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Today's News

  • Galax takes two from Bland

    BASTIAN –– It was Galax girls’ soccer coach Troy Barkley’s supposition that it was just good for his players to get back on the field. Even if a lot of the field got on them.

    Having played just once through the end of March, the Maroon Tide opened its Mountain Empire District season in conditions more commonly seen on fall Friday nights after a hurricane had passed through, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, snow flurries flying about from time to time and standing water covering large portions of the playing field.

  • Chambers chosen for Virginia-West Virginia team matches

     Brad Chambers of Galax is among a group of 14 golfers chosen to represent Virginia in the 28th Virginia-West Virginia team matches scheduled for The Greenbrier Sporting Club’s Snead Course on April 16-17.

    Chambers, the reigning VSGA public links champion, will join Tim Kelley of Ashland, Ben Keefer of Glen Allen, Roger Newsom of Virginia Beach, Allen Barber of Yorktown, Mike Kirby of Falls Church, Lee Fisher of Altavista and Jake Mondy of Blacksburg. Monday is the VSGA junior stroke play champion and is the youngest member of the team at 18.

  • Cavs nip Bassett for first W

    BASSETT –– With the NASCAR boys a few miles deeper into Henry County preparing to bang bumpers for 250 miles at Martinsville Speedway, Carroll County picked up its first win of the season thanks in part to a 90-foot sprint.

    Despite a short backstop behind home plate, Reece Edwards was able to beat out a seventh-inning wild pitch to score the go-ahead run on a breezy Saturday afternoon as the Cavaliers edged Bassett 3-2 in a nondistrict game.

  • Deputy receives minor injuries in wreck

    HILLSVILLE  — While helping pursue a stolen vehicle Monday evening, a Carroll deputy’s police car hydroplaned on U.S. 221 in Hillsville, resulting in minor injuries to the law enforcement officer.

    Sheriff Warren Manning said that Deputy Bobby Lyons responded and was trying to cut off a suspected car thief from Galax, who fled from a Virginia State Police trooper.


  • Vehicles reported stolen

    Area law enforcement agencies are searching for two vehicles stolen in Carroll County recently.
    A 2000 Dodge pickup truck was allegedly stolen from a residence at 6222 Pipers Gap Road sometime on the night of April 2.
    The white pickup with Virginia license plates JAA 2439 was reported stolen Sunday morning.
    A 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z-24 was allegedly stolen between April 2 and April 4 in Cana.
    The blue vehicle had Virginia license plates XLN 1127.

  • Town water customers could get soaked

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville’s town manager is apologizing to customers for increases in water and sewer rates recommended in the 2012 budget.
    Larry South indicated that he wished it were otherwise, but Hillsville needs to make rate adjustments in light of the facts.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/4/11

     

  • FACE-IT: a community approach to addiction

    John Bigger of Fayetteville, N.C. is project director of FACE-IT

    If someone told you that 10,000 adults had a treatable disease and that 9,000 were going without treatment, would you be concerned?
    That this disease affects 8.25 percent of the county’s adult population, would you be concerned?
    This community has a silent epidemic eating away its resources — destroying families, damaging businesses, giving rise to criminal acts, hindering children’s success, taking lives prematurely.

  • A remedy for rough roads

    City crews will begin road repairs this week now that an asphalt plant in Carroll County has begun production, said Galax City Manager Keith Barker.
    Based on priority, Hospital Drive will first be repaired, along with Country Club Lane and Fries Road.
    City workers will take a look at each road in Galax, said Barker, and will be making repairs over the next three weeks.
    Once asphalt is received, the public works department will start with the major challenges and most-traveled roadways, and then work into residential areas.

  • $15M will pay for scaled-down school project

    HILLSVILLE — “Go forth and bid,” said Carroll Supervisors’ Chairman Tom Littrell on March 28, to school board members anxious to take advantage of $15 million in construction bonds.
    Educators don’t know how much of the construction projects at Carroll County high and intermediate schools the $15 million will cover, but they feel confident that amount won’t pay for all the elements needed at the two facilities.