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Today's News

  • Carroll Co. boys can’t finish against Hidden Valley

    HILLSVILLE –– There is no bullpen in basketball, which is unfortunate for Carroll County. The Cavaliers could use a closer.

    Having played its last three River Ridge District games down to the wire, Carroll County was unable to finish Wednesday night, falling to Hidden Valley 49-42.

    Holding a four-point lead on the Titans with less than four minutes to play, the Cavaliers were outscored 14-3 in the final 3:48 and fell 49-42 to Hidden Valley.

  • Cavs hang on this time

    HILLSVILLE –– A 23-point second-half lead wasn’t enough for Carroll County to seal a win over Hidden Valley the last time the Titans were in Hillsville, but 16 turned out to be just enough on Wednesday.

    The Cavaliers built and lost a nine-point lead over Hidden Valley in the first half but wouldn’t let go of a sizeable second-half lead a second year in a row, notching a key 68-62 win in duel between the River Ridge District’s top two girls’ teams.

  • Carroll County splits with Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County rallied from a five-point deficit into an 11-point lead in the second quarter Friday night and pulled away from Patrick Henry for a 69-51 win in a River Ridge District girls’ game.

    The Patriots (4-11 overall, 3-4 district) took a 17-12 lead after one quarter but the Cavaliers dominated the second period 24-8 to remain perfect in league play. Carroll improved to 13-1 overall, 8-0 in the district with the win.

  • Galax girls win fourth straight

    Ashlyn Brady’s 3-pointer from the left wing banked in off the glass with a little more than four minutes to go. It wasn’t as pure as the one from the corner about 90 seconds later, but they both counted just the same.

    Brady’s two treys highlighted an 11-3 run that separated Galax from Rural Retreat, and the Maroon Tide got solid contributions from all over the floor as it claimed a 48-40 win in a Conference 46 girls’ game Friday evening.

  • Maroon Tide ends slide

    Galax unveiled a new offense Friday night, one that head coach Verl Brown called a 4-1. After its debut, it is 1-for-1.

    In a physical affair that suited the Maroon Tide, Galax picked up its second win of the year with a bumpy, grindy 45-40 Conference 46 win over Rural Retreat.

  • Readers Hotline 1/23/17

    Lucky or not?
    I’d like to make a comment about national championship game for college football. Alabama was supposed to win by about 21 points. Friday the 13th was the same week. Some people think number 13 is an unlucky number. But the guy who caught the winning touchdown pass had the number 13 on his jersey. Think about it for yourself. Is it unlucky or lucky?
    Editor’s note: Alabama was favored over Clemson by 6.5 points at most betting sports books. Clemson won, 35-31.   

  • Beyond Obamacare

    By Rep. Morgan Griffith

    Every day brings new word of the damage Obamacare has inflicted on our healthcare system. As long as this law is on the books, it will diminish the quality, affordability, and choice of healthcare for everyday Americans.

    In the seven years since Obamacare became law, the promises made by its creators have been broken.

    President Obama told us that we could keep our doctors. You can’t always. President Obama told us we could keep our insurance if we liked it. You can’t.

  • Local women plan to attend march in D.C.

    While the Women’s March on Washington is being put together by national and state committees and groups, the event is being attended by plenty of lone individuals and small groups – like Toni Fowler of Galax and two of her friends.

    Fowler is a retired social worker in Carroll County who, along with Marian Goldwasser, a retired teacher living in Carroll County, and another friend who wished to remain unidentified, plan to drive up to the D.C. area on Friday night, attend the rally and march on Saturday, and then come back the same day.

  • Readers Hotline 1/18/17

    Grip the wheel

  • Public record for 1/18/17 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence: