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Today's News

  • CCMS students evacuated for bomb threat

    HILLSVILLE ― Students were evacuated from Carroll County Middle School Tuesday morning, after reports of a bomb threat put the school on lockdown for more than an hour.

    According to an official report from Principal Marc Quesenberry, the administrative office received a report from a teacher Tuesday morning, saying that a student informed them of a threatening message on a bathroom wall. Upon investigation, the teacher confirmed that there was a written bomb threat on the wall.

  • School board finds few budget solutions

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — At a work session April 27, the Grayson County School Board found more questions than answers as members tried to balance the 2015-2016 operating budget.

    Schools Superintendent Kevin Chalfant presented a revised budget for board members to consider.

    Chalfant said in a statement to The Gazette, “the numbers are all dependent on student count, so depending on which number we plug in, the amount to cut will vary.”

  • Spurlin powers Galax sweep of Graham

    Caleb Spurlin enjoyed a big day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 with five RBIs as Galax swept a Mountain Empire District double header from Graham, 6-1 and 5-0 Tuesday at Felts Park.

  • Area teams roll to easy wins

    HILLSVILLE –– Gracie Davidson and Sydney Nester combined on a one-hitter and Carroll County upped its season record to 12-0 Tuesday with an 11-1 win over Patrick Henry-Roanoke in a game called in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run rule.

    Davidson pitched the first five innings and allowed just one hit, a Haley Arnold leadoff home run in the top of the fourth. Davidson improved to 4-0 in the circle, striking out six.

  • Grayson County stays hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Sometimes it’s the top half of the order, sometimes the bottom half. But somebody is producing offensively at Grayson County on a regular basis.

    The Blue Devils continued to square it up at the plate and picked up their seventh win in their last eight outings, taking a 10-0 nondistrict win over Carroll County Friday at the Grayson National Bank Baseball Complex.

  • Soph breaks second school track record

    For the second time in a week, Carroll County’s Sydney Haynes shattered a three-decade-old school record, winning the 1600 meters with a time of 5 minutes, 19.1 seconds Wednesday in a nine-team track and field meet at Galax High School.

    Haynes’ time bested the previous record of 5:24.4 set in 1981 by Carol Griffith. Four days earlier, Haynes had broken the school’s 37-year-old record in the 3200 meters.

  • Galax boys top Giles, Graham

     Staff reports

    Brayan Estrada found the back of the net less than two minutes in and Galax marked off a second payback win in as many outings, toppling Graham 5-1 Thursday at the East River Soccer Complex in Bluefield.

  • Grayson County, Galax remain undefeated

    The boys’ tennis teams of Grayson County and Galax continued on their collision course for a big Mountain Empire District showdown this week as the two teams remained undefeated after last week’s action.

    Galax (9-0) defeated Radford for the first time in nine years last Monday, winning several close matches to slip by with the 5-4 win while Grayson County posted a pair of 9-0 shutouts and a 7-2 win over Glenvar.

  • Cavs rally past Cave Spring

    HILLSVILLE –– Tiffanie Moore’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning last Friday night led the Carroll County Cavaliers to a hard-fought come-from-behind 7-6 victory over Cave Spring in River Ridge District softball game played in Hillsville.

    The unbeaten Cavaliers (11-0) battled from behind three different times before they finally put the game away in extra innings, answering a three-run Cave Spring eighth-inning rally by scoring four in the bottom of the frame.

  • Carroll pounds C’burg to go 12-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County ran its season-opening win streak to a dozen games Monday, pounding Christiansburg 12-2 in a River Ridge District game shortened to five innings.