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  • It's up to states to fight illegal immigration

    Submitted by these members of the Virginia House of Delegates: Charles W. Carrico, Anne Crockett-Stark, Terry G. Kilgore, Joseph P. Johnson, James W. Moorefield

    Many of us in the Virginia General Assembly have once again taken action this year to deal with the burden of a federal failure.
    We have submitted proposed legislation concerning illegal immigration — a growing problem in the commonwealth.
    The fact is that illegal immigration costs the average American taxpayer $1,117 per year, and costs Virginia nearly $2 billion per year.

  • Maroon Tide ends drought

    BUENA VISTA –– The name of the town means “Good View.” You can see all the way to the state tournament from here.

    Galax made the lengthy journey to Parry McCluer High School and was rewarded with its first trip to the state tournament in 20 years Thursday, controlling Covington from start to finish for a 45-39 win in the Region C Division 1 girls’ semifinals.

    Galax earned a spot in this week’s state tournament with the win, regardless of the outcome of Saturday’s region title game with Bath County.

  • Devils bounced in semis

    BUCHANAN –– James River doesn’t have all the components still in place from last year’s Group A Division 2 state championship team. Friday, though, the Knights had more than enough to get the job done.

  • UPDATE – Tide boys region champs

    Galax took a double-digit lead three minutes into the second quarter and hammered Eastern Montgomery 64-46 in the Region C Division 1 boys' championship game Saturday at Parry McCluer High School.

    Lawrence Parsons led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points for Galax, which will face Region D runner-up Twin Springs either Friday or Saturday at the Salem Civic Center in the Group A state quarterfinals.

  • UPDATE – Tide boys in, Devils out

    Galax's boys basketball team dismantled Bath County 61-36 in the Region C Division 1 semifinals Friday, earning a trip to the state tournament. Galax plays Eastern Montgomery tonight (Saturday) for the region championship at Parry McCluer High School. Tip-off is approximately 7:30-7:45. It will be the fourth straight meeting between Galax and EastMont for the region title.

  • Wind damages home, car

     

    June Douglas stands on her front porch as she looks at the damage caused by high winds. Her home on Boxwood Lane in Galax and her grandson's car were damaged Friday. Douglas, who is disabled, said she had just replaced her roof last summer. It was torn off, and she doesn't have any homeowner's insurance to have it repaired. Also, debris from her home busted the windshield on her grandson's vehicle.

  • Power outage ends Carroll school day

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Public Schools will shut down early Friday after a power outage, school officials say.A piece of equipment on a power poll is broken and can't be fixed soon enough, said Carroll schools Superintendent Greg Smith. "They won't be able to get it fixed until 1:30."

  • Carrico: restore funding for Virginia sheriffs — WITH VIDEO

     

    VIDEO LINK AT END OF STORY

  • Maroon Tide rolls in regionals

     Top-seeded Galax bolted to a 27-point halftime lead and claimed a 50-point win in the Region C Division 1 quarterfinals Wednesday in Galax, pounding Holston 78-28.

    Galax (21-2) led 17-4 after eight minutes and widened the gap to 37-10 by halftime over the No. 8 Cavaliers (5-17).

    Justin Hash (12 points), Austin Pack (11) and Jerad Brown (10) led a dozen Maroon Tide players in the scoring column. Tyler Smith’s 17 points were high for Holston.

  • Late surge sends Tide to semis

    Determining the seeding for a regional girls’ basketball tournament may be an ambiguous process, but one thing seems clear:  a No. 7 needs more than three good quarters to get past a No. 2.

    Second-seeded Galax came to life in the final eight minutes and put away a pesky Northwood 49-44 in the Region C Division 1 tournament Tuesday, advancing to Thursday’s semifinals and to within a win of a state tournament berth.