Today's News

  • Passenger dies after motorcycle hits deer

    UPDATED 9/26/11:

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Officials are reporting a 49-year-old Southwest Virginia man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Hillsville on Sept. 22.

  • Grayson updates zoning ordinance

    INDEPENDENCE — Only one citizen spoke during a public hearing regarding changes to Grayson County’s zoning ordinance this month.
    County leaders looked to clean up language, provide greater clarification and conciseness and provide the county with greater latitude in terms of some sections.
    Prior to opening the public hearing on Sept. 14, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet summarized a few of the changes — most of which were simple wording changes.

  • New scam targets credit card users

    Those in the financial community are warning customers of a new credit card scam.
    Lynn Funk, a registered advisor with Lincoln Financial Securities Corp. in Galax, said she’s heard reports of this scam in the Midwest and it is quickly spreading.
    “This one is pretty slick since they provide you with all the information, except the one piece they want,” she said. “Note that the callers do not ask for your card number — they already have it.”

  • Berrier seeks another term on school board


  • Virtual school could fund Carroll academy

    HILLSVILLE — As much as half of the revenue from Carroll schools’ virtual academy could go toward funding the new STEM academy, the county supervisors learned from the schools’ superintendent Sept. 12.
    The supervisors held a public hearing on the appropriation of nearly $1.9 million to the schools budget.

  • Therapy dogs soothe stress, fetch smiles


  • Galax golfers continue winning ways

     DRAPER –– The Galax golf team continued to rack up the wins last week, taking a pair of three-team matches on Tuesday and Thursday.

    Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club, the Maroon Tide shot a composite 152 to defeat Grayson County (185) and host Fort Chiswell (209).

    John Bryant was low man for Galax, overcoming rainy, chilly conditions to turn in an even-par 36 on the front nine. Matt Downey was a single stroke back at 37 while Ben Hill (39) and Eddie Hanks (40) were also strong.

  • Maroon Tide wins 10th straight

    Galax won its fourth consecutive Fort Chiswell Invitational championship on Saturday and followed with an easy nondistrict win over Pulaski County on Monday to improve to 11-1 on the season.

    The Maroon Tide’s 25-19, 25-17, 25-11 win Monday was its 10th straight since falling to Carroll County on Aug. 29. Galax trailed for just one point all night before finishing off the Cougars.

    Leading 3-2 in the first set, Galax got a Paige Hanks ace and a Bailey Shumate dink to surge ahead 7-2.

  • Maroon Tide heads to high country

    Galax football coach Mark Dixon has seen his team successfully navigate its way through some name-recognition schools. He did his best this week to make sure there was no plunge in the intensity level leading up to Friday.

    Having notched wins over Glenvar, Floyd County, Eastern Montgomery and most recently Radford, Dixon could foresee a possible letdown with Craig County on the horizon.

  • Cavs face high-octane Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– After a bye week, Carroll County gets back to work tonight, and the Cavaliers definitely have their work cut out for them.

    But then, why should this week be any different?