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Today's News

  • Twin County tennis players continue state quest

    Three state tournament slots have already been filled by Twin County tennis teams, and two more were at stake beginning Thursday.

    Paige Hanks and Susan Davis of Galax punched their ticket to the Virginia High School League’s Spring Jubilee at Radford University with their runner-up finishes in region 1A West girls’ action, and Grayson County’s boys move on as a team to the 1A/2A semis.

  • State-bound Statesmen end Grayson County’s year

    RINGGOLD — Randolph-Henry got on the board early and often and held off a late Grayson County rally as the Statesmen beat the Blue Devils 11-5 in the VHSL Region 2A West baseball semifinals Wednesday evening at Dan River High School.

    Randolph-Henry (20-3) scored four runs over the first two innings — two in each inning. Drew Jackson and Cameron Vassar had RBIs in the first inning, with Jackson smacking a double into left-center, while Derek Horvath and Josh Jones had RBIs in the second inning.

    “Gave me room to breathe,” Horvath said.

  • Blue Devils batter Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Once into the second level of the softball postseason, games commonly come down to a late squeeze bunt, or one defensive miscue, or one big swing of the bat.

    Hitting through the order in consecutive innings will get the job done too, if one is into that sort of thing.

  • Maroon Tide earns state berth

    RADFORD –– The Galax boys’ soccer team plays with heart. It plays with brains. The team plays with backbone, and it plays with guts.

    Wednesday night it played with…scapula?

    A shoulder blade-guided goal was just one of the numerous ways in which the Maroon Tide found the net as Galax demolished Auburn 9-0 in the Region 1A West semifinals at Norman Lineburg Field on the Radford High School campus.

  • Public record for 6/4/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Galax General District Court, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Police arrest three in meth lab bust

    HILLSVILLE ― Virginia State Police have charged three people in connection with a meth lab on Coon Ridge Road in Carroll County.

  • Independence has positive financial forecast

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence is in better financial shape than it’s been in some time, according to town council members and its town manager during a recent public hearing on its 2014-15 budget.
    No citizens attended the hearing, but council member Jason Cassell began a discussion by asking Town Manager Jerry Hughes how he felt about the budget for the coming fiscal year.
    “From the town manager’s standpoint, are we in pretty decent shape financially?” he asked Hughes.
    Hughes promptly answered, “Yes.”

  • Stout charged with grand larceny

     

  • $20,000 in stolen items recovered

    ENNICE, N.C. — A North Carolina couple has been arrested and charged with a series of thefts at Walmart and Magic Mart in Galax and Lowe’s in Carroll County.

    According to a Galax Police Department report, the thefts occurred between February and May 29.

    Officer Terry Woods and Sgt. Shawny Jones were dispatched to the Galax Walmart after police received a complaint that the couple was suspected of shoplifting merchandise.

  • CCHS graduates embark on next phase of journey

    Families stood and clapped, snapped pictures and cried as the 302 students that made up Carroll County’s 2014 graduating class were led single file to their seats at Tommy Thompson Field on the morning of May 31.

    After a 13-year career, this was the day for the seniors to reflect on their shared journey, breathe a sigh of relief and start planning their adult lives.