Today's News

  • Tide escapes Tazewell 75-73

    The general sentiment among Galax basketball fans Wednesday upon hearing the news of a just-added game against USA Today’s No. 1-ranked Oak Hill Academy (30-0) was probably along the lines of ‘Oh boy!’ A few hours later the attitude may have been a lot closer to simply, ‘Oy.’

    The Maroon Tide trailed for most of the night before a late surge, and then had to hold off a final desperate Tazewell flurry before escaping with a 75-73 nondistrict win over the Bulldogs.

  • Carroll now objects to lease for AmerLink

    WILSON, N.C. — The hearing on selling the lease to the former AmerLink model home sales center has been delayed to Feb. 16 after Carroll County raised objections with the bankruptcy court.
    Carroll County, through a court filing dated Jan. 20, has asked for more specifics about apparent high bidder Jim Dixon’s future uses for the log home structures located at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market.

  • Bills call for drug testing of welfare recipients

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    RICHMOND — A House of Delegates committee has advanced legislation that would require drug testing of Virginia welfare recipients, despite objections from Democrats who argued that the proposal amounts to a targeted attack on poor people.
    And, Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson County) is patron of a nearly identical bill in the Virginia Senate, SB 318, which has been referred to the Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services.

  • Governor announces training center will close in 2018

    RICHMOND — Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that community based services will become the watchword for care for people with disabilities who were once residents of the five training centers around the state.

    A feature of the settlement with a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice involves closing training centers, including the one in Carroll County by 2018.

    Here's a statement from the governor's office, issued Thursday:


  • Vaughan-Bassett to re-open Webb plant

    UPDATED 1/29/12

  • Carroll Co. cheerleaders hold alumni night

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County High School cheerleaders hosted their inaugural Cheerleader Alumni Night Jan. 6 during a CCHS basketball quad with Tazewell.

  • Shumate, Tide rally to win

    It was a good night to be a Shumate, especially if your first name happened to be Bailey.

    Alley Shumate of North Wilkes, N.C. racked up 22 points, but Bailey Shumate of Galax got 21 points, surpassed a milestone and enjoyed the win as the Maroon Tide stormed from behind for a 59-55 nondistrict triumph in a girls’ game Monday night.

    The Galax Shumate topped 1,000 points for her career while leading a comeback that saw the Maroon Tide rally from a 15-point second-period deficit to avenge an earlier loss to the Vikings.

  • Free test has few takers


  • General Assembly News 1/25/12

    Conservative Caucus optimistic about agenda

  • Bills take aim at Sunday hunting ban