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  • 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.

  • New device will warn drivers of their speed

    INDEPENDENCE — Drivers with lead feet beware. If you have a hard time driving the speed limit, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool for reminding you to slow it down.

    The “speed trailer” is a lightweight, portable unit that is powered by a small battery and can be placed pretty much anywhere. A radar unit on wheels, the speed trailer flashes a display of passing drivers’ real-time speeds compared to the speed limit. The purpose of these devices is to reduce speeds and increase awareness of local speed limits.

  • Grayson going after school meals debt

    INDEPENDENCE – Students in Grayson County may soon be excluded from extra-curricular activities and offered an alternative lunch if school cafeteria debts are paid up after administrators discussed a growing debt with school board members this month.

    Grayson County Public Schools’ Director of Personnel Judy Greear approached the board during its regular meeting this month to discuss what she called a “spiraling problem” over the last few years – debt in the cafeterias.

  • 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.

  • Public record for 9/10/14 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Small plane crashes on I-77

    FANCY GAP — Police and rescue workers converged on the scene of a small plane crash on Interstate 77 in the Fancy Gap area on Wednesday afternoon.

    State police received a call at 1:12 p.m. on Sept. 10, and responded to I-77 southbound, near the 5.8 milemarker. They arrived to find a 1939 J-3 Cub, operated by Bernard Heimos, 67, of Laguna Niguel, Ca, nose-down in the median, down a steep, wooded embankment.