• Applicants sought for Galax School Board seats

    The seats held by Galax School Board members Ray Kohl and Helen Kyle are set to expire on June 30.
    The term for office is for three years and will begin on July 1.
    Those wishing to become a member of the school board can send a letter of interest to Galax City Manager Keith Barker, Galax Municipal Building, 111 E. Grayson St., Galax, Va. 24333. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Feb. 22.
    To be considered for the position, applicants must reside in Galax.

  • School superintendent to retire


  • School leaders decry McDonnell's education plans

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    RICHMOND  — Virginia’s school superintendents took aim at a couple of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s key legislative initiatives Tuesday, calling them unfunded mandates that would cause crippling budget cuts in local school divisions across the state.
    Particularly onerous, they said, is the Republican governor’s proposal to pump an unprecedented $2.2 billion into Virginia’s underfunded state retirement system.

  • Drawing from Nature


  • Board looks for ways to include gym, auto shop

    HILLSVILLE — The new Carroll County School Board, during its regular January meeting Tuesday, began to think about whether members want to expand the Phase III construction project with an auxiliary gym and auto mechanics garage at the high school.

  • No privacy in the privy at CCHS


  • Grayson schools face cuts at all levels


  • Galax sues contractor over leaky windows

    Galax City Public Schools is filing suit against Vannoy Construction and architecture and engineering firm OWPR Inc. due to problems with leaking windows that were installed at Galax High School by subcontractor Bell Windows.
    School officials said Bell Windows of Stokesdale, N.C., was the subcontractor and the responsibility of Vannoy and OWPR, so the suit is against those companies and not Bell.
    The installation of the windows was part of an $8 million renovation to GHS, which began in 2007. The renovation was to be completed in 2008.

  • Phase III work ready to begin

    HILLSVILLE — Preliminary work for phase III school construction projects could begin as early as today, Monday, with demolition at Carroll County High.
    Schools Superintendent Greg Smith said that contractor New Atlantic has obtained all the permits necessary to begin its tasks at the high school.
    Weather permitting, contractors will prepare to add new classrooms and locker rooms at the field house at the high school by removing the asphalt to the south of the building, in the fenced in area.

  • With clerk's hiring, school projects take step forward

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s “clerk of the works,” who will watch over the phase III school construction projects, will begin his duties Monday.
    A committee of five county and school officials sifted through 21 resumes to choose the clerk, or construction management official, who would coordinate activities at Carroll County High and Intermediate schools.