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Today's News

  • Officials pitch annexation plan

     HILLSVILLE — Local officials' job Tuesday was to convince the Commission on Local Government that the annexation agreement between Carroll County and Hillsville is in the best interests of all.

  • Christmas Chest project begins

     The Galax Y’s Men’s Club will lead its 28th annual Community Christmas Chest Fund that has a goal this year to provide Christmas boxes filled with food to 550 families in need.

    The Y’s Men will lead the effort to raise $27,500 to provide for these families. Each of the boxes will be loaded with $50 worth of food.

  • Crime-Fighting Family

     In the Burnett household, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are filled with war stories, about catching the bad guy and saving lives. 

    With five Burnetts — three generations — serving in law enforcement, it seems to be something in the Burnett gene pool that has the family craving law enforcement. 

  • Anders reaches career milestone at UVa.-Wise

     WISE –– Mikaela Anders joined a select group of UVa.-Wise volleyball players during the Highland Cavaliers’ 3-0 win over West Virginia Tech on Oct. 27.

    Anders recorded the 1,000th kill of her career in the match, reaching a milestone that tops what has already been an award-filled career for the junior middle hitter.

    The 6-foot-1 Anders was selected to the Appalachian Athletic Conference all-freshman team in 2008 while also garnering first-team all-conference status in both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

  • Second second chance for Carroll County

     HILLSVILLE –– The second time around went pretty well, the first time around.

    Having avenged a regular season loss in the first round of the postseason, Carroll County (8-3) will dry to duplicate the feat tonight when the Cavaliers travel to Christiansburg (10-0) for a Region IV Division 4 semifinal game at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Bath County stands between Tide and finals

    Galax has played some pretty good teams this year, five of which are still alive as the postseason enters its second round. Bath County is up there with any of them.

  • Tide ousted from state

     DUFFIELD –– Japan has its Sumo. In Iran, it’s wrestling. A few minutes of being inside a small and unevenly-lit, packed and noisy gym Tuesday night in Scott County made it quite evident that volleyball is the national sport of Rye Cove.

  • Galax boys, girls seventh in finale

     THE PLAINS –– Top-10 finishes for a pair of individuals and seventh-place showings for both Galax’s teams punctuated a year full of highlights for Twin County cross country runners as the season drew to a close with the VHSL championships at the Great Meadow course near Manassas on Nov. 13.

  • XC teams post strong finishes

     PEARISBURG –– Galax advanced both its girls’ and boys’ teams to the state meet and the Maroon Tide’s Travis Cockerham missed by a whisker winning the boys’ individual championship, finishing a close second to Glenvar’s James Kasper at the Region C cross country championships in Pearisburg.

    Cockerham, a junior, led throughout most of the 3-mile course until Kasper made a late charge, nipping the Maroon Tide runner at the finish despite Cockerham’s diving lunge at the line.

  • Students to transfer after break

     FRIES — Providence Elementary School students will officially transfer to Fries School in the second semester.

    Renovations at Fries School are nearing completion, said school administrators during a Grayson County School Board meeting on Nov. 8. 

    A ribbon-cutting will be held at Fries School at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

    “This will be an exciting event to have the new addition open at Fries,” said schools' Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Thomas.