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Today's News

  • Wreck damages ambulance, VFW fence

    HILLSVILLE – A Dugspur man collided with an ambulance in Hillsville last week, which resulted in damages to the fence around VFW Post 1115.

    According to police reports, the Hillsville Police Department responded to an accident on Main Street in Hillsville around 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 2.

  • Dori Freeman: Rising Star

    The video on YouTube is arresting. A slender, pale young woman in a tank top and jeans, sitting partly in a shaft of light, leans back into her seat, pulling the hand that turned the camera on down to rest on her thigh before she kicks into the song.

    It’s a hard-luck tale of the kind so prevalent in American folk and old-time mountain music, about poverty and its accompanying hardships. She sings it a cappella, accompanying herself only with rhythmic slaps against her denim-clad legs.

  • REMEMBER WHEN

     1986

    Independence poured in 34 third-quarter points and hammered Mount Rogers 94-59. Kelly Haga had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Kirk Goodson contributed 14 points and 14 boards while Ashley Haga dished 10 assists.

    Galax remained atop the MED volleyball standings after a four-set win over Independence.

    1981

  • Tide swimmers advance to region

    BRISTOL –– Galax finished third in the boys’ team standings and fifth among the girls’ teams at the conference swim meet at Virginia High.

    The host Bearcats swept the team titles, with the boys’ team earning 237 points to runner-up Marion’s 213. Galax was third with 124, followed by George Wythe (98) and Patrick Henry (61) in the top five.

  • Three Cavaliers win C24 titles

    Six Twin County wrestlers came home with championships in the first round of the postseason, including three from Carroll County.

    Jarrett Thomas (113 pounds), Brennan Vaught (120) and Caxton Vaught (132) were champions and Elijah Caviness a runner-up in the Conference 24 tournament Friday at William Byrd High School.

  • Galax rally comes up short

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax turned a 12-point deficit into a one-point lead in a little less than six minutes Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the momentum and fell to George Wythe 43-32.

    The Maroon Tide (7-15) took its last lead at 21-20 when Carleigh Pack opened the second half with a 3-pointer. George Wythe didn’t trail again after Grayson Anders grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a three-point play with 5:32 showing in the third period, igniting a 9-0 run for the Maroons (13-7).

  • Maroons make early lead hold

    WYTHEVILLE –– After hanging around for the better part of three quarters, Galax was held to two points over the final nine and a half minutes as George Wythe pulled away for a 63-36 win in a Conference 46 matchup Tuesday night.

    The Maroons improved to 17-2 and solidified their hold on the top spot in the conference standings at 9-0. Galax fell to 7-13 overall, 3-6 in the conference, but will have earned a first-round home game in the conference tournament with a win last night (Thursday) at Bland County.

  • Carroll girls come alive, blow past Blacksburg

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll-Blacksburg girls’ game reflected the frigid weather outside Wednesday when the Cavaliers rallied from a halftime deficit to beat the cold-shooting Indians 40-23 in a River Ridge District game.

    It was a senior night and Cavalier coach Marc Motley started his five seniors.

    Haley Turman hit the first basket of the game for the Cavaliers and Fiona Carter-Tod tied the game with a layup for the Bruins.

    Chris Martin rolled in a jump shot to put Blacksburg up 4-2.

  • Pioneers pull away late

    INDEPENDENCE –– Closing out its regular season with two games in three days against Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had the Pioneers on the ropes in Round 1. But there’s a reason Fort will be gunning for its 20th win in Round 2.

    Fort Chiswell pulled away from a 37-37 tie by outscoring the Blue Devils 24-15 over the final eight minutes and won for the 19th time in 20 outings, taking down Grayson County 61-52 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavaliers hang on to top Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– After a slow start, the Carroll County boys’ basketball team found its groove in the second half to pull away from Blacksburg 61-58 in an exciting River Ridge District game.

    The Cavaliers were cruising along with a 59-51 lead with 19 seconds to play but Blacksburg decided it wasn’t going down easy.

    The Bruins scored to cut the lead to 59-53. Blacksburg intercepted the inbounds pass and Grant Johnston hit a layup and was fouled. He made the free throw and the lead was down to 59-56.