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Today's News

  • Three Cavaliers win C24 titles

    Six Twin County wrestlers came home with championships in the first round of the postseason, including three from Carroll County.

    Jarrett Thomas (113 pounds), Brennan Vaught (120) and Caxton Vaught (132) were champions and Elijah Caviness a runner-up in the Conference 24 tournament Friday at William Byrd High School.

  • Galax rally comes up short

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax turned a 12-point deficit into a one-point lead in a little less than six minutes Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the momentum and fell to George Wythe 43-32.

    The Maroon Tide (7-15) took its last lead at 21-20 when Carleigh Pack opened the second half with a 3-pointer. George Wythe didn’t trail again after Grayson Anders grabbed a defensive rebound and went coast-to-coast for a three-point play with 5:32 showing in the third period, igniting a 9-0 run for the Maroons (13-7).

  • Maroons make early lead hold

    WYTHEVILLE –– After hanging around for the better part of three quarters, Galax was held to two points over the final nine and a half minutes as George Wythe pulled away for a 63-36 win in a Conference 46 matchup Tuesday night.

    The Maroons improved to 17-2 and solidified their hold on the top spot in the conference standings at 9-0. Galax fell to 7-13 overall, 3-6 in the conference, but will have earned a first-round home game in the conference tournament with a win last night (Thursday) at Bland County.

  • Carroll girls come alive, blow past Blacksburg

    HILLSVILLE –– The Carroll-Blacksburg girls’ game reflected the frigid weather outside Wednesday when the Cavaliers rallied from a halftime deficit to beat the cold-shooting Indians 40-23 in a River Ridge District game.

    It was a senior night and Cavalier coach Marc Motley started his five seniors.

    Haley Turman hit the first basket of the game for the Cavaliers and Fiona Carter-Tod tied the game with a layup for the Bruins.

    Chris Martin rolled in a jump shot to put Blacksburg up 4-2.

  • Pioneers pull away late

    INDEPENDENCE –– Closing out its regular season with two games in three days against Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had the Pioneers on the ropes in Round 1. But there’s a reason Fort will be gunning for its 20th win in Round 2.

    Fort Chiswell pulled away from a 37-37 tie by outscoring the Blue Devils 24-15 over the final eight minutes and won for the 19th time in 20 outings, taking down Grayson County 61-52 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • Cavaliers hang on to top Bruins

    HILLSVILLE –– After a slow start, the Carroll County boys’ basketball team found its groove in the second half to pull away from Blacksburg 61-58 in an exciting River Ridge District game.

    The Cavaliers were cruising along with a 59-51 lead with 19 seconds to play but Blacksburg decided it wasn’t going down easy.

    The Bruins scored to cut the lead to 59-53. Blacksburg intercepted the inbounds pass and Grant Johnston hit a layup and was fouled. He made the free throw and the lead was down to 59-56.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/10/16

    Good people
    I’m a 73-year-old woman who don’t get around as good as I used to. I live in a low-income apartment. My neighbors are great. They helped me out during this bad snowstorm by getting my mail, taking my trash out, bringing me hot meals. They really helped me out. A lot of people think that people who live in low-income apartments are bad but we have a lot of good people in here. Oh yeah, we’ve got some bad ones in here, but so does your community.

    Keeping track

  • Engen, Helmick united in marriage

    Ches R. Helmick and Meagan Van Engen were united in marriage Jan. 9 at Old Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.
    The groom is employed with Edward Jones Investments in Galax.

    The bride is finishing her doctoral degree at Virginia Tech and plans to move to Galax immediately.

  • Public record for 2/10/16 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.

    District Court
     
    These sentences were recorded in June in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Privett to serve 16 years for sexual battery of minor

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Eddie Privett, 39, of Galax, was sentenced Feb. 2 to serve 16 years and undergo a minimum of 30 years’ probation after his release.

    Privett appeared at a sentencing hearing in Carroll County Circuit Court. He was charged on March 29, 2015, and later found guilty, of aggravated sexual battery of an 8-year-old female.