Today's News

  • Broccoli industry could boom for local farmers

    Carroll County has been chosen for field testing in plans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to invest millions of dollars to build a network of broccoli growers and markets on the east coast.
    Most of the broccoli sold on the east coast is grown in California and Arizona and trucked east, arriving in stores as many as 10 days after harvest. USDA wants to bring locally-grown broccoli closer to consumers.

  • Va. could create 'veterans courts'

    Capital News Service

  • UPDATE -- Grayson loss hands Galax MED title

    Grayson County dropped an 81-69 decision to Fort Chiswell in its Mountain Empire District finale Thursday, ending any hopes of a district championship for the Blue Devils.

    Grayson County, which had defeated the Pioneers 99-84 eight days earlier, was outscored 48-31 in the second half after rallying for a 38-33 halftime lead. The loss gave Galax the regular season championship.

    The Blue Devils finish second in the district standings and will face the No. 3 Pioneers in a rematch in the MED tournament semifinals Tuesday at Galax.

  • Stellar seniors wrapping it up at Carroll

     HILLSVILLE –– It will soon be a sad day for Carroll County wrestling coach Jason Morris. In a few weeks, seven of his 11 wrestlers will take the mat for him the last time. The majority of these seven seniors have been together since sixth grade.

  • Galax earns share of MED title; Grayson remains in the hunt

     BLAND –– Galax took care of business early and clinched a share of the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball championship, wiping out Bland County 66-32 Tuesday night.

    Galax (17-2, 7-1) outscored the Bears 18-1 in the first eight minutes and led 35-7 at halftime as Jerad Brown scored 11 first-half points.

    Brown finished with 14 points to lead Galax, which is in the clubhouse with the district lead.  Devonte McKinney added 10 points for the Tide.

  • Cavs stay perfect in SWD

     HILLSVILLE –– It must have been a nice feeling for Carroll County to have wrapped up the Southwest District title with two league games, including senior night, remaining to be played. 

    That warm fuzzy could only have been amplified when senior introductions took about 30 seconds.

    The young Cavaliers (15-4 overall, 11-0 district) smothered Graham defensively and cruised to a 43-29 win Tuesday as Maleah Neely and Kallie Scott made their last regular season appearances on the Carroll County floor.

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  • Legislation targets illegal immigrants


    RICHMOND — Spurred by a tough economy, the Virginia House of Delegates this week approved nearly a dozen bills intended to block Virginia’s estimated 200,000 illegal immigrants from taking scarce jobs, filling precious college seats and tapping into the strained budgets of public assistance.
    As the stack of bills demonstrates, the distractions of unemployment and foreclosure haven’t ended the debate over illegal immigration.
    They’ve only slipped it inside a new frame.

  • Civil War descendants plan monument