Today's News

  • The end is near for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- Radford is Radford. Always has been, most likely always will. Good athletes and a proud tradition can make for a pretty stout football program, even if its current record is 1-3, as the Bobcats are when they host Grayson County tonight in a nondistrict game at Norman Lineburg Field. “Fast,” Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson said. “They’re probably the most athletic team we’ve seen.

  • BRCC ladies hold Solheim Cup event

     A Solheim Tournament was held recently by the Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club, with team captains drawing players names to form a ‘European’ team and an ‘American’ team.

  • Maroon Tide Invitational draws record field

    HILLSVILLE -- The 16th running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew the largest field in the history of the event as 20 teams and more than 320 runners in six divisions toed the line Wednesday at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Some paving work done on the wooded trail portion of the grounds brought about minor changes to the 3.1-mile course.

  • Cavs defend homecoming with 25-6 win

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County flexed its muscles down the stretch en route to a 25-6 nondistrict victory at Tommy Thompson Field Friday night over neighboring Grayson County. The Cavaliers (3-2) moved above the .500 mark for the first time this season, while the Blue Devils (0-5) extended their losing streak to 15 -- one that dates back to the 2007 playoffs. Carroll took the lead early

  • Galax picks up first win

    NEW CASTLE -- As far as Region C goes, there aren’t many places Galax can travel that would be a longer road trip than a journey to scenic Craig County.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavaliers stay hot

    BLAND -- Galax pushed its district volleyball record to 4-0 Thursday night, taking a 25-16, 25-21, 25-11 win  over Bland County in a Mountain Empire District match. The Maroon Tide (11-3 overall) got a strong all-around game from Bailey Shumate, who finished with nine kills, 15 serving points, four aces and 14 digs. Allison White had 13 kills and two blocks, and Jenna White put up

  • Public record for 9/30/09 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 20 – Sept. 9 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Letters to the Editor 9/7/09

    Parkway celebration to begin

    The Blue Ridge Parkway will celebrate 75 years in September 2010.

    At the 50th anniversary celebration in 1985, more than 6,000 people attended festivities at Cumberland Knob near Galax.

    Parkway officials expect double that number for the 75th anniversary celebration to be held at the Blue Ridge Music Center and Cumberland Knob on Sept. 10-11, 2010.

    A year-long schedule of events will lead up to the grand celebration in 2010, with the first occurring right here in Galax.

  • Dentistry program something to smile about

    HILLSVILLE — A big goal of the Regional Community Support Center is to maintain the smile on peoples' faces.

    The support center's base of operations at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center provides assistance to people from 17 counties with intellectual disabilities.

    The dental program has left a big impression on many, as clients travel from as far as Lee County for checkups, cleanings, extractions — basic dental services, said dental director Roger Kiser.

  • Safe stolen from VFW in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — A somewhat bumpy flea market for the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 was capped off by a theft of some of its proceeds, authorities are reporting.

    Officers from the Hillsville Police Department spent considerable time at the VFW post Tuesday investigating a break-in that occurred the night of Sept. 7, according to a press release from the police department.