Today's News

  • Guiding Fancy Gap's future


  • Fire's cause still undetermined


  • Carroll rebuilding Extension

    HILLSVILLE — Now that the statewide restructuring of Virginia Cooperative Extension has halted, Carroll officials have moved to rebuild the presence of agents in the county office.
    Carroll County had recently lost both the agricultural and 4-H agents.
    County Administrator Gary Larrowe asked the Carroll Board of Supervisors at their Feb. 14 meeting for approval of a plan to fund replacements for those positions.

  • Public record for 2/23/11 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November of 2010, in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Turner, Smith marry

    Melissa McAdams Turner and Timothy Stephen Smith were united in marriage Oct. 16, 2010, at Bible Baptist Church in Galax. Danny Tolley officiated.
    The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her daughter, Jenna Turner.

    Flower girl was Haleigh Smith, daughter of the groom. Maleke Valentine was ring bearer, and his mother, Amy Richardson, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.
    Bridesmaids were Crystal Burress and Amanda Hammond, friends of the bride, and Ashley Smith, daughter of the groom.

  • Espinoza takes state at 112

    SALEM –– Junior Espinoza’s season ended with a celebratory leap into his coach’s arms. Blake Bowman’s high school career ended with a coach’s consoling pat on the back. 



    Region C Division 1

     boys’ basketball tournament


    Wednesday at higher seed


    Galax 78, Holston 28

    Parry McCluer 47, Narrows 20

    E.Montgomery 94, Bland County 51

    Bath County 62, Rural Retreat 53

    Friday at Parry McCluer H.S.


    Galax 61, Bath County 36

  • Maroon Tide falls short in MED finals upset bid

    Sports Editor

    In its bid to become the first Mountain Empire District team to hand Fort Chiswell a loss this year, Galax held the season champion Pioneers to just four second-half field goals on 22 attempts.
    Unfortunately for the Maroon Tide, nobody has ever devised a solid plan for defending the free throw.
    Fort Chiswell scored 15 of its 21 second-half points at the foul line, including 10-of-12 in crunch time, as the Pioneers held off a challenge from Galax to take a 58-54 win in the MED girls’ tournament championship game Friday.

  • Maroon Tide rallies to title

  • The devil in the details of Carroll's ethics code

    The idea sounds good at first — an ethical Carroll County government is just what everybody wants.
    How could anybody disagree with that?
    As usual, the devil is in the details, specifically number 18 in the code of ethics, which tells all general county representatives and citizens who volunteer on boards, commissions, authorities, committees and whatnot to refer all media inquiries to the county administrator’s office.