Today's News

  • Galax schools sue contractors over leaky windows

    After attempting to come to a resolution through mediation, Galax City Public Schools has decided to move forward in a lawsuit against Vannoy Construction and architecture and engineering firm OWPR Inc. due to problems with leaking windows that were installed at Galax High School by subcontractor Bell Windows.
    Earlier this year, the Galax school system filed suit against the companies, but hoped to avoid going to court.

  • Play will return to stage in May


    Due to popular demand, the original stage play “The Comforter” is returning to the stage of the historic Rex Theater in Galax next month.

    Written by Alisha Brackens of Galax, who stars as the fan-favorite “Aunt Abby,” the play is the story of a family dealing with loss through laughter, song and pain.

    The play is presented by A&L Productions, with stage direction by LeeAaron Brackens and musical direction by Alex Cutler.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/11/12

    Let ‘em walk
    I am a Carroll County citizen and I am absolutely against the supervisors raising our taxes. This is ridiculous for the old people. The school system needs to cut back on a lot of stuff that is not very beneficial, beginning with the buses after school.

    Not so needy

  • Fries man killed in moped accident

    A 70-year-old Fries man on a moped, entering Virginia 94 traffic, pulled out in front of another vehicle Monday, causing a fatal accident, according to Virginia State Police.

    The report by Trooper C.W. Keesling identified the man as James Allen Lineberry of 340 Quarry Road.

  • Citizens to the Rescue


  • Carroll splits pair of one-run decisions

     HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead and held on to nip Pulaski County 3-2 in a nondistrict softball game Wednesday.

    Lillie Kimble doubled to drive in Lexi Hodge in the third for a 1-0 Cavalier lead. An Emily Hiatt walk and singles by Kimble and Jordan Nunn produced the two fifth inning runs.

    Kimble picked up the pitching win for the Cavaliers (8-2), striking out seven and giving up seven hits, including a solo homer by Sara Wright. Jordan Chrisley had three of the Cougars’ hits. 

  • Nelson, Cavs blank Grayson

    HILLSVILLE –– Garrett Nelson made sure the only threat Carroll County faced Wednesday came from Mother Nature.

    Under menacing skies that produced a spittle of rain here and there in the middle innings, Grayson County could produce very little against the Cavalier right-hander as Carroll shut out the Blue Devils 9-0 in a nondistrict game at Bill Worrell Field.

    Other than a bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning, Nelson allowed just one Blue Devil to reach second base and struck out a career-best 13 batters against just one walk.

  • White headed for Roanoke Coll.

    Part of the reason Allison White chose to continue her volleyball career at Roanoke College was that she felt she would be a name, not just a number.

    Once she’s there, it’s a safe bet that numbers will help White make a name for herself.

    White, who put up plenty of impressive digits as a four-year starter at Galax, announced her college plans last week based partly on the atmosphere of the NCAA Division III school.

  • Devils squeak past Floyd

    INDEPENDENCE –– They call 1-0 ballgames “pitchers’ duels,” and this one certainly fit into that category. But pitchers’ duels would never end unless somebody hit and somebody fielded. Grayson County got just enough of both.

    A key pair of hits gave the Blue Devils the game’s only run in the fifth inning, and the lone score was able to stand up thanks in part to some fine defensive efforts behind a shutout performance by pitcher Sarah Eller in a 1-0 trimming of Floyd County Thursday at the Grayson County Rec Park.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/9/12

    Contributing to delinquency
    What you see is what you get. Parents, don’t blame your teachers for your child’s bad grades, when he or she are told not to give up their cell phones by you. When a teacher is trying to teach class, they spend so much wasted time having to tell them that cell phones are not to be used in class. If only you could see what you have let them become. You are the one setting an example. Take a real good look before you blame others for your decisions. Don’t always put blame on teachers. Do the crime, pay the time.