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  • Galax looking for a rebound

    Galax entered the 2009 football season with expectations higher than they have been in a while. It took one trip to Saltville to realize that expectations plus five cents will get you a nickel. “It was a rude awakening,” said Maroon Tide coach Jared Van Acker.

  • Houk reaches milestone

    Though it was undoubtedly a disappointment opening the season with back-to-back losses, some things just seem to work out for the better in the long run. After all, nights like this should be enjoyed among family. After tough road losses at Carroll County and Alleghany, N.C., Galax claimed its first win of the season, and the 300th in the career of coach Rose Houk, in the Maroon Tide&r

  • Tide notches eye-opening win

     FLOYD -- No. 301 came a lot quicker than did No. 300.

  • Chilhowie pulls away from Devils

    INDEPENDENCE -- Grayson County trailed Chilhowie by just five points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Warriors pulled away for a 32-20 nondistrict win Friday at Bill Strong Field. The Blue Devils (0-2) were down 25-6 following Tyler Austin’s 3-yard scoring run and Daniel Ashby’s PAT early in the second half, but would soon be within one possession of the lead.

  • Cavs win on miracle finish

    STUART -- Little did Carroll County coach Tom Hale know at the time, but a conversation he had back in January proved to be the main difference between an 0-2 record and one of the best finishes in Cavalier football history. January was when Tyler Reavis, then a junior who hadn’t played football since his freshman year, approached Hale and said he’d like to play football as a senior.

  • Public record for 9/9/09 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Carrie D. Bobbitt of Galax, guilty of bad check larceny of $39.66; pay $81 costs.

  • 2009 GALAX OLD FIDDLERS' CONVENTION WINNERS

    Winners of the 74th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention

    Aug. 3-8, 2009

    BEST ALL-AROUND PERFORMER:

    Eric Harden, Warrensville, N.C. — Bluegrass Banjo

    OLD-TIME FIDDLE

    1. Jake Krack — Orma, W.Va.

    2. Richard Bowman — Ararat

    3. Barbara Kuhns — Midway, Ohio

    4. Erynn Marshall — Galax

    5. Emily Shaad — Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

  • FIDDLERS' VIDEO: Chestnut Creek Ramblers

    Watch the Chestnut Creek Ramblers of Galax perform "Little Maggie" on Aug. 8 at the 74th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.

  • FIDDLERS' VIDEO: Get Moving!

    A good song gets feet flying on the dance boards at the 74th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.

  • Fries Fiddlers' Convention Winners

    Organizers said the convention on Aug. 14-15 went well, with good weather and attendance. They thanked everyone involved, including sponsors and those in attendance who made the convention a success.

    Winners included:

    YOUTH

    Old-time Fiddle

    1. Kali Taylor

    2. Timothy Hale

    3. Kitty Amaral

    4. Abby Hensley

    5. MacKenzie Maitland

    Bluegrass Fiddle

    1. Marlon Dean

    2. Laurel Brooke

    3. Sarah Bobbitt

    Mandolin

    1. Adam McPeak

    2. Lula Furtado