Today's News

  • Man charged with burglaries


  • Tide reaches final destination

    The Chargers came and left. Challengers have yet to appear.

    Fueled by the prolific first-half collaboration between quarterback Austin Pack and wideout Deion George, Galax rocketed to a 28-point lead early in the second quarter Saturday and skated to a 50-14 win over Lunenburg Central in the Group A Division 1 state semifinals at Galax High School.

  • Joyful Sounds In FBC Christmas Musical


    Nearly 75 cast and crew members from First Baptist Church of Galax has been rehearing since September to prepare for its performance of “Repeat the Sounding Joy” on Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.

    The production shares the Christmas story through song by moving from modern day through different eras back to Bethlehem. The play pays tribute to classic Christmas films with songs and scenes from “A Christmas Carol” to “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with a full orchestra, drama and high-definition multimedia.

  • Cavs hammer Cougars in season opener

     STUART –– Carroll County jumped out to a 14-point lead after the first quarter and opened its 2011-12 season by pasting Patrick County 75-22 in a nondistrict game Monday.

    The Cavaliers held the Cougars (0-1) to six total points in the middle two periods, leading 42-13 at halftime and 63-15 entering the fourth quarter.

    Eight different Cavaliers scored between six and 12 points, led by Wes Smoot’s 12. 


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  • Hiatt’s shot sinks Patrick for Cavaliers

    HILLSVILLE –– As the first light snow of the season was falling outside the Carroll County gym Tuesday evening, the first shots of the basketball season weren’t. But despite what could be one of Carroll’s better offensive teams in years managing just 35 points, Emily Hiatt sank the two that mattered.

    Hiatt’s slashing layup with less than five seconds to play spelled the difference as the Cavaliers opened their 2011-12 season with a 35-33 nondistrict win over Patrick County.

  • Tide, Chargers one step away

    For those eastern Grayson County folks out there still pining for one more Galax-Fries matchup in football, this may be your chance. Just imagine – without cringing – that the old Wildcats are wearing purple.

  • Laurel Fork battles fire


    LAUREL FORK — Members of the Laurel Fork, Hillsville and Meadows of Dan fire departments responded to reports of heavy smoke and fire coming from a residence on U.S. 58, west of Dugspur Road, at about 7:18 Friday morning.

    Calls about the heavy smoke came into Twin County E-911 from the rental home at 13889 Danville Pike and from a neighbor, said emergency officials. While there were people in the house at the time, they got out safely.

  • Hillsville redrawing boundaries

    HILLSVILLE — Town officials are redrawing Hillsville’s four voting wards and will hold a public hearing on the proposal at their Dec. 12 meeting.
    Just as other localities had to do after the numbers from the 2010 Census came out, the goal of redistricting involves equalizing the number of voters in the wards.
    One of the biggest changes includes adding all the new area annexed on the west side of town out to Interstate 77’s Exit 14 to the Pipers Gap ward, according to information from town Treasurer Judy Bolt.

  • With clerk's hiring, school projects take step forward

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County’s “clerk of the works,” who will watch over the phase III school construction projects, will begin his duties Monday.
    A committee of five county and school officials sifted through 21 resumes to choose the clerk, or construction management official, who would coordinate activities at Carroll County High and Intermediate schools.

  • Galax seeks federal grant for public art project

    Sculptures and murals, like those seen throughout Charlottesville, Roanoke and Chicago, contribute to tourism and the quality of life for locals, Council Member Bob Lazo said at last month’s Galax City Council meeting.
    Lazo asked that the city put aside a small portion of the budget to fund public art displays.
    Brenda Marrah, the city’s grants administrator, plans to apply for ArtPlace funding to assist with this.