Today's News

  • $15M will pay for scaled-down school project

    HILLSVILLE — “Go forth and bid,” said Carroll Supervisors’ Chairman Tom Littrell on March 28, to school board members anxious to take advantage of $15 million in construction bonds.
    Educators don’t know how much of the construction projects at Carroll County high and intermediate schools the $15 million will cover, but they feel confident that amount won’t pay for all the elements needed at the two facilities.

  • Civil War 150 observances planned in Carroll


  • Facing addiction as a community

    A new program to the area will help strengthen the community’s ability to respond to physical and financial impacts of substance abuse and addiction, as it aims to recruit volunteers to provide intervention services.

  • Two seek nomination to run in Grayson


    INDEPENDENCE — Two Republicans announced during a party meeting March 1 that they will seek nomination to run for the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    John Brewer will seek the party’s nomination to run for the Providence district seat. David Sexton will seek the party’s nomination to run for the at-large seat.

  • End of stimulus funding affects school budget

    Galax City Public Schools is working to adapt to budget challenges, as two-year federal stimulus funding ends and enrollment is expected to decline during the next school year, resulting in a loss of state money.
    Because of that, nine positions will be cut, effective June 30. The jobs being cut include one teacher and eight support staff.
    The 2011-2012 proposed budget is based on an anticipated enrollment of 1,250, down from 1,270. The budget totals $12.9 million, a $21,507 increase.

  • Redistricting plans would redraw boundaries


  • Ferrum-Emory baseball game at Calfee to benefit Camp Dickenson

     Emory & Henry and Ferrum will play a Division III baseball game Wednesday, April 6 at Calfee Park in Pulaski, with proceeds to benefit Camp Dickenson in Fries. Game time is 7 p.m.

    Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Scouts in uniform and students at each college with proper ID will be admitted free. The event is sponsored by the Wytheville District United Methodist Men and the Town of Pulaski Parks and Facilities. For more information, call (540) 994-8623.

  • Cavs rally to stay unbeaten

    HILLSVILLE –– Solid pitching, timely hitting and a couple of key defensive plays helped Carroll County remain undefeated on the year with its second 5-4 decision over Patrick County, this time in eight innings Tuesday.

    The Cavaliers (3-0) scored single runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to rally from a 4-3 deficit after the Cougars (2-3) had taken the lead with a two-run sixth.

  • Sorry, there’s no VCU in Region C

    A little winter housecleaning…

    Having just watched VCU step over Kansas to reach the Final Four, two thoughts come to mind:

    First, I imagine those Shaka Smart Basketball Camp slots are starting to fill up rather quickly.

    Second, though there may be a place for a team that has no place in the NCAA tournament, there should be no place for a team that has no place in the Region C or Region IV tournaments.

  • Brown honored in region, state

    Galax boys’ basketball coach Verl Brown has been named the coach of the year in both the region and the state after leading the Maroon Tide to the first state championship in program history.

    Brown, in his 14th season as the Tide head coach, guided Galax to a 26-2 record in 2010-11, winning the Mountain Empire, Region C Division 1 and Group A Division 1 championships.