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Today's News

  • WCC president announces retirement

    WYTHEVILLE — Wytheville Community College President Charlie White announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2015.

    White has served as president since May 2006. He announced his plans to faculty and staff at a recent beginning-of-term meeting at the college.

    White has worked in various positions within the Virginia Community College System since 1971, including a long period at New River Community College in Dublin.

  • Sheetz won't open until 2016 in Galax

    Sheetz will apparently not begin construction on its Galax store until October 2015, to be completed around February 2016, according to Sheetz Engineering and Permit Manager Samuel A. Smith.

    Sheetz had initially given the city plans in August stating construction would likely begin in May 2015, according to Galax City Environmental Program Manager Philip Hash.

    “That was likely just a guess based on where they were with planning at the time,” said Hash. “I don’t know what other projects they have in the works.”

  • CCHS one of state's top schools

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County High School has received recognition by Virginia Living magazine as one of the top schools in the state.

    CCHS will be featured in the publication’s October edition, Director of School Improvement Beverly Adams-Parker said at the Carroll County School Board’s Sept. 9 meeting.

  • Remediation, enrichment classes kick off in Galax

    Galax City Schools will offer remediation and enrichment for students next week, and again in February. Funded by a Virginia Department of Education planning grant, the programs are in their first year and school administration has high hopes for them.

    “I don’t know of anywhere else that’s doing anything like this,” said Assistant Schools Superintendent Rebecca Cardwell.

  • Readers Hotline 9/29/14

    Coming across
    How come the President can send 3,000 people to Africa to battle Ebola and he can’t send anybody to secure our border? And, the people that do anything to try to secure our border, you take them to court. You try to sue them for doing their job and obeying the law. What is the president’s number one job as far as protecting the people goes? Where does that fall in line with protecting the people that he is sworn to protect. How many people from this ISIS group have come across from Mexico?

  • Carroll should invest in grant writer

    ­When the Carroll County Board of Supervisors agreed to seek out a grant writer to help fund a water park or a pool for the county earlier this month, we can’t help but wonder what went through the former county grant writer’s mind.

    And, we wonder how much more funding the county could have landed for a pool and other projects had they kept Brenda Marrah — who became Galax’s very successful grants administrator after Carroll terminated her position.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 21-27

     2009

    Two long scoring plays were the difference as Galax snapped an 0-4 skid to start the season with  13-0 win at Craig County. Deion George hauled in a 58-yard TD pass and Jordan Vaughan added a 31-yard scoring run.

     

    Dillon Caviness scored three rushing touchdowns as Carroll County ran past Grayson County 25-6. Zack Surratt added an 85-yard kickoff return for a Cavalier score.

     

    2004

  • Tide comes alive to top Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Fort Chiswell gave Galax all it could handle for the first two sets but the Maroon Tide came to life in the second half of its Mountain Empire District volleyball match and pulled away to a 25-22, 18-25, 25-12, 25-18 win Tuesday night over the Pioneers.

  • Carroll County notches big 3-1 win over Spartans

    HILLSVILLE –– One could sense that it was going to happen, sooner or later. For Carroll County fans, the sooner, obviously the better.

    Having taken a two-time defending state champion to five sets in a losing effort earlier in the week, Carroll County notched what may serve as a watershed win for the program by taking down one of the River Ridge District’s big three Thursday night, winning the final two sets to claim a 25-21, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19 win over Salem.

  • Grayson County powers past Galax

    INDEPENDENCE –– For a team with depth, size, versatility and experience, Grayson County did as it was supposed to do.

    The Blue Devils never let momentum shift in a major way in taking  a 3-0 Mountain Empire District win over Galax Thursday, trailing for just two serves the entire night and rolling past the Maroon Tide 25-12, 25-18, 25-16 to reach the halfway point of its season with a 9-1 record.