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Today's News

  • Felts Park stage work to begin

    Work has begun on the permanent stage that will go up in Felts Park, as part of the 75th anniversary of the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention, which is sponsored by the Galax Moose Lodge.

    City Manager Keith Barker briefed members of Galax City Council on the project's status at their March 22 meeting.

    Branson Construction of Chilhowie received a notice to proceed last Monday, after submitting a bid of $210,000. The total cost, Barker estimated, will be about $240,000, including implementing utilities.

  • Level funding requested

    HILLSVILLE — Though state funding has shrunk by nearly $3.8 million for county schools, educators have sought level funding from the Carroll County supervisors.

    The schools request to the county remains a little less than $8.9 million, or about 25 percent of the $35.3 million of the revenue coming in for the 2010-2011 operational budget, according to the presentation made by Schools Superintendent Greg Smith to the supervisors Monday.

  • Tide, Cavs split tight matches

    In its first year of competition, Galax’s girls’ soccer team needed nearly an entire season before notching the first win in program history. Winning has become commonplace for the Tide in year No.

  • Nelson, E&H off to hot start

     EMORY -- Matt Nelson didn’t take his time making a good impression at Emory and Henry College.

  • Galax Municipal events planned

    Galax Municipal Golf Course is planning several events and promotions for the 2010 season. Season pass rates will remain the same as during 2009, and players’ cards are available, where five rounds earns one free round. Mondays are senior days, when senior golfers can play for cart fee only, and twosomes of any age will get a deal on Monday.

  • Gymnasts earn top-10 finishes

    Michaela Sproviero of Galax’s Junior Olympics gymnastics team competed in a USAG Level 4 sectional competition in Chesapeake on Feb.

  • Tide takes another close one from Buffs

    FLOYD -- For the second time in two weeks Galax pushed a run across late in the game to take a one-run win over Floyd County, this time edging the Buffaloes 7-6 in a nondistrict game Thursday. The Maroon Tide (2-2) had scratched out a 10-9, eight-inning win in the two teams’ first meeting last week.

  • Public record for 3/31/10 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. 

    For information on this column or questions, call Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Heather Marie May of Galax, guilty of abusive language to another; pay $250 fine and $81 costs.

  • Vaughan-Bassett gets $300,000 to expand

    RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the awarding of $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to the City of Galax to support the expansion of the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company.  The project will provide for infrastructure improvements to relocate two blocks of South Railroad Avenue to support a 50,000 square foot expansion of the existing furniture facility.

  • Sound fiscal planning

    Budget cutting for Carroll County Public Schools may feel painful, but the hurt can't go nearly as deep as other divisions in the state and even in the Twin County area.

    It's probably not too much of a stretch to call Carroll schools a model of fiscal responsibility for anticipating from a long way off the budget crisis that has caught so many divisions off guard this year.

    The proposed 2010-2011 schools budget marks the third year Carroll administrators have decided not to hire new employees to fill positions that have recently become vacant.