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Today's News

  • Carroll Fair continues this weekend

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Agricultural Fair continues this weekend, with homemade crafts and home-canned food, livestock shows, farm equipment on display, midway games, live music, wrestling and carnival rides

    The fair runs through Aug. 25 at the Southwest Virginia Farmers’ Market in Hillsville. Each day, there are exhibits in the Exhibit Hall, an FFA Barnyard near the Livestock Show Tent and demonstrations located throughout the fairgrounds.

    This weekend’s events include:

    Friday, 5–11 p.m.

  • 'Bottom' project continues in Galax

    The Eastview Phase of the Bottom Area Project is moving along, according to Galax City Manager Keith Barker; five houses and at least three businesses are receiving the benefit of the program aimed at alleviating flooding and rehabilitating structures.

    “What we’re trying to do is, when we build a house, we have to either relocate the people or keep them in,” said Barker, on site at Meadow Street, where two new homes are being built.

    City Building Inspector Terry Atwell is working on “moving them back off from the road,” Barker said.

  • The nose knows: K-9 sniffs out drugs at traffic stop

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County sergeant arrested three individuals after a recent traffic stop turned up drugs and drug paraphernalia.

    According to a report from Sheriff Richard Vaughan, the arrests took place on Aug. 2. Sgt. Jason Carico was on routine patrol on Route 94, near Nuckoll’s Curve Road, when he observed a vehicle with a defective driver’s side headlight. He initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of 94 and Grinder’s Mill Road.

  • Carroll supervisors honor departing county administrator

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution at its Aug. 12 meeting recognizing Steve Truitt, former county administrator and executive director of the Carroll County Economic Development Authority, for countless hours of dedication in bringing economic development to the area.

    After resigning unexpectedly at the end of May, Truitt remained in office while aiding recently hired Interim Administrator Cellell Dalton during the transition.

  • Cavaliers debut in Narrows

    NARROWS –– Objectives for first scrimmages can vary from program to program, but Carroll County coach Jack Turner’s desires were pretty simple when his Cavaliers met Pike View, W.Va., Fort Chiswell and Narrows on Saturday.

    Turner mostly wanted to see his boys play like men (intelligent men, preferably) during the two-hour workout on the Green Wave’s turf.

  • Reader's Hotline 8/21/19

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    Why do you advertise that coupons are in the paper? Even in the last week, there haven’t been any coupons at all, and also the Wednesday paper does not have the grocery circulars. I was wondering why.

  • Fugitive leads police on chase

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — An Ohio man has been apprehended in Independence, following two police chases in Yadkin County, N.C., and Grayson County on Monday morning.

    According to a report shared by Sgt. Matthew Adams on Tuesday, Dante Ridford, 23, of Canton, Ohio, has been arrested on seven charges stemming from a police chase along U.S. 21.

  • Library to be renovated in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Public Library will soon undergo a makeover as beautification plans are finalized by the Friends of the Library.

    Larissa Venzie of the Friends group recently presented plans for the library building to the Grayson County Board of Supervisors. She showed the board a concept drawing and summarized the projects they hoped to complete in the next year.

  • Vaping suspected cause of lung injuries

    Staff Report

    The Blue Ridge Poison Center at University of Virginia Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued an alert about nearly 100 cases of lung illnesses that appear to be linked to vaping.

    The agencies say no deaths have been reported, “but many have experienced life-threatening symptoms and needed emergency hospital care.”

  • Devils ‘T’ up with Radford

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County lining up in an ancient offensive formation may have been somewhat of a mild shocker Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils’ ability to throw the fade, on the other hand, seemed downright habitual.