Today's News

  • Felony case involves deputy's shooting

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County woman pleaded guilty Feb. 7 in Grayson County Circuit Court to a charge that resulted from the shooting of a Grayson County deputy sheriff in June 2012.
    Crystal Sue Gooslin-Wheatley, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition after having been convicted of a felony.

  • Hillsville town manager resigns

    HILLSVILLE — Travis Jackson has announced that he will step down as Hillsville’s town manager at the end of this month, after just more than a year on the job.
    Jackson submitted his resignation last week, after he was presented with an opportunity to lead a foundation that he has been a part of for several years.

  • Public record for 2/12/14 edition

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

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in November of 2013 in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Hanks, Guynn, Lundy enjoy big scoring nights

    DUBLIN –– Paige Hanks enjoyed a career night for Galax but it wasn’t enough as Pulaski County pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-47  win in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday.

    Hanks poured in 26 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and two assists.

    The largest lead by either team was a five-point edge by Galax (7-9) in the third quarter before the two teams entered the fourth knotted at 37.

    The Maroon Tide was up 42-41 before Pulaski (5-13)  took control with a 12-2 run.

  • Grayson dominant in second half

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County created havoc with its ramped up defense. It created scoring opportunities with an attacking offense. The two together created a win for the Blue Devils.

    Cranking up the intensity in its man-to-man defense, Grayson County outscored Narrows 17-2 in the third quarter and cruised to a 59-33 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Tuesday night.

  • Devils race away from Wave

    INDEPENDENCE –– After suffering a disappointing upset loss to Galax last week, Grayson County got back on the winning track in the Mountain Empire District, riding a big second-quarter run to a 65-40 win over Narrows Wednesday night.

    The win improved the Blue Devils to 12-7 overall and 5-2 in the district while the Green Wave dropped to 8-9, 2-4.

  • Trio leads Carroll County past Cave Spring, 57-51

     ROANOKE –– Carroll County got a balanced scoring attack and held off Cave Spring 57-51 in a River Ridge District boys’ game Friday in Roanoke.

    Gunnar Beamer scored 16 points for Carroll County, which got 14 from Cody Keith and 13 from Connor Lundy.


    Carroll County......15  13  14  15––57

    Cave Spring..........12  10  10  19––51


    Carroll County (16-4, 10-2)

  • Titans spoil Cavs’ RRD mark

    HILLSVILLE –– In winning its first 10 games as a member of the River Ridge District, Carroll County has been able to overcome a cold shooting night every now and then. The Cavaliers have not yet had to do so against an equal opponent.

  • Galax girls outlast Narrows

    Facing a six-point halftime deficit, Galax blasted its way into a double-figure lead by the end of the third quarter but had to survive one final scare before emerging with a 49-48 win over Narrows in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Friday.

    The win gets the Maroon Tide’s head above water in the league standings at 5-4 and evens its overall record at 9-9. Narrows dropped to 8-10, 2-5 with the loss.

  • Galax D’s up on Green Wave

    Low-scoring doesn’t necessarily mean low-action.

    In a game with enough activity to put both teams in the 80s, Galax and Narrows barely came up with 80 points between them as the Maroon Tide used another strong defensive effort to come away with a 44-40 Mountain Empire District boys win Friday over the Green Wave.