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Today's News

  • Hillsville town hall vandalized

    HILLSVILLE — Officials have consulted their videotape to see if anybody recognizes the individual who vandalized Hillsville Town Hall early Saturday morning.
    At about 3;21 a.m. Saturday, a man went into an unlocked door on the north side of town hall, according to Town Manager Larry South. This area is left unlocked because it houses various brochures for visitor information and contains the night deposit box for bill payment.
    The subject threw some of the brochures around and broke some glass on the rack.

  • Man charged with malicious wounding

    CANA — A woman was hospitalized for an eye injury after a report of a domestic dispute at 863 Pauls Creek Road last Thursday.
    Deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded at about 2:20 p.m. after the report of a verbal confrontation at that address, according to First Sgt. Pat Harner. The two participants were identified as Patricia Hill and Robert Jones.
    The verbal argument is said to have turned violent when one of them picked up a golf club.
    Deputies charged Jones, 71, with malicious wounding.

  • Dominant first half lifts Maroon Tide girls to easy win

     INDEPENDENCE –– After falling behind in the opening seconds, Galax scored 31 unanswered points and coasted to a 45-18 win over Grayson County in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Monday night.

    Lucy Phipps gave Grayson County (0-12 overall, 0-5 MED) its only lead of the night 34 seconds into the game before the Maroon Tide (9-7, 4-0) tossed a shutout the rest of the half. Bailey Shumate shot Galax into the lead with a transition basket and a pair of 3-pointers as the Tide zoomed into a 12-2 lead by the end of the first.

  • Maroon Tide answers, 58-52

    INDEPENDENCE –– With the divisional format now used in the postseason, there is no such thing as a must-win district game any more.

    Unless one is playing to avoid a second loss in less than a week to one’s most bitter rival. 

  • Tide rebounds with key MED win

     MAX MEADOWS –– Justin Hash’s 3-pointer with 1:10 to play put Galax in front 64-62 and the Maroon Tide took a critical Mountain Empire District win Thursday night, edging Fort Chiswell 66-62.

    In a week that opened with three teams undefeated in the MED and riding winning streaks of six games apiece, Galax lost a one-point decision to Grayson County on Tuesday but bounced back to deal the Pioneers their first MED loss of the year two nights later.

  • Cavs wallop Canes again

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County picked up its second blowout win over Marion in four days, rolling past the Scarlet Hurricane 66-35 in a Southwest District game Friday night.

    The Cavaliers (10-4 overall, 7-0 district) had held Marion (6-6, 1-6) to one field goal in the first half of their 55-26 win on Tuesday but found themselves in a relatively tight ballgame after one period of play Friday, leading just 16-10.

    It wouldn’t last long.

  • United Way needs our help

    GUEST EDITORIAL

    Twin County United Way needs the community's help.
    Since 1957, through the community's generosity, TCUW has provided millions of dollars to dozens of Twin County non‑profit organizations.
    Now we, like many we serve, have fallen on hard times. Without a substantial increase in donations, our long‑term existence is doubtful.
    Last year, TCUW fell more than 50 percent short of its $215,000 campaign goal. We had to cut by 25 percent contributions to the 26 agencies we serve, dipping into reserves to do so.

  • 'Great Race' making stop in Galax

    The Great Race, America’s premiere national old car rally, is coming to Galax on June 12, and is expected to bring up to 100 antique automobiles to the Old Cranks car museum downtown for a lunch stop.

    The event starts in Chattanooga, Tenn., and finishes in Bennington, Vt. It is free to the public and will be just part of the day’s activities.
    Additional details will follow in the coming months and could include a local car show. The City of Galax Visitor’s Center and Tom Littrell at Old Cranks are helping with the plans.

  • Armstrong: end state's dependence on foreign oil

    RICHMOND — Virginia should eliminate use of foreign oil in state government-owned vehicles, says House Bill 2113.
    In another sign the search for alternative fuels continues to gain momentum, Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Henry County) introduced two bills with different paths to wean both the state's fleet and private trucks off imported oil.
    The second bill, numbered 2109, would direct the state to provide a tax credit of up to $3,500 for trucks to be converted to using natural gas as fuel.

  • Eyes on the road