Today's News

  • Hillsville is ready to make an offer


    HILLSVILLE — Town council members emerged from a closed session at their meeting Monday evening and announced they would make an offer to a town manager candidate.

    They did not release the name of the candidate, pending his acceptance of the position.

  • Art school plans to expand


    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has announced a funding plan for the construction of a new woodworking studio building, which is phase III of its growth project in downtown Galax.  
    Chestnut Creek Executive Director Chris Shackelford, Board Chair Theresa Lazo and City of Galax Grants Administrator Brenda Marrah presented blueprints and the funding plan for the project to Galax City Council on Sept. 10.

  • More overseas visitors coming to city, state

    Virginia as a whole, and Galax in particular, are becoming more popular destinations for foreign travelers.

  • Man runs from police, meth found after arrest

    A Galax man ran from Grayson County deputies when they tried to serve a felony warrant, and was charged with drug possession after his arrest.
    On Aug. 25, at 10 p.m., Grayson County Deputy Brad Brown and Reserve Deputy Jim Winterburn were patrolling the Fairview area near the intersection of Edmonds Road and Skyline Highway, according to a press release from Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

  • Old Timey Days offer glimpse of past


  • Kanawha Valley to make changes in wake of ABC violation

    DUGSPUR — Kanawha Valley Arena will make some changes after two new Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control violations, according to information posted to the Carroll County attraction’s Facebook page.
    “From what we were informed, KVA has sold alcohol after 12:00 midnight and allowed our customers to finish their alcoholic beverages after 12:00 midnight,” the post said.
    Representatives of the Virginia ABC in Richmond said there is an ongoing investigation of the business.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/24/12

    Missed the boat
    Well, looks like the tree-hugging do-gooders of Carroll County are at it again. They are opposing a wind farm — something that could potentially help all of us around here, maybe even reduce our electric bill that Appalachian Power keeps raising. But they all got to oppose it and come up with an ordinance to ban any future way of putting any wind farm up. Way to go, Carroll County. I guess y’all missed the whole thing about trying to be energy independent and trying to reduce electric bills.

  • Okay, so now what for Carroll?

     Providing there is not some unknown fissure lying under the New River, and that fissure doesn’t suddenly open up within the next few months and create some great, unbridgeable chasm, Carroll County will be in the River Ridge District beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

    The VHSL’s executive committee Wednesday did reverse the redistricting and reclassification committee’s recommendation of also placing Franklin County into the RRD, but did not move on sending Carroll anywhere else.

  • Carroll administrators happy with VHSL decision on RRD

     HILLSVILLE –– The executive committee of the Virginia High School League went against the grain – and its redistricting and reclassification committee –  and sided with Carroll County and the River Ridge District by removing proposed member Franklin County from the RRD and placing it into the Piedmont District beginning with the 2013-14 school year.

    Analysis here:


  • Stories of the Stitch

    If these quilts could talk, they'd tell of their makers' inspirations and influences.