Today's News

  • Galax approves school budget

    “As all of you know, this is a very unique budget year,” said Galax School Superintendent Bill Sturgill, addressing the school board members in a budget session, prior to the main meeting, on Tuesday night.

  • Hill, Devils overpower Cougars

    PULASKI –– Venerable old Calfee Park has always been a great place to take in a game, but it has not been very kind to Grayson County over the years. The Blue Devils got one back against the old ball yard on Monday.

    Grayson County broke open a 2-0 game by scoring 10 runs over the fourth and fifth innings, and Koby Hill completely shut down Pulaski County hitters as the Blue Devils took a 12-0 nonconference win in a game shortened to five innings.

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    A two-out error in the bottom of the seventh spoiled a perfect game but Carroll County’s Rebecca Thomas still struck out 14 and finished with a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Marion. Carroll took the lead for good in the first with two runs off of successive singles by Grace Ayers, Lillie Kimble, Lexi Hodge and Megan Snow.

  • Carroll Co. athletes sign en masse

    HILLSVILLE –– That scritchy-scratch sound emanating from the media room at Carroll County High School recently was the sound of pen on paper as four CCHS athletes committed to play for various colleges. The sniffling sound? Probably Brad Hawks coming to the full realization that he is losing some mighty fine basketball players.

  • Power surge lifts Blue Devils past Glenvar 10-1

    SALEM –– Grace Circle slammed two home runs, Claire Circle added another and Grayson County battered Glenvar for 17 hits, taking a 10-1 win in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.

    Following a leadoff double by Chelsie Callahan to start the game, Claire Circle gave Grayson County (13-3) the lead for good with a two-run shot to center field. Two outs later, Grace Circle hit the first of her two homers, a solo shot to left-center.

  • Grayson finishes strong to drop Narrows 12-2

    INDEPENDENCE –– Trailing Narrows 2-1 after three innings, Grayson County’s bats came to life over the final three innings and the Blue Devils went on to a 12-2 win over the Green Wave in a Mountain Empire District game halted in the sixth inning on the 10-run rule.

    Narrows scored two runs on a two-out error in the top of the first and held the lead until Matt Cornett tripled and scored on Micah Cornett’s single in the home half of the fourth, sparking a four-run outburst.

  • Maroon Tide avenges another

    The first time through the Mountain Empire District portion of its baseball schedule wasn’t exactly kind to Galax. The Maroon Tide is finding the back end of the series much more to its liking.

    For the second day in a row Galax avenged an earlier loss to an MED foe, this time jumping out to an eight-run lead and holding on down the stretch to claim an 8-4 win over Fort Chiswell Wednesday at Felts Park.

  • Commissioner has merger concerns

    HILLSVILLE — Plans to merge the Carroll commissioner of revenue’s office with the assessor’s office have been put on hold, as the county’s Board of Supervisors examines concerns that have been voiced by Commissioner Fran McPherson.

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