Today's News

  • Cavs get the jump on Tide

    In baseball terminology, Carroll County spent the weekend swinging the weighted bat.

    Two days removed from going 1-1 in a Saturday tournament against Jefferson Forest and E.C. Glass, and evidently still keyed up to the pace of those Conference 24 foes, the Cavaliers were able to get around on the proverbial fastball in a Monday match with Galax, bolting to a 12-2 lead in the first set and coasting to the 25-9, 25-15, 25-21 nondistrict win on the Maroon Tide’s home floor.

  • Readers Hotline 9/14/15

    Daytime chimes
    Regarding the call about chimes from the church keeping them awake at night — I live right across from the church that does that. I work. I don’t ever hear chimes after dark. They should get their facts straight. The only times I ever hear chimes are at 5 or 6 o’clock that evening. Never at dark and never at midnight, because I am up sometimes at midnight.

    Race not a factor

  • 9/11 memorial salutes military, first responders

    Hillsville’s Grover King VFW Post #1115 honored local service men and women on 9/11 at the Veteran’s Memorial.

    In attendance were members of Carroll County Fire and Rescue, Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and Hillsville Police Department. “We cannot thank you enough; be heartfelt enough,” stated Don Dobbins, past post commander, current member of the VFW and coordinator/speaker for this event.

  • Citizens unite to support police

    Between 75 and 100 people gathered in the Galax Police Department courtyard on Friday to honor the work of local police officers.

    Led by Travis Haynes of Galax, a firefighter with the Galax Fire Department, the brief, informal ceremony included a few words from Haynes, a prayer led by the Rev. Tom Whartenby and a laying of hands on the police station.

    Members of the fire department were also present and wearing their uniforms as a sign of respect.

  • Fries addresses high lead level in water

    Staff Reports

    FRIES — The Town of Fries is addressing the results of a recent test of their water system, which turned up higher levels of lead than usual.

    In a recent press release, town officials explained that within the last year, the town took samples to test for lead and copper at several locations throughout the town. Of these samples, two tested at 28 parts per billion for lead, which exceeds the EPA’s established action level of 15 parts per billion.

  • Chamber to host forum for Grayson candidates

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce invites the general public to attend its Candidates Public Forum in Grayson County on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Grayson High School Auditorium in Independence.

    The forums are held to introduce voters to candidates and allow a non-biased platform for discussion and debate on issues that will directly affect their candidacy and the voters who select their government leaders.

  • Hillsville man charged after police chase

    Staff Reports

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man is being held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin following a chase that occurred Tuesday evening.

    According to a statement by Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Lt. Bobby Lyons was preparing to stop a car on U.S. 221 near the BP Drive-In in Hillsville at 9:33 p.m. on Sept. 8 when both the car he was stopping and his cruiser were nearly hit head-on.

  • Former free clinic director pleads guilty to embezzling

    Former Free Clinic of the Twin Counties director Latonia Marshall pleaded guilty to four charges of felony embezzlement on Wednesday, according to the Carroll County Circuit Court.

    Marshall was charged with taking money from the Galax clinic. Marshall’s sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 10.

    She was indicted earlier this year by a grand jury in Carroll County. Marshall allegedly disposed, concealed or embezzled more than $200 worth of property from the clinic, according to the indictments.

  • Truck flips over on U.S. 58 in Galax

    Staff Reports

    A single-vehicle wreck on Labor Day left a truck overturned and the driver transported by ambulance for injuries, according to the Galax Police Department’s accident report.

    A 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by Brian Anthony Cummins, 29, of Hillsville, was traveling east on West Stuart Drive near Woodview Drive in Galax when he lost control of the vehicle around 10:45 p.m. According to the accident report, Cummins stated he was having an argument with a passenger.

  • Grayson's Elk Creek District agri-businesses showcased

    The third Grayson Agribusiness Showcase highlighted agriculture and natural resource enterprises in Grayson’s Elk Creek District.

    The first stop was Independence Lumber Inc., operated by Randall Eller. The sawmill is Grayson’s second-largest private employer with around 130 employees at the Independence facility.