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Today's News

  • Trial begins in Lovell murder case

    CHRISTIANSBURG — Prior to jury selection, David Eisenhauer pleaded not guilty in the 2016 stabbing death of 13 year old Blacksburg native Nicole Lovell in the Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday.

    Eisenhauer, 20, of Columbia, Md., a former Virginia Tech student, stands accused of murder, abduction and concealing a body.

    The Blacksburg case has a local connection, as Eisenhauer has family in the Twin Counties and Lovell’s body was found beside Route 89 in North Carolina, just south of the Galax city limits and the Grayson County border.

  • Public record for 2/7/18 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete.
    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing. For additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Carroll boys get district road win in OT

    LOW MOOR –– Alleghany forced overtime with no time left in regulation, but Carroll County controlled the extra session and claimed a 51-45 win over the Mountaineers in a Three Rivers District game Wednesday.

  • Tide shuts down another

    By CRAIG WORRELL

    Sports Editor

    Galax possesses offensive weapons a-plenty with which to hurt an opponent. But even when the rim gets a little tight on its offensive end of the floor, the Maroon Tide has the healthy habit of making sure the opponent’s rim gets even tighter.

    Though it ended up with a good-enough shooting percentage of 41 Wednesday night, Galax limited an opponent to six or fewer field goals and 20 or fewer points for a second night in a row, shutting down Holston 53-17 in a nondistrict girls’ game.

  • Fleming snaps Carroll girls’ 11-game streak

    ROANOKE –– Carroll County saw its 11-game winning streak snapped by the No. 1-ranked team in Timesland, dropping a 79-73 decision Friday at William Fleming.

  • Grayson survives Bland scare

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County held off a barrage of desperation late shots by Bland County to win a nail biting 59-54 Mountain Empire District victory last Friday night.

  • Devil girls knock off Bears

    INDEPENDENCE –– The Grayson County girls put together one of their best efforts of the season and picked up a low-scoring 38-35 Mountain Empire District win Friday over Bland County.

    Led by top scorers Breanna Brewer and Jacie Bennett, each with 11 points, the Blue Devils (6-14, 3-7) scratched and clawed their way to earn the win while getting scoring support from seven players.

    The game was close throughout with the Bears leading after every quarter.

  • Maroon Tide girls keep momentum with 52-34 win

    Better than anyone else, Galax girls’ basketball coach Howard Mayo knows the physical and mental makeup of his team. If he had any uncertainties about his club’s ability to play rough-and-tumble basketball when necessary, those doubts were laid to rest Friday night.

  • Tide boys win third straight

    The Galax boys’ basketball team is inching closer and closer to .500 and is hoping to make the postseason interesting for any higher-seeded team it may run up against. That scenario is looking more and more plausible after the Maroon Tide picked up its third straight win Friday, outmuscling Rural Retreat 54-36 in a Mountain Empire District game.

  • One thousand, three hundred and two

    HILLSVILLE –– For several minutes, on a special night in an otherwise less-than-marquee Three Rivers District girls’ basketball game, Carroll County’s Mariah Carter mingled with friends and family on the court, but Cavalier coach Marc Motley was nowhere to be found. The fact that Carter was visible ruled out the possibility that she and her coach were in some back room playing rock-paper-scissors for the game ball.