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Today's News

  • House rejects bill to restrict local taxing power

    By APRIL WRIGHT, Staff

    and Landmark News Service

     

    RICHMOND — Yielding to protests from localities, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday defeated an effort to restrict local taxing power.

  • Carter trail grant comes through

     HILLSVILLE — Steps to create the George Lafayette Carter Recreational Trail can begin soon, now that the state has funded a grant for $96,962 to make it happen.

    The Carroll County Public Schools recently learned of the grant award by letter from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation's Virginia Recreational Trails Program.

  • A Daughter's Bravery

     

  • Whartenby elevated to head strength coach at U. of Denver

     DENVER –– University of Denver strength and conditioning assistant coach Kathryn Whartenby has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation and Ritchie Center Operations Peg Bradley-Doppes announced Tuesday.

  • Graham unseats Tide wrestlers in Mtn. Empire

     BLUEFIELD –– Graham ended Galax’s run atop the Mountain Empire District wrestling scene last week, winning the district tournament in its first year after dropping down from the Group AA Southwest District.

    Graham picked up seven individual championships and accumulated 197 team points to earn the team title. Galax claimed six weight classes and earned 165 points to finish in the runner-up position. Grayson County was third with one champion and 100 points and Fort Chiswell placed fourth with 28 points.

  • Maroon Tide ends drought

    The last time Galax won the Mountain Empire District girls’ basketball championship, the ladies played hoops in the fall, the MED schedule included games against Pocahontas, Mount Rogers and Rocky Gap, and the senior players on this year’s team took naps during the school day.

    This year’s title team has had the district in a sleeper hold all season.

  • George reaches 1,000 in Galax win

    Deion George scored 10 points, including the 1,000th of his career, as Galax rolled over Bland County 59-28 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ basketball game Tuesday in Galax.

  • Cavaliers knock off Floyd

    HILLSVILLE –– Wrapping up a 17-win season is never a bad thing. It’s just a little sweeter when the list of senior night honorees is all of two names long.

    Following the abbreviated senior intro, Carroll County capped its regular season by pulling away from Floyd County 65-50 in a nondistrict game Friday night.

  • Loss to Oak Hill is one Tide players won’t soon forget

    They lost big. We should probably get that out of the way first. Any hopes of some sort of miracle upset disappeared sometime in the second quarter amid a flurry of dunks and fast breaks.

    Still, the Galax players were unanimous: This was a night they’ll never forget - for all the right reasons.

  • Oak Hill No. 1 for a reason

    Galax scored 54 points and lost by 58. The Maroon Tide was dunked on, pick-pocketed and generally woodshedded.

    And the experience will be among the fondest of memories for a team that can also reminisce about having won a state championship.

    Oak Hill Academy came as advertised and left its mark on an overflow crowd at the GHS gym, powering its way to a 112-54 win over the defending Division 1 state champs in a nondistrict game Thursday night.