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  • Public record for 4/8/09 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 Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 6-19 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Amnesty, anyone?

    A Laurel Elementary fifth-grader whose family could symbolize the whole immigration debate provided a fresh — and eye-opening — perspective to the President of the United States in just a few hundred words.

    Desiree Nguyen was much closer to the point than a pundit’s fist-pounding rage, broad exaggerations and elaborate scapegoating, as she shared her personal experience as it relates to the conundrum of undocumented workers in the United States.

  • Economic Milestone

    It seems small business development rather than large industry recruitment is the way to go, especially here in Galax and the Twin Counties, after the Small Business Development Center recently announced that it helped gain funding for 100 businesses in the past three years, with 96 of those still operating.

    Though a large manufacturing company willing to put hundreds back to work would be nice, when the economy turns bad, it seems large industries leave the threat of hundreds being stranded without jobs all at once.

  • Don't let Easter turn rotten

    Eggs are a timeless and symbolic part of Easter, representing natural and spiritual rebirth and the circle of life.

    They’re also ticking time bombs of bacteria if improperly cooked and can stink up the house if hidden and not found by your kids for weeks.

    Ah, memories...

    This weekend, millions of families will dip eggs in dye, paint colorful designs and apply stickers of bunnies or Spongebob. And, a lot of them will get sick from eating undercooked eggs.

  • Galax edges Cavs in final seconds

    HILLSVILLE -- With the scoreboard clock stopping at two minutes due to official time being kept on the field of play, stoppage time in a soccer match can seem to drag on forever. For Carroll County, it dragged on just a few seconds too long.

    Having just knotted the match at 1-1 and the clock stuck at 2:00, Carroll County’s hopes were dashed when Galax’s Jorge Mendez connected with a penalty kick inside a minute from the final whistle as the Maroon Tide escaped with a 2-1 nondistrict win Monday at Tommy Thompson Field.

  • Lady Cavaliers pick up first win

    HILLSVILLE -- Laken Hall and Cynthia Arrellano combined for three goals and two assists Monday as Carroll County blanked Galax 5-0 in a nondistrict girls’ soccer match at Tommy Thompson Field.

    “We were coming off a really tough loss to Patrick County,” said Cavalier coach Wayne Edmonds. “We played hard, we just didn’t put it all together. Tonight we put it together. We kept pressure on them, I think we were on their side of the field most of the second half, we went deep into our bench, and I’m just proud of them.”

  • Cox, Alouf power Tide past Cats

    RADFORD -- Having played three five-inning games thus far this season, Galax has been shortchanged nearly an entire game -- six innings -- due to the mercy rule.

    The Maroon Tide got its money’s worth Monday.

    In its first seven-inning outing of the young season, Galax got timely hitting, solid pitching and excellent production from the heart of its order in taking a 7-4 nondistrict win at the Radford Recreation Park.

  • Houk inks with Emory & Henry

    Tyler Houk is picking a good time to be an Emory and Henry Wasp.

    Foremost, Emory and Henry notched 16 football wins in the past three seasons after winning just 19 in the previous five. Secondly, the program is gaining continuity as this year’s senior class is the first to play all four years under head coach Don Montgomery.

    And third, win or lose, the E&H football program is on its way to having some pretty sweet digs.

  • Cavs thump G-Men, Tide blanks Giles

    BLUEFIELD –– Carroll County scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings Tuesday and rolled to a 10-4 win over Graham in the Cavaliers’ Southwest District opener.

    Carroll County (4-1 overall, 1-0 district) scored two runs in each of the first two innings, including a two-run Jordan Lamb double in the second, and the Cavaliers added three runs in both the third and fifth frames.

  • Devils open MED with win

    The little things. It all comes down to the little things.

    Both Grayson County coach Tim Hollingsworth and Galax coach Verl Brown talked about the little things following Grayson’s 11-0 Mountain Empire District win Tuesday at Mountain View Park. They spoke in different terms, though.

    “We’re young and we’ve just got to learn how to win, staying involved in the game and doing the little things,” said Hollingsworth, whose Blue Devils won their first after an 0-2 start. “We need to learn the little things that win ballgames.”