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Today's News

  • Galax off to solid start

     DRAPER –– Galax golf coach Terry Snow probably got a pretty good idea of how stout his team could be after a scrimmage last week netted a team score of 1-under par.

    Monday’s events have only fueled his optimism.

    The Maroon Tide turned in a solid four-man team score of 295 to win the Draper Valley Prep Classic, a 15-team season-opening event held at the 6,414-yard par-72 Draper Valley Golf Club.

  • A bad knee’s best friend

    Clark Williams has got to be a pretty sharp fellow.

    An ordinary dullard doesn’t make it through college and into the financial world as a commercial account executive with the nation’s largest banking company, and a common dolt doesn’t drop that career and successfully navigate his way through the rigors of physical therapy school.

  • Area football teams set to open preseason

    (Note: A correction was made from the print version of this story. Due to a version of a schedule that was incorrect, Grayson County's scrimmage at Eastern Motgomery should have been stated as 10 a.m. on Saturday.)

     

     All three Twin County high school football teams will see how the last two weeks of practices have paid off as scrimmage time finally arrives this weekend for Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County.

    Galax will get into action today (Friday), hosting Giles in its first scrimmage this afternoon at 5 p.m.

  • Galax gets grant for 'Bottom' project

     

  • Carroll hopes funding will flow soon

    HILLSVILLE — Utility projects in Fancy Gap still await the approval of Rural Development before going to bid.
    The Carroll County Public Service Authority members received an update on the status of the Fancy Gap water and sewer projects at their regular August meeting Monday.
    Paperwork in their board packet noted that the water portion awaits final authorization from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advertise for construction bids.

  • Carrico won't seek third term on board

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — In a surprise move, Grayson County Board of Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Doug Carrico said Wednesday morning that he will not seek re-election as the board’s at-large member.
    Carrico, now serving his second term, announced last week that he would run as a political independent after losing the Republican nomination to David Sexton during a mass meeting in July.

  • Readers Share Fiddlin' Memories

     

  • Expect traffic changes on 58 bypass in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Two traffic changes are in the works for the US. 58 Hillsville bypass project.

    Drivers are reminded to pay particular attention to signs and be alert to changing traffic patterns when travelling on U.S. 58 around Hillsville.

  • The Rev. Standrod Carmichael, 1924-2011

     

     

     

    ATLANTA, Ga. ― The Rev. Standrod Tucker Carmichael, a well-known member of the Galax, Va., community, has passed away at the age of 86.

    He died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 7 in Atlanta.

  • Haynes running for Carroll school board