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Today's News

  • Brown, Carter named all-state

    Carroll County’s Mariah Carter and Galax’s Essence Brown were both named first-teamers recently on their respective Virginia High School League all-state basketball teams, and Galax’s Shea Foxx was named to the second team in all-Class 1 voting.

    The teams were chosen by panels of coaches representing the four regions in each particular class and were announced recently by the VHSL.

  • Readers Hotline 4/2/18

    Cheer up
    This is for the caller who needs some cheer. So, snow depresses you? You know, there are a lot of things going on in this world that are more depressing. At least you haven’t had a tornado destroy your home. Just be thankful that wasn’t you, and the next time it comes a snow, just remember that “this is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it,” and this will cheer you up.

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  • Carroll County departments cut spending

    HILLSVILLE — County departments presented their spending plans to the Carroll Board of Supervisors at the March 27 meeting, and discussed methods of saving on expenditures for the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget.

    The sheriff’s department talked about plans for saving money, but reaffirmed a commitment to keeping school resource officers (SROs), which Sheriff J.B. Gardner called a priority.

  • State's inaction delays Galax school budget

    The state budget deadlock means that the Galax City School system has to plan its own budget tentatively and conservatively, Superintendent Bill Sturgill informed the school board at the March 13 meeting.

    Chairman Ray Kohl introduced the topic at the beginning of the meeting. In an attempt to lighten the mood, Kohl said he would turn the floor over to Sturgill, “to give us all the great news about the budget.”

  • How did 2018 General Assembly change your everyday life?

    Landmark News Service

    RICHMOND — The Virginia General Assembly wrapped up last month with legislators passing 919 bills.

    Many are narrow carve-outs affecting a small group of people, like staggering the election of city council members in the small southwestern town of Buchanan. Others deal with rather trivial things that don’t seem like they need a law – such as the one allowing your kids to bring sunscreen to school without a doctor’s note.

  • Bills that could have made a difference

    State lawmakers approved hundreds of bills this year, but they cast aside a much greater number — either for more consideration in next year’s session or to be buried in the legislative graveyard.

    Many of the discarded bills had flaws that needed to be fixed before lawmakers could consider them for passage.

    But others, including bills that would have made travel safer and helped to protect dogs, deserved more serious attention than they received.

  • TCRH clarifies survey texts and caller ID spoofing

    Staff Report

    Twin County Regional Healthcare is clarifying questions it has received from the community about two separate issues – text surveys from HealthStream about patient experiences and a caller ID “spoofing” scam that is inappropriately using the hospital’s name.

  • More sent to prison for drug trafficking

    ABINGDON — Eight more people convicted as a result of the Operation Rolling Thunder investigation have been sentenced in federal court, after pleading guilty to being part of a methamphetamine distribution network.

    Operation Rolling Thunder was a joint local, state and federal investigation that sought to dismantle a major drug trafficking organization. Federal prosecutors said large quantities of meth were being transported from Greensboro, N.C., to be distributed in Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County in Virginia and in Surry County, N.C.

  • Friends rally to help local man in need of transplant

    HILLSVILLE – Friends and family of Carroll County High School Principal Charles “Chuck” Thompson hope that a golf tournament, benefit dinner and donor accounts will help raise money for a double lung transplant.

    The community is rallying behind Thompson, who has served many years with the school system. Friends say he is known as a hard worker and for his honorable leadership of staff and students, as well as his dedication to friends and the community.

  • Abduction, burglary suspect arrested in Galax

    Copyright 2018, Smyth County News & Messenger

    Reprinted with permission

    A Sugar Grove man accused of abducting his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter on March 23 was taken into custody in Galax on Monday.