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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide headlines all-Group 1A football team

    Headlined by a state player of the year, a state coach of the year and a pair of two-way first-team picks, Galax filled a total of six spots on the all-Group 1A football team, announced last week by the Virginia High School League.

  • Carroll zooms past Maroon Tide

    HILLSVILLE –– It wasn’t the 21-point head start that Carroll County had used five days before in Galax, but bookend double-digit runs in the first half more than got the job done Saturday.

    The Cavaliers scored the game’s first 16 points, finished the half with a 14-point run and improved to 12-2 on the year by running past the Maroon Tide 56-27 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Cavs pull away from Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County didn’t allow Galax to score its sixth point of the game until nearly the 11th minute of play. A six-point flurry in the span of 37 seconds by the Maroon Tide nearly spoiled the Cavaliers’ night.

    Carroll County led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter of a low-scoring rivalry game but had to fight off a Galax rally that saw the lead dwindle to just two points before the Cavaliers pulled away for a 40-29 nondistrict win.

  • VHSL gives go-ahead for Carroll move to Three Rivers

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll County athletic program has found a new home.

    Beginning in the fall of 2017,  the Cavaliers will compete under the banner of the Three Rivers District after the school’s appeal to be placed there was approved Wednesday by the Virginia High School League’s alignment committee.

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Readers' Hotline 1/18/16

    Editor’s note: A number of calls to this week’s Hotline were omitted because of presumptions made against those who may have been involved in the case of a Grayson County toddler who died after being mauled by a dog. Such calls will not be published until the matter has run its course in the legal system.

    Helping the needy

  • Five reasons to visit health insurance marketplace today

    By Jon D. Applebaum, CEO, Twin County Regional Healthcare

    With just a few weeks left to select a comprehensive and affordable health insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace, now is the time to shop and compare. Come Jan. 31, the marketplace will close for the year.

    For those who have not previously had health insurance coverage, the question “why?” tends to pop up. Here are five great reasons why now is the time to find the plan that best fits you and your family’s needs:

  • Federal funds will help fight drugs

    Staff Reports

    Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax have been named High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas by a federal agency, but local law enforcement isn’t taking that designation as a negative.

    While the name carries a certain stigma, it’s something they’ve been actively seeking.

  • Renovations part of 2016 Grayson school plan

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board held its first meeting of 2016 last week, where members looked ahead to projects for the new year that include renovations to the high school and other facilities.

    Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore shared a presentation with the board at the Jan. 11 meeting, outlining several projects for the upcoming year and previewing school budget meeting dates.

  • Galax man facing indecent liberties charge

    Staff Report

    Jose Elias Sanchez-Menjivar, 21, of Galax, was arrested Jan. 12 at 8:15 a.m. by Officer A.M. Burnett, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark. Menjivar is alleged to have had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor child.

    A parent brought the child to the police department on the arrest date, according to a police report.

    Sanchez-Menjivar was charged with a felony (taking indecent liberties with a child) and three misdemeanors (assault and battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sexual battery).