Today's News

  • Second thoughts

    SALEM –– It wasn’t the finish Grayson County had envisioned, but it was a finish every team but two – Poquoson and the Blue Devils themselves – would have gladly taken.

    Hoping to knock Poquoson from atop the Class 2 wrestling mountain, Grayson County advanced three wrestlers to the championship round Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center but came up empty in the finals, settling for a second straight second-place team trophy.

  • All for one, one for brawl

    SALEM –– Anyone who has watched Joshua Spurlin on a wrestling mat over the past four years should be able to ascertain that he is a left-brain grappler. He’s logical. Calculating. Analytical. Technical. And anyone who has seen Caxton Vaught wrestle knows that he has no dimmer switch.

  • Readers Hotline 2/20/19

    Athletes overlooked
    Congratulations to the six swimmers and the three wrestlers going to the state competition representing Carroll County. No pictures, small writeup, yet they show the same picture of dribbling a basketball down the court or shooting ball every week with big write-ups. These athletes deserve better. Get your priorities straight. It’s a shame.

    Deserve better

  • Sheriff's office helps firefighters buy tanker

    LAUREL FORK — Police and firefighters often work side by side to handle emergency situations, but a recent example of cooperation between these first responders went beyond the typical mutual aid call.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office helped the Laurel Fork Volunteer Fire Department buy a new water tanker truck, and the fire department has dedicated the new piece of equipment to honor that generous gift.

  • Oldtown Market closing in Galax

    After 31 years of business, Oldtown Market in downtown Galax is closing on Saturday.

    Patrons have seen the sign — literally. A bright yellow-green piece of paper greets customers on the glass entrance and exit doors, bearing the words, “Oldtown Market will be closing Saturday, February 23rd. Thank you for all your years of business. Make sure to come see us at our E. Stuart Dr. location.”

  • Supervisor calls for abortion resolution

    HILLSVILLE — At the Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 11, a proposal was made calling for the board to send a resolution on behalf of the county to Gov. Ralph Northam, speaking out against a recent bill regarding abortions done late in pregnancy.

    The practice, often called “late term” or “post-birth” abortion, has been strongly debated around the nation and found a similarly controversial setting at the supervisors’ meeting, as citizens disagreed with sending a letter that would advocate a pro-life standpoint.

  • Debate distorts what ‘late term’ abortion is — and isn’t

    Capital News Service and Staff Reports

    RICHMOND — Virginia Republicans voiced outrage earlier this month to a failed proposal by Democrats that would have expanded abortion rights — even moments before birth.

    Del. Kathy Tran (D-Fairfax) sponsored HB 2491, which would have eliminated certain requirements before undergoing an abortion, such as approval from three physicians and an ultrasound. The House Courts of Justice subcommittee voted 5-3 to table the measure for this legislative session.

  • Readers Hotline 2/18/19

    Wonderful night
    I’d like to thank Gene and his wife at Fries Jubilee for such a nice Valentine’s party last night. They have such a nice dance floor and we really had a good time. They worked hard to decorate it, had all kinds of food and that takes work. I really want to thank him and thank the good band we had. They was just wonderful last night to everyone.

    History fan

  • Sheriff's office looks back at 2018 activities

    Staff Report

    It has been decades since locomotives were the lifeblood of commerce in Southwest Virginia, but the route once taken by the Norfolk & Southern railway is still the path of a powerful economic engine.

  • State parks pump millions into local economy

    It has been decades since locomotives were the lifeblood of commerce in Southwest Virginia, but the route once taken by the Norfolk & Southern railway is still the path of a powerful economic engine.