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Today's News

  • No tax increases proposed in Carroll's spending plan

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County officials have proposed a 2011 budget with no tax increase that covers core services — but just barely, according to a presentation by the financial management director.

    The budget includes little or no contingency for emergencies, and it does not contain one extra hour of pay for part-time employees to put in a little more time on the clock, Pam Smith reported while introducing a thick packet breaking down the 2011 proposal Monday evening for the Carroll Board of Supervisors.

  • Artisans on the street

    A diverse line-up of artisan demonstrators — from potters to painters to weavers and wood turners — will show what Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is about and what it has to offer during a street fair Saturday from 1-4:30 p.m., as part of the art school's grand opening.

    Demonstrators will set up on Grayson Street and inside CCSA to share their talents and showcase the wide range of classes offered at the new art school.

  • Blue Ridge Tour registration under way

    Registration is now underway for the 2010 season of the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour.  The schedule includes four golf academies which will focus on instruction in all phases of the game, one “Golf by the  Rules” clinic in which the player receives on course guidance to play the game according the rules of golf, and six tournaments including a season-ending two-day tournament.  Tournament sites include The Greenbrier Resort (White

  • Ward’s career set to take flight

     Tyler Ward’s dream is to be a commercial pilot for an international shipping company. In the mean time, he’ll be carrying the freight on the football field a few more years.

  • Cavaliers roll over Buffaloes

    FLOYD -- Garrett Nelson got more mileage out of three pitches than a lot of kids get out of an entire inning. The Carroll County sophomore’s first three offerings Wednesday resulted in two Floyd County base hits and two outs, and the lanky right-hander allowed just two more hits in his three-plus innings of work as the Cavaliers took a 12-1, five-inning nondistrict win over Floyd County.

  • Carroll Olympians invade the Cassell

    Last summer, Detective Chris Brown was organizing the torch run for his fellow officers in the Galax Police Department, and he invited members of the Carroll County Special Olympics track team to run with the law. This past February, Brown and his wife, Kim, came to the Special Olympics Basketball Classic at Carroll County Intermediate School to see those same athletes put on a basketball exhibition.

  • Maroon Tide takes track wins

    HILLSVILLE -- Marleigh Durham and Devae Goins each won three events Wednesday as Galax swept both the boys’ and girls’ team wins in a track meet at Tommy Thompson Field. Durham won the high jump (4’2”), 800 meters (2 minutes, 50.38 seconds) and 400 meters (1:10.91) as the Maroon Tide racked up 73 points as a team.

  • Floyd deals Galax first loss

    FLOYD -- Floyd County brought an end to Galax’s season-opening four-match win streak and remained undefeated itself on the young season with a convincing 5-1 win Monday. Though the Buffaloes (5-0) put five shots on goal to the Maroon Tide’s one in the first half, Galax (4-1) managed to stay within a goal heading into the second half, trailing just 2-1. Maroon Tide keeper Ab

  • Help For The Homeless

    The world has a big problem with homeless people, yet no one seems to help them.

    We are all equal but they have no choice but to survive outdoors. We look at them like they are scum, and think if they wanted to they could have made something of themselves.

    In all cases that's not true. Many homeless people are veterans, who served our country to help us. What do we do for them? Really, we do nothing at all.

    The government needs to pay respect to our veterans. They fought for our country, and went through a whole lot more than anyone should.

  • No Lack Of Planning

    This is in response to The Gazette’s editorial, which implied that the Grayson County Public School system lacks sound fiscal planning.

    A comparison was made between Carroll County Public Schools and Grayson County Public Schools, but these two systems have completely different funding issues.

    The Carroll school system is fortunate to have excellent support from its board of supervisors. The Carroll supervisors provide approximately $2 million to the school system above minimum funding required by the state.