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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide stays unbeaten

     HILLSVILLE –– Galax shot its way into a 43-29 halftime lead, endured a late Carroll County comeback attempt and pulled away for a 71-55 win in a nondistrict boys’ game Wednesday.

    The Maroon Tide (4-0) would lead by as many as 19 points, 48-29, when Lawrence Parsons scored from the inside a minute into the third quarter, but the Cavaliers gradually chipped away over the next eight minutes and would draw as close as nine points early in the fourth.

  • Blue Devils recover from shootout to drop Warriors

     INDEPENDENCE –– A night after a 221-point gasser, Grayson County pulled away in the second half to top Chilhowie 64-45 in a nondistrict boys game Tuesday night.

    Grayson County (3-2) may have been feeling the effects of a furiously-paced 113-108 loss to Floyd County the previous evening and led just 25-23 at the break, then outscored the Warriors 39-24 the rest of the way.

    Eric Harvey and Tyler Rutherford both posted a double-double, Harvey with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Rutherford with 15 and 14.

  • White Region C first-teamer

     Galax’s Allison White was named to the first-team all-Region C volleyball team and was joined by Carroll County’s Maleah Neely in being honored at the state level after both players posted stellar seasons this past fall.

    A junior middle hitter, White helped lead Galax to its most successful season ever as the Region C runner-up Maroon Tide finished the year 22-4 and advanced to its first Group A Division 1 state tournament.

  • Cavs take fourth at Turner Ashby

     BRIDGEWATER – Carroll County claimed six top-five individual finishes, including two championships, and placed fourth as a team at the Turner Ashby Holiday Tournament last week at Turner Ashby High School.

    Blake Bowman and Aaron Willard took individual championships while Jordan Lamb and Andrew Naff brought back runner-up finishes.

  • Making Christmas Dreams Come True

     

    The annual Children's Christmas Party held at the Galax Elks Lodge on Dec. 12 provided toys and clothes to about 500 children throughout Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax.

    Children's names are provided through social services, and each year Elks Lodge members raise about $9,000 for the campaign to pass out gifts to newborns up to the age of 12.

  • Developer wants town to take in streets

    HILLSVILLE — A developer hopes that road blocks to turning two private streets over to Hillsville have come down since her last request in 2004.
    Martha Crowder asked that the town take over maintenance of Smythers and Crowder streets, and the request had the backing of one citizen and Mayor Bill Tate.
    Saying she represented taxpayers, landowners and residents of the two tar-and-gravel streets built in 2002, Crowder asked the town council members to take these two streets into their system.

  • Two charged with drug possession

    Two people were arrested in Galax on Tuesday after a traffic stop and charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and a Schedule III drug.
    According to a Galax Police Department report, officers Shawny Jones and Drew Burnett stopped a vehicle operated by Richard D. Hash, 29, of Independence, who was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
    While the traffic stop was being conducted, observations made by the officers resulted in the arrest of a passenger, Leona Peoples, 27, of Independence and Hash.

  • Crossroads buys adjacent property

    New bachelor's and master's degree programs are expected to begin next year, as the Crossroads Institute in Galax expands into a 4,500-square-foot building located at 208 Cranberry Road — formerly the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints — adjacent to the Crossroads campus. 

    Crossroads officials say this acquisition will allow the institute to expand its training, education and business development capabilities.

  • Elderly tax relief increased

    INDEPENDENCE — More Grayson County residents will now be eligible for a tax relief program after supervisors approved changes to the county’s Elderly and Disabled Tax Relief Program earlier this month.
    County Administrator Jonathan Sweet brought a recommendation to the board of supervisors last month to increase various aspects of the program — which provides relief for elderly residents on fixed incomes who struggle to pay their taxes.

  • Carroll farmers looking to future

    HILLSVILLE — Cana farmers have asked the Carroll supervisors to approve the creation of an agricultural and forestal district along with the comprehensive plan.
    Bennie Quesenberry, president of the Carroll County Farm Bureau, made the request to the supervisors Dec. 14, at the same meeting where county officials approved the updated comprehensive plan.

    This request follows an informational session from November, organized by Cana farmers with Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Webb Flowers.