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Today's News

  • Carroll rallies to nip Galax

    As the late-afternoon chill, propelled by a steady, stiff breeze, permeated nearer and nearer to the bones of those hearty souls in attendance, Carroll County generated a little heat when it was most needed.

    Having seen a seven-run lead disintegrate into a two-run Galax advantage, the Cavaliers scored three error-aided runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to nip Galax 12-11 in a nondistrict game Thursday at Felts Park.

  • Saying goodbye to the old tax code

    Guest editorial by Rep. Morgan Griffith
    In the months since President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, many Americans have already enjoyed its benefits.
    They have noticed that Uncle Sam takes less out of their paychecks, companies are investing in the U.S. rather than overseas, and bonuses are being awarded.
    Still, some people are worried they have been left behind by tax reform. Many concerns are the result of misconceptions about the tax law.

  • Readers Hotline 4/23/18

    Meeting quotas
    Someone called last week about not wanting the Carroll County sheriff’s deputies out on the interstate. I just wanted to say I hope they do not stop having the deputies out on the interstate because I really prefer they write all of their tickets to meet their quotas to people who are passing through, instead of trying to harass the citizens of Carroll County.

    Why there?

  • Hughes bids farewell as town manager

    INDEPENDENCE — Jerry Hughes has announced that he will soon retire from his position as Independence’s town manager.

    Hughes has served in his leadership role since September 2012, and had originally planned to leave the position in January. Recently, he confirmed that he is extending the date to assist in continuing various town projects until town council hires a new manager.

  • Work at Byllesby Dam will close New River portage until fall

    The Byllesby Dam portage and public boat ramp on New River in Carroll County will be closed effective April 30 to allow the safe completion of construction work, according to a news release from Appalachian Power (APCo).

    The Byllesby Dam and powerhouse, and its sister Buck Dam and powerhouse downstream, are operated by APCo. Byllesby has been producing electricity since 1912.

  • Huff pleads guilty to charges in fatal crash

    HILLSVILLE – Allegations regarding the remnants of a fatal traffic incident have moved forward in Carroll County Circuit Court; proceeding charges that were filed just over two years ago, following a deadly vehicle crash that resulted in a loss of life.

  • Carroll moves money, hears road repair requests

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Board of Supervisors transferred funds for the sheriff’s department and Cana Refuse at its April 9 meeting, and held a hearing on road maintenance and repairs.
    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office requested that $10,500 in vacancy savings from its salary budget line item be transferred into the court part-time fund to cover additional costs for courtroom security and for law enforcement academy expenses.

  • State committee will look at needs of aging schools

    Sen. Bill Stanley Jr. (R), who represents Carroll County and Galax in the Virginia Senate, will chair a new subcommittee, the first ever to look at school facility modernization in the commonwealth.
    Among the bipartisan committee’s members is another local representative, Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County).

  • GHS presents classic musical "Grease"

    The ‘50s-sendup musical “Grease” is coming to Galax High School this weekend, with over 35 students from GHS in the cast and crew, director Emily Brown and musical director Allison Deel, and enhanced with a live band comprised of Belinda Kohl on piano, Evan Nuckolls on drums and Luke Reeves on guitar.

  • Ritchie enters council race

    Political newcomer and longtime Galax resident Sharon Ritchie is running for Galax City Council.
    Ritchie is owner of downtown’s Chapters Bookshop the Wine Cellar at Chapters, president of the Galax Downtown Association and a member of the Galax Historical Society Board and Foundation for Excellence in Education.