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    RICHMOND — The Maroon Tide boys basketball team made Galax High School history this evening, with a 49-47 win over Page County to win the state championship at the Siegel Center in Richmond.

    The Tide earned its spot in the finals by stunning Luray 52-51 in overtime Thursday in the Group A Division 1 semifinals.

    Gazette sports editor Craig Worrell is covering the game live in Richmond. Watch www.galaxgazette.com this evening for photos and more on this story.

  • Student drug testing considered a success

    HILLSVILLE — A limited-scale student drug testing program at the Regional Alternative Education Center seems to have made a splash with parents as well as educators.
    One year after its inception, educator Wade Meredith, who's in charge of the alternative school on Oak Street in Hillsville, gave a report to the Carroll County School Board on how the drug intervention program is going.

  • Localities to spend $5.25M on Wildwood


  • Miracle on Broad St.



    RICHMOND –– There is snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, and then there is sticking one’s arm shoulder deep into defeat’s neck and yanking a half-digested victory from somewhere deeper.

  • Tide headed to state championship game

    RICHMOND — Galax advanced to Friday's state championship basketball game in Richmond by pulling a stunning comeback in regulation on Thursday and then defeated Luray 52-51 in overtime.
    The Maroon Tide was down seven points with 30 seconds left in regulation but made three three-point shots in the final 15 seconds. Austin Pack hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left, before Justin Hash hit two three-pointers in the final eight seconds. A three by Hash at 0.3 seconds sent the game to overtime. Hash scored the winning basket inside with five seconds left in overtime.

  • Hokie Bird to land in Galax


  • Local produce on school menu

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County schools will serve up more orange and green as the staff prepares more colorful and better-balanced meals.
    Those will come from the fresher, healthier foods available to children, grown closer to home, as the country moves the war on obesity into school cafeterias.
    The amount of “white foods” will decrease, as servings will get away from loading the children up on white starches, said Matt Morris, the Chartwells food service employee who's in charge of meals for Carroll County Public Schools.

  • Carroll road closed by rock slide


    A portion of Virginia 765 (Sutphintown Road) in Carroll County is closed to through traffic near the intersection with Virginia (Panther Creek Road) due to a rock slide.
    The Virginia Department of Transportation said Thursday that motorists should seek alternate routes.

  • Two drivers seriously injured

     HILLSVILLE — Two drivers received serious injuries in a Thursday morning head on collision on U.S. 58 on the Snake Creek Bridge.

    Preliminary information from the Virginia State Police report by Trooper K.D. Blackburn said the accident happened when a George W. Cox, 85, of Laurel Fork, crossed the center line at the bridge.

  • Red Cross hosts hot dog lunch

    The American Red Cross will have a hot dog lunch fundraiser on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Menu includes one hot dog, chips, snack cake and drink for $3; or two hot dogs, chips, snack cakes and drink for $4.50.
    Red Cross volunteers will deliver two or more orders within a five-mile radius of the chapterhouse at 244 Beeline Drive.
    To place an order, call 236-2891 or fax to 236-3595. Early orders are appreciated.