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Today's News

  • Tide girls win first; Cavs split

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Galax got off the schneid after an 0-4 start, blowing away Christiansburg in the fourth quarter to take a 50-29 win in a nondistrict girls’ game Monday night.

    After the Maroon Tide jumped to an 11-3 lead in the first quarter, the two teams played evenly through the second and third until Galax smoked the Blue Demons 21-8 over the final eight minutes.

  • Carroll girls roll to fourth straight

    It took more than three minutes of playing time before Carroll County finally removed the zero from its side of the scoreboard. A little more than seven minutes later, the Cavaliers were sitting atop a 17-point cushion.

    A run of 19 unanswered points proved to be insurmountable as Carroll County’s girls won their fourth straight game, this one a 60-30 nondistrict decision Friday over Galax.

  • Strategy pays off in Cav win

    Carroll County made it quite clear from the opening tip that the Cavaliers weren’t going to let one man beat them. Even if that strategy worked out – which it did –  the game wasn’t going to win itself. Winston Giles and Noah Johnson took care of that part in Carroll’s 45-44 nondistrict win in Galax.

  • Tougher laws for senior drivers take effect Jan. 1

    Stricter driver’s license-renewal rules for older drivers go into effect in Virginia on Jan. 1, including accelerated renewal cycles and age-specific procedures for in-person renewals.

    The new law lowers the age for mandatory in-person license renewal to 75 from 80.

    Virginia drivers age 75 and older will no longer be eligible to renew their driver’s license electronically or by mail.

    Instead, they must apply in person for every renewal, beginning at age 75.

  • City, counties receive enterprise zone status

    RICHMOND — Galax, Carroll and Grayson are part of a new regional enterprise zone, which will help with business recruitment and expansion through state grants and incentives.

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced new and renewed Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations, and the application from the city and counties was approved.

  • Joy Ranch holds annual live Nativity

    Joy Ranch’s annual live Nativity on Dec. 13 was a well-crafted spectacle for the faithful.

    Set up in a drive-thru format, cars stopped at each tableau. The scenes featured a scribe who read the nativity passage from a scroll, shepherds watching their flocks, a choir of angels, wise men with camels, a robed traveler with a live donkey, a pair of Roman soldiers taking a census for Caesar, innkeepers with no room and the infant Jesus with his family, in a stable topped with a star.

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  • Store donates to Community Kitchen

    The Hillsville Super Dollar donated $1,000 to God’s Storehouse and Community Kitchen on Dec. 19.

    Theron Phillips, district operations manager (also pastor at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church), and Brandon Desmond, Hillsville Super Dollar store manager, met with the Kitchen’s Becky McLendon at its Rooftop of Virginia headquarters in Galax.

  • Bill would help terminal patients get experimental treatments

    When the Virginia General Assembly convenes in January, Sen. Bill Stanley plans to introduce a piece of healthcare legislation aimed at helping terminally ill patients.

    Stanley (R-20th District) represents the City of Galax and portions of Carroll County.

    Stanley’s SB732, seeks to expand access to experimental drugs and other devices to people who might otherwise not have the opportunity to utilize these treatments in order to prolong or save their lives.

  • Public record for 12/24/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 1-14 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: