Today's News

  • Public Record from 5-13, 2019

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete.

    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.

    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Something To Do from May 10, 2019


    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

    • Uglydolls (PG)

    • Avengers: Endgame (2019) (PG-13)


  • Soccer program's goal is expanding to Carroll

    The Southwest Virginia Rush Soccer Club will host a free soccer mini-camp on Friday, and program director Adam Ritchie says he hopes to spark interest in extending the New River Valley-based program to Carroll County.

    “[The camp] will hopefully drive interest for the sport. This will be the third year we have hosted this type of camp in Carroll County, and we see more and more growth each year,” he said.

  • Two injured when pickup rear-ends dump truck

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 58 near Cranberry Road in Galax at 10:27 a.m. May 23 sent two people to Twin County Regional Hospital, according to 1st Sgt. D.L. Reedy of the Virginia State Police.

    A 2003 Ford F-250 pickup, driven by Jessica Lynn Gordy, 20, of Cana, and a 1977 Ford dump truck, driven by Jerry Dale Russell, 62, of Woodlawn, were both headed westbound on U.S. 58 when the pickup truck rear-ended the dump truck, which was going about 20 mph.

  • Local men involved in Wythe chase

    Staff Report

    WYTHEVILLE — Two men from the Twin Counties are facing felony charges after leading state police on a chase in Wythe County.

    An incident report says the driver rammed a Virginia State Police trooper’s vehicle during the pursuit, but no officers were injured.

    The pair also faces local charges for unrelated crimes.

    According to a state police report, the May 20 incident began when a vehicle fled from a license and registration checkpoint in Wythe County.

  • Supervisors address Truitt resignation

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Administrator Steve Truitt tendered his resignation May 20, giving 90 days’ notice to allow for a well-managed transition, according to a statement issued by the county on Tuesday.

    The announcement comes after the Carroll County Board of Supervisors called a special closed meeting to discuss personnel last Friday. The board took no action, other than to say a statement would be released May 28.

  • Carroll administrator resigns

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Administrator Steve Truitt confirmed that he submitted a letter of resignation on May 20, but no county supervisors or officials had officially acknowledged that fact nearly a week later.

    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors held a special called meeting on personnel on May 24, but took no action after a nearly two-hour closed session.

  • 'Thunder' riders roll through Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — An organization with a powerful message rolled through Carroll County last Thursday morning while on their way to Washington D.C., leaving passersby thunderstruck while bringing in the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Teen driver injured in Galax crash

    Staff Report

    A single-vehicle accident on Mill Creek Road in Galax at 9:33 p.m. last Thursday resulted in a juvenile being airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, according to Virginia State Trooper J.R. Alderman.

    The vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV, was traveling along Mill Creek on May 23 when it ran off the right side of the road, hit an embankment and overturned. The driver sustained a head injury.

  • Fundraising begins for Grayson 'Glow' effort

    INDEPENDENCE — The “Making Grayson Glow” initiative for a holiday lights display in Independence this Christmas is underway, with the donation campaign heating up prior to the “Glow” committee’s first major fundraising event.