Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bath salts, 'incense' abuse on the rise

    New drugs are harder to test for than marijuana, meth or cocaine.

  • Deadly curve to be straightened

    NCDOT will remove the infamous "Snowbird Curve" on Route 89 south of Galax, the scene of multiple crashes. The work will cause delays for more than a year.

  • Wildwood grant could help land major business

    RICHMOND — A grant of $6 million has been recommended for the Wildwood Commerce Park initiative in Carroll County, if the funds can help the Twin County region land a major business prospect.

  • CVS robbery suspect pleads guilty

    HILLSVILLE — One day after being indicted by a Carroll County grand jury in the June 24 robbery of CVS in Galax, a 32-year-old New Millport, Penn., man has pleaded guilty in the case.
    Galax police sought Brian Richard Sloppy after a suspect entered the drug store on East Stuart Drive and gave a pharmacy technician a note that demanded schedule II prescription narcotics.

  • Local woman killed in Pulaski crash

    Speed was a factor in a Virginia 100 accident in Pulaski County that left a 26-year-old Hillsville woman dead on Sept. 15, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.