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Today's News

  • Galax wins fourth straight

    Break up the Maroon Tide.

    After a rough start to the basketball season, Galax appears to have found its groove and the Maroon Tide picked up its fourth straight win Monday night, shutting down Carroll County 50-31 in a nondistrict boys’ game.

  • Galax enters tournament play on a roll

    RINER –– To put the finishing touches on a strong finish to the regular season, Galax needed a strong finish in its season finale.

    The Maroon Tide steamed into Thursday’s Mountain Empire District first round on the swell of a five-game winning streak after concluding its regular schedule by pulling away from Auburn, 53-44, on Tuesday night.

    Galax reached the .500 mark for the season with the win, evening its mark to 10-10 overall. Seeded fifth with a 5-7 district record, the Maroon Tide opened MED tournament play Thursday at No. 4 Bland County.

  • Carroll completes perfect run

    By LARRY CHAMBERS

    Staff

    HILLSVILLE – It’s not often that a team can go through a basketball season undefeated in the district but the Carroll County girls’ completed the feat to finish 12-0 in their first season in the Three Rivers District Wednesday night with a 77-24 victory over James River.

  • Horton hits milestone for Cavs

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County’s Adam Horton surpassed 1,000 career points Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough to lead his team to a victory as the Cavaliers fell to James River 63-46 in a Three Rivers District game.

    Horton was impressive as he took game scoring honors with 28 but the feat wasn’t easy. He was double-and triple-teamed by the Knights throughout the game.

  • Third time no charm for Grayson girls

    MAX MEADOWS –– Having posted two wins this season over Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had no answer for the Pioneers the third time around as Fort roared to a 73-29 win Tuesday in the Mountain Empire District finale for both teams.

  • Third time no charm for Grayson girls

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    MAX MEADOWS –– Having posted two wins this season over Fort Chiswell, Grayson County had no answer for the Pioneers the third time around as Fort roared to a 73-29 win Tuesday in the Mountain Empire District finale for both teams.

    The Pioneers’ 73 points Tuesday were the exact total of their combined offensive output in the two previous losses to the Blue Devils, a 47-35 Grayson win four games into the season and a 43-38 holiday tournament triumph by the Devils in late December.

  • Grayson powers past Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Getting out of Fort Chiswell with a win, be it by 20 points or two, will often bring out a sentiment common among anyone who does so. Whether spoken or inferred, it’s usually along the lines of “We’ll take it.”

  • Eisenhauer pleads no contest to murder

    CHRISTIANSBURG — David Edmond Eisenhauer was found guilty of the murder of Nicole Lovell, abduction and concealing her body, after he pleaded no contest to all three charges in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Friday.

    The plea came in the wake of the prosecution’s attempt Thursday to submit chat conversations recovered from his phone as evidence.

  • Fries man charged with stabbing

    A Fries man has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding in connection with an offense that occurred on Feb. 3 in Galax.

    Galax police were called to a motel in the city to investigate a complaint of damaged property, according to a report from Chief Rick Clark.

    “Officer Adam Newman met with a witness and his initial investigation caused him to believe that there had been an altercation, because of what he believed to be blood stains at the scene,” Clark said.

  • Carroll teen recovering from heart transplant

    HILLSVILLE – Carroll County High School will hold a spaghetti meal fundraiser Sunday for Clayton Davis, a junior recovering from a heart transplant.

    The meal will be in the CCHS cafeteria from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Davis, an active member in the CCHS Future Farmers of America (FFA), received a heart transplant at UVA Medical Center on Jan. 8 and will stay in Charlottesville for an additional two months to recover from the operation.