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Today's News

  • Cavaliers thump Graham; Tide, Blue Devils pick up Mountain Empire wins

     HILLSVILLE –– It took Carroll County a few minutes to find its groove, but once that happened, there was no catching the Cavaliers as they rolled over Graham 25-13, 25-7, 25-8 in a Southwest District match Thursday night.

  • Second half surge lifts Maroon Tide

     Galax scored on three of its first four second-half possessions Friday night to secure a 30-21 win on homecoming against the Rockets of Craig County.

    Though Galax (3-2) dominated the final 24 minutes of the game, it was the Rockets (3-2) that held a lead after the first half.

    Craig County wasted no time putting six points on the board in the first eight minutes of the game. Rocket quarterback Josh Oulette connected with Brenton Christian on the opening drive for a touchdown after Tide defender Austin Pack went for the interception and missed.

  • Huge rally falls short

     INDEPENDENCE –– Carroll County survived a 28-point Grayson County rally and used a two-point conversion in overtime to escape Grayson County with a 36-35 win in a nondistrict game Friday at Bill Strong Field.

  • Insurance provision for young adults takes effect

    A part of the national health care reform law that took effect Sept. 23 allows a parent to include their children on their plans until they are age 26.
    It is one of several provisions that began six months after the law was passed.
    Most health plans that offer dependent coverage now must permit parents to include young adult children up to age 26. The measure takes effect on the first day of a policy’s new plan year.

  • Audit: VDOT left nearly $500M unspent in 2009

    RICHMOND — Hundreds of millions in unspent reserves identified by an independent auditor will be taken from state transportation accounts and funneled into delayed road repair and construction work, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced last week.
    McDonnell aims to spend $614 million in recovered cash over the next year — a boost to the state's transportation needs, he said.

  • EMERGENCY DRILL TODAY

    The Galax Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Galax-Grayson EMS and Twin County Regional Hospital will conduct a full-scale emergency operations drill today, Wednesday, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

    The drill will simulate a school disaster in Galax.

    Traffic delays may be expected in the area of Galax Elementary School.

  • Virginia outscores nation in reading, math

    Average SAT scores for Virginia's 2010 graduating class are nearly identical to last year's, with students scoring higher than the national average in reading and writing, but below in math.

    The College Board, which administers the SAT college-readiness exam, released national and state-by-state results this week. Nationwide, this year's graduating class participated in the SAT in higher numbers than previous graduating classes, the organization said.

  • Trustee sues AmerLink for $25 million

    WILSON, N.C. — Several of AmerLink's officers and sister companies conspired together to commit fraud, claims the court-appointed trustee in a lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • Two plead guilty to meth conspiracy charges

    ROANOKE — Two Hillsville men pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to deal methamphetamine, after a two-year investigation by the Twin County Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
    Federal agents had sought search warrants for the homes of Rigoberto Ruiz-Ruvalcaba of 328 Saddle Up Trail and Stacey Harold Bullion of 63 Lewis Lane as early as April 2009.

  • Homecoming foe no pushover

     This isn’t your father’s Craig County. It isn’t even your older brother’s Craig County.

    This year, everybody’s favorite homecoming opponent is getting some.

    “They’re really good. I was even more impressed when I started looking at film on them,” said Galax coach Mark Dixon of the Rockets, Galax’s opponent tonight for, ahem, homecoming.