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Today's News

  • 50 years after death, locals look back at King’s legacy

    It has been 50 years since the loss of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but his influence on society still reverberates today in the opportunities and access that he fought for.

    Killed by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., King had accomplished so much in his 39 years ― leading marches from the streets of Selma to the nation’s capital to demand equal rights for all people, heading the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and winning the Nobel Peace Price.

  • Chase ends with crash, officer assault

    Staff Reports

    Caleb Michael Smith, 22, of Austinville, was arrested April 3 and charged after a pursuit that originated in Galax and went through parking lots, on the wrong side of the road and onto Interstate 77.

    Smith hit police cars, crashed his vehicle and allegedly assaulted an officer, according to a joint news release issued by the Galax Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsville Police Department.

  • Grayson social services director charged

    Staff Report

    MARION — The director of the Grayson County Department of Social Services is facing multiple charges, following two incidents last month involving charges of intoxication.

    Anthony Glenn Isom, 31, of Marion, was charged by Grayson and Marion officers in the incidents, which occurred March 19 and 20.

    According to a report from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, a citizen called the sheriff’s office around 2 p.m. on March 19, reporting that they’d spotted a male subject walking, who appeared to be intoxicated.

  • Carroll court clerk's office makes changes

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Clerk of Court’s office has continued making improvements, with many technological enhancements focused on maximizing efficiency for citizens.

    The clerk’s office processes an extensive amount of data, documents and other public records — all of which have to be stored, while remaining easily accessible. Statistics and reports confirm that Carroll is now the second-highest in caseload in the 27th Judicial Circuit, with a 16 percent workload increase since the previous year.

  • Grayson edges Carroll; Galax falls at Glenvar

    Staff reports

    INDEPENDENCE –– Shawn Campbell and Grayson County carried a one-hitter into the seventh inning but had to weather a late Carroll County rally before the Blue Devils escaped with a 3-2 nondistrict win Thursday at the Grayson County Rec. Park.

  • Tide, Devils take easy tennis wins

    Galax surrendered a total of three games over nine individual matches Wednesday and blanked Radford 9-0 in a nondistrict boys’ tennis match at Felts Park.

    The Maroon Tide (1-0) racked up five 8-0 wins in singles on shutouts by Noah Hutchens, William Patton, Coleman Morgan, Landon Dixon and Luke Reeves. Alex Bartlett scored an 8-1 victory at No. 6 singles.

    Galax also took a pair of 8-1 wins and an 8-0 shutout in doubles.

  • Tide lights up Highlanders

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    Galax bid farewell to a dozen seniors off of last year’s state championship boys’ soccer team, including nine starters. The names may have changed, but so far the tune’s still the same.

    The Maroon Tide unleashed a torrent of goals midway through the second half Wednesday night and improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 7-1 nondistrict win over Glenvar.

  • Cavaliers slug past Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- In a game that boasted a combined 21 runs and 32 hits, the Carroll County Cavaliers came away with a 15-6 nondistrict victory over home-standing Grayson County last Thursday.

    The large crowd of fans attending the game was treated to an offensive show that produced 24 hits for the Cavaliers and three home runs while Grayson had eight hits and one homer.

  • Brown, Carter named all-state

    Carroll County’s Mariah Carter and Galax’s Essence Brown were both named first-teamers recently on their respective Virginia High School League all-state basketball teams, and Galax’s Shea Foxx was named to the second team in all-Class 1 voting.

    The teams were chosen by panels of coaches representing the four regions in each particular class and were announced recently by the VHSL.

  • Readers Hotline 4/2/18

    Cheer up
    This is for the caller who needs some cheer. So, snow depresses you? You know, there are a lot of things going on in this world that are more depressing. At least you haven’t had a tornado destroy your home. Just be thankful that wasn’t you, and the next time it comes a snow, just remember that “this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it,” and this will cheer you up.

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