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  • 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.

  • Officials discuss state of economy

    Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones told a gathering of local leaders economic development officials last week that, while the U.S. as a whole has generated more jobs than were lost in the recession, Virginia has yet to recoup its losses in employment.

    Jones was keynote speaker at the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority’s annual Regional Economic Development Briefing on May 29 at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.

    Representatives of regional businesses and local elected officials attended the event.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/4/14

    Not an issue
    I attended the Hillsville Town Council meeting held right before the election. I was appalled when a man stood up and questioned Mayor Crowder about his property. The mayor owns property in Hillsville. The Galax police chief has property in Hillsville and there is no problem. The mayor owns property near the golf course. Our past mayor owned a lake house. So, why is it all at once a problem about Mayor Crowder? Shame on you about being so nosy.

    Taxes ignored