Today's News

  • General Assembly lifts Sunday hunting ban

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – Virginians will have the right to hunt on Sunday beginning July 1, according to a bill signed into law last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
    House Bill 1237, introduced by Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), gives private landowners and their family members lawful authority to hunt and kill wild birds and nuisance species on their property, provided the land is not within 200 yards of a “place of worship.”

  • Hiker found dead in Mount Rogers

    MOUNT ROGERS — The body of a retired newspaper editor from Baltimore, Md., was found in a sleeping bag near Mount Rogers in Grayson County last Sunday.
    According to the Baltimore Sun website, Edward Deal Hewitt, 70, had been on vacation in Biloxi, Miss., and had planned to hike to the top of Mount Rogers, the highest mountain in Virginia. He died of an apparent heart attack.
    According to the Sun, Hewitt was born and raised in Portsmouth and was an “inveterate runner and hiker.”

  • Public record for 3/12/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Oct. 2-16, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 3/12/14

    Shutting down
    About the Kroger store closing: everybody knows when a Walmart store comes to town, it shuts down all the other little grocery stores.
    Editor’s note: That’s true, but Kroger is hardly “little.” It’s one of the largest retail chains in the world, with billions in annual sales.

    Drain on economy

  • Carroll will look at gym's financial impact

    HILLSVILLE — Rather than seeking federal money for a high school auxiliary gym immediately, Carroll supervisors limited their next move to studying what the financial impact of another loan would be on the county.
    Supervisor Bob Martin apologized at the regular March board meeting Monday for springing a motion in connection with funding for a new Carroll County High School auxiliary gym on the other elected officials during supervisor’s time.
    Martin has several times championed the auxiliary gym.

  • Appeal of mayor's conviction to be heard in June


  • Baywood native saves wreck victim's life

    A Baywood native and officer for a Marine Corps base in N.C. made his family and fellow officers proud when he followed his instincts to rescue a motorist from an overturned vehicle during Winter Storm Leon in late January.

  • Man shot by deputies faces felony charges

    INDEPENDENCE — Randy Lee Anders, 33, of Mouth of Wilson, who was shot during an altercation with Grayson County deputies on April 29, 2013, is scheduled to appear in court on April 4.

  • Murder suspect transferred back to Va.

    DUBLIN — Chad Allen Reeves, 31, one of two suspects charged in connection with the killing of Brandon Billings 11 years ago, has been transported from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.

  • Legislators depart capitol without budget

    RICHMOND — Mental health reform? Check.
    Ethics reform? Check.
    State budget to fund core government services? Nope.
    Hopelessly divided over Medicaid expansion, General Assembly partisans departed the Capitol on Saturday afternoon at the close of this winter’s 60-day session without agreement on the next two-year budget.