Today's News

  • Nonuser fee repeal delayed

    HILLSVILLE — The absence of two members at Monday night’s meeting was a deciding factor that ultimately led to the Carroll County Board of Supervisors postponing the repeal of ordinances pertaining to nonuser water fees for another six months.

  • Willing Partners seeks help; could close June 30

    Staff Report
    Willing Partners, which has served the community for 20 years, is now in need of help.
    The search has continued for many months for the nonprofit to find a suitable permanent home, but that effort has not been successful yet, according to Director Kathy Cooley.
    “Willing Partners must have certain amenities to do the work they do. Only in recent days have we been able to make an offer for a vacant building in downtown Galax,” said Cooley. She added, “negotiations are continuing to see if that offer is feasible.”

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  • Indians pose no problem for Tide in semis

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Facing a dreary weekend forecast, the Virginia High School League moved up the state soccer semifinals by several hours in an effort to get the contests in with as little interference as possible from a meteorological standpoint. Galax more than cooperated, making sure things were over with quite early in a metaphorical sense, as well.

  • Elmasterly

    RADFORD –– Having stormed through her state semifinal before the opposite pairing had completed its first set Thursday, Sarah Elmasry of Galax was given ample opportunity to observe her next opponent, to identify any strengths or potential weaknesses and to carefully formulate a game plan in her mind.

  • Five of a kind

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– In and around Galax there are several occurrences dotting the calendar that can be counted upon to happen once a year. Every August there is the annual Old Fiddlers Convention. Each July, it’s the annual Great Duck Race. In early June, you’ll commonly find the annual Hoisting of the Trophy.

  • Delegate facing challenge in primary

    Staff Report

    Del. Israel O’Quinn will be challenged early on this election year, as he faces opposition in this week’s GOP primary by opponent Michael Osborne.

    The Republican primary is on Tuesday and will determine which candidates are on the ballot in the Nov. 5 general election. All 100 members of the Virginia House of Delegates and all 40 state senators will be elected in November.

  • Citizens speak out against water fees

    HILLSVILLE – Following the extensively debated topic of nonuser fees charged to some residents in Carroll County for utility services, committees spent months working to develop new water rates and fee structures

    The Carroll County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed solution tonight, Monday.

    A public hearing was held June 3 regarding the topic, in order for county officials to provide clarifications and solicit comments from citizens regarding the revised rate structures.

  • Carroll PSA director is latest to resign

    HILLSVILLE – A third county official in Carroll County has submitted a letter of resignation, two weeks after the county administrator and assistant county administrator resigned.

    On June 5, Jessica Montgomery, executive director of the Carroll County Public Service Authority (PSA), resigned.

    Montgomery, who has served the county since 2009, was originally appointed as engineer for the PSA. She was later hired in 2015 as the executive director of the authority.

  • Scammers steal wallet by causing distraction

    HILLSVILLE – Local authorities have advised business owners and citizens to remain vigilant after two incidents occurred earlier this week involving thefts from two separate nursing homes in the Carroll County area.

    According to Hillsville Police Chief Shannon Goad and Sgt. R.D. Horton with the Virginia State Police, investigations are ongoing.