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Today's News

  • Tide puts up fight in Region C loss

    WYTHEVILLE –– If you’re going to go down, you may as well go down swinging.

    Galax played one of its most aggressive, most spirited matches of the year Wednesday but it wasn’t quite enough to overcome George Wythe as the Maroon Tide fell 25-16, 25-22, 25-22 in the Region C quarterfinals at George Wythe High School.

    Galax, the runner-up in the Mountain Empire District, ends its season at 13-11 while George Wythe advances to tomorrow’s semifinals at Northwood with an overall mark of 15-6.

  • Brown re-writing MIT record books

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are expected to do great things, maybe even make history. Almost all of them do so with their intellect. DeRon Brown has already rewritten the history of MIT football.

    Brown, a junior from Galax and a 2005 graduate of Grayson County High School, carried 20 times for 165 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday’s 27-14 loss to Plymouth State, maintaining his status as the No. 1 Division III ballcarrier in the nation while breaking MIT’s career rushing record.

    To put that in perspective:

  • Nov. 4, 2008 Election Results

    CITY OF GALAX

    PRESIDENT

    John McCain (R) — 54.81%

    Barack Obama (D) — 43.81%

    U.S. SENATE

    Jim Gilmore (R) — 31.84%

    Mark Warner (D) — 67.23%

    U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (9th DISTRICT)

    Rick Boucher (D) — 98.69% (unopposed)

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  • APco agrees to smaller increase

    Appalachian Power Co. officials will embrace a tentative, negotiated settlement that could mean customers' electric bills would increase by about 17 percent instead of by about 24 percent.

    That figure would include a recent increase in the utility's fuel factor.

    John Shepelwich, a spokesman for APCo., emphasized that the 17 percent "is a ballpark estimate."

  • Alleged gambling operation busted

    By CHRISTOPHER BROOKE

    Staff

    A 47-year-old Galax man has been indicted for operating an "illegal gambling enterprise," stemming from a Sept. 16 search of Blue Ridge Lanes bowling alley in Galax.

    An indictment from the Carroll County grand jury, which met in a special session Oct. 16, identified the man charged as Michael Howard Bobbitt of the Hebron section of Carroll County.

    Initially sealed by the court, the indictment was released on Friday. An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.

  • Tide second in Region C; Durham, Coble advance

    BRISTOL –– Galax’s boys cross country team endured extremely windy conditions Wednesday and breezed into the state meet for the 16th time in the program’s 20-year history, earning a runner-up finish at the Region C championships at Sugar Hollow Park.

  • Cavaliers finish with a bang

    HILLSVILLE –– What a nice night for a drive.

    Carroll County turned a possible game-changing special teams play by Graham into a 99-yard scoring march early in the third quarter and rolled on to a 47-6 shelling of the G-Men in the Southwest District finale for both teams Friday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The win was Carroll’s first since 2004 against the G-Men and only the second in the 15-game history of the series. Carroll County ends its season at 5-5, 3-3 in the district, while Graham awaits a possible playoff berth after finishing at 4-6, 3-3.

  • Harlan thumps Grayson 69-20

    INDEPENDENCE -- For the second time this season, Grayson County has played a Kentucky football team. And for the second time the outcome has been a disaster for the Blue Devils.

    Harlan County rolled into Bill Strong Field Friday night and when the smoke cleared, the Black Bears had beaten Grayson County 69-20. Harlan County (6-3) scored in every quarter and made the Blue Devils (0-9) pay for every mistake on the scoreboard.

  • Cavaliers run win streak to 21 in SWD semis

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County survived one of its worst games of the year and was still able to come away with a four-game win, knocking off Marion 25-20, 17-25, 25-13, 25-19 in the Southwest District tournament volleyball semifinals Thursday.

    The Cavaliers remained undefeated after 21 matches with the win and advanced to the tournament finals on Saturday, where they faced Abingdon, a four-game winner over Tazewell in the night’s first semifinal.

  • Quick start leads Wave past Galax

    NARROWS – Galax lost for the seventh time in its past eight games, falling to Narrows 27-8 Friday night in a Mountain Empire District game at Ragsdale Field.

    The Tide (2-7 overall, 1-3 district) lost the battle up front as Narrows’ offense line pushed around Galax’s defenders all night.