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Today's News

  • Carroll schools look back at 2015 successes

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County Public Schools had a year full of accomplishments in 2015, from meeting accreditation standards and upgrading security to receiving national recognition for its STEM lab.

    Dr. Mark Burnette presented the top stories and achievements to the Carroll County School Board at the March monthly meeting.

  • Grayson budget plan includes new teachers

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board is still putting together the annual budget and, so far, the numbers look promising thanks in large part to contributions from the state.

    “I’ve seen a lot of budgets, and this is as good a one as I’ve ever seen,” said Superintendent Kelly Wilmore during the March 7 budget workshop session.

  • Driver charged in transit bus collision

    Staff Report

    A two-vehicle crash involving a District Three Transit bus at 11 a.m. on March 14 at the intersection of Main and Center streets downtown left multiple passengers injured, according to a report issued by the Galax Police Department.

    A 2010 Ford Escape, driven by Vickie Delores Carr, 63, of Claymont, Del., was traveling south on Main Street, when it struck the right front passenger section of a District Three Transit bus, driven by Ronald E. Tolley, 73, of Independence.

  • Right time to celebrate sunshine

    Ginger Stanley is executive director of the Virginia Press Association. She wrote the following column that was published last week by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

    Weather forecasts have been reporting warmer temperatures and lots of sunshine for central Virginia. Who doesn’t like sunshine, especially this time of year?

    This is the perfect weather to kick off Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

  • Double shooting in Fairview; suspect at large

    UPDATE:

    The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double shooting in Fairview, which occurred Sunday morning.

    Authorities have not released the names of anyone shot, or their conditions.

    Law enforcement has identified the shooting suspect as Greyling Dwayne “Beany” Davis, 52, of Fries Road in Galax.

  • Devils earn postseason honors

    Three Grayson County High School basketball players have been honored by being selected to the first team on their respective all-conference basketball teams, as released this week.

    Bailey Hawkins is a first-team all-Conference 39 selection for the Blue Devil boys while Kassie Hawks and Emily Hart are first-team picks for the Grayson County girls.

  • Cavs honored in Conference 24

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County girls’ basketball team had a total of four first- and second-team picks plus the coach of the year, and the Cavalier boys had two players honored in all-Conference 24 balloting, voted upon by the conference’s coaches and released last week.

  • Tide freshman named all-conference

    Essence Brown made a strong impression in her first year of varsity basketball, earning first-team all-Conference 46 honors in voting by the league’s coaches.

    A freshman at Galax, Brown led the Maroon Tide in scoring (10.1 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg) and steals (59), was second on the team in blocked shots (23) and field goal shooting (35.0 percent) and third in free throw shooting (60.0 percent).

  • Galax comes up empty at Graham

    BLUEFIELD, W.Va. –– Two-time defending state champion Galax received a challenge in its first boys’ soccer match of the season, battling Graham to a 1-1 tie with the G-Men Thursday in a Mountain Empire District tussle at the East River Soccer Complex.

  • Cavaliers get past Galax

    HILLSVILLE – Sidney Nester allowed only two hits and struck out 14 last Friday night to lead the Carroll County Cavaliers to a 6-1 nondistrict victory over the Galax Maroon Tide.

    It was the season opener for the Cavaliers, the defending 4A State Champions from last season.

    The Maroon Tide took an early lead on the Cavaliers. With one out, Kassie Widner reached first on a throwing error. Ally Bartlett was safe on an error after hitting a sharp grounder that ended up in centerfield.