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Today's News

  • Car hits home of chief's parents

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — A New York driver was charged with reckless driving and other offenses on March 22, after reportedly fleeing police at a traffic stop and leading a chase into Hillsville.

    The chase ended when the driver crashed into an outbuilding, followed by a neighboring house belonging to Don and Glenda Yonce — Hillsville Police Chief Wesley Yonce’s parents.

  • New technology could help local man see

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Jimmy Alderman of Woodlawn has been legally blind since his birth in 1961 and spent a lot of his life in a blur.

    Now Alderman has an opportunity to read a newspaper, look at his laptop computer and drive safely after he discovered eSight electronic glasses.

  • Grayson looks at changes to property sales

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Treasurer Kelly Haga returned to the Board of Supervisors this month to finalize discussions on the county’s policy of putting real estate up for auction.

    Following a discussion between Haga and the supervisors, the board passed a new ordinance to shorten the time frame from five years of delinquency to three years — two years after properties become delinquent, plus an additional year after a lien has been placed.

  • No evidence of widespread voter fraud in Virginia

    Landmark News Service

    Can someone who isn’t an American citizen illegally register and vote in Virginia’s elections? Yes.

    Can a felon whose rights haven’t been restored vote undetected in Virginia? Yes.

    Can someone be registered to vote in Virginia and another state and illegally cast ballots in both places? Yes.

    State and local election officials acknowledge all those crimes can happen in the Old Dominion because the state’s voter rolls aren’t airtight.

  • Carroll opens 2-0 with wins over Floyd, Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– His team having seen live pitching only four times or so this spring, Carroll County softball coach Rick Nester entered Tuesday’s season opener with some concerns about his team being able to make contact against a live arm. For a while, his concerns turned to whether any of his kids’ line drives would find something other than a Floyd County glove.

  • Cavs, twilight topple Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– There has been talk for years of installing lights at Bill Worrell Field. Should a fundraising drive ever get underway for the project, the Galax baseball program may be one of its first contributors.

  • Taking it to the next level

    Family is what brought Mark Dixon to Galax. Family is the main reason he knows that it’s okay – even necessary – that he should move on.

    Dixon resigned as Galax High School’s head football coach early this week after leading the program to unprecedented heights over the past seven seasons. He is leaving to pursue the chance to coach in the college ranks even though, ironically, a man whose success was driven by equal parts fear and preparation is taking a job at the University of TBA.

  • Child injured in accidental shooting

    Staff Report

    CANA – A Carroll County girl was shot on Tuesday evening and the incident is currently under investigation.

    According to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, deputies were called to a residence in the 8000 block of Wards Gap Road in Cana on March 21 at 10:06 p.m. for a reported accidental gunshot.

    Deputy Jake Worrell responded to the scene and found a 9-year-old female that had been shot through the right arm. The child also appeared to have injuries to her left hand, the release said.

  • Readers Hotline 3/22/17

    Agreed
    I want to thank Tommy Morton for the letter he wrote in reply to the letters to the editor by John Duvall. My opinion exactly, only I could say a whole lot more. Thank you for publishing it.

    No shame

  • Student from Galax makes medical breakthrough

    Julian Elmasry, 18, of Galax, pre-med scholar at the University of Virginia and son of local physician Dr. Medhat Elmasry, seems to have medical wisdom in his blood.

    Now, after a lot of hard work and several failed attempts, Elmasry has figured out how to use his wisdom to keep blood fresh longer, by developing a new kind of test tube, profiled briefly in “Popular Mechanics” and taking him all the way to the International Science Fair in Phoenix, Ariz.