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Today's News

  • Keith Barker named Galax city manager

    After serving as interim city manager for a couple of months, Keith Barker's position will become permanent.

    Galax City Council appointed Barker the new city manager following a closed meeting on Monday night. Barker will replace former city manager Keith Holland, who resigned in September.

    A graduate of Virginia Tech and a licensed architect, Barker has worked for the city for 17 years, serving as a building official for 10 years and then head of the engineering department.

  • Grayson seeks FMS improvements

    INDEPENDENCE — If Grayson County is not fully accredited division-wide following the current school year, it won’t be due to a lack of effort.

    The school system has eight of its nine schools fully accredited, with Fries Middle School receiving warnings in English and math. Now, school administrators are working closely with faculty, parents and the Virginia Department of Education to bring the final school above the benchmark.

  • triskaidekaphobia: irrational fear of the number 13

    Halloween is a fortnight’s ghostly memory away, but the superstitious still have today, Friday the 13th, to dread.

    But why does this auspicious day hold relevance?

    Surely, if the Bogeyman exists, he can’t be content to play during Halloween alone.

    Is there fact behind the bad luck occurrences or is it all just coincidence and circumstance?

    As with many things in Western culture, 13 originally got its unlucky reputation from Norse mythology — not by a guy in a hockey mask in a horror movie.

  • Letters to the Editor for 11/16/09

    GHS sportsmanship applauded

    This letter was addressed to Galax High School Principal Bill Sutherland and was copied to Galax school leaders.

    I am writing to share something that occurred after the Nov. 6 football game at Galax High School … because what happened is nothing I had ever experienced at any high school event.

    As I was leaving the field with three Narrows High School football assistant coaches, we walked up the steps through the lingering home crowd that had just watched a great performance from their Maroon Tide players.

  • Public record for 11/18/09 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 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Carroll County District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

    Brandi Lee Begley of Cana, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $50 fine and $91 costs.

  • Hidden Valley brings Cavaliers’ season to end

    HILLSVILLE -- Grit and determination kept Carroll County reasonably close in its Region IV volleyball quarterfinal match against Hidden Valley.

  • Maroon Tide reaches semis

    Galax’s Region C volleyball quarterfinal was so intense in its final moments that Kemberlea Simmons couldn’t watch.

  • Cavaliers open playoffs at home with Warriors

    HILLSVILLE -- Carroll County will host a playoff game for the first time since 1997 and for just the second time in school history when the Cavaliers welcome Magna Vista for a Region IV Division 4 first-round game tonight at Tommy Thompson Field. Once a mainstay in the postseason, Magna Vista (6-4) is making its first playoff appearance in three years after posting back-to-back 0-10 seasons

  • NOV. 3, 2009 ELECTION RESULTS

    Unofficial results in the gubernatorial race from Carroll County show that Republican candidate Bob McDonnell took a resounding 72.98 percent of the vote totals with 5,228.

    It was the same story in Grayson, as McDonnell managed 3,026 votes (70.29 percent). McDonnell also took Galax with 818 votes compared to 490 votes for Deeds.

    Deeds appealed to only 1,932 Carroll voters, earning 26.97 percent of the ballots cast, while gaining only 1,279 (29.70 percent) in Grayson.

  • Cavs add another volleyball trophy

    HILLSVILLE -- After absorbing some serious hits due to graduation after last season, some wondered how much Carroll County volleyball might tail off this year. They have their answer: one whole game. The Cavaliers, who entered the most recent Region IV tournament with a 22-0 record, will take a 21-1 mark into the regionals after breezing to the Southwest District tournament championshi