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Today's News

  • Center helps grow small local businesses

    HILLSVILLE ― Local small businesses created fewer jobs this year and fewer new businesses started up, but more existing companies expanded and jobs were retained.

    These figures came from the Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Galax, which works with local entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.

    Mandy Archer, director of the SBDC, gave a report on this year’s figures to the Carroll County IDA at its Nov. 4 meeting.

  • Readers Hotline 11/12/14

    Standing tall
    I’m just watching something on TV that I cannot believe. The only coward in our country is this president. God bless Netanyahu [the prime minister of Israel]. I wish we had somebody 1/100th the man he is to run this country. How dare anybody talk about him when he is the only leader in this world trying to do something to protect his people. Not like our president.

    Same as you

  • Alice Gerrard, others, to perform at CCSA in Galax

    A woman who helped blaze a trail for other female musicians in folk and bluegrass will perform this Saturday at the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts in Galax.

    Alice Gerrard, a former Galax resident and founder of the Old-time Herald magazine, is considered an influential musician for her time recording and performing with Hazel Dickens and Mike Seeger.

    CCSA will host a concert on Nov. 15 from 7-9 p.m., with Gerrard, Gail Gillespie, Kay Justice and Joe Dejarnette.

  • Stab victim charged with domestic assault

    HILLSVILLE — A 31-year-old Hillsville man has been charged with two counts of domestic assault against his girlfriend, who was charged on Friday for allegedly stabbing him in the back with a knife.

  • Galax stuffs Warriors’ rally

    Chilhowie had proven to itself that it could be done, overcoming a two-set deficit to a higher-seeded team on the big stage of a postseason tournament. Galax proved that even though it was a 2-seed, you’re still the champ until someone demonstrates otherwise.

  • Maroon Tide, Conley repeat as 1A West champs

    BRISTOL –– Clif Conley stood at the side of the chute, exposed legs flecked with mud, and waited for all the runners who finished behind him to walk on by.

    Rain dripping off his close-cropped hair, the Galax senior extended his arm, patted each on the back and said “great race‚“ to them all. He was there for a while.

    Nobody finished in front of him.

  • Tickle, Cougars run past Cavs

    STUART –– Patrick County broke open a close game in the third period last Friday night to hand the Carroll County Cavaliers a 27-14 setback in a nondistrict game at John D. Hooker Field.

    The Cavaliers trailed 20-14 late in the third period when Cougar runningback Zach Tickle found an opening in the Carroll defense and raced 44 yards for the touchdown. Miguel Rodriguez’s PAT kick was good and with 35 seconds left in the period, the Cougars padded their lead and held on for the victory.

  • Maroon Tide rolls to 38-0 win

    Grayson County spent the first two quarters one play away from making it anybody’s ballgame. Galax spent the third quarter four plays away from adding another nail to the Blue Devils’ coffin.

    After struggling to take a 7-0 lead into the half, Galax exploded for 24 quick-strike third-quarter points, zooming away to a 38-0 win over Grayson in the final regular season game for both teams.

  • FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

    GROUP 1A

    State championship

    Saturday, Salem Stadium

    Altavista 22, Essex 20

     

    GROUP 2A

    State championship

    Saturday, Salem Stadium

    Glenvar 20, Wilson Memorial 14 (OT)

     

    GROUP 3A

    State championship

  • Readers Hotline 11/10/14

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