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Today's News

  • Mohawk to expand in Carroll County

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – Mohawk Industries will expand its manufacturing operation in Carroll County, thanks to a $95,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

    The project will preserve existing jobs and add several new positions at the carpet and flooring company’s Hillsville plant, according to a news release from the commission.

    The grant was awarded based on six new jobs, 120 retained jobs and $6.9 million in capital investment, said Jordan Butler, public relations coordinator for the commission.

  • Galax nips Maroons 1-0

    Any way on, any way in. Whatever works.

    Galax used a walk, an error, a wild pitch and a dropped third strike to score the game’s only run, and Jacob Stuart twirled a complete-game one-hitter Tuesday as the Maroon Tide slipped past George Wythe 1-0 in a Mountain Empire District game at Felts Park.

  • Grayson rallies past Tide

    Grayson County used a five-run fourth inning to overcome a three-run deficit and the Blue Devils held on to slip past Galax 8-7 in a Mountain Empire District game Wednesday at Mountain View Park.

    Grayson County (3-3) trailed 6-3 when a fly ball to center by No. 9 hitter Aaliyah Phipps carried just over the fence for a solo home run. A Dez Choate single and three walks pushed a run across to cut the gap to 6-5, and Shalee Choate tied the game when she scored on a wild pitch. An RBI ground out and a run-scoring single by Hylea Underwood nudged the Blue Devils in front 8-6.

  • Carroll bats come to life for first win

    HILLSVILLE –– After opening the season with four close losses, Carroll County broke loose offensively Thursday and picked up its first win of the year, knocking off Floyd County 10-5 in a Three Rivers District game at Bill Worrell Field.

    The Cavaliers (1-4 overall, 1-1 district) had dropped three two-run decisions and a one-run loss but rallied from a 5-2 deficit to break into the win column Thursday.

  • Galax outlasts Grayson in 8

    A back-and-forth battle that stretched beyond dusk and into nightfall saw Grayson County and Galax each gain, lose and retake the lead before the Maroon Tide pulled out a 9-8 extra-inning win Friday over the Blue Devils at Felts Park.

  • Readers Hotline 4/9/18

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  • School addresses walkout concerns

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County’s schools superintendent says a student protest could have gone forward without any repercussions for students, if they had worked with the administration as originally planned.

    Last week, Superintendent Dr. Shirley Perry released a statement in response to a recent news report about an organized student walkout at Carroll County High School that took place on March 20.

  • Man arrested, stolen car recovered

    Staff Report

    FRIES — A Galax man was charged in connection with a stolen vehicle, after a caller related to the vehicle’s owner spotted him driving in the area.

    Jacob Walker Lynch, 30, of 870 Savannah Road, has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

  • Seized drugs include marijuana gummy bears

    Staff Report

    FRIES — A routine traffic stop resulted in drug charges against an Ivanhoe man.

    According to a report from the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Ryan Gravely stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Stevens Creek Road and Sheep Grove Road in Fries for being improperly registered.

    Gravely detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, the report said. A search of vehicle revealed nearly a pound of marijuana, including cannabis gummy bears and drug paraphernalia.

  • Foster sisters' senior project benefits Galax Social Services

    Two Galax high school students have created a swinging senior project: a four-man captain’s choice benefit golf tournament, to be held on April 14 at the Blue Ridge Country Club.

    Skylar Morgan and Sarah Wyatt are the organizers, even though, as they both admit with giggles, Wyatt isn’t much for golf. The funds raised will become a cash donation to the Galax Department of Social Services foster care program, which both of them have some experience with.