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Today's News

  • Paying Our Respects
  • Shortage may lead to Baywood School closure

    INDEPENDENCE — In a statement on social media to parents on Wednesday evening, Schools Superintendent Kelly Wilmore announced that their budget’s shortfall for the 2018-19 school year, in addition to other factors, has led the schools to consider one of three options, the most probable of the three being to close Baywood Elementary School before the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
    The other proposed options were to close Fairview Elementary School, or to cut seven positions and seven programs at the Career and Technical Education (CATE) Center. 

  • Something To Do from June 1-3, 2018

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Book Club (PG-13)

    • Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

    • Deadpool 2 (R)

    Music

  • Court News from May 30-31, 2018

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete.

    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.

    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in January in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Something To Do from 5-25-2018

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

    • Deadpool 2 (R)

    • Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)

    Music

  • Court News from May 23-24, 2018

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete.

    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.

    For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in February in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • CCHS seniors take next step

    HILLSVILLE – Many young minds began the next chapter in the book of their lives last Saturday, as 267 students from the Carroll County High School class of 2018 turned over their tassels, receiving diplomas in various areas of studies.

    The commencement opened with a greeting from CCHS student body co-presidents and a celebration of “hard work, dedication and the countless hours of development, growth and prosperity through education at CCHS,” as described by Co-President Houston Elizabeth Dixon.

  • Grayson expenditures catching up to revenue

    INDEPENDENCE ― As budgeting season continues, the Grayson Board of Supervisors sought a review of the county’s finances in order to address the years ahead.

  • Adams-Parker named Carroll assistant schools superintendent

    HILLSVILLE — Dr. Beverly Adams-Parker has been named assistant superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools effective July 1.

    Carroll Schools Superintendent Dr. Shirley Perry the school system will have two assistant superintendents, with Dr. Mark Burnette continuing in his position. “These positions will have different responsibilities and duties,” she said.

  • Colleagues remember former Galax mayor Van McCarter

    Dr. Van Buren McCarter, former dentist and mayor of Galax from 1986-1992, died on Monday in Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 96.

    McCarter retired from Galax City Council in 2004, after 25 years, 12 of those as mayor.