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  • Johnson named Hillsville's citizen of the month

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville Interim Police Chief Wesley Yonce selected Jeff Johnson as the town’s Citizen of the Month for January.

    Yonce made his presentation at town council’s Jan. 12 meeting.

    After 22 years of conducting his business in the area, Johnson has become “a pillar of the Twin County business community,” said Yonce.

  • Firefighters battle blaze inside Magnolia factory in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE - Several fire departments worked to extinguish a fire at the Magnolia Manufacturing Company in Hillsville on Saturday, when an unknown cause sparked a fire in two industrial units inside one of the factory's filter houses.

    According to a report from Hillsville Assistant Fire Chief Mike Musser, firefighters were called to Magnolia around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a fire inside the factory.

    Upon arrival, firefighters were told that the fire was in a filter house — a component of the factory.

  • Grayson County gets much-deserved win

    MARION –– An emotional several days for Grayson County athletics ended on a positive note as the Blue Devils opened a big first-half lead and dropped Marion 45-36 in a nondistrict girls’ game Tuesday.

  • Tide can’t overcome cold start

    WYTHEVILLE –– For the better part of two and a half quarters Wednesday night, Galax played George Wythe on even terms. But for one eight-minute stretch early on, the game was dictated on the Maroons’ terms only.

    George Wythe used a 21-0 blitz to take command early and claimed a 49-33 nondistrict girls’ win over the Maroon Tide.

  • Maroon Tide outshoots Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– After falling behind by 15 points early on, George Wythe locked down on Galax defensively. After Wythe made a game of it, Galax locked in from the 3-point line.

    It rained destruction in the third period in the form of 20-foot jumpshots as the Maroon Tide knocked down seven 3-pointers in less than seven minutes after halftime, pulling away to an easy 68-54 win over the previously once-beaten Maroons.

  • Tide swimmers showing improvement

    Galax’s swim meet Friday at George Wythe was knocked out by the threat of inclement weather, but the week was still a busy one for the Maroon Tide, which swam in meets at Marion on Tuesday and at Christiansburg Wednesday.

  • Carroll thumps GW, stunned by Cougars

     DUBLIN –– Four days after knocking off a contender for the top spot in Conference 24, Carroll County suffered a puzzling defeat to Pulaski County, dropping a 49-45 loss to the Cougars on Monday.

    The Cavaliers (9-4 overall) had pummelled Pulaski County by 23 points in their first meeting, Dec. 22 in Hillsville, but had no answer Monday for Chelsea Golden.

  • Dixon, Spurlin win titles at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT –– Galax and Grayson County advanced a combined six wrestlers to the championship finals, with the Maroon Tide winning two individual titles Saturday at the Rural Retreat Invitational wrestling tournament.

  • Cavaliers hold off Blue Devils

    HILLSVILLE –– Having managed fewer than 20 points in the first half Monday night, Carroll County struck upon a novel idea to start the third quarter – pointing the ball at the bucket.

    Grayson County experienced a similar epiphany after scoring 17 points by the midpoint of the third period, but the Blue Devils’ surge ran out of steam down the stretch as the Cavaliers pulled away for a 52-40 nondistrict win.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: January 25-31

    2010

    Kayla Goins recorded a triple-double for the second time in three days, leading Carroll County over Abingdon 56-46 with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. Goins had a triple-double two days earlier and was a single rebound short of one the day before, which would have given her three triple-doubles for the week.

    Eric Harvey pumped in 29 points while Tyler Rutherford and Jake Blizzard scored 14 apiece as Grayson County rolled over Narrows 81-57.

     

    2005