Today's News

  • Readers Hotline 3/13/19

    Seal the deal
    Can anyone tell me who I can hire to seal any openings between a house and the foundation it sits on? Who do I look for?

    Extra work

  • Drugs seized in I-77 traffic stop

    A traffic stop on March 8 resulted in the arrest of two North Carolina men, after Carroll County Sheriff’s Department deputies found four pounds of marijuana during a search of the vehicle.

    Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that Deputy Bradley Hoffman stopped a 2009 Dodge Challenger for speeding at the 18 mile marker on Interstate 77. While speaking with the driver, Hoffman could smell a strong smell of what turned out to be marijuana, the report said. Hoffman and Deputy Trevor Carico searched the vehicle and discovered the drugs.

  • 'Thunder' rolls again in Carroll

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — For the fourth season, the live production of “Thunder in the Hills,” a dramatization of the sensational events that rocked the nation in March 1912 — the Carroll County Courthouse shootout in Hillsville and its aftermath — returns to the stage.

  • Deputies catch safecracker in the act

    A suspect caught red-handed while breaking into the safe of a local business was taken into custody over the weekend by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that on March 8, deputies responded to Chances Creek RV Center after receiving a call of a possible burglary in progress.

  • APCo to reduce rates, offer credits

    Staff Report

    The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has ordered a reduction in Appalachian Power Company’s rates on April 1.

    The reduction and forthcoming rate credits results from the commission’s directive issued in January 2018, which ensures that electric customers receive the benefits of the corporate tax cut contained in federal tax legislation passed by Congress in December 2017, according to a news release from the SCC.

  • This year's 'Bid For A Cure' auction will be last

    INDEPENDENCE — The 18th Annual “Bid For A Cure” Auction to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be the last, said Susan Haga, the auction’s founder.

    The auction will be held this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., in the Grayson County High School Auditorium.

  • Carrico will not seek another term

    Sen. Bill Carrico, R, of the 40th District Senate, has announced that he will not seek another term in the 2019 general election.
    Carrico has served for 34 years as a public servant for the Commonwealth. He first served as a state trooper for the Virginia State Police; then as a representative for the 5th House District; and currently serves for the 40th Senate District.

  • LGBTQ activists not discouraged by General Assembly

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — The General Assembly’s 2019 session was a disappointment for LGBTQ advocates as most legislation on health care, marriage and legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity failed. But activists are not giving up.
    “I would encourage people not to be discouraged because we are going to be back next year,” said Bill Harrison, president of Diversity Richmond, which supports cultural, health and other programs for the LGBTQ community.

  • Grayson Bees

    Spelling bee competitions are underway in Grayson County Public Schools.
    Grayson Highlands School held their spelling be last Tuesday, Feb. 19. The bee was held to determine five winners, who will move on to compete in the Grayson County school district.
    A total of 29 students participated in the spelling bee. The winners were Andy Funk, Aidan Blackburn, Maddy Ashlin, Eva Jarvis, and Ireland Grady.

  • Readers Hotline 3/11/19

    One man’s art is another man’s junk