.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Materials donated for Fries center revitalization

    FRIES — The Fries Community Center is one step closer to getting a shiny new makeover, thanks to a recent donation of siding material from a company in Pulaski.

    Mayor Richard Farmer confirmed that James Hardie Inc., a construction and remodeling company, has donated materials to replace the old siding on the community center building.

    The material has already been brought to the town, and Farmer says the next step is securing funds to install it. He noted that the material is enough to cover most of the building, if not all of it.

  • Galax budget balances with tax increase

    Galax’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 is down, due to the completion of several projects, but rising costs will necessitate an increase in the real estate tax.

    According to City Manager Keith Barker, the budget balances with a 5.8 percent increase in the real estate tax, from $.69 to $.73 per $100 assessed value.

    Without the real estate tax increase, Barker said there would be a $175,000 deficit in the general fund.

  • Readers Hotline 5/6/15

    More to do
    I see the city is working on different sidewalks and it is looking nice. I sure wish the city would see something about Circle Drive’s sidewalks and yards, which were messed up two or three years ago from the work from the schools. It is still coming in the basements and ruining everything for us. We pay high taxes and I think we should be treated better.

    Stinging comment

  • Spurlin powers Galax sweep of Graham

    Caleb Spurlin enjoyed a big day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 with five RBIs as Galax swept a Mountain Empire District double header from Graham, 6-1 and 5-0 Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Area teams roll to easy wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Gracie Davidson and Sydney Nester combined on a one-hitter and Carroll County upped its season record to 12-0 Tuesday with an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry-Roanoke in a game called in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run rule.

    Davidson pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit, a Haley Arnold leadoff home run in the top of the fourth. Davidson improved to 4-0 in the circle, striking out six.

  • Grayson County stays hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Sometimes it’s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.

    The Blue Devils continued to square it up at the plate and picked up their seventh win in their last eight outings, taking a 10-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County Friday at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • Soph breaks second school track record

    For the second time in a week, Carroll County’s Sydney Haynes shattered a three-decade-old school record, winning the 1600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 19.1 seconds Wednesday in a nine-team track and field meet at Galax High School.

    Haynes’ time bested the previous record of 5:24.4 set in 1981 by Carol Griffith. Four days earlier, Haynes had broken the school’s 37-year-old record in the 3200 meters.

  • Galax boys top Giles, Graham

     Staff reports

    Brayan Estrada found the back of the net less than two minutes in and Galax marked off a second payback win in as many outings, toppling Graham 5-1 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex in Bluefield.

  • Grayson County, Galax remain undefeated

    The boys’ tennis teams of Grayson County and Galax continued on their collision course for a big Mountain Empire District showdown this week as the two teams remained undefeated after last week’s action.

    Galax (9-0) defeated Radford for the first time in nine years last Monday, winning several close matches to slip by with the 5-4 win while Grayson County posted a pair of 9-0 shutouts and a 7-2 win over Glenvar.

  • Cavs rally past Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Tiffanie Moore’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning last Friday night led the Carroll County Cavaliers to a hard-fought come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Cave Spring in River Ridge District softball game played in Hillsville.

    The unbeaten Cavaliers (11-0) battled from behind three different times before they finally put the game away in extra innings, answering a three-run Cave Spring eighth-inning rally by scoring four in the bottom of the frame.