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Today's News

  • Galax boys pick up team victory at EastMont Invitational

    SHAWSVILLE –– Galax placed all five of its scoring runners among the top 22 and won the boys’ team title last Wednesday at the Eastern Montgomery Invitational, held at Camp Alta Mons.

    Led by the third-place effort of Andrew Jordan, the Maroon Tide finished with a team score of 69 points, 25 below runner-up Floyd County’s 94. Glenvar (111), Parry McCluer (125) and Grayson County (139) rounded out the top five in the 12-team competition.

  • Cavaliers close regular season on high note

    Carroll County finished up its regular season with a three-set sweep while Galax dropped a marathon match to Fort Chiswell in volleyball action Thursday night.

    In Low Moor, Carroll County pulled out a tight win in the opening set and went on to defeat Alleghany 27-25, 25-22, 25-15 in a Three Rivers District match.

    The Cavaliers (13-6 overall, 7-5 district) got a dozen kills and three aces from Jolee Sloss, while Erin Hash registered six blocks and four kills. Taylor Spangler supplied 27 assists for Carroll, tacking on five kills.

  • First-quarter woes continue for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE –– It took Alleghany more than two and a half hours to get from Covington to Tommy Thompson Field. Once there, it took the Mountaineers less than a minute late in the first quarter to take control.

    Two touchdowns and a safety in the span of 45 seconds spotted Alleghany a 23-point first-quarter lead Friday and the Mountaineers went on to a 37-13 win in a Three Rivers District game.

  • Peoples, Tide keep rolling

    For the better part of the first half, Auburn played keep-away about as well as anyone has been able to do this year against Galax. But while the Eagles’ offense was their best defense, Galax’s best offense was just getting the ball in the first place.

  • Party poopers

    INDEPENDENCE –– Having wandered throughout Southwest Virginia on six of the previous eight Fridays, Grayson County finally returned home, aptly enough, for its homecoming night and the start of a three-game homestand to cap the regular season.

    It was the Blue Devils’ party, and Fort Chiswell ruined it.

  • Readers Hotline 10/23/17

    Hide and seek
    Because the police for the Town of Hillsville have decided they have to have black vehicles so they can sneak up on people, that’s fine. But, you have to remember one important thing. When you are running radar on Interstate 77, the least you do when it is foggy is to turn your lights on. I almost hit one of the pickup trucks this morning coming down 77 just right past the Hillsville exit.

    Rain check

  • Readers Hotline 10/18/17

    The right to protest
    This is just a comment about the Black Lives Matter that is all over the television. You’re protesting against the same thing that gives you the right to protest. You want your First Amendment right, you want to be heard. It’s the First Amendment that gives you the right to walk around carrying a sign and interrupting the world. You are trying to shut down all forms of speech that you don’t want. Unless it’s your opinion, you don’t want it heard.

    Ride into the sunset

  • Public record for 10/18/17 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • 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.