Today's News

  • Fancy Gap Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday

    FANCY GAP — The 25th year of the Bulldog Booster Club's Christmas Bazaar at Fancy Gap Elementary School will feature unique gift items, according to the organizer.

    Scheduled for Nov. 12 at the school, the event begins at 7 a.m.

  • ELECTION 2011: Reynolds concedes to Stanley


  • Local Hero: Wyatt Exum


  • City doesn't take Marrah for granted

    Nearly $470,000 in grants have been awarded, since grants administrator Brenda Marrah began working for the City of Galax in January.
    When Carroll County eliminated a similar position last November due to budget cuts, the city quickly hired her.
    Shortly after Carroll let Marrah go, the city began discussion about hiring her as the grants administrator — a new position for the city, created to reduce operational costs and offset capital expenditures.

  • Free Clinic in need of help

    In the first fundraiser breakfast that Applebee’s hosted for the Free Clinic of the Twin Counties, over $1,000 was donated to the agency.
    A couple of months ago, the fundraiser only raised $94.
    Despite advertisements, the fundraiser has been on a decline since after the first few months.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/9/11

    Delivery thoughts
    There is a man and a woman that carries mail in Pipers Gap. When the woman carries the mail, you can depend on her being two hours later. The man gets here faster. The man should do it all the time.

    Does it well

  • ELECTION 2011: Vaughan wins Grayson sheriff's race


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent Sheriff Richard Vaughan in Tuesday’s election, which pitted him against challenger Mark Burnett, a former Grayson deputy who is now a sergeant with the Galax Police Department.
    Vaughan, an independent, received 68 percent of the votes (3,627) compared to Republican Burnett, who had 32 percent (1,713) of the votes, based on unofficial voting results from the State Board of Elections.

  • ELECTION 2011: 20-20 split gives GOP edge in Va. Senate

    UPDATED 11/10/11: Reynolds Concedes to Stanley

    MARTINSVILLE — Thursday afternoon, Sen. Roscoe Reynolds conceded the election for Virginia’s 20th Senate District to Bill Stanley.

  • ELECTION 2011: New faces prevail in Carroll races

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll voters selected newcomers over incumbents for the school board whenever possible and choose three new members for the board of supervisors.
    The only school board incumbent to return to office had no opposition — Reginald Gardner from the Sulphur Springs District.
    Still reflecting an anti-incumbent trend noticeable in recent elections, Carroll voters did not return school board members Harold Golding in Pine Creek, Phillip Berrier in Fancy Gap or Franklin Jett in Pipers Gap.

  • ELECTION 2011: Voters opt for Sunday beer, wine sales

    INDEPENDENCE — Voters in the town made their voices heard on a ballot issue regarding Sunday sales of beer and wine.
    The ballot questions asked if the sale of wine and beer should be allowed "between the hours of twelve o’clock p.m. on each Saturday and six o’clock a.m. on each Monday" in town.
    It was close, but 53 percent (135) of voters said yes, while 121 voters (47 percent) opposed the plan.