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Today's News

  • McGrady announces 6th District campaign

    HILLSVILLE — Highlighting the need for jobs in the 6th District, Democrat Jonathan McGrady launched his campaign for the House of Delegates at the former home of Kentucky Derby Hosiery.
    Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and a principal he had in school, Carroll County officials and even some Republicans in the cavernously empty facility, McGrady underscored the point that his effort to win the seat now held by the retiring Annie B. Crockett-Stark will focus on jobs.

  • Local woman, two boys found

    UPDATE — The missing persons from Hillsville have been located by the authorities, according to an update from Police Chief Greg Bolen.

    "All people missing have been found," Bolen posted on the town police department's Facebook page. "Both kids and the mother were located in the town of Hillsville. "Thank you all for your help and quick response. Thank you as well to Sheriff J.B. Gardner and his staff for the tip that helped locate her."

  • Galax splits with SWD foes

    Galax went 1-1 in a pair of nondistrict girls’ soccer matches against Southwest District competition, edging Marion 3-2 Monday and taking a 6-0 loss from Richlands on Tuesday, both at Galax High School.

    Cassie Richardson scored three goals in Richlands’ win, two of them on assists by Makenley Davis, as the Blue Tornadoes outshot the Maroon Tide 26-1.

    Nadia Ashiq scored two goals nine minutes apart as Richlands took a 3-0 lead into the half.

  • Maroon Tide girls pick up track and field win

    Galax held off Grayson County in the girls’ standings while Fort Chiswell’s boys nipped Grayson by a single point for the team win in a seven-team track meet Wednesday at Galax High School.

    The Maroon Tide girls got a balanced effort from sprints, distance, relays and field events to finish with 89 points, nine ahead of the Blue Devils.

    Galax claimed just one event win, posting a time of 58.9 seconds in the 4x100 relay, and picked up top-three finishes in nine events to outpoint Grayson. 

  • Carroll County suffers first loss

    SOCCER ROUND-UP

     

    HILLSVILLE –– Lousy weather conditions have played havoc with the Carroll County girls’ soccer schedule so far, limiting the Cavaliers to just two matches. Meteorology played a hand in match No. 3 as well.

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  • Market analysis helping Galax plan future of downtown

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    A retail market analysis for Galax’s downtown area will help identify the historic shopping district’s strengths and set a course for its future as the city looks at potential improvements.
    The analysis was requested by Galax City Council, and the Galax Downtown Association also asked to hear the findings. RKG Associates, which conducted the study, presented its report to council at its April 8 meeting.

  • New K9 cop joins force

    HILLSVILLE — While the Carroll law enforcement officers have each other’s backs, Deputy David Walls has such a loyal partner, they’re together practically all the time.
    Pike, an 18-month-old, mostly black German shepherd from Holland, recently went through two weeks of intensive training with Walls as the newest addition to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office forces.

  • Put downtown Galax ideas into action

    The Galax City Council recently viewed the results of a survey of the downtown area conducted by RKG Associates. Over the course of several months, they carefully studied the area to pinpoint its strengths and weaknesses, and determined what could be done to spike the interests of both tourists and residents.
    Studies revealed that the area has a great foundation, with a rich history of art and music that draws in tourists from all over the world.

  • Donald Brady: Moonshine Memories

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Like most farmers, Donald Brady harvested vegetables and milked cows.
    But what really brought the money in was the business that Brady kept hidden throughout his life: making moonshine.
    Debby Brady Goad, daughter of the late Donald Brady, took the stage at the March 21 “Bluegrass Gravy and River Quilts: Old Home Remedies and Recipes” event, and took listeners back in time to when she was a young girl growing up on her daddy’s farm in Carroll County.