Today's News

  • Bird's eye view of flea market

    Sure, the Hillsville Flea Market & Gun Show looks big when you're in the middle of it, but pull back a few hundred feet and you can appreciate the sheer magnitude of the annual event that brings a quarter-million people to town hunting bargains, treasures and deep-fried treats. Marcus Ogle shared with us this aerial photo taken the afternoon of Sept. 3.

  • Galax surges to win over Floyd

    There was thunder and lightning on the field Friday night as Galax coasted to its first win over nearby rival Floyd County since 1995, taking a 37-21 nondistrict win.

    Summer storms delayed the kickoff by 30 minutes, but the thunderous running of Tide senior Jordan Vaughan coupled with the lightning fast speed of Donte Peoples was too much for the Buffaloes.

    Floyd County (0-2) appeared ready to put up a fight against Galax, stopping the Maroon Tide on its opening possession and quickly putting up seven points of its own.

  • 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.