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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 2/3/16

    Going to extremes

  • Felony arrests include drug violations, assault

    Staff Reports

    There were three felony arrests last week in the city, according to the Galax Police Department:

    • Dawn Marie Williams, 34, of Galax, arrested on Jan. 25 by Officer J.G. Hawks for possession of controlled substances. Galax officers served Williams a warrant on behalf of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    • Chasity Shanta Wagg, 25, of Galax, arrested on Jan. 27 by Detective J.B. Greer for the manufacture, sale or possession of controlled substances.

  • Virginia GOP cancels 'loyalty oath' for primary

    Landmark News Service

    State Republican Party leaders voted in Richmond on Saturday to ask the state to cancel a required party loyalty pledge in the March 1 GOP presidential primary.

    Roger Miles, a GOP state central committee member, said shortly after the unanimous voice vote that the party leaders are halting their plans because of “bad publicity.”

  • 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.

  • I-77 bridge closed at Exit 14 in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are working to repair the southbound lanes of the bridge at Exit 14 on Interstate 77 in Hillsville.

    As of Monday afternoon, both southbound lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted around the closure using the exit and entrance ramps of Exit 14, said a release from VDOT.