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  • Folk songs put tune to tragedy

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  • Budget planning starts with $600,000 deficit

    HILLSVILLE — Starting off work on fiscal year 2013, budget committee members learned Monday that Carroll officials predict a $600,000 deficit to begin with.
    County officials expect that number to change when more concrete numbers come in from the state and when they receive the school funds request.
    “Of course it’s early in the budget cycle, and also we don’t have any idea what the state’s doing,” said County Administrator Gary Larrowe.

  • Kohl, Kyle reappointed to Galax School Board

    With three people vying for two seats set to expire June 30, Helen Kyle and Ray Kohl were reappointed by Galax City Council to serve another term on Galax School Board, during Monday’s council meeting.
    Jerrold Bennett of Galax also interviewed with city council members to be considered for one of the two positions.
    After going into a closed meeting, council members came back out to vote on the three candidates. Council Member Bob Lazo voted for Bennett, while the other members supported the reappointment of Kyle and Kohl.

  • Say Yes to the Dress

     

  • East Rock too much for Galax

    RICHMOND –– The road to Richmond started for Galax’s seniors when they were promising but marginally successful freshmen. It started for the Maroon Tide’s coach when he was a half a world away.

    That long journey came to a dead end on Thursday, one exit short.

    East Rockingham simply proved to be too much for the Maroon Tide to handle as the deep, talented and seasoned Eagles eliminated Galax 59-40 in the Group A Division 1 girls’ semifinals at VCU’s Siegel Center.

  • No miracle, just manpower in semifinal win

    RICHMOND –– Once again, Galax found itself trailing by seven points under the bright lights of the Siegel Center, a chance to play in the state championship game on the line.

    This time around, no miraculous finish was necessary.

    Down 34-27 early in the second half, Galax worked itself into a three-point lead by the start of the fourth quarter and then owned the final eight minutes to roll to a 64-54 win over upstart Charles City in the Group A Division 1 semifinals.

  • Tide goes out a winner

    RICHMOND –– “They know how to win,” said Galax coach Verl Brown in the postgame media room.

    Boy, do they ever.

    Galax capped an incredible four-year run Friday that has brought some of its seniors as many state championship rings as a hand has fingers. The latest bling comes courtesy of a second straight state basketball championship as the Maroon Tide ran away from Amelia County 66-49 in the Group A Division 1 title game at the Siegel Center.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/12/12

    Lost and found
    A big thank you to the person that found that metal disc out on the New River Trail. We have a granddaughter with cerebral palsy and that disk holds her iPod. That is one of the few enjoyments she has in life. That disk dropped off of her wheel chair. Thank you again for rescuing it and making it so we could find it so easily. We will have a much happier granddaughter because of it.

    Real results

  • Man charged with assault, burglary in Galax

     

  • Carroll schools could face painful choices

    HILLSVILLE  — Instead of closing a Carroll school or laying off 40 employees, educators will ask for help from the county supervisors to make up their projected $2 million shortfall for fiscal year 2013.
    Squeezed by proposals that will drive up expenses for retirement and insurance and state funding cuts estimated at $600,000, Carroll County Public Schools officials have a list of “drastic” and potentially “devastating” cuts if they don’t get some financial help.