Today's News

  • School land to be sold in September

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll school officials expect to auction off land behind the former Hillsville Elementary School this September, the school board learned Aug. 9.
    Superintendent Greg Smith offered an update on arranging the sale of three tracts amounting to a little less than four acres.
    After about a year of work, Smith said the sale of the property behind the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 is almost ready to go.

  • County honors Grayson's state softball champs


  • Independence council changes meeting day


    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council will change its regular meeting date next month — and that change could become permanent.
    Mayor Butch Reeves told council Aug. 9 that he was taking a new job, which would require him to work on Tuesday nights.
    Council now meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month.
    Meeting on a Monday or Friday was not a good night, which means the meeting would be on a Wednesday or Thursday.

  • Hillsville, Galax respond to Airport Road fire

     UPDATE — Verlin Dean Hall of Woodlawn was charged Thursday with arson of a residence, 

  • UPDATED — Motorcyclist dies in Interstate 77 accident

    UPDATED 8/21/11:

  • Hale: Work to do on defense

    HILLSVILLE –– Rural Retreat almost always provides Carroll County a competitive workout when the two teams meet on Tommy Thompson Field for what has become a traditional starting point of the preseason for both.

    The two have met in the past with just a couple of touchdowns coming out of more than two hours of butting heads.

    Saturday was not one of those days.

  • Galax physician reprimanded by state

    Staff Reports and Landmark News Service

    A Galax physician was reprimanded earlier this year by the Virginia Board of Medicine for what it said was her naïve role in assisting a Dublin doctor accused of sidestepping federal prescribing regulations.
    Kathleen Kasbaum Schultz, a doctor of osteopathy from Galax, was reprimanded for assisting Dr. Linda Sue Cheek in a process that allowed prescribing regulations to be circumvented.

  • Grayson County grand jury issues indictments


    INDEPENDENCE — A Mount Airy, N.C., man has been indicted on embezzlement charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that convened July 24.
    Several sealed indictments were opened recently, one of which included formal charges against Leonard John Ellis on two counts of embezzling more than $200 from Carolina Profiles.
    He was also indicted on one count of money laundering.

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  • Governor's school plan shaping up

    HILLSVILLE  — The Blue Ridge Crossroads Governor’s Academy for Technical Education will be more than just a place of learning, after Twin County educators launch the program, the Carroll School Board heard at its Aug. 9 meeting.
    The STEM academy, spread out among local high schools and the Crossroads Institute, will provide enhanced career specialization and higher education opportunities, said Mark Burnette, who spearheaded getting Virginia Department of Education approval for the effort.