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  • REMEMBER WHEN

     

    2011

    * Grayson County hung 58 first-half points on a team that would go on to win a state championship, blasting Clintwood 61-6. The game was scoreless with less than four minutes to go in the first quarter when the Blue Devils detonated for eight touchdowns by halftime.

    * Galax ended a 12-game losing streak to Radford, taking a 30-0 halftime lead in a 43-0 win over the Bobcats. Three Galax backs rushed for between 45 and 85 yards each as the Tide outgained Radford 306-120.

     

  • Tide rallies past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Galax can count itself very fortunate that humans have five digits at the end of each extremity instead of just four. There was barely enough room for the Maroon Tide to stick anything but a pinky toe in the door as it was being slammed.

  • Grayson advances to golf regionals

    TAZEWELL –– Grayson County finished second in the Conference 39 golf tournament last Wednesday, earning a trip to next Tuesday’s regional tournament.

    Seven teams participated in the tournament held at Tazewell Country Club.

    First place, with a team score of 315, went to Virginia High of Bristol, with the Blue Devils putting a 352 on the board. Both will advance to the Region 2A West tournament, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Draper Valley Golf Course.

  • Galax second at Conference 46

    WYTHEVILLE –– Nobody was going to lay a finger on George Wythe. No way, no how, and that was pretty much a given, even before the first ball was teed up Thursday at the Conference 46 golf tournament. But for a runner-up, Galax was as close to a sure thing as they come.

  • Haynes 3rd, record falls at Galax XC

    HILLSVILLE –– Hidden Valley’s Emma Rogers posted a time Wednesday at the 23rd running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet that would have won the event just about any other year, and done so by more than a minute just about any other year.

    But Wednesday wasn’t just any other day.

  • Blacksburg overwhelms Carroll County

    BLACKSBURG –– Blacksburg celebrated homecoming last Friday night on a happy note as the Bruins rolled over Carroll County 52-6 in a River Ridge District game played in Blacksburg.

    The Bruins scored the first time they had the ball and they continued to score both on the ground and in the air.

    The Cavaliers (1-3) got a break on the opening kickoff. 

    Blacksburg kicker Camden Wise tried to fool Carroll County with an onside kick but the Cavaliers recovered the loose ball at their own 45.

  • Floyd rallies past Devils

    FLOYD –– Having allowed a total of 97 points in its previous two outings, Grayson County was but a few minutes away from taking a 7-0 lead into the half Friday night against the team with the best won-lost record to date on its schedule. But Floyd County managed a touchdown just before the half and added scores late in each the third and fourth quarters to pull away for a 21-7 nondistrict win over the Blue Devils.

  • Absentee voting for presidential election underway

    Absentee voting is underway in Virginia for the Nov. 8 election.

    Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at a local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail.

    To vote absentee, voters must meet one of 19 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia absentee ballot application.

    In-person absentee voting is available at local voter registration offices Monday-Friday during regular office hours and on Saturdays Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.

  • Galax stormwater fee meeting set for Monday

    What’s the new Stormwater Management Ordinance that the Galax City Council adopted in July 2014 worth?

    About $1.50 more on your residential water bill a month.

    Council voted to adopt the ordinance, which kicks in with the 2016 property tax invoices. The fee amounts to about $18 a year total for residences. Commercial establishments will also be affected, though to a similarly small degree.

  • Suspect in custody after two police chases

    A suspect in the manhunt in Carroll County has been taken into custody by authorities in Wythe County.

    According to Wythe County Sheriff Keith Dunagan, Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner contacted his office on Friday morning and informed Dunagan that a suspect in the ongoing stolen vehicle case was believed to be at a home in the Austinville area of Wythe County.