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Today's News

  • Strickland earns multiple athletic, academic honors at Ferrum

    FERRUM –– Former Carroll County High School standout Cheyenne Strickland earned a handful of awards during this past season at Ferrum College, for her accomplishments both on the playing field and in the classroom.

    Strickland, a junior second baseman for the Panthers, was named to the USA South Conference all-East Division first team and also earned a spot on the Virginia Sports Information Directors’ Association all-state second team in the College Division.

  • Huffman, Bowers playing well in BRJGT’s 20th season

    A pair of Galax golfers have stayed near the top of the leaderboard throughout the first four tournaments of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, as Jetta Huffman and Hunter Bowers have each posted a top-five finish in the 16-18 age group.

    Huffman and Bowers have each played in three of the four tournaments thus far in the season and neither has placed lower than ninth in any event heading into Monday’s tournament.

  • Freedom Day 5K/Downhill Mile draws 90

    INDEPENDENCE –– The third running of the Freedom Day 5K and Downhill Mile drew a total of 90 competitors to the twin races, held in Downtown Independence on July 4.

  • Huffman, Bowers playing well in BRJGT’s 20th season

    A pair of Galax golfers have stayed near the top of the leaderboard throughout the first four tournaments of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour, as Jetta Huffman and Hunter Bowers have each posted a top-five finish in the 16-18 age group.

    Huffman and Bowers have each played in three of the four tournaments thus far in the season and neither has placed lower than ninth in any event heading into Monday’s tournament.

  • Six named to Timesland teams

    ROANOKE –– Three Twin County athletes have been named to the first team of their respective all-Timesland teams for spring sports and three more were honored as second-teamers, as chosen by The Roanoke Times this summer.

  • Carroll bus drivers, aides seek benefits

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Board of Supervisors recently heard comments on behalf of school bus drivers and special needs aides with no benefits.

    Linda Montgomery, a bus driver with Carroll County Public Schools, told the board that benefits were not included in newer contracts for bus drivers. “We receive no benefits at all, even though we have the same responsibilities as all other driver who are full-time.”

  • Wellness Center adds equipment for diabetics

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll Wellness Center has new diabetes and chronic disease rehab program equipment that it acquired through a Twin County Community Foundation grant this past year.

    The center in Hillsville has added two additional Sci-Fit Recumbent Steppers and a Sci-Fit Pro 2.

  • Police warn of scam claiming to help fallen officers’ families

    Staff Report

    A phone scam has been targeting Twin County residents in an attempt to coax them into donating funds that are reputed to help officers killed in the line of duty.

    Police have received reports this week that members of the community have been receiving calls from the National Police and Troopers Association (NPTA), and the caller states that the organization is in the middle of a fund drive to collect money for the families of fallen officers.

  • Readers Hotline 7/16/18

    A little bit fast
    I’d like to have respect for the state police, but I live on Tower Road and the state police park there and there’s a steep slope coming off the hill and people are going a little bit faster than 25 mph and when they want to make a quota or something, they always come to Tower Road and sit there and get the law-abiding citizens coming home from work. I just don’t have respect for them for doing that. I think they ought to be chasing drug dealers instead of law-abiding citizens.

  • APCo announces $40M Galax project

    Staff Report

    Appalachian Power will host an open house next month to seek public input on proposed electric upgrades in Galax.

    The $40 million Glendale Area Improvements Project, announced last week, is designed to strengthen the transmission system in Carroll and Wythe counties. The improvements will reduce the likelihood of power outages during high demand periods, APCo said in a news release.