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Today's News

  • Say Yes to the Dress

     

  • East Rock too much for Galax

    RICHMOND –– The road to Richmond started for Galax’s seniors when they were promising but marginally successful freshmen. It started for the Maroon Tide’s coach when he was a half a world away.

    That long journey came to a dead end on Thursday, one exit short.

    East Rockingham simply proved to be too much for the Maroon Tide to handle as the deep, talented and seasoned Eagles eliminated Galax 59-40 in the Group A Division 1 girls’ semifinals at VCU’s Siegel Center.

  • No miracle, just manpower in semifinal win

    RICHMOND –– Once again, Galax found itself trailing by seven points under the bright lights of the Siegel Center, a chance to play in the state championship game on the line.

    This time around, no miraculous finish was necessary.

    Down 34-27 early in the second half, Galax worked itself into a three-point lead by the start of the fourth quarter and then owned the final eight minutes to roll to a 64-54 win over upstart Charles City in the Group A Division 1 semifinals.

  • Tide goes out a winner

    RICHMOND –– “They know how to win,” said Galax coach Verl Brown in the postgame media room.

    Boy, do they ever.

    Galax capped an incredible four-year run Friday that has brought some of its seniors as many state championship rings as a hand has fingers. The latest bling comes courtesy of a second straight state basketball championship as the Maroon Tide ran away from Amelia County 66-49 in the Group A Division 1 title game at the Siegel Center.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/12/12

    Lost and found
    A big thank you to the person that found that metal disc out on the New River Trail. We have a granddaughter with cerebral palsy and that disk holds her iPod. That is one of the few enjoyments she has in life. That disk dropped off of her wheel chair. Thank you again for rescuing it and making it so we could find it so easily. We will have a much happier granddaughter because of it.

    Real results

  • Man charged with assault, burglary in Galax

     

  • Carroll schools could face painful choices

    HILLSVILLE  — Instead of closing a Carroll school or laying off 40 employees, educators will ask for help from the county supervisors to make up their projected $2 million shortfall for fiscal year 2013.
    Squeezed by proposals that will drive up expenses for retirement and insurance and state funding cuts estimated at $600,000, Carroll County Public Schools officials have a list of “drastic” and potentially “devastating” cuts if they don’t get some financial help.

  • Capital improvement plan subject to change

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County has a capital improvement plan that schedules the heating and air system replacement at the high school for 2014, but county officials stressed the plan might not unfold as written.
    At their regular county board meeting Feb. 13, supervisors stressed that the plan is subject to change, in a discussion that proceeded the approval of the capital improvement plans that dealt with the Public Service Authority, general county and school system for five years into the future.

  • Court will hear from training center families

    RICHMOND — Voices of citizens concerned about closing state training centers for the developmentally disabled will be heard by the United States District Court in Richmond.

  • Grayson begins search for new superintendent

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board will begin the process of hiring a new school system leader by seeking public input on qualifications for a new superintendent.
    Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas announced in January her intention to retire at the end of the 2011-12 school year, saying that the early announcement would allow the school board ample time to recruit and select the best candidate for the job.
    Thomas has served as superintendent for six years.