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Today's News

  • Firefighters battle blaze at Hills Trucking

    WOODLAWN – Fast action by Hill’s Coal and Trucking personnel last week prevented potential danger and serious structure damage after several employees noticed a tractor-trailer parked near the building had caught fire.

    Galax Volunteer Fire Department and Galax-Grayson EMS responded to the scene at around 9:05 p.m. on Feb. 6, to extinguish the fire.

  • Barter Theatre honors young playwrights

    HILLSVILLE — Four Carroll County High School (CCHS) students reached the semi-final round of competition for the Young Playwrights Festival, hosted by the Barter Theatre in Abingdon.

    The school reports that approximately 125 students wrote individually or in teams for the contest, which just this year received more than 300 entries from schools across the Barter Theatre service area of Virginia and Tennessee. Two plays submitted from CCHS withstood the competition and earned honors to advance to the semi-final round.

  • Carroll, Galax athletes swim to Richmond

    The competitive swim teams at Galax and Carroll County are still in their relative infancy, but both are making great strides despite the struggles a new athletic program often experiences.

    In its second season as a team sport at Carroll County, the Cavalier program earned a region championship by an individual and will be represented at the state level for the first time, while Galax will have two swimmers with a combined three region titles among its state contingent.

  • Carroll girls keep rolling

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls won their semifinal Three Rivers District game against Giles in spectacular fashion Monday night, dominating the Spartans 92-24 and advancing to the tournament finals Tuesday night against Floyd County.

    The Cavaliers (19-3) also broke the school record for 3-pointers, draining 14 to top the old record of 11.

    Carroll County coach Marc Motley said Laken Alley had 12 assists in the game, tying a school record.

  • Tide breezes into finals

    One of Bland County’s best hopes for knocking off Galax in the Mountain Empire District girls’ semifinals Monday was to get the Maroon Tide into foul trouble. Both sides had their issues with fouls, but Galax’s committing them was overcome by Bland’s inability to convert them.

  • Readers Hotline 2/14/18

    Get to it

  • Public record for 2/14/18 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers Hotline 2/12/18

    No secrets

  • Virginia likely to expand medical marijuana

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use last week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates.

    SB 726, which passed 38-0 on Feb. 5, would let doctors issue certifications for patients to use cannabis oil to treat the symptoms of diagnosed conditions or diseases. The House version of the bill – HB 1251 – passed 98-0 on Feb. 2.

  • Bill seeks to repeal 'racist' wage law

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND – More than half a century after the end of Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation in the South, legislators are finding remnants of racism in Virginia law.

    The Code of Virginia makes it legal for employers to pay less than minimum wage to “newsboys, shoe-shine boys, caddies on golf courses, babysitters, ushers, doormen, concession attendants and cashiers in theaters.”