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Today's News

  • Tide headed to state championship game

    RICHMOND — Galax advanced to Friday's state championship basketball game in Richmond by pulling a stunning comeback in regulation on Thursday and then defeated Luray 52-51 in overtime.
    The Maroon Tide was down seven points with 30 seconds left in regulation but made three three-point shots in the final 15 seconds. Austin Pack hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, before Justin Hash hit two three-pointers in the final eight seconds. A three by Hash at 0.3 seconds sent the game to overtime. Hash scored the winning basket inside with five seconds left in overtime.

  • Hokie Bird to land in Galax

     

  • Local produce on school menu

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County schools will serve up more orange and green as the staff prepares more colorful and better-balanced meals.
    Those will come from the fresher, healthier foods available to children, grown closer to home, as the country moves the war on obesity into school cafeterias.
    The amount of “white foods” will decrease, as servings will get away from loading the children up on white starches, said Matt Morris, the Chartwells food service employee who's in charge of meals for Carroll County Public Schools.

  • Carroll road closed by rock slide

     

    A portion of Virginia 765 (Sutphintown Road) in Carroll County is closed to through traffic near the intersection with Virginia (Panther Creek Road) due to a rock slide.
    The Virginia Department of Transportation said Thursday that motorists should seek alternate routes.

  • Two drivers seriously injured

     HILLSVILLE — Two drivers received serious injuries in a Thursday morning head on collision on U.S. 58 on the Snake Creek Bridge.

    Preliminary information from the Virginia State Police report by Trooper K.D. Blackburn said the accident happened when a George W. Cox, 85, of Laurel Fork, crossed the center line at the bridge.

  • Red Cross hosts hot dog lunch

    The American Red Cross will have a hot dog lunch fundraiser on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Menu includes one hot dog, chips, snack cake and drink for $3; or two hot dogs, chips, snack cakes and drink for $4.50.
    Red Cross volunteers will deliver two or more orders within a five-mile radius of the chapterhouse at 244 Beeline Drive.
    To place an order, call 236-2891 or fax to 236-3595. Early orders are appreciated.

  • Slate pleads guilty to federal drug charge

    ROANOKE — A 26-year-old Fancy Gap man has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of dealing large amounts of methamphetamine.
    Richie Wayne Slate was charged last July, along with three codefendants, of conspiring "to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, a schedule II narcotic controlled substance," according to the federal indictment.
    On March 3, Slate appeared in federal court to plead guilty to the single charge he faced.

  • Town hopes old plant will draw new jobs

     

  • Sheriff plans to run for second term

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Sheriff Richard A. Vaughan has announced that he will seek re-election this November.
    Vaughan, an independent whose first four-year term ends in December, will likely face a challenge from former Grayson deputy Mark Burnett, who is seeking the Republican nomination.
    The incumbent didn't address his challenger in his official statement, instead focusing on his record.

  • Commission recommends ag-forest districts