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  • Hotline gives teens a place to turn

    Teens often feel alone and misunderstood, even when they have a loving family. For those with no one to lean on, growing up can be even tougher.

    PUSH Ministries in Galax is giving teens a place to turn with its new Teen Talk hotline.

    Jill Burcham of PUSH talked to members of the Galax School Board about the organization’s hotline at their Sept. 12 meeting.

  • Brown to serve 12 years for child porn

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man who pleaded guilty to 12 counts of possessing child pornography will spend one year in prison for each crime, followed by a decade of probation.

    The case is one of three brought to a Carroll County grand jury through the efforts of a Hillsville police detective and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Spartans jump on Carroll County early for TRD win

    PEARISBURG –– At some point, the positives have to be found wherever they may be.

    In between a 41-0 first-half shelling and a 46-point final margin, a ray of sunshine elbowed its way through the dark cloud that has been hanging over Carroll County.

  • Maroon Tide smacks Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– Friday the 13th is normally considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.

    But not for the Galax Maroon Tide football team.

    The Maroon Tide ignored the superstition and, behind runningback Dougie Peoples and a stingy defense, Galax rolled over George Wythe 50-13 in a Mountain Empire District game played at Pendleton Field last Friday night.

    The Tide (5-2, 3-0) put on an offensive show, rushing for 481 yards on 49 carries.

  • Readers Hotline 10/16/17

    Salute
    There is a business that thanks the police department, the medical services, the fire department and rescue squad. I also thank them, too. I appreciate them. But, I also thank the military for what all they do for us. What would we do without them? I think they deserve a big thank you, also.

    No rubber stamp

  • Hillsville receives federal grants

    HILLSVILLE — Two federal grants from USDA Rural Development will help Hillsville fight crime and keep streets clear.

    At the Sept. 25 meeting, Town Manager Retta Jackson told members of Hillsville Town Council that a $23,100 grant will pay for two new police cars and a $20,800 grant will pay for snow removal equipment.

    Also at the meeting, council approved an amendment to a town ordinance regulating vendor licenses.

  • Readers Hotline 10/11/17

    High tide

  • Public record for 10/11/17 edition

    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 June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Indians see-saw past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Among the lesser-known features of the recently-refurbished Grayson County Middle School gym is that it boasts hot and cold running volleyball.

    Grayson County gave Rural Retreat all it could handle in Tuesday’s Mountain Empire District match but could only do so in spurts as the Indians escaped the Blue Devils by the wildly-deviating tally of 27-25, 25-8, 26-28, 25-14.

  • Galax powers past Pioneers

    Galax remained undefeated in the Mountain Empire District and took over second place in district play with a 40-13 victory over Fort Chiswell’s high-flying offense last Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record, 4-2 overall, while Grayson County beat Auburn last Friday night to move into first place with an undefeated 3-0 district record. Fort Chiswell dropped to 3-1 in the district and 4-2 overall.