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Today's News

  • B.J. Carroll inducted into VHSL Hall of Fame

    Of all the stages B.J. Carroll has been on as an actor or behind as a director in the past three decades, it was a stage in Charlottesville last week where the spotlight finally fell most brightly on the veteran theater coach, director, teacher and mentor.

    Bettie Jo “B.J.” Carroll — the coach with the most wins in Galax High School history — was inducted into the Virginia High School League Hall of Fame on Oct. 12, joined by family, friends and former students.

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  • Who will be president? Check sales of Halloween masks.

    Landmark News Service

    Can Halloween tell us who’ll win the White House? Apparently, the sale of candidate masks is an eerily accurate crystal ball.

    According to one costume industry index, mask sales have correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since 1996. According to another index – which goes back further – they’ve been right since 1980, when Ronald Reagan’s mug outsold Jimmy Carter’s by 20 percent.

    Being No. 1 this year, however, might indicate something else.

  • Driver hurt in Carroll crash

    A single-vehicle accident last Thursday at 9:15 a.m. on Mallory Road resulted in the driver being airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to Virginia State Trooper S.E. Kinney.

    A 2010 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Samuel H. Griggs, 27, of Galax, was traveling west on Mallory in Carroll County when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck a fence, went down a steep embankment, rolled once, crossed a residential driveway and came to rest at the bottom of a small hollow.

  • Galax schools focus on writing in all subjects

    Galax teachers are working together to enhance reading and writing skills by integrating writing assignments into every subject.

    Galax High School Principal Justin Iroler, accompanied by members of the English department, visited the Galax School Board meeting Oct. 11 to discuss the details of the school’s plan to boost writing improvement.

  • Hillsville man charged for guns, drugs, child porn

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man faces an array of charges after an investigation involving the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

    According to a news release, the Hillsville Police Department arrested Christopher Garry Brown, 43, of John Edwards Lane, with assistance from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 13.

  • Maroon Tide, Cavaliers falter in league matches

    Chilhowie seized control early in all three sets and swept Galax 3-0 in a Conference 46 volleyball match Thursday night.

    The Maroon Tide battled back in each of the first two sets but wasn’t able to avoid the 25-20, 25-21, 25-16 defeat.

    Consecutive kills by the Warriors’ Rachel Hurley helped sustain a 6-0 run for Chilhowie (11-6) as Galax (7-10) fell behind 10-3 in the opening set.

  • Huge 3rd lifts Cougars past Cavs

    DUBLIN – The Carroll County Cavaliers faced off against one of the powerhouses of the River Ridge District Friday and when the smoke cleared, the Cougars handed the Cavaliers a 50-7 setback at Joel Hicks Field.

  • Another Tide back runs into the record books

    NARROWS –– Over the past three football seasons, Galax put three different runningbacks into the Virginia High School League’s record book for the obscene amounts of rushing yardage each piled up. None of them did what the Maroon Tide’s Dougie Peoples did Friday.

  • Devil upset bid falls short

    MAX MEADOWS – October surprises normally pertain to election year politics. Grayson County nearly pulled one on the football field.

    Fort Chiswell vetoed a Blue Devil two-point conversion attempt with 1:07 remaining and survived Grayson’s upset bid, escaping with a 14-13 Mountain Empire District win Friday at a blustery C.F. McKinney Field.