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Today's News

  • Three earn all-state mention

     Three Twin County volleyball players earned spots on their respective Virginia High School Coaches Association all-state volleyball teams, which were released late last week.

  • Devils roll to 14-2 with win over Panthers

     SALTVILLE -- Grayson County picked up its ninth straight win and improved to 15-2 on the year after blowing past Northwood 85-68 in a nondistrict game Monday.

  • Warriors hold off Tide rally

     A ferocious rally that saw Galax overcome an 18-point deficit in less than four minutes was laid to waste by a two-minute barrage by Oak Hill Red’s R.J. Currington as the Warriors held off the Maroon Tide 77-64 in a nondistrict game Monday night.

  • Tide wrestlers 2nd at Lebanon

    LEBANON -- Galax placed six wrestlers in the championship round and came away with two individual titles, placing second in the team standings at the T.Tom Riner Memorial wrestling tournament this past weekend at Lebanon High School. Tate’s Creek, Ky. was the runaway winner in the team standings with 266.5 points, followed by the Maroon Tide, which held off Chancellor 183.5-176. Marion (150) and J.J.

  • Maroon Tide girls top Grayson

     INDEPENDENCE -- Galax opened the second half on an 11-2 run to get some breathing room and held off Grayson County 53-40 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ game Wednesday evening.

  • There’s a new sheriff in town

     Competition has finally trumped tradition at Graham High School.

  • Galax edges Blue Devils

     INDEPENDENCE -- Galax point guard Justin Hash is an 88-percent free throw shooter on the year. Hitting 50 percent with the game on the line was good enough Wednesday night.

  • House of Delegates rejects Kaine's tax hike proposal

    RICHMOND — No member of the House of Delegates voted Jan. 21 to support former Gov. Tim Kaine's proposal to increase the state income tax and effectively eliminate the personal property tax on vehicles.

    But that didn't stop lawmakers from staging 40 minutes of partisan theater before killing the legislation, the opening round in a fierce fight over fixing a $4.2 billion state budget shortfall.

  • Project would transform firehouse

    FRIES — A farmers' market is first on the list of items that will occupy the old fire hall in Fries once the new $1.2 million 10,000-squre foot facility is completed later this year.

    Ground was broken in December 2009 for the 12-bay building that will be located on the eastern end of the town.

  • Oakland named 'Blue Ribbon School'

    Both its "high performing" reading and math test scores and its big gains earned Oakland Elementary School its recent national academic recognition, says the Carroll County Public Schools director of school improvement.

    The Carroll County School Board held its Jan. 12 meeting at Oakland to honor the school for its achievement in 2009.