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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • Door to the past makes pit stop in Galax

    The thousands of customers beating a path in and out of the Galax Wal-Mart last Wednesday through Saturday probably had no idea they were just a few feet away from Jimmy Johnson and his race car.

  • Let's Hope It Works

    Carroll County educators remain hopeful that federal stimulus funds will work as advertised.

    That's a good thing to hope for. The long-stated purpose of the stimulus funds, after all, involves saving or creating jobs.

    Educators have pointed out that using money coming directly from the federal government, along with the funds going through the state, could save around 20 positions in Carroll County Public Schools alone.

    In a region that continues to fight job losses, every position spared seems like the silver lining in the dark economic cloud.

  • Grayson picks Sweet for administrator

    INDEPENDENCE — Former Grayson County High School student Jonathan Sweet will return home to take over as county administrator on June 1.

    Sweet — who has spent the last six years working as Bland County administrator — was one of 30 applicants for the job to replace 27-year veteran of the county Bill Ring.

    Ring is set to retire at the end of May.