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  • Charges include drug possession, grand larceny

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, arrests last week included drug possession, felony shoplifting and grand larceny.

    Hank Levi Choate, 21, of Galax, was arrested on Nov. 12 by Officer Darrin Alley and charged with two counts of felony possession of Schedule I or II drugs; felony possession of a half an ounce to five pounds of marijuana with intent to sell, give or distribute; and misdemeanor DUI (first offense).

  • Center cultivates agricultural education

    INDEPENDENCE — The outdoor picnic area of Grayson County’s new hub for agricultural development was filled with local government officials, representatives of local agencies and citizens for a lively celebration on Nov. 15.

    The event was held in honor of the county’s recent announcement that the first phase of the Grayson Agricultural and Technical Education (GATE) Center has been completed.

  • Edwards in custody after police standoff

    Staff Reports

    Eric Donald Edwards, 39, of the Laurel community in Carroll County, was captured, arrested and taken into custody without injury to himself or others after a standoff that lasted about an hour on Thursday afternoon.

    Edwards was in a private home at the intersection of Fries Road and Trading Post Road, across from Cliffview Church of God around 2:30 p.m., according to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner. He was with two residents who were his friends, but did not know about the authorities' search for him.

  • XC teams finish strong at state

    THE PLAINS –– Runners from Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County were among the 1,240 athletes to converge on the Great Meadows state course near Manassas as the Virginia High School League contested its 12 cross country state championships Friday and Saturday.

    Galax had advanced both its boys’ and girls’ teams out of Region 1A West and managed mid-pack finishes for both squads at the state meet, including some top-25 individual performances.

  • Lawrence signs with VMI

    INDEPENDENCE –– A great number of kids who take up wrestling in the ninth grade couldn’t grapple their way out of a district tournament by the time they are juniors. Will Lawrence wrestled his way into a Division I scholarship.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: November 13-19

     

     

     

    2011

    Galax rolled up 551 yards of offense and opened the playoffs with a 64-7 win over Holston. Donte Peoples, Joseph Dixon and Steven Peoples rushed for more than 110 yards each for the Maroon Tide and Austin Pack had 150 passing yards.

     

    Grayson County rushed for 411 yards and drubbed Graham 35-15 for its first playoff win in 20 years. Darren Anderson and Xavier Rodriguez ran for two touchdowns each and Rodriguez had 211 yards on 13 carries.

  • Mountain Lions snag Lundy

    HILLSVILLE –– Anyone unfamiliar with Concord University might think that the NCAA Division II school is in the middle of nowhere. If so, then it’s fitting that the Mountain Lions came out of nowhere to nab one of Carroll County’s all-time greats.

  • Playoff notes: Darwin takes the ‘over’

     Although the latter part of Charles Darwin’s life paralleled the early stages of American football, history doesn’t record whether or not the old boy ever took in a ballgame. It doesn’t really matter, though. One of his theories is proven true through the 16 vs. 1 matchups.

    The strong will survive.

  • Tide meets streaking Burton

    A young team from the coalfields, representing a proud program, hit hard by graduation and wearing black and orange. Galax’s second-round opponent has a lot in common with its first.

    How J.I. Burton differs, however, is that after an 0-3 start to the season, the Raiders got to the manageable part of their schedule and managed quite well. 

  • Readers Hotline 11/16/16

    Washboard on U.S. 52
    Looks like a pretty good road we have now on U.S. 58 where there is repaving. Just a shame something can’t be done on U.S. 52 going down Fancy Gap Mountain where it has been patched. The patch is worse than the holes originally were. It is like a washboard going down. If that could be fixed, hey, that would be really great. But, for the 58 road, thanks for paving that road.

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