Today's News

  • The devil in the details of Carroll's ethics code

    The idea sounds good at first — an ethical Carroll County government is just what everybody wants.
    How could anybody disagree with that?
    As usual, the devil is in the details, specifically number 18 in the code of ethics, which tells all general county representatives and citizens who volunteer on boards, commissions, authorities, committees and whatnot to refer all media inquiries to the county administrator’s office.

  • School lunch prices likely to rise


  • Fries fire under investigation


  • Galax tempting tourists


  • Galax, Grayson to share Hampton property revenue

    Galax City Council, the Grayson County Board of Supervisors and the Blue Ridge Economic Development Authority have entered into a revenue-sharing agreement for the Blue Ridge Crossroads Commerce Park.
    The 26-acre site, formerly known simply as the Hampton property, is located partly in Galax and Grayson County. Development at the site, to prepare it for tenants, has been ongoing for nearly a decade.
    The new agreement sets Galax and Grayson as partners in the project with 1,500 shares each and calls on BRCEDA to assist in managing the project.

  • Water authority flushes fluoride


  • Grayson man charged with arson


  • Maroon Tide takes down Wave

    Galax girls’ basketball coach Yerrick Stoneman expects Narrows to be the top seed in next week’s Region C Division 1 tournament. The fact that half of the Green Wave’s losses can be attributed to Galax bodes well for the Maroon Tide down the road.

    The Tide rallied into a seven-point lead by the end of third quarter and never let Narrows closer than six points the rest of the way, taking a 47-39 win in the Mountain Empire District semifinals Wednesday in Galax.

  • Cavaliers survive Marion scare

    HILLSVILLE –– Defeating a team three times in a season is plenty difficult. To beat a team twice in a single night is no easy task, either.

    Carroll County seemingly put Marion away with a big third-quarter run but had to win the game again in the final seconds, finally subduing the Scarlet Hurricane 65-60 in a Southwest District tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday night.

  • Galax, Grayson set up rematch

     Justin Hash hit a career milestone  for Galax and Grayson County rallied to victory in the Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball semifinals Tuesday at Galax High School.

    In the first semifinal, season champion Galax thumped fourth-seeded Bland County 87-60 as Hash topped the 1,000-point plateau for his career.

    The Maroon Tide (19-2) wasted no time taking control over the Bears (8-15), jumping out to a 19-point lead as Austin Pack and Jerad Brown teamed up for 17 first-quarter points as Galax surged to a 27-8 lead.