Today's News

  • Carico not guilty of murder-for-hire


    UPDATED 11/14/11:


  • Carroll County caps season with 48-6 win

     STUART –– Carroll County gave up an early touchdown and responded with 48 unanswered points, finishing its season with a 48-6 nondistrict win Friday over Patrick County.

    Patrick County (0-10) scored on the third play of the game before the Cavaliers (3-7) took over. Logan Hodges scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Patrick Davis added another for a 20-6 lead. Carroll stopped a Patrick drive with less than a minute left in the first half when Davis came up with an interception inside the Cavalier 5-yard line.

  • Hidden Valley eliminates Cavs

    HILLSVILLE – Entering the Region IV volleyball tournament as one of the lower seeds, Carroll County was fortunate not to draw overall No. 1 Cave Spring. The consolation was minimal, though, as the Cavaliers got a date with the last team Cave Spring lost to. 

    Hidden Valley, fresh off a win over the Knights in the River Ridge tournament finals, needed less than an hour to dispatch the Cavaliers, coasting to a 25-15, 25-5, 25-11 win in the quarterfinals Tuesday.

  • Tide opens playoffs with Holston

    In the smallest division of Virginia high school football, there are only a handful of programs in the state that can say that they are ‘there’ every year. The rest of the Division 1 world is cyclical.

    Last year, Eastern Montgomery was at its apex. This year, it’s Galax. Two years ago, Holston was the one riding high.

    Two of the most recent upswingers will meet tonight when top-seeded Galax hosts No. 16 Holston in the opening round of the Division 1 Western Section playoffs at Galax High School.

  • Grayson County-Graham, take 2

    INDEPENDENCE –– When the new sectional playoff format for Group A football was announced, one of the more appealing aspects of the system was the possibility of facing a new, unfamiliar opponent in the postseason.

    Maybe next week.

  • Maroon Tide earns return trip

    NOTE: The start time for the Galax-Bath County region volleyball championship has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday.

  • Don't be alarmed: alert is only a test

    Today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m., the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
    The test will last approximately 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested.
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working to ensure that the public is aware of this test and that it will not be a real emergency alert.




    Virginia Senate 19th District
    • Ralph K. Smith (R) — 28,183 (56.67%)
    • J. Brandon Bell II (I) — 21,430 (43.09%)

  • Public record for 11/9/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the Galax General District Court office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:
    Sammy Lee Lewis of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $116 costs.

  • Turns two

    Palin Leanne Snider turned two Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 6 with a party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two sisters, Paisley and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Frieda Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.