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Today's News

  • Galax wrestlers earn titles

     Nine area wrestlers punched their tickets to the state tournament, including three region champions and four runners-up, during the Region C and Region IV tournaments this past weekend.

    Galax’s Junior Espinoza, Dante Ravenell and Chaz Sizemore all won a region title, all doing so by the narrowest of margins, and Frankie Shalabi placed third at the Region C tournament at Radford High School.

  • Carroll adopts ethics code

     

  • Trash fee changes scrapped for now

    INDEPENDENCE — Supervisors were willing to approve a new trash collection policy for holidays and inclement weather, but they weren’t ready to discuss changes to Grayson County's highly unpopular fee schedule just yet.
    Grayson County Administrator Jonathan Sweet spoke briefly during the board’s regular meeting Feb. 10 about ways the county staff is trying to improve the Public Works Department.
    While he expects to bring future options for the supervisors to consider, Sweet approached the board this time with a proposed change to the fee schedule.

  • Dress For Less

     

  • Deputy sniffs out 5 pounds of pot

     

  • N-Zone gets serious about games

     

  • Liddle Tykes daycare grows up

     

  • Carroll schools seek Internet equality

    HILLSVILLE — All Carroll schools will have comparable Internet and network connectivity, after three schools get up to speed with improvements.
    The Carroll County School Board last year decided to upgrade to fiber optics from what they said were unreliable wireless connections and accepted proposals for other schools sites.
    But Laurel, Oakland and St. Paul schools had more difficult circumstances, so educators decided bid them out again to get them all faster networking capabilities.

  • Grayson to provide large item pick-up

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County will begin its 2011 large-item trash collection in April.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet and Director of Public Works Jonathan Luper provided the Grayson Board of Supervisors a proposed schedule during the regular meeting earlier this month.
    Sweet noted prior to any motions that this is an opportunity for citizens to dispose of large items in an “orderly and contained fashion.”

  • Board hears support for special ed

    HILLSVILLE — Protect funding for special education programs in Carroll, two supporters asked at the school division's first public hearing for the 2011-2012 budget process.
    Angela Dixon of Galax, the parent of a special needs child, appeared before the Carroll School Board at its Feb. 8 meeting and said the schools have an excellent program with a wonderful staff.
    Her son has done well and developed thanks to the efforts of the special education program in the schools, and she asked the school board to keep the program at its current funding level.