. He has volunteered with the squad for 28 years. He is a 25-year member of the Galax Moose Lodge and an executive board member of the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he has served for six years — the past three years as president.

  • Carroll County 7-0 after sweeping Golden Wave

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to seven games Thursday with a pair of easy wins over Grundy, sweeping a Southwest District double header 13-0 and 17-1.

  • Cavs pound out 10-0 win

    HILLSVILLE –– With three district games in four days this week, a lengthy outing by a starting pitcher was important for Carroll County. 

    Getting the deal over with in five innings came in handy, too.

    Junior lefthander Aaron Hooven got plenty of run support, worked out of a jam here and there and went the distance Monday, shutting out Abingdon on four hits as the Cavaliers rolled to a 10-0 win in a Southwest District game shortened to five innings.

  • Independence sets hearing on Sunday alcohol sales


    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council has set a public hearing to gather comments from the community concerning a proposal to sell alcohol on Sunday in the town.
    Buddy Halsey made the motion at the April 11 council meeting. Council members approved setting the hearing prior to their next meeting on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Walters leaving Independence town council


    INDEPENDENCE — Jeremy Walters, a member of Independence Town Council with three years remaining on his four-year term, must vacate his seat because he has moved outside the town limits.
    Mayor Butch Reeves welcomed Walters to the “Peach Bottom community” at the April 11 council meeting, but it was brought up that the house Walters had purchased is outside the town limits.