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Today's News

  • Galax pair lead conference balloting

    Galax’s Clif Conley and Maroon Tide coach Verl Brown headline a long list of Twin County basketball figures honored recently by being named to the first team of their respective all-conference basketball teams.

    Conley was named the Conference 46 player of the year while Brown garnered the coach of the year honors for the conference in voting by the league’s coaches.

  • Carroll Special Olympics in tournament play

     BLACKSBURG –– Cassell Coliseum was full of athletes, partners and family members from Carroll County Special Olympics recently as the Carroll County team participated in the Southwest Regional tournament at Virginia Tech.

    CCSO played a part in the opening ceremony as Kyle Nester was a torchbearer and LaRae Hall and Brittany Willard were in front of the crowd to deliver a challenge to the fans. Teams of all abilities from as far away as Lynchburg played in the day-long tournament. 

  • Big Time Rush

    The State Line Rush home school girls’ basketball team capped a strong season with a state championship and followed up with a top-10 showing this past weekend at the East Coast Homeschool Championships at Liberty University.

    The Rush split its final two regular season games, falling 64-55 to the Blue Ridge Panthers and edging Surry Home School 61-57. Daisy Clark entered the Feb. 28 Blue Ridge game five points shy of 1,000 for her career and reached the magic number with a 3-pointer in the second quarter to brighten an otherwise disappointing night for the Rush.

  • He's seven

    Kasen Galyean celebrated his seventh birthday Jan. 9, 2014 with a day at Chuck E. Cheese’s and a birthday party at his home with family. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great -grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galvean and Naomi Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Arehart, Edmonds to marry

    Lindsey Brooke Arehart and Joshua Preston Edmonds, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Arehart is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Pendergrast of Dublin and Tony Arehart of Pulaski.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor of science in 2009 and master of science in 2011, both from Radford University. She is a guidance counselor for Carroll County Public Schools.
    Edmonds is the son of Wayne and Linda Edmonds of Hillsville.

  • Monroe, Bowman to marry

    Bryan Bowman and Meghan Monroe will be married at 7 p.m. June 14 at Tanbark Acres in Cana.
    Bryan Bowman is from Ararat and is the son of Wade and Doris Bowman.

    Meghan Monroe is from Cana and is the daughter of Michael Monroe and Carole Everhart.

  • Public record for 3/19/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 15, 2013 – Dec. 2, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Howlett St. home destroyed; family safe

    HILLSVILLE — Reports of occupants possibly still at home Tuesday evening during a fire at 141 Howlett Street motivated police and Carroll Fire and Rescue personnel to enter the still-burning trailer, according to the Hillsville Fire Department.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/19/14

    Filled with hate
    Regarding opinions that were in the paper — segregation; good news, bad news; and aliens beware. Some things should not even be put in the Hotline, because they are racist, anti-gay. Some of this stuff is just filled with hate. Why do y’all promote that? The world is in bad enough shape as it is. Then, to print some of the stuff that people write — segregation about the bathrooms; shooting crossing the border — that’s a good thing; and aliens getting the jobs. It’s just a mess.

  • Mitchell to seek 8th term on city council

    Four seats on Galax City Council are up for re-election this year, with five candidates contesting to fill them.
    C.M. Mitchell is vying for another opportunity to serve on the council. If elected again in May, this will be his eighth term.