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  • Readers Hotline 12/22/14

    A good thing

  • Community comes together to help neighbors in need

    Santa’s elves are taller than you’d think: dozens of firefighters and citizen volunteers crowded into one of the Galax Fire Department’s bays to help pack Community Christmas Food Fund boxes for 550 needy local families on Dec. 18.

    Helpers of all ages loaded boxes onto a conveyor system, stocked the boxes with food and household items, kept them moving and stacked them when full. The boxes were delivered on Sunday.

  • Patients falling into healthcare 'coverage gap'

    Landmark News Service and Staff Reports

    The army of counselors who help people sign up online for insurance in the Affordable Care Act marketplace this open enrollment period face a range of reaction.

    The sessions usually end in gratitude — and sometimes insurance for someone who has been going without a safety net.

    But occasionally there’s frustration, even anger, from people who find the premiums and deductibles in the federal marketplace too much for their pocketbook.

  • Service animal policy causes board to pause

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County School Board discussed a number of changes to school policies and program of studies this month, and tabled a policy about service animals on school grounds after one board member expressed concern over visitors being denied access to a school event.

    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Burnette presented the changes at the Dec. 9 meeting.

  • Gladeville students make Christmas cards for soldiers

    This year, students at Gladeville Elementary School were given an important mission to spread holiday cheer to members of the U.S. Armed Forces who will likely not be home in time for the holidays.

    According to school counselor Judy Neal and art teacher Amy Jackson, who partnered for the project, around 70 Christmas cards were sent to a group of soldiers in an undisclosed location this year, thanking them for their service and wishing them a Merry Christmas.

  • Maroon Tide squanders huge lead but drops Wythe by 9

     Galax jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead and withstood a second-half surge by George Wythe, holding on for a 65-56 win in a nondistrict boys’ basketball game Monday in Galax.

    Tied 8-8 with three minutes left in the first period, the Maroon Tide (3-0) outscored the Maroons 23-7 the rest of the first half to take command.

  • Dixon, Spurlin lead Tide in C46 voting

    Caleb Spurlin started the season as a skill position player. Joseph Dixon started the season in the shadow of one of the greatest individual seasons in state history.

    Both Galax football players have than left their mark, if Conference 46 coaches have anything to say about it.

    Spurlin was named the top lineman on both sides of the ball and Dixon earned offensive player of the year honors in Conference 46 voting.

  • McGrady tops 1,000 in Devil win

    INDEPENDENCE –– The suspense is over. 

    Camryn McGrady of the Grayson County Blue Devils surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career Friday in a 56-26 victory over nondistrict rival Alleghany, N.C.

    McGrady entered the game 10 points short of the 1,000 mark. She had scored eight points when she was fouled with 1:55 left in the half. She calmly went to the foul line and sank both shots to reach the plateau.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: December 14-20

     2009

    Grayson County scored 53 second-half points and ran away from Floyd County 77-69. Eric Harvey scored 26 points for Grayson, which got 16 from Tyler Rutherford, 14 from Bubba Bowen and 12 from Steven Eller.

    Kayla Goins scored 25 points and topped 1,000 for her career as Carroll County got past Pulaski County 57-52. The Cavaliers rallied from seven points down in the third period for the win.

     

    2004

  • Grayson, Carroll gridders gain honors

      Staff reports

     

    Grayson County placed one player on the all-Conference 39 football first team while the Blue Devils and Carroll County combined to fill 11 total spots on their respective all-conference squads.

    Chance Widner was a first-team pick at defensive end for the Blue Devils after leading the Twin Counties with 50 solo tackles. He was second in the area with 63.5 total tackles. Widner was also voted a second-team all-Region 2A West defensive end.