Today's News

  • Galax budget balances

    Galax City Council decided that the first budget meeting of the year on April 4 need be its only budget meeting of the year.

    Most years, council members meets at least twice to go over its spending plan, but this year’s document didn’t require as much discussion. Council voted Monday night to cancel a second budget workshop, but did not approve the budget.

    In presenting the balanced budget to council last week, City Manager Keith Barker laid out information in a concise fashion, with each section explained.

  • Driver rams police car in chase

    HILLSVILLE – A Michigan man faces multiple charges after a chase in Hillsville on Sunday that resulted in the total loss on a Hillsville police vehicle.

    According to a release from Capt. James Alderman with the Hillsville Police Department, officers received a call at 8 a.m. on April 10 from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office dispatch regarding a reckless driver. The vehicle was reported to be on the U.S. 58 bypass near the U.S. 52 exit and driving aggressively.

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  • Carroll splits a pair in Roanoke

    ROANOKE –– Jacob Breen threw four innings of no-hit ball in his first varsity start and Carroll County erupted for nine fourth-inning runs to take a 16-0 five-inning baseball win Thursday over Patrick Henry.

    Carroll County (3-3) took the lead for good on Caden Hodges’ solo home run in the top of the first, then added two runs on back-to-back RBI doubles by Blake Stanley and Breen in the second.

  • Grayson hammers Fort by 10

     MEADOWS – Grayson County ended the game on a quick-action double play last Friday to roll over Fort Chiswell, 16-6, in a Mountain Empire District game shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule.

    The Pioneers were fighting to prolong the game and leadoff batter Anderson singled to greet new Grayson pitcher Shelby Isom. Anderson went to second on a wild pitch and Rorrer followed with a walk. Carroll singled to score Anderson and cut the Grayson lead to 16-6. Collins drew a walk to load the bases with one out.

  • Tide knocks off Warriors

    CHILHOWIE –– Friday, in the heart of the Valley of Many Deer was found the Plain of the Running Nose.

    Galax and Chilhowie bundled up for a Conference 46 baseball meeting in weather better suited for Friday night football, with the Maroon Tide belting its way to a 12-5 win over the Warriors.

    A pair of home runs and a solid effort by starting pitcher Lucas Dalton upped Galax’s record to 5-4 with a crucial week on the horizon.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: April 3-9




    * Held hitless with two outs in the fifth inning, Grayson County rallied for three runs, including a two-run, pinch-hit single by Nick Perkins, as the Blue Devils took a 4-0 win over Pulaski County. Jared Salts tossed a complete game for Grayson County.

    * Galax swept a boys-girls soccer double header at Bland. Sonia Solis scored twice in the girls’ 4-1 win, and eight different Maroon Tide boys scored in their 8-0 shutout of the Bears.


  • Kennedy named to 4A all-state second team

    Carroll County High School’s Mattie Kennedy has been named to the second team of the Virginia High School League’s all-Group 4A girls’ basketball team, announced by the VHSL last week.

    A junior point guard, Kennedy helped lead Carroll County to a 23-5 record, the Conference 24 championship, a runner-up finish in the Region 4A North tournament and a spot in the Group 4A state quarterfinals.

  • Devils stymie Floyd County

    FLOYD –– Grayson County and Floyd County had posted the final score by the end of the first inning. The final six were a matter of the Blue Devils hanging on for dear life.

    Kaylee Moore slapped a two-out, two-run single in the top of the first, then teamed up with Maggie Kirk to keep the Buffaloes at bay as Grayson County took a 2-1 nondistrict softball win Wednesday.

  • Demons blank Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– Christiansburg’s bats got hot the second time through the order and John Tuck kept the Cavaliers offense cold Tuesday afternoon as the Blue Demons rolled to a 13-0 win in a River Ridge District game at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County starting pitcher Christian Bryant trailed just 1-0 in the top of the third when the Blue Demon lineup cycled through for the second time, and leadoff man Ashton King stroked a two-run home run to left-centerfield to spark a four-run Christiansburg rally.