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Today's News

  • Community programs face major cuts

    To June Donithan, it feels like she has just moved into a new home, she says, as a weatherization crew of Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program and others work to repair her 1970s- model trailer by replacing windows and doors, and putting in insulation, fire and carbon monoxide detectors and energy-efficient lights.

    “It’s like a miracle,” said Donithan, 82, of Galax. “It’s a blessing that God would send these people here so I might have a better way of living and paying for heating and electric bills.”

  • No time to waste on construction loan

    HILLSVILLE — There's a lot to do to qualify for a federal loan, and not much time to do it, said Rural Development's Travis Jackson in a visit to the Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting Monday.

    There's some urgency if Carroll County officials want to qualify for the loan to renovate two schools and get a 35 percent rebate on interest from the federal government, Jackson noted, when joining Carroll Schools Superintendent Greg Smith in a presentation to the county board.

  • Fall opening a slim chance for school

    5/14/10

    The Grayson County School Board did not discuss or take any action on the Grayson Highlands School issues at its meeting on May 13.

    5/12/10

    It could happen.

    The new Grayson Highlands School could open in August.

    That’s what school officials indicated to parents, community members and other interested citizens attending the school’s first community meeting on May 6.

  • Walmart shooting victim released from hospital

    Rita Carico, who was shot in the face and chest while working in the dairy section of Walmart about 10 p.m. on May 1, has been released from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

    The gunman, A.G. Anderson, 64, of Galax died at North Carolina Baptist Hospital from a self-inflicted wound to the head.

    Clark said investigators have not yet interviewed Carico, 57, of Galax about the events and will not comment on a motive or the relationship between Anderson and Carico until she has been interviewed.

  • Tide boots shot at MED lead

    Both teams played nice this time around.

  • Carroll takes three in SWD

    HILLSVILLE -- For a bunch of young kids, the Carroll County softball team put together a veteran-type effort last week, rolling to two slaughter-rule victories and notching a signature win over Richlands in Southwest District action. The week culminated with an 18-0 shelling of Marion on Friday for the Cavaliers (6-8 overall, 4-5 district), who field two seniors and two juniors peppered among a core of sophomores and freshmen.

  • Carroll County, Grayson claim key baseball victories

    MAX MEADOWS -- Grayson County wasted a six-run lead but was still able to throw a wrench into the Mountain Empire District baseball standings, knocking off league leader Fort Chiswell 8-7 in an eight-inning thriller Tuesday. The Pioneers rallied from being down 7-1 in the middle of the fourth and knotted the game at 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh.

  • Tide, Fort split extended DH

     

    It wasn’t your every-day double-header. Not even a same-day twinbill.

  • Devil bats wake up in win

    Having given up just two runs on five hits through four innings, Galax found itself in prime position take over the top spot in the Mountain Empire District softball race.

  • Galax boys edge Blue Devils 5-4

    INDEPENDENCE -- Ty Cornett and Tyler Garman won a second-set tiebreaker over Grayson Holdaway and Jake Parnell, lifting Galax to a 5-4 win over the Blue Devils in a Mountain Empire District boys’ tennis match Friday. Galax picked up four singles wins, and three of the six matches went to three sets. Pres Cardwell edged Garrett Bailey in three sets at No. 1 singles while Grayson’s Tucker Phipps and Ben Horton won three-setters at Nos. 2 and 3.