Today's News

  • Three charged with marijuana possession

    Galax officers arrested and charged two men and a woman for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute on Aug. 13, after an investigation of another crime led to police suspicion.

  • Gold theft charges headed to grand jury

    HILLSVILLE ― Carroll’s grand jury will consider charges against a 28-year-old Austinville man involving the theft of cash, collectible coins and small gold bars from a Carroll County residence last winter.
    Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office charged two in the case, including Isaac Charles Edwards.
    Deputies arrested Edwards March 7 after traveling to Hilo, Hawaii, where the Austinville resident was being detained by authorities.

  • Sisters a success story for migrant education

    LAUREL FORK  — Fernanda Garcia, 17, a senior at Carroll High, takes after her big sister, 22-year-old Adriana, in several ways.
    Fernanda got an idea for her career track from her sister, who’s already a registered nurse. The two siblings exercise together, too.
    And whenever Fernanda had a question about English, their second language, outside of school, she could go ask Adriana, the first person in her family to attend Carroll County Public Schools.

  • Britt, McBayer win BRCC tournament

    Sherrill Britt rolled in a birdie putt on the 17th hole to break a three-way tie for first place and win the annual Member-Member, Member-Guest golf tournament held at Blue Ridge Country Club in Galax recently.

    Britt and partner Frank McBayer were tied with two other teams, Brad Chambers-James Williams and Brock Cox-Dustin Thompson,  at 12-under par when he dropped the winning putt. The teams parred the 18th hole to give Britt-McBayer the win at 13-under with rounds of 64-63 and a 127 total.

  • Blue Ridge C.C. ladies hold member-guest event

    The Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its annual member-member, member-guest tournament on July 25, with 32 area golfers participating in the Texas scramble format.

    Blue Ridge’s Judy Chambers teamed with Chris Hale of Giles to shoot a 65 and take first place in the championship flight by four strokes over the runner-up team of Jackie Butler (BRCC) and Becky Guynn (Galax).

    In third place was the tandem of Bertha Nunley (Blue Ridge) and Cindy Salyer (Floyd) with a 70, followed by Alice Hill (BRCC) and Diana Nunley (Pulaski) at 73.

  • Galax third at Marion tournament

    MARION –– Galax finished second in its division and third overall in the Bank of Marion golf classic, held Monday at Holston Hills Country Club.

    Holston won the small-school division with a four-man total of 338, holding off the Maroon Tide by five strokes. Jacob Patton paced Galax with his 79 and Nick Sage was close behind with an 80. Dominic DiGiacomo shot 87 and Kylee Hill carded a 97 for the Maroon Tide.

  • Giles dominates Draper Invite

    DRAPER –– Kory Wilson of Giles incinerated the front nine on his way to a 4-under-par 68 while the Spartans posted three of the  top seven individual scores to handily win the 8th annual Draper Valley Prep Classic last Thursday at Draper Valley Golf Club.

    Wilson opened his round with an eagle on the par-5 first hole and followed up with birdies on five of the next eight holes to make the turn six strokes under par with a 30.

  • Winding road takes Leonard to Ky. school

    There is no quick and easy way to get from Independence, Va. to Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. The drive there is some 350 miles long and consumes nearly six hours.

    Even if there were a shortcut from here to a place just southwest of Lexington, Ky., Dustin Leonard has taken the roundabout path to play college baseball for the Eagles.

  • United Way returns with revamped campaign

    Rather than raising money to meet a specific monetary goal, the organization is trying to recruit more donors from the community to help as many people as it possibly can.

  • Nothing cool about this school

    HILLSVILLE — With the heating and air conditioning system removed from the main building at Carroll County High, people want to know, “how cool is school?”
    After the first day, staff and students knew the answer: Not very.
    The new school year commenced Aug. 13 as planned, with work to replace the HVAC system at the high school moving to the evening and early morning so as to not disturb classes.