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Today's News

  • Galax rolls in Carroll opener

    Thanks to a quirky schedule and plain ole March weather, it has taken Carroll County five weeks to get its baseball season started. The Cavaliers are still waiting to get going.

    Galax rode a strong pitching effort from Jacob Stuart and took advantage of a string of Carroll County breakdowns Monday to register a 9-4 win in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

  • Helmick running for city council seat

    Ches Helmick has put his name in the hat for this year’s Galax City Council election on May 6.
    He is the only political newcomer in a field of five candidates for a spot among four available seats. All four incumbents are seeking re-election.

  • Adkins to seek seat in Senate

    MARTINSVILLE — Current Martinsville mayor, Kim Adkins, will not seek reelection for local office in order to make a bid for the Democratic nomination for the state Senate seat for the 20th District, which includes Galax and part of Carroll County.

  • Slinging mud for a good cause

    INDEPENDENCE — Slinging mud is often a feature of government meetings, but earlier this month it had a more positive spin.
    The Grayson County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a special use permit for a mud bog festival to be held on the farm of James Carico near Fries on Mothers Day weekend, May 9-11.

  • No jail time for driver in I-77 fatality

    HILLSVILLE — Jesse John Tang of Rural Hall, N.C., pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving in Carroll County Circuit Court on March 27, in connection with a road fatality on I-77 last year that claimed the life of tow truck operator Russell Nelson.
    Nelson was the former owner of Russell’s Garage in Hillsville.

  • Twin County Airport dedicates new terminal

    HILLSVILLE — The governor’s King Air turbo prop, which ferried several Virginia Department of Aviation officials to the Twin County Airport’s terminal dedication Thursday, sat at the region’s “front door.”
    Local, state and federal officials all found that new front door to the community impressive — and they believe that business and industry leaders will think so, too.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/31/14

    Get it straight
    I think people need to know what they are talking about and getting their facts straight before they start slandering somebody. If they can’t understand this, I will make it clearer for them.
    Editor’s note: So, the important lesson here is to make sure your slander is TRUE before you spread it around?

    Did no wrong

  • Home a total loss from fire

     

    Twin County E-911 received a report of a fire at the Coulson residence at 824 Wildcat Road in the Laurel section of Carroll County on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m.

    Hillsville Fire Department officials said the residents believed that the fire started in a heater mounted in the ceiling of a bathroom and then spread throughout the doublewide’s roof.

    Galax firefighters responded with Hillsville and members of Laurel Rescue Squad.

    Firefighters considered the home a total loss from fire and smoke damage.

  • All-region teams announced

    Galax’s Clif Conley made an impact in his first year as a member of the Maroon Tide basketball team. He made an impact on the coaches in the western half of the state as well.

    Conley, a junior guard, was chosen as a first-team all-Region 1A West boys’ basketball team, joining seven other Twin County players who were named to their respective second teams or honorable mention lists.

  • Maroon Tide drops two games on the diamond

    CHILHOWIE –– Tyler Pierce kept Galax’s bats at bay for most of the afternoon and Chilhowie avenged an earlier loss with a 5-3 baseball win Thursday.

    Galax (1-4) had knocked off the Warriors 13-3 in five innings seven days earlier. Both are members of Conference 46.