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  • Readers Hotline 9/15/14

    In agreement
    Hats off to John Kapp for the Sept. 8 guest editorial about the [proposed new school in Galax]. He hit the nails right on the head and I’m sure there are hundreds of people that agree with him. They should never have closed the Woodlawn School, much less talk about closing the Galax [elementary] school. My hat is off to you, John. Tell it like it is, because it is true.

    Put on armor

  • Grayson County takes five-set win from Scarlet Hurricane

    MARION –– Grayson County claimed the final two sets, including a 15-11 fifth, to squeak past Marion in a Conference 39 volleyball matchup Thursday night.

    The Blue Devils remained undefeated after four matches with the 18-25, 25-9, 18-25, 25-21, 15-11 win over the Scarlet Hurricane (3-2), whose only losses have come at the hands of Grayson County.

  • Indians slog past Grayson Co.

    INDEPENDENCE – Skyler Miles booted a 23-yard field goal in the third period last Friday night to give Rural Retreat a 9-7 nondistrict victory over Grayson County in a game at Bill Strong Field that was played at times in a heavy downpour of rain.

    The Indians had driven to the Blue Devil 6-yard line where the Grayson defensive unit shutdown the drive, forcing the field goal.

    On a muddy field, Miles split the uprights with 7:39 to play in the third period.

  • Bruins pull away from Carroll

    HILLSVILLE – Blacksburg won for the 22nd straight time against Carroll County Friday night on a soggy Tommy Thompson Field.

    With a downpour for most of the night, the only thing consistently driving successfully was the rain as the Bruins (1-1) slugged out a 16-0 victory over the Cavaliers (1-2).

    There were plenty of fumbles, slips, slides and dropped passes as both teams continually played well behind the chains for most of the night.

  • Galax escapes Mustangs

    ELLISTON –– Galax’s nondistrict win Friday at Eastern Montgomery seemed as if it would never end. Odd, considering the thing seemed to be over on about four separate occasions.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 7-13

     2009

    Tyler Reavis hauled in a 51-yard touchdown pass from Blake Bowman as time expired and Mason King added the PAT as Carroll County pulled off a miraculous 28-27 win over Patrick County. The Cavaliers trailed 27-14 before scoring 14 points in the final 3:35.

     

    Galax held off Floyd County 15-10 in the fifth set and notched an impressive 3-2 win over the Buffaloes as Allison White put away 20 kills.

     

    2004

  • Buffs turn it around on Cavs

    FLOYD –– Less than a week after taking a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Carroll County, Floyd County turned the tables Tuesday evening and notched a 3-1 win over the Cavaliers, 25-15, 16-25, 25-17, 25-23.

    Trailing two games to one and looking to extend the match to a fifth set, the Cavaliers (1-2) jumped out to an early 8-3 lead in the fourth set on the strength of a 5-0 run keyed by two Eustacia Smith kills and a pair of aces by Madison Hull.

  • WEEK 3 PRIMER

    Carroll County will begin its district slate by bidding farewell to one of the state’s longest-tenured coaches, while Grayson County and Galax continue their nondistrict schedules as the high school football season hits Week 3 tonight.

     

    Blacksburg (0-1)

    at Carroll County (1-1)

  • Galax approves permit for new school

    After a lengthy final public hearing on the matter, Galax City Council members voted unanimously to approve the school board’s request for a conditional use permit for a parcel of residentially zoned land off Fries Road for the construction of a new school.

    Thirteen speakers — including residents of the neighborhood where the school is to be built, Galax Elementary School staff and Schools Superintendent Bill Sturgill — took the floor to argue their points.

  • IRS phone scam reported in region

    The Better Business Bureau alerts Virginia residents that a phone scam involving con artists pretending to be IRS agents is hitting Roanoke and surrounding areas.

    The BBB Serving Western Virginia has received dozens of phone calls this week from consumers who received these fraudulent calls.

    IRS impersonators are calling and demanding that consumers pay taxes they don’t actually owe and are told to send the funds via a prepaid card or wire transfer.