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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide sweeps Chilhowie

     Galax held Chilhowie to just 22 percent shooting and dealt the Warriors only their fourth loss of the year, rolling to a 47-29 win a nondistrict game Thursday in Galax.

    Stew Merdian scored six points in an 8-0 Galax run at the end of the first half that sent the Maroon Tide (4-10) into the break with a 27-15 lead.

    DeAngelo Ravenell led Galax with 13 points while Merdian and Isaiah Brown added 11 points apiece. Brown (13) rebounds and Ravenell also teamed up for 21 boards.

  • Carroll County girls hammer Spartans by 40

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County handcuffed Salem in the third period Friday night and rolled to an easy 70-30 River Ridge District victory over the Spartans.

    Cavalier coach Marc Motley pointed to the third quarter as the stopper for the Cavaliers as they outscored Salem 28-4, holding the Spartans to only two field goals in the quarter.

  • Lady Cavaliers thrash Christiansburg by 39

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County decimated Christiansburg in the first half Saturday night and cruised to an easy 71-32 win in a River Ridge District girls’ game.

    Keely Lundy and Mariah Carter each poured in 12 points in the first half as the Cavaliers (15-2, 8-1) bolted to a 44-12 halftime lead.

    Lundy finished with a team-high 16 points for the Cavaliers. Kaylyn Cromer led all scorers with 16 points for the Blue Demons (5-11, 1-7).

     

  • Carroll County goes back-to-back

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County outscored Grayson County 21-5 in the second period Monday night and rolled to a 71-34 nondistrict victory.

    The Cavaliers played a solid game on both ends of the floor and scored a lot of their points from close range.

    Carroll (6-12) jumped on Grayson County (2-16) from the opening tip when Caden Hodges hit a layup to open the game. The Cavaliers built a 9-0 lead before the Blue Devils scored their first basket of the game by Bailey Hawkins with 3:27 to play in the quarter.

  • Carroll gets over the hump

    HILLSVILLE –– Weekends are a great time for tidying things up around the place. Saturday, Carroll County finally got rid of that eyesore of a zero that had been cluttering up its district won-lost record.

    After several near-misses, the Cavaliers finally got over the hump against a River Ridge District foe, hustling past Christiansburg 53-46.

    The key word there was ‘hustle.’

  • Grayson, Maroon Tide split

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Galax boys’ basketball team officially has a winning streak going. The Grayson County girls definitely had a greedy streak going.

    Galax’s boys have won back-to-back games for the first time this season after holding off Grayson County 45-40 while the Blue Devil girls kept the first half all to themselves in their 40-20 win over the Tide in a Mountain Empire District quad Friday.

  • Readers' Hotline 2/1/16

    Familiar potholes
    I’d like to comment about the potholes we run into every day on the road. I was told — I don’t know if I am right or not — but I was told the lottery money goes to pave our roads. You can play a game like I do. Give the potholes names. I have some I have been dodging for three years. I have got to call them a name, I know them so well. I hope you address this problem.
    Editor’s note: Nope, 100 percent of lottery profits support Virginia public education for grades K-12.

  • Carroll school board chooses leaders, moves meeting day

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County School Board has changed the day of its monthly meeting and elected its 2016 chair and vice-chair.

    Brian Spencer has been elected as chairman and Joey Haynes will serve as vice chairman.

    In the school board organizational meeting, held on Jan. 14, the board decided to change its meetings from Thursday evening to Tuesday evening. The board will meet on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. Citizen comments will be heard at 6 p.m.

  • Missing girl's body found near Galax

    UPDATED 2:30 P.M.

    Staff Reports

    Blacksburg police held a news conference this afternoon to release further details about the death of Nicole Lovell. Some of the highlights:

    • The preliminary cause of death has been determined as stabbing. Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said an autopsy is complete, but final results will not be available for several weeks.

  • Downtown benches are latest public art project

    There’s a lot to do in downtown Galax, and the city and merchants are always looking for new places for locals and visitors to go.

    The city’s next public art project will provide places to rest from all that activity.

    At the Jan. 11 meeting of Galax City Council, Chris Pollins, director of Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, brought out a large sketch of benches being made for placement around the city, with the Galax pick logo on them.

    She said a public art committee has so far suggested that the 10 benches be placed: