Today's News

  • Grayson: tax hike would be required


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County leaders have had their first look at a proposed 2011-12 school budget that includes $5.56 million in local funds — and indicated that a tax increase is the only way to fund the request.
    The Grayson County School Board officially presented its $21 million budget proposal to the supervisors during a joint meeting March 28 with about 30 citizens and school personnel in attendance.

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  • Belton seeks Republican nomination

    Kenneth Belton of the Baywood community announced last week that he will seek the Republican nomination for the Oldtown District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Belton is a founding member of and EMT for Baywood Search and Rescue. He has volunteered with the squad for 28 years. He is a 25-year member of the Galax Moose Lodge and an executive board member of the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he has served for six years — the past three years as president.

  • Carroll County 7-0 after sweeping Golden Wave

     GRUNDY –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to seven games Thursday with a pair of easy wins over Grundy, sweeping a Southwest District double header 13-0 and 17-1.

  • Cavs pound out 10-0 win

    HILLSVILLE –– With three district games in four days this week, a lengthy outing by a starting pitcher was important for Carroll County. 

    Getting the deal over with in five innings came in handy, too.

    Junior lefthander Aaron Hooven got plenty of run support, worked out of a jam here and there and went the distance Monday, shutting out Abingdon on four hits as the Cavaliers rolled to a 10-0 win in a Southwest District game shortened to five innings.

  • Independence sets hearing on Sunday alcohol sales


    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council has set a public hearing to gather comments from the community concerning a proposal to sell alcohol on Sunday in the town.
    Buddy Halsey made the motion at the April 11 council meeting. Council members approved setting the hearing prior to their next meeting on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Walters leaving Independence town council


    INDEPENDENCE — Jeremy Walters, a member of Independence Town Council with three years remaining on his four-year term, must vacate his seat because he has moved outside the town limits.
    Mayor Butch Reeves welcomed Walters to the “Peach Bottom community” at the April 11 council meeting, but it was brought up that the house Walters had purchased is outside the town limits.

  • Carroll schools launch 'Neighbors In Need' campaign

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools want to help people in Pulaski suffering from the devastation caused by the April 8 tornadoes.
    The toll included the total destruction of 31 homes and damage to 267 others, with the damage cost estimate coming in at around $8.5 million.
    Carroll County Public Schools has detailed a bus on a special mission to collect supplies and deliver them to the community in need, according to school system officials. Donations from schools, individuals and groups within the community are welcome to aid the victims of the storm.

  • Reassessment has begun in city

    Real estate reassessment has begun in Galax, city council members learned at their April 11 meeting.
    The City of Galax and Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group will conduct the four-year reassessment of real estate.
    The in-field appraisers will have appropriate identification and their vehicles will have placards indicating they are appraisal officials, according to information presented to council.
    Their work may require a measuring of the buildings and structures as well as taking photographs of the property.