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Today's News

  • Region basketball tournament schedules, results

     

    REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES, RESULTS

    Region C Division 2 boys

    Wednesday

  • Maroon Tide moving on

    WYTHEVILLE -- For the first 16 minutes, it was Parry McCluer being Parry McCluer.

  • Bengals bump Carroll for title

    RIDGEWAY -- After starting strong, Carroll County allowed Bassett to take a 13-0 run in the third quarter, bolstered by its full-court press and high-pressure defense, and were never able to recover on its way to a 53-44 loss Friday in the Region IV Division girls’ title game. “We kinda lost that momentum, we weren’t able to find a way to get the basketball in the hole and we got fouled a few times and couldn’t make free throws on t

  • Cavs state-bound, edge Hidden Valley

    RIDGEWAY -- With the season, her high school career, on the line, Kayla Goins stood at the foul line as 60 excruciatingly-long seconds plodded away.

  • EastMont drills Galax for D1 title

    WYTHEVILLE -- Rematch was the word of the day at the Region C Division 1 finals as the four combatants in the girls and boys tournament heated up the gym at George Wythe High School. It was hot enough to melt the snow outside. Bland County defended its title on the girls side in thrilling come-from-behind fashion, 46-45, over Mountain Empire District rival Narrows.

  • Devil comeback falls short

    SALTVILLE -- The rest of the Region C tournament field had to wait for the semifinals until snowbound Grayson County could get its first-round game out of the way. The Blue Devils found themselves in catch-up mode again on Saturday. James River connected on its first 12 shots from the floor and built a 15-point lead after eight minutes, then held off a late Grayson County rally before

  • Real work begins

    Last week it was announced that California-based Med-Fit Systems, Inc. had come to the rescue of more than 100 people about to lose their jobs in Grayson County.

    Leaders of the 23-year-old physical therapy and senior care products provider offered 115 of the 170-plus employees a position with the newly named business in Grayson and vowed to return to full staff within 36 months.

    Grayson leaders worked diligently for several months to keep as many jobs as possible in an area suffering from a 12 percent unemployment rate.

    Now the real work begins.

  • Business students accrue benefits

    HILLSVILLE — The Twin Counties has a business incubator at the Crossroads Institute, but young entrepreneurs can build their business portfolio even before they leave Carroll County High School.

    All students can benefit from business classes that are part of the career and technical education offerings, no matter what their academic track, educators say.

    Students can learn about possible careers and how to land those jobs, financial literacy, the importance of savings, possibilities of investing, and take in ideas about workplace benefits.

  • House leader takes on Boucher

    Virginia House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith’s campaign for Congress became official Friday when the Salem Republican filed as a candidate for the GOP nomination in the 9th Congressional District.

    The Republican nominee will take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Abingdon, who has held the seat since 1983.

    Griffith lives just outside of the 9th District, which stretches from the Southwest Virginia coalfields to Roanoke County. But he does not have to live in the district to run.

  • Violent crimes rising

    Roads in Galax were safer in the past year, but crime in the city increased significantly, Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said in his annual report to Galax City Council.

    The police department recorded increases in assault, up 27 percent; intimidation, 18 percent; burglary, 35 percent; larceny, 12 percent; embezzlement, 82.5 percent; and larceny by false pretense, 88 percent.

    Other increases were in violent crimes, 241, up from 206; property crime, 404, up from 371; narcotics, 145; and other, 738. There were 1,873 arrests for misdemeanors and 253 for felonies.