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Today's News

  • Six from area named to all-region teams

    All three Twin County football teams were represented on their respective all-region teams as the Region C and Region IV lists were released recently.

    Grayson County and Galax were represented by a pair of brothers on the all-Region C first team, Mikey and Max Rodgers for the Blue Devils along with Donte and Steven Peoples of the Maroon Tide.

  • Highlanders pull away from Maroon Tide

     SALEM –– Glenvar broke open a close game by controlling the fourth quarter and knocked off Galax 61-45 in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Wednesday.

    Galax (0-4) trailed just 40-38 entering the fourth period but the Highlanders (7-1) got a combined 16 points from Tyler Crockett and Jeremy Williams in the fourth quarter to outscore the Maroon Tide 21-7 down the stretch.

    Williams led all scorers with 17 points for Glenvar and Crockett finished with 16.

    Galax was paced by Steven Peoples with 16 points.

     

  • Second half all Cavaliers

    DUBLIN –– It was appropriate that on a date like 12/12/12, a couple of 12-point surges made all the difference.

    Hanging on to a six-point lead early in the third quarter Wednesday, Carroll County twice scored 12 unanswered points and left the Cougars in the dust, rolling to a 70-40 nondistrict win to remain unbeaten on the year.

  • New mug shot feature begins

     

  • Galax opposes homeschool athletes proposal

    School system is against bill allowing homeschoolers to participate in public school activities

  • Couple's death investigated

    HILLSVILLE ― The Carroll County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after finding an elderly couple dead in their apartment on Dec. 12, but autopsies attributed the deaths to natural causes.

    Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner said finding two people deceased at the same time was unusual, but the state medical examiner found no signs of trauma or any other evidence of foul play.

    When Carroll County deputies responded to a home at Quail Ridge Court last Wednesday to check on the welfare of an individual there, they found both residents of the home deceased.

  • Carroll chamber presents awards

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Chamber of Commerce capped off a busy year with its annual meeting at Cabo’s on Dec. 6.
    Executive Director Sherry Shaffner handed out awards and members elected a slate of officers.
    Shaffner revealed to the 26 dinner attendees gathered in the banquet room on the second floor of Cabo’s that Hillcrest Florist is the member of the year.

  • Town, business cooperation encouraged

    HILLSVILLE — Little improvement projects and more cooperation between government and businesses could make a difference in Hillsville commerce, a hotelier and town officials discussed at Monday’s meeting.
    Businessman C.J. Patel returned to Hillsville Town Council to share more ideas after speaking about the need for more growth at Interstate 77’s Exit 14 during a November meeting.

  • Advocates push for tougher texting-while-driving law

    Safe driving advocates are steering a fresh push to make motorists put down the qwerty keyboard and focus on the road.
    And they’ve found allies in two policy makers who are near political polar opposites.
    Del. Ben Cline, a Rockbridge County Republican and prosecutor, has teamed with Del. Scott Surovell, a Fairfax County Democrat and defense lawyer, on a quest to toughen penalties for texting while driving.

  • Readers' Hotline 12/12/12

    Had to laugh
    Hurray for columnist Todd Jennings’ debunking session. You did a good job, Todd. I had a real good laugh.

    Wide median
    I’m wondering why the median at the intersection of Lafayette and Center Street in Galax is so wide. They take up half of the street width and also whoever is in charge needs to remove the barrels off the median. They are an eyesore.

    Drive defensively