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Today's News

  • Grayson to hold budget hearing

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County residents will have one final chance to plead for a lesser tax rate when the supervisors hold a public hearing on the proposed 2010-11 budget next week.

    The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 10, during the board’s regular monthly meeting.

    With a proposed tax increase of 44 percent, the real estate levy will jump to 49 cents next year.

    The increase comes as the county looks to crawl out of a deep financial hole, which includes an estimated tax anticipation note of more than $3.5 million next year.

  • Groups join to develop Wildwood

    HILLSVILLE — The regional economic development authority has taken on a new partner in the pursuit of developing the Wildwood Commerce Park at Interstate 77's Exit 19 — the regional solid waste authority.

    Both groups — Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority and Carroll-Galax-Grayson Solid Waste Authority — met at Countryside restaurant in separate meetings Thursday to have breakfast and vote on motions to collaborate in an economic development project.

  • Carroll County rallies past Tazewell 3-2

     HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth off of fireballing Tazewell lefthander Zak Wasilewski and held on for a 3-2 win in the Southwest District baseball tournament semifinals Tuesday at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Reavis to play football at Emory

     HILLSVILLE -- It’s always pretty much seemed like a given that Tyler Reavis would be playing something, somewhere, once he graduated from high school.

  • Tide peppers Narrows, 12-0

    MAX MEADOWS -- Some basketball teams aren’t this proficient shooting free throws. Galax attempted 22 shots on goal and connected on 12 of them, thoroughly dismantling Narrows 12-0 in a Mountain Empire District tournament semifinal Tuesday at Fort Chiswell High School. The top-seeded Maroon Tide (10-5-1) advanced to Thursday’s championship match against No.

  • Junior clinic, City Championship headlinr GMGC June events

    Galax Municipal Golf Course will host two special events during the month of June, beginning with a junior clinic and followed by the Galax City Championship. The junior clinic will be June 14-17, and any boy or girl under the age of 15 is invited to attend. The clinic will cover all phases of the game, including putting, chipping, driving and fairway woods.

  • Emily’s Wagon rolls on

    HILLSVILLE -- Living our daily lives and going about dealing with our daily challenges, it’s not terribly difficult to let slip from our minds one of the most powerful and most meaningful characteristics of the mountain community. In communities like this, if you don’t know someone, you know someone who does. And in communities like this, when one stumbles, a thousand hands are extended.

  • Brothers in arms nip Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- Going through an entire pitching staff in a seven-inning game is usually a sure sign of disaster. Wednesday, using a lot of arms gave Carroll County a leg up on Grayson County. The Cavaliers threw seven different pitchers for one inning each and held on to nip the Blue Devils 4-3 in a nondistrict game at GNB Park.

  • Carroll rolls in SWD quarters

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County used a pair of four-run rallies to power past Graham 11-1 in five innings in the Southwest District tournament quarterfinals Monday at Bill Worrell Field. The Cavaliers advanced to Tuesday’s semifinals and hosted Tazewell, a 9-3 winner over Marion.

  • Cardwell, Williams team up for MED doubles title

    MAX MEADOWS -- The Galax boys’ doubles team of Pres Cardwell and Ryan Williams may have started the day as the No. 2 seed in the district, but they walked off the court a No. 1. Cardwell and Williams took advantage of an upset in the first semifinal to face the No.