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Today's News

  • One sport’s loss is another’s gain as Conley defends state crown

    THE PLAINS –– Clif Conley transferred to Galax High School in the summer of 2013, and though he had been a football player at Floyd County, he arrived too late to participate for the Maroon Tide. It’s safe to say he hasn’t made a habit of being tardy.

  • Tide goes back to back

    THE PLAINS –– The guys up front get the prestige. The guys in the pack grind out championships.

    For the second year in a row Friday, Galax experienced plenty of both.

  • HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT: what you need to know

    Round two of the Affordable Care Act marketplace began Saturday, so fasten your seatbelt.

    That’s the second open enrollment period for the ACA’s health insurance exchanges, where people without insurance can sign up for plans and receive subsidies if their income is low enough.

    Health officials and community activists think this year’s open enrollment will be less frenetic than last year’s, which was marred by computer glitches and information overload.

  • HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT: help for Virginians

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has kicked off this year’s open enrollment for the Federal Marketplace, promising to take an aggressive role in helping eligible Virginians sign up for high-quality, affordable health insurance.

  • Readers Hotline 11/17/14

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  • Tide defensive in rout of TV

    It’s an over-used cliche that the best defense is a good offense. For Galax Friday, at least in the early going, its best offense was an opportunistic defense.

    The Maroon Tide’s defensive and special teams units outscored its offense in a 35-point first quarter, quickly ending any hopes of a major upset by Twin Valley as No. 3 Galax trounced the No. 14 Panthers 52-7 in a Region 1A West first-round game at Galax High School.

  • HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT: hospital offers assistance

    By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO of Twin County Regional Healthcare

    On Nov. 15, open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace began.

    The Health Insurance Marketplace offers expanded access to low-cost healthcare coverage for people without health insurance, or for those who are interested in exploring more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage. Last year alone, 7.3 million people obtained health coverage through the Marketplace – including 216,356 in Virginia.

  • Police search for Tiller

    HILLSVILLE — The Hillsville Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the community’s assistance in finding a wanted fugitive.

    Brittany Nicole Tiller is wanted for failing to appear in court on a charge of breaking and entering, according to an alert from the departments.

  • Schools urge bus safety

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Schools officials are concerned about this year’s increase in the number of vehicles that are illegally passing stopped school buses.

    After hearing similar reports from several Carroll County school bus drivers, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Burnette released a public service announcement to warn the community about the legal consequences and dangers of passing a school bus while it is stopped to pick up or drop off school children.

  • Oakland celebrates Veterans Day

    Carroll County Public Schools hosted a series of Veterans Day programs on Nov. 11, to thank local veterans for their service to the country.

    At Oakland Elementary School, veterans from the Grover King VFW Post #1115 in Hillsville were treated to a patriotic program of songs, poetry, skits and American traditions. Fifth grade students performed a skit titled “What is a Veteran?” and other grades performed a variety of songs, including “Yankee Doodle,” “My Country Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful.”