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Today's News

  • Hillsville plans Christian Family Fun Day

    HILLSVILLE — For the past two years, the Christian Family Fun Day (CFFD) event in Hillsville has provided a safe and fun environment where everyone is welcome.

    For some, the event — set to return for a third year on Sept. 20 — is a fun place to mingle with the community and enjoy the free games and entertainment. But for others, the experience is much more profound.

  • Choir finds harmony among diverse denominations

    When it comes to harmony, the members of The Preacher’s Choir have it down pat. Not only do their voices harmonize during their many performances, but they see harmony as a way of life.

    The Preacher’s Choir is a group of Galax ministers from all denominations. It was organized about four years ago through Jerry Watson, a church layman with a dream.

    “Mr. Watson dreamed of seeing a group of ministers from various church backgrounds coming together to sing gospel songs in the area,” said Pastor D.G. Fox, the designated leader of the group.

  • Board delays purchase of new school site

    The Galax School Board on Sept. 9 tabled a decision to purchase a Kipling Lane property for the building of a new elementary school until the next meeting.

    This decision was made due to the city’s policy of a 30-day window for appeals following a zoning decision — in this case, city council’s approval the previous night of the school board’s conditional use permit for the property.

  • Grayson schools accredited, four with warning

    INDEPENDENCE – All seven of Grayson County’s schools were accredited for the 2013-14 school year – though four received warning in at least one subject.

    Grayson’s Director of Instruction and Assessment Stephen Cornett provided the school board with an update on the accreditation status during the board’s regular meeting last week.

    “All schools are accredited,” Cornett told the board. “Although some are with warning.”

  • Blue Ridge ladies hold member-guest

    Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its Member-Member, Member-Guest tournament last Tuesday with a six-six-six format that included six holes of best ball, six holes of alternating shot and six holes of captain’s choice.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 14-20

     2009

    Carroll County avenged its only loss of the season by taking down Floyd County 3-1 in volleyball. Jessi Goad served for 27 points for the Cavaliers. Maleah Neely had 14 assists, including six aces.

     

    Carroll County trailed Christiansburg 10-7 in the fourth quarter before the Blue Demons pulled away for a 23-7 win.

     

    2004

  • WEEK 4 PRIMER

    As Carroll County takes its bye week, Grayson County and Galax begin the uphill portion of their schedules tonight as the high school football season heads into Week 4.

  • Locals lead the way in XC meets

    All three area high schools had runners post top finishes over the weekend at separate cross country meets, with Grayson County and Galax participating in the Knights Crossing event in Salem and Carroll County running in the Becky Selfe Invitational, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring at the Abingdon 4-H Center.

  • Back to business for Cavaliers

     HILLSVILLE –– With six of Carroll County’s first seven volleyball matches on the road, there was virtually no chance, barring a catastrophic start to the season, that Cavalier coach Cindy Edwards would reach career win No. 300 on her home court.

    That didn’t mean that the milestone would go unrecognized once the team returned to familiar environs.

  • Readers Hotline 9/17/14

    Scary times
    What’s wrong with America first is that the government has tried to take God out of everything. You already know that. If you are a Christian and try to be a hard worker, you know that the government we have today is trying to take God out of it. It is so liberal that it is scary what will happen next. The courts have sided with Obama to pass all these sinful things that are going on. They are backing it up in every state. African Americans need to quit this racism card.

    Shady characters