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Today's News

  • Grayson, Carroll boys open with easy wins

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County used a 10-point edge in the third period to break out to a 19-point lead and the Blue Devils opened their 2012-13 season with a 67-45 nondistrict win Friday over Alleghany, N.C.

    Leading 31-22 at the half, Grayson County opened the second half on a tear and pulled out to a 54-35 lead by the start of the fourth quarter.

    Mikey Rodgers scored 20 points to lead all scorers while Adam Wyatt and Ty Cannaday each chipped in 11 points for the Blue Devils. Fabian Santos led Alleghany (0-2) with 15 points.

     

  • Galax clamps down on Indians

    Limited in practice time due to an extended run in volleyball, Galax buckled down defensively and mustered enough offense to get the job done Friday night, opening its girls’ basketball season with a 42-28 nondistrict win over Rural Retreat.

  • 2012-2013 Twin County BOYS’ BASKETBALL preview

    Having lost 10 of 13 players from a team that won its second straight Division 1 state championship, GALAX is easily the least experienced of the three Twin County boys’ basketball teams. But that doesn’t mean the Maroon Tide doesn’t know how to win.

    Galax coach Verl Brown will have at his services the bulk of a two-time district champion junior varsity squad, but how that JV success carries over to the varsity level remains to be seen. Varsity experience is virtually nonexistent on the 2012-13 Maroon Tide roster.

  • Exit 1 water deal looks promising

    HILLSVILLE — Though negotiations with Mount Airy, N.C., on buying water to supply Interstate 77’s Exit 1 have been legally and technically difficult, Carroll officials sound optimistic that the deal will be closed soon.
    Ever since the Love’s truck stop located at the Interstate 77 interchange in Lambsburg, Carroll officials have tried to secure a water supply that would allow for more growth there.
    County representatives drilled wells and worked on forging an agreement with the city of Mount Airy across the Virginia-North Carolina line.

  • Hotel owners would welcome development

    HILLSVILLE — Businessmen with hotels at Interstate 77’s Exit 14 want to see more nationally known restaurants as their neighbors, and they approached Hillsville Town Council on Monday for help in making that happen.
    For their part, town officials answered that certain barriers for future development have fallen after Hillsville annexed the busy I-77/U.S. 58 interchange from Carroll County last year, and that government and businesses need to work together to ensure that the area continues to grow.

  • 2012 Letters to Santa

    Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe kindergarten class

    Oakland Elementary School

     Dear  Santa,

    Our children in kindergarten at Oakland have worked very hard this year and they deserve a great Christmas.  We hope you will see fit to bring them some nice gifts this year.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe

  • 'Kidnapping' hoax led to international investigation

    UPDATED 12/3/12:

  • Galax Christmas Parade & Events

    Friday

    The Galax Christmas Parade is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. The route is from North Main Street to Felts Park.
    Prior to the parade, the city Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. at Police Plaza on North Main.
    Any groups or individuals wishing to participate in the parade need to complete an application, available from A Place in Time Antiques or the Galax Downtown Association office. For more information, call 236-0668.
    There will be a $10 fee for business entries, and all entries will be judged.

  • Volunteer police force approved

    HILLSVILLE — Adoption of a state statute on volunteer police officers allows Carroll County to proceed with its auxiliary deputy program.
    Carroll supervisors at their Nov. 15 meeting held a public hearing on adopting a section of state code in order to proceed with the volunteer force, a topic that has been discussed since September.

  • Hillsville settles with Waste Industries

    HILLSVILLE — A private waste disposal company took issue with Hillsville’s annexing the busy Interstate 77 Exit 14 and taking business away from them.
    But both the town council and Waste Industries worked out a deal to avoid taking the matter to court.
    A settlement approved by members of Hillsville Town Council on Monday will pay a one-time sum to Waste Industries to keep the dispute from going any farther.