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  • REMEMBER WHEN: Oct. 23-29

     

     

    2011

    *A miracle play kept Grayson County’s record perfect on the year in a 41-40 win over Fort Chiswell. Having led 39-21 in the fourth quarter, the Blue Devils trailed 40-39 when a Pioneer punt was blocked at the Fort 33 and shot backwards. A scramble for the ball finally ended in the Pioneer end zone and resulted in a safety. The finish set up a showdown between a pair of 9-0 teams the following week when Galax visited Grayson.

  • Cavs fall to Patriots; Tide drops two in conference play

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County celebrated Senior Night on Thursday. Fortunately, it turned into Senior-And-A-Half-Night, otherwise the festivities would have been concluded before everybody got their phones switched over to camera mode.

  • Area XC teams win titles

    Grayson County, Carroll County and Galax brought home a total of five individual and team titles Wednesday from their respective cross country conference championships at meets held in Martinsville, Hillsville and Bristol.

    Though the zip code places it in Hillsville, the Southwestern Virginia Training Center serves as the home course for Galax’s cross country team and the Maroon Tide defended its turf Wednesday, sweeping the individual titles and taking the girls’ team crown at the Conference 46 meet.

  • Blaker’s big night leads Narrows past Blue Devils

    NARROWS –– Cole Blaker accounted for 384 yards and five touchdowns and Narrows overwhelmed Grayson County 54-21 Friday in a Mountain Empire District game at Ragsdale Field.

    Blaker, a senior quarterback, ran 23 times for 226 yards and two touchdowns and completed 6-of-12 passes for another 158 yards and three scores as the Green Wave improved to 6-3 overall, 2-2 in district play. Grayson County dropped to 2-7, 1-3.

  • C’burg pulls away from Carroll

    CHRISTIANSBURG – Christiansburg broke a close game open in the third quarter last Friday night to beat the Carroll County Cavaliers 35-26 in a River Ridge District game.

    Carroll County actually led the game twice in the first half but the Blue Demons came on strong in the third period, outscoring the Cavaliers 21-6 to put the game away.

  • Quick night for Maroon Tide

    One of the best ways to keep an offense that averages 36 points per game under control is to simply keep it off of the field, and in that respect, Bland County did about as well as could be hoped. But what Galax did with the mere 8 minutes and 37 seconds that it had possession was beyond efficient.

  • Trick-or-treating, food, games planned for Halloween night

    Galax and the towns of Hillsville and Independence invite kids of all ages to Halloween night fun on Monday.

    The Galax Downtown Association is planning this year’s Downtown Halloween Bash that is set for 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

    Local businesses, churches and organizations are encouraged to gather downtown to play games, give treats to children of all ages and enjoy an outing for the entire family. The bash offers children a fun and safe place to enjoy the evening’s festivities and to gather treats.

  • Benish on ballot for school board seat

    INDEPENDENCE — Dr. Robert Benish will appear on the ballot again this year during a special election on Nov. 8 to fill the at-large seat on the Grayson County School Board.

    The winner of this year’s election will serve out the remainder of Tim “T.T.” Carico’s unexpired term, which ends Dec. 31, 2019. Carico, who won the seat in last year’s election, died from injuries sustained in an ATV accident in July.

    Benish was a candidate in the 2015 election, as well.

  • Driver leads police on I-77 chase

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – A Georgia woman was charged with multiple offenses after a short police chase on Interstate 77 in Carroll County.

    According to Trooper C.H. Campbell with the Virginia State Police, Jammie Lee Aughenbaugh, 28, of Gary, Ga., was traveling south on I-77 on Oct. 21. Around 1 a.m., Campbell said he clocked Aughenbaugh near Exit 19 for excessive speed, with a radar reading of 92 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

  • Return of the 'Parasite'

    There was a time when Frank Levering of Cana was more than just a stage director, playwright and orchard owner.

    There was a time when he made a monster.

    This Saturday night, that creature crawls out of cinematic obscurity to terrify audiences again, as the Friends of the Sidna Allen House hosts a fundraiser featuring a screening of “Parasite,” co-written by Levering.

    The movie will be shown at the historic Rex Theater in Galax on Oct. 29.