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Today's News

  • Cavaliers suppress Floyd

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    HILLSVILLE –– If any team seemed capable of knocking off Carroll County somewhere along the line in Carroll’s inaugural season in the Three Rivers District, it figured to be Floyd County. Even after losses of 18 and 19 points to the Cavaliers in the regular season, the Buffaloes had a third chance in the tournament title game Thursday, and they made the most of it.

    For three quarters, anyway.

  • Maroon Tide girls rule MED

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    The Galax girls’ basketball team will enter the Region 1C tournament riding a 14-game winning streak. That could be called momentum. Maroon Tide coach Howard Mayo looks at it a bit differently.

  • Sharpshooting Maroons top Devils for MED title

    Grayson County nearly overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit, but a blistering third quarter by George Wythe proved too tall an order for the Blue Devils as the Maroons won the Mountain Empire District tournament championship, 77-68 Wednesday at Galax High School.

  • Cavalier girls whack LCA

    HILLSVILLE –– The best offense, the saying goes, is a good defense. Or is it the best defense is a good offense? At any rate, for Carroll County Friday evening, a great defense brought out the best in its offense.

  • Rocking the cradle; threepeat for Spurlin

    Mere seconds away from defeat, Galax's two-time champ made it three in a row.

    SALEM –– Joshua Spurlin registered career win No. 100 Saturday. More significant was the fact that he also notched career win No. 3.

  • Traffic stop nabs homicide suspect

    Staff Report

    A routine stop for a traffic violation in Galax this weekend resulted in the arrest of a man wanted for a 2017 homicide in Mexico.

    On Feb. 17, Officer Tyler Houk stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Stuart Drive, shortly after 9:50 p.m., according to a Galax Police Department report.

    The operator could not produce a valid Virginia operator's license, the report said. After a check of the Virginia DMV data base, police determined that Joel Miguel Miguel, 38, was driving on a suspended license.

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  • SWVA's $1 billion tourism industry

    Staff Report

    A 56 percent increase in tourism spending in Southwest Virginia since 2004 is highlighted in new report by the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Friends of Southwest Virginia.

    The annual report for 2017 outlines the regional economic impact of the tourism economy and spotlights economic, community and tourism development initiatives, regional marketing and branding.

  • Training center bills fail to advance

    RICHMOND — Legislative efforts to save the Southwestern Virginia Training Center in Carroll County have failed, after three bills from local lawmakers were not advanced in the General Assembly.

    Dels. Jeff Campbell (R-6th District, who represents Carroll County) and Israel O’Quinn (R-5th District, who represents Grayson County and Galax) filed bills this year in attempt to keep the mental health facility open.

  • Carroll sets budget goal

    HILLSVILLE – At its second meeting to discuss the operating budget for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the Carroll County School Board heard a report on how education is linked to economic development.

    Tammy Quesenberry, finance supervisor for Carroll County Public Schools, presented an analysis highlighting intended budget goals.

    According to the report, the school system would like to focus on support instruction, which promotes student achievement in a safe learning environment.