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Today's News

  • Galax waits to see if lottery plan wins approval

    Galax could receive up to $160,000 in additional state funding per year if a plan goes forward to return some revenue from Virginia Lottery sales to localities.

    In August, City Manager Keith Barker said he received a request for support from a group of Virginia mayors who want legislation passed by the General Assembly that would reallocate some of the lottery funds.

  • Firefighters receive grant for new equipment

    INDEPENDENCE — The Independence Volunteer Fire Department will receive $180,381 in federal funding to buy new air packs and turnout gear.

    The money is from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

  • Cavs escape Maroon Tide

    After a cakewalk of a first set it appeared Carroll County was in for a short night in its nondistrict venture to Galax Monday. But with 110 total points played in the second and third sets, the Maroon Tide made the Cavaliers do quite a bit of work just to get out of town in four.

    Galax gave Carroll County all it could handle and was one point away from taking a two-set lead before the Cavaliers staved off the upset bid and finally came away with the 25-10, 26-28, 29-27, 25-14 win.

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    2011

    * Grayson County hung 58 first-half points on a team that would go on to win a state championship, blasting Clintwood 61-6. The game was scoreless with less than four minutes to go in the first quarter when the Blue Devils detonated for eight touchdowns by halftime.

    * Galax ended a 12-game losing streak to Radford, taking a 30-0 halftime lead in a 43-0 win over the Bobcats. Three Galax backs rushed for between 45 and 85 yards each as the Tide outgained Radford 306-120.

     

  • Tide rallies past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax can count itself very fortunate that humans have five digits at the end of each extremity instead of just four. There was barely enough room for the Maroon Tide to stick anything but a pinky toe in the door as it was being slammed.

  • Grayson advances to golf regionals

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County finished second in the Conference 39 golf tournament last Wednesday, earning a trip to next Tuesday’s regional tournament.

    Seven teams participated in the tournament held at Tazewell Country Club.

    First place, with a team score of 315, went to Virginia High of Bristol, with the Blue Devils putting a 352 on the board. Both will advance to the Region 2A West tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Draper Valley Golf Course.

  • Galax second at Conference 46

    WYTHEVILLE –– Nobody was going to lay a finger on George Wythe. No way, no how, and that was pretty much a given, even before the first ball was teed up Thursday at the Conference 46 golf tournament. But for a runner-up, Galax was as close to a sure thing as they come.

  • Haynes 3rd, record falls at Galax XC

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley’s Emma Rogers posted a time Wednesday at the 23rd running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet that would have won the event just about any other year, and done so by more than a minute just about any other year.

    But Wednesday wasn’t just any other day.

  • Blacksburg overwhelms Carroll County

    BLACKSBURG –– Blacksburg celebrated homecoming last Friday night on a happy note as the Bruins rolled over Carroll County 52-6 in a River Ridge District game played in Blacksburg.

    The Bruins scored the first time they had the ball and they continued to score both on the ground and in the air.

    The Cavaliers (1-3) got a break on the opening kickoff. 

    Blacksburg kicker Camden Wise tried to fool Carroll County with an onside kick but the Cavaliers recovered the loose ball at their own 45.

  • Floyd rallies past Devils

    FLOYD –– Having allowed a total of 97 points in its previous two outings, Grayson County was but a few minutes away from taking a 7-0 lead into the half Friday night against the team with the best won-lost record to date on its schedule. But Floyd County managed a touchdown just before the half and added scores late in each the third and fourth quarters to pull away for a 21-7 nondistrict win over the Blue Devils.