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Today's News

  • Chase results in dozens of charges

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men after a traffic stop turned into a car chase through several yards and a field, resulting in numerous property damages.

    The incident took place on Thursday at approximately 8:48 p.m. According to a press release from Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Deputy Jake Worrell was conducting a traffic stop on U.S. 52 in Cana on Jan. 29 when he observed a 1990 Hyundai approach him.

  • Police investigate LJS break-in

    The Galax Long John Silver’s reported a break-in Friday morning.

    According to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark, a side window was shattered by the burglar or burglars sometime before 8 a.m. on Jan. 30, and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. The restaurant on East Stuart Drive was unoccupied at the time, he said.

    Clark said there was no footage of the incident and no suspects have been identified yet.

    Corporate representatives of Long John Silver’s declined to comment, as the theft is still being investigated.

  • School bus-related traffic violations rise

    HILLSVILLE — Virginia State Police charged six motorists in Hillsville last week for passing stopped school buses in Carroll County.

    Several buses in the county’s fleet are equipped with camera systems that record the entire routes daily. As a result of the camera systems, motorists who pass stopped school buses are also recorded, and the state police actively uses the recordings to charge and prosecute motorists who violate those laws.

  • Those who wish to stay at training center should have that option

    Last week marked a milestone in an ongoing fight to save the Southwest Virginia Training Center — one of five state facilities for the developmentally and intellectually disabled.

    Del. Jeff Campbell filed House Bill 1614, which seeks to prohibit the closure of the Hillsville facility, along with the Southeastern Virginia Training Center in Chesapeake. So far, the bill has made its way to the House of Delegates’ Committee on Appropriations.

  • 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.