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Today's News

  • Carroll sets budget goal

    HILLSVILLE – At its second meeting to discuss the operating budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Carroll County School Board heard a report on how education is linked to economic development.

    Tammy Quesenberry, finance supervisor for Carroll County Public Schools, presented an analysis highlighting intended budget goals.

    According to the report, the school system would like to focus on support instruction, which promotes student achievement in a safe learning environment.

  • Training center bills fail to advance

    RICHMOND — Legislative efforts to save the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Carroll County have failed, after three bills from local lawmakers were not advanced in the General Assembly.

    Dels. Jeff Campbell (R-6th District, who represents Carroll County) and Israel O’Quinn (R-5th District, who represents Grayson County and Galax) filed bills this year in attempt to keep the mental health facility open.

  • Billy Graham: a steadfast voice for Christianity

    During a time when the shifting winds of morality reoriented the nation, the Rev. Billy Graham stood his ground.

    When the culture seemed to marginalize those preaching the message of God’s love, Graham’s voice continued to ring out.

    And when people of all backgrounds — from paupers to presidents — looked for spiritual guidance, they found Graham’s open arms.

  • Readers Hotline 2/26/18

    Don’t be divided
    Creating division within our country is intentional. United we stand, divided we fall. The spirit of cooperation and sharing is strong in these mountains. Let us not forget that we all need one another more than ever. Don’t let divisiveness divide us. We are so much better.

    Littered roadsides

  • Tide clinches state berth

    ELLISTON –– A dedicated group of young athletes, Galax’s girls’ basketball team shows up before school several times a week to lift weights and shoot. The Maroon Tide has apparently grown accustomed to getting some things over with early.

  • Cavs speed past Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– Part of Carroll County girls’ basketball coach Marc Motley’s responsibilities as a teacher includes on-the-road training for driver’s education students. Without a doubt, he’s enjoying to a much greater degree the smooth ride that his basketball team is currently on.

  • Maroon Tide girls hammer Rockets by 38

    Shea Foxx turned in a double-double to lead the Galax Maroon Tide to an impressive 69-31 victory over Craig County in round one of the Region 1C girls’ basketball playoffs played in Galax Monday night.

    Galax (21-3) never trailed in the game and will now advance to the semifinals to be played tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston.

    The Tide will take on Covington, a 49-38 winner over Bland County Monday night.

  • End of the line for Tide, Brown

    BUENA VISTA –– Monday night marked the end of the road for the Galax boys’ basketball season. It was also the stepping-off point for the Tide’s iconic coach.

    Verl Brown said that Parry McCluer’s 47-35 win in the Region 1C quarterfinals would be his final game on the Maroon Tide bench. Brown guided Galax to two state championships and more than 300 wins in 21 seasons.

  • Readers Hotline 2/21/18

    Somebody’s watching

  • Public record for 2/21/18 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: