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Today's News

  • Devils drop another close one, falling 7-0 to Highlanders

     INDEPENDENCE -- Undefeated Glenvar faced a fired-up Grayson County defense last Friday night and managed to escape with a 7-0 nondistrict victory on a rainy night at Bill Strong Field. 

  • Maroon Tide clinches another golf title

     SPARTA, N.C. -- Galax wrapped up the Mountain Empire District regular season golf championship Tuesday, taking a three-team match hosted by Grayson County at New River Country Club.

  • Public record for 9/23/09 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 7-18 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Huffman wins Elk Creek Nostalgia race

    ELK CREEK -- The Labor Day weekend excitement got underway last Saturday with more than 190 racers filling the pits at Elk Creek Dragway, including 30 of the wildest Nostalgia racers on the East Coast. In the final round of eliminations for the Nostalgia class, Ronnie Huffman of Roanoke steered his 1957 Chevy to the win, topping Preston Prater of Goode, behind the wheel of a 1932 Ford.

  • Maroon Tide wins third straight

     Galax ran its win streak to three matches and in the process opened Mountain Empire District play in strong fashion, knocking off defending district champion Fort Chiswell 25-18, 25-17, 25-7 in an MED match Thursday in Galax.

  • Rural Retreat survives Grayson

    RURAL RETREAT -- How do you turn the ball over seven times and still win a football game?  That’s the question the Grayson County Blue Devils were asking themselves last Friday night after losing to Rural Retreat 14-6 in a nondistrict game.  It was truly a battle of miscues for both teams.

  • EastMont overpowers Tide

    Galax was overmatched by a powerful Eastern Montgomery Friday night en route to a 41-6 thumping of the Maroon Tide in its first home game of the season. The Tide (0-3) fell behind early and its secondary was no match for the Mustangs’ dynamic quarterback Shawn Christian, a 6-foot-3 160-pound junior who racked up 218 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Galax entered the ga

  • Demons earn 23-7 win

    HILLSVILLE -- The 69-yard touchdown run by fullback Greg Lee was certainly a welcome sight to a Christiansburg team that led Carroll County by just three points in the fourth quarter Friday night.

  • Reaping Benefits

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County farmers have found fertile ground in partnerships with Virginia Produce and Food City, and that's strengthening the local agricultural sector.

    Farmers who supply these fall crops to the grocery chain with locations in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky know they will make enough to be in the black at the end of the growing season, said Moir Beamer of Virginia Produce.

  • Eye of the Beholder

    A bold mural being painted on front of the Jeff Matthews Museum has caused an uproar among Galax residents, city staff and the museum's board of directors.

    The mural, started last month, remains unfinished until the Galax Planning Commission decides if artists David and Brigette Payseur should continue the painting.

    However, since the mural has gone up, it has attracted attention from many tourists, as well as locals, who never knew the museum even existed.