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Today's News

  • Grayson preview: Green energy

    INDEPENDENCE –– Brett McPherson may be a government teacher at Grayson County High School, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a student of history. In 2014 and beyond, the Blue Devils are hoping to move forward by going back.

  • Carroll preview: Turning over a new leaf

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County is a football program in transition.

    But then, all high school football programs are, in one way or another. Kids are starters usually for a year or two before moving on to either college or real life. There is no recruiting, so a program is handed what the student body and the interest level at that particular time provides, and that program makes the most of that talent in whatever ways it can.

  • Galax preview: Cautious optimism

    Galax had just wrapped up its first preseason scrimmage at Radford, having failed to reach the end zone while watching the Bobcats rip off five touchdowns of between 60 and 70 yards each. Talking to his team at midfield following the action, Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon advised his players not to pay any attention to the Internet messageboards that would surely be buzzing, proclaiming the downfall of the Maroon Tide.

    But those amateur obituaries never came.

  • Carroll schools accredited by state

    HILLSVILLE — Preliminary reports have Carroll County school administrators feeling positive about the improvements they have made in their curriculum over the past year.

    According to preliminary state and federal accountability reports, all nine schools within the Carroll County Public School (CCPS) system were found to be accredited.

    Additionally, five out of the nine met federal accountability standards, with four missing the bar only by one or two objectives out of the required 36.

  • Hope House could be without home

    A homeless shelter without a home?

    It sounds like the punchline to a bad joke. By late in the coming winter, though, it’s going to be a reality for the Galax Hope House.

    Hope House operates in a building owned by the Church of the Good Shepherd, which has been leasing it to the shelter at a rate of $1 a year for some time.

  • She's four

    Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her fourth birthday on July 2 with a party at Liddle Adventures Learning Academy.

    Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members. She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Ayerses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Larry and Sandy Ayers of Galax were given a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party on June 14 by their daughters and sons-in-law at Hillcrest Baptist Church.

    The event was given by Frankie and Joyce (Ayers) Driver of Galax and Tom and Tern (Ayers) Carico of Clover S.C., and friends Bonita Horne and Barbara Estes of Clover, S.C., and Crystal Caudell of Galax. Family and friends attended.
    Four grandchildren helped prepare for the party: Reanna and Ryan Clawson, Matthew Carico and Rachel Carico of Clover, S.C., and Kaci Driver of Galax.

  • He's three

    Jacob Hunter Hancock celebrated his third birthday July 25 with a John Deere tractor party at the Carroll County Search and Rescue Building with family and friends.

    He is the son of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville. He is the grandson of Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. He is the great-grandson of Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.

  • James, Bourne to marry

    Daryl and Rhonda James of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh James, to Lucas Blake Bourne.

    He is the son of Mark Bourne of Elk Creek and Angela Dillon of Galax.
    A Sept. 6 wedding is planned.

  • Anders, McCleary united in marriage

    Sam McCleary and Debbie Anders were united in marriage July 26.
    Anders is the daughter of Ruby Anders and the late Don Anders.

    The ceremony was officiated by Hershel Brewer.
    Serving as bridesmaid was Amanda Jansen, daughter of the bride.
    Best man was Seth Young, son-in-law of the groom.
    Other family and friends attended.
    The couple resides in Galax.