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Today's News

  • Galax, Carroll National advance in O-Zone

    Galax and Carroll County National were the last two teams standing after four days of the Dixie District 1 O-Zone baseball tournament at Mountain View Park.

    Galax entered Tuesday’s round the lone unbeaten in the original field of eight teams of 11- and 12-year-olds, while Carroll National advanced to Tuesday with one loss, needing to defeat Galax twice to win the district.

    DAY 1

  • Galax defends home turf

     Galax completed a perfect 5-0 run through the area’s best 12-year-old baseball teams and claimed the championship in the Dixie Boys’ District 1 O-Zone tournament Tuesday at Mountain View Park.

    Galax defeated Carroll County National 12-2 in four innings to capture the title. Both teams will advance to the Dixie state tournament, beginning July 13 in Amherst.

  • Minors tourney down to two

     After 13 games, Galax and Carroll County American stood as the last remaining teams in the Dixie Boys District 1 Minors baseball tournament at Mountain View Park.

    Galax survived a pair of extra-inning scrapes to reach the final pairing while Carroll American battled its way back through the bottom bracket after losing its second game of the event.

  • No minor victory for Galax

    Scoot, Chinquapin and Booger. Bubba, Grasshopper and Train. The nicknames were almost as good as the baseball. And for a bunch of kids, some of whom still count their age in the single digits, the baseball was pretty darn good.

    Galax came out on top in competitive outings against two Carroll County teams on the final two days of play to win the Dixie Youth District 1 Minors tournament Tuesday at Mountain View Park. The host team will now hit the road, advancing to the state tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds in South Hill beginning July 20.

  • No minor victory for Galax

    Scoot, Chinquapin and Booger. Bubba, Grasshopper and Train. The nicknames were almost as good as the baseball. And for a bunch of kids, some of whom still count their age in the single digits, the baseball was pretty darn good.

    Galax came out on top in competitive outings against two Carroll County teams on the final two days of play to win the Dixie Youth District 1 Minors tournament Tuesday at Mountain View Park. The host team will now hit the road, advancing to the state tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds in South Hill beginning July 20.

  • N.C. police searching for body in Carroll

    UPDATED 7/16: Police have just confirmed that human remains have been found in the well in Lambsburg where they have been digging since last Thursday. We are awaiting more information from Alleghany County (N.C.) Sheriff's Department.

    FROM 7/13:

    LAMBSBURG — Several law enforcement agencies from two states gathered last week off a dirt and rock road just inside southern Carroll County to excavate a hand-dug well in connection with a continuing Alleghany County, N.C., criminal investigation.

  • New Hillsville mayor to push for recycling improvements

    HILLSVILLE — After riding on a garbage truck for two days, Hillsville’s new mayor believes a more aggressive recycling program is needed.
    Both Mayor Greg Crowder and Council Member David Young rode on the back of a town trash truck Monday and Tuesday as part of a promise to get a feel for what all town workers do at their jobs.

  • Carroll shuffles principals

    HILLSVILLE — Shuffling principals around at Carroll County Public Schools has resulted in new administrators at all three Hillsville facilities and Woodlawn.
    It took the Carroll County School Board multiple meetings to complete, but in the end four school-level administrators and one central office administrator have been moved into new positions.
    The changes include:
    • Ralph “Bob” Martin from coordinator of crisis management and energy conservation to Woodlawn School principal, according to schools personnel reports.

  • Trash fee lawsuit scrapped

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson Board of Supervisors’ recent changes to the wording of the county’s trash collection ordinance has also cleaned up a potential legal mess.
    Shortly after Grayson County enacted a new solid waste ordinance two years ago, Amelia Bland Waller of Elk Creek filed a lawsuit against the county, contending that the charge was a tax instead of a fee because Grayson, as a utility provider, cannot charge a fee “for services not rendered or desired.”

  • Bogeys restaurant could reopen by fall

    After being on the market since 2009, Bogeys is finally reopening with new owners.
    Bogeys is located at the intersection of Glendale Road and Country Club Lane, next to the Galax Municipal Golf Course.
    When Kenneth Belton and other investors purchased the building about two months ago, they had initially thought to fix it up and put it back on the market.
    But when people found out that the building had been sold, excitement began to build at the possibility of Bogeys reopening.